Discover the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Parc a different way...
For a trip of a few hours, some sport or just take in the fresh air of the Haut-Languedoc mountains, to discover landscapes of vineyards and forests,
of meadows, water, tunnels and Eiffel-type bridges...
You are on the right track! 80km from Mazamet to Bédarieux.
To be enjoyed by bike, on foot or on horseback.
What is it?
Called "Passapaïs" (pronounced "Passopaïs"), which in Occitan means " Country Pass ", the Haut-Languedoc greenway crosses the watershed between Courniou-les-Grottes (Hérault) and Labastide-Rouairoux (Tarn), at the Col de la Fenille, its highest point.
It is a passage from the department of the Tarn to that of the Hérault, from an Atlantic climate to a Mediterranean climate, in the heart of the Occitanie Region. It is located on the former Mazamet/Bédarieux railway line.
Over about 75 kilometres, it offers a protected area for cycling, jogging, walking, horseback riding or accompanied by a pack donkey.
The Greenway follows more or less 3 valleys, those of the Thoré, Jaur and Orb... and thus crosses the mosaic of landscapes that characterises the Haut Languedoc Regional Natural Park.
Bordered by ash trees and oaks in its Tarn part, the route crosses hedged farmland dominated to the south by the Black Mountain and to the north by the sheep of the Anglès plateau.
In the Hérault, chestnut groves, holm oak forests, garrigue and vines take over... right up to the palm trees of Lamalou-les-Bains!
You pass at the foot of the Espinouse Mountains, then the peaks of the Caroux, this "mountain of light" having the shape of a reclining woman.
An invitation to the nature, culture and sports.
Green Lane - Eiffel bridge Olargues
In the way, Fréjo source enjoy the landscape (crédit photo : PnrHL, A.Guillaumet
Official guide "voie verte Passa Païs" du Haut-Languedoc :
To download the official greenway guide,
The guide is also available for free at the tourism Offices
voie verte municipalities : Mazamet, Bout-du-Pont de l’Arn, St Amans Valtoret, st Amans Soult, Albine, Sauveterre, Rouairoux, Lacabarède, Anglès, Labastide-Rouairoux, Courniou-les-Grottes, St Pons de Thomières, Riols, Prémian, St Etienne d’Albagnan, St Vincent d’Olargues, St Julien, Mons La Trivalle, St Martin de l’Arçon, Colombières sur Orb, Le Poujol sur Orb, Lamalou les Bains, Hérépian, Villemagne l’Argentière, Bédarieux.
Bike rental on the voie verte du Haut-Languedoc :
Several bicycle rental shops are located near the greenway, offering rentals at half day, day or more ...
Moutain bike rental in Olargues, Oxygène
Moutain bike rental in Mons, Relais des Gorges d'Héric
Electric bike rental in Olargues
Electric bike rental in Mons la Trivalle
Enjoy your stay to introduce your children to mountain biking or go with a guide on the cycling trails
Vélo Caroux en Haut-Languedoc