Itinerary / La chapelle Saint Auxile

Family outing
11,98 miles
2 hours 30 minutes
Ascent:  110  meters
GR waymarked trail (yellow orientation arrows)

 

• Carpark: Next to the tourist office, at the foot of the village.

• From the carpark, take the footpath southward for about 10 yards,  turn left and  head straight on uphill to Saint Auxile Chapel

• The alleyway  soon begins a  trail. Follow it until it takes you past an ancient washing place. 545 yards further cross the junction  and carry on heading east; follow the track until it meets a surfaced walkpath. About 599 yards further you will reach another junction with an oratory. Follow  the path that squeezes between villas and housing estates

• Ignore the Chapel sign. Take a sharp right turn here. A walk up the hill will take you to another path curving uphill  to a wood and eventually to Saint Auxile chapel.

• Bypass the chapel heading southward.Use the wide forest track  and walk downhill northeastward.

• Bear left ,  ignore  the track going uphill to a reservoir. Instead, bear left and walk downhill northward. Head up to a junction  where you find the so called “Colle Blanche” forest track.

• Turn right onto the track, continue further on a 436 yard distance and take a sharp right turn  torwards “Les Regussons” place name. Cross over a small hill and  head straight  downhill,  southward. You will reach a small tarred road. At this point, turn left.

• After a 981 yard distance, at the junction take a sharp left turn  onto  a tarred road heading uphill. 

• 545 yards further, at the junction, turn left onto a trail. About  1 mile further, at the crossroad, keep the “Reguson” trail to your left  and head further downhill. Pass the crossroad following the track down to Saint Auxile. Then, at the crossroad, follow the pathway up to the very top of the hill. From there retrace your steps back to Callas city centre.

Callas

Beyond the Pennafort Gorges, Callas lies in the heart of olive groves. The so called “calades” (stoned slopes) lead to the very heart of the village whose history is closely linked to olive oil making. The old communal mill is the alive testimony of this century-long tradition.