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The Costes Pathway

The Costes Pathway

This getaway is accessible to all and provides a spectacular view over Roquefort, the village where «the king of cheeses» is manufactured and that extends at the foot of the Combalou cliffs.


Opposite the Tourist Office, turn to the left and take the trail that runs along the football stadium up to the drinking water tap. When reaching the end of the stadium, leave the trail and turn right on a small path. Walk through the housing estate via a tarmac road. Carry straight ahead up to the large white and green building.
Leave the building on your right and head to the left to pass behind the municipal workshops, then take left a small shady path. 200 m further on, walk down to the left on a wooden log path up to the intersection of four tracks.
Turn right and keep on going up to the road, turn left and walk down to the gatekeeper's house. Cautiously cross the railway, then walk uphill to enter a narrow path lined up with hedges.
Then head towards left on a track following the contour line and enjoy the view over Roquefort and the neck de basalte (old volcanic vent). 1500m further on, at the edge of the woodland, walk above a vineyard and carry straight on.
When reaching a junction with another trail, appreciate the lovely jasse (sheepfold) in front of you. Turn to the left, walk down to the railway and cross it. Walk across the Soulzon brook and turn left to take the path through the woodland. A few metres further, turn to the right and walk uphill to the road.
Walk across the road to reach a path which rises throughout the Conteyne woodland up to the Tourist Office.

6.1 km
2 h
max. 549 m
min. 436 m
312 m
-312 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point


Lat : 43.9813Lng : 2.98169
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Buissière

La buissière est constituée d'une double haie de buis. Ici, dans sa première partie, le côté droit a été détruit pour permettre un passage plus aisé. Mais les vents dominants sont encore bien freinés par la haie restante. Dans sa seconde partie, la buissière est intacte. Ce type de voie de communication est commun sur les causses, où le climat est rude et contrasté. Les troupeaux y sont protégés du vent, de la neige, et de la chaleur... et pas de moyen de s'échapper de ce "tuyau" !Les hommes, les chars, les carrioles empruntaient également ces chemins pour les mêmes raisons.Liaisions entre hameaux, pâtures, bergeries, points d'eau, les buissières témoignes des modes d'utilisation des espaces agricoles.Information : La Pyrale du buis est active de mai à octobre, les chenilles mangent les feuilles des buis et ainsi les dénudent. Elles descendent des arbres et se déplacent grâce à des fils (phénomène gênant en randonnée mais sans danger).

Roquefort-sur-soulzon
Lat : 43.9781Lng : 2.99228
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Neck de Basalte

In the midst of the Larzac limestone foothills, we can see a homogeneous...Read more

Lat : 43.9833Lng : 2.9947
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Neck de Basalte

On identifie ici très facilement au milieu des contreforts calcaires du Larzac, une masse homogène vert-gris aux formes arrondies, appelée Roque-Nègre, qui semble traverser la masse des calcaires de couleur ocre, comme une véritable cheminée. On appelle ces formations des "necks" basaltiques.

Roquefort-sur-soulzon
Lat : 43.9833Lng : 2.9947
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7 informations complémentaires

Departure

Roquefort Tourist Office

Arrival

Roquefort Tourist Office

Ambiance

This family trail offers you to gaze at the cheese-making village of Roquefort from a perfect but unusual perspective. In the shade of buissières, of hardwood and softwood trees and in the hearth of an agro pastoral landscape, reach the righf bank of the Soulzon brook and discover the village of Roquefort stretching along the Combalou rock side. An unobstructed view to enjoy!

Access

Roquefort-sur-Soulzon is situated 25 km southwest of Millau via the D 992, D 999 and D 23 and is 14 km from St-Affrique via the D999 towards Millau. In Lauras, take the roundabout towards Roquefort via the D 23.

Advised parking

Parking de l'Office de Tourisme

Public transport

Travel by bus or train: www.mobimipy.fr/
Carpooling : BlaBlaCar, Rézo Pouce, Covoiturage-libre, Idvroom, LaRoueVerte, Roulez malin

Advice

Box tree months are active from May to October. During the caterpillar phase, they feed on the leaves of box trees. They crawl down trees and move on long silken threads, although these threads are annoying when hiking they do not pose any health risk

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