Discover 5 walking routes near Sète, to recharge your batteries and get some fresh air!
1 and 2 - Around Saint Félix de Montceau Abbey in Gigean
If you like beautiful panoramas, these routes are made for you! From the Gardiole massif, you can enjoy an incredible view of Sète, the Mediterranean and the Thau lagoon and its oyster beds.
There are two routes available to you:
- Easy level: duration 2h, distance 6,5km.
- Medium level: duration 4h30, distance 14,5 km.
3 - The Thau balconies, from Frontignan
The crossing of a fragrant pine forest will lead you to a first point of view on Frontignan and its vineyard. Climb again and this time you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Thau Lagoon, the Mont Saint-Clair and the lido. Don't forget to bring walking shoes, this path is rocky!
Level: easy. Duration: 2h30, distance: 7,5 km
4 - Aresquiers walk, starting from Vic-la-Gardiole
Ideal for families thanks to its lack of difference in altitude, this 9 km loop will take you first to the edge of the Ingril pond, in the middle of the sansouires (salt water vegetation). Bring binoculars to observe the birds! Your walk will then continue in the Aresquiers wood. Its pine forest, made up of Aleppo pines, maritime pines, holm oaks and kermes oaks, is home to rare plant species and a varied fauna. This natural site is fragile, so please respect it!
Level: easy. Duration: 3 hours, distance: 9 km.
5 - Hiking on the Mourre hills, in Montbazin
From Montbazin, head for the foothills of the Aumelas plateau, the Moure hill and its 360° panoramic viewpoint, notably over Sète and the Thau lagoon. As you pass by, you will discover some pretty capitelles, the dry stone huts that used to provide shelter for shepherds.
The little extra: an audio guide that will plunge you into the memory of Fernande, a shepherdess in the garrigues of Montbazin (available on the Izi Travel application).
Level: medium. Duration: 4 hours, distance: 12.5 km.