Pedestrian, mountain bike

The Blaignanaise

Distance: 14,2 km
Duration: 3h45 / 4h
Difficulty : Easy
by mountain bike
Duration: 40 NM
Difficulty : Easy
Departure: BLAIGNAN
Around water (canal, stream, lake, marsh, ...)
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Church of Saint Pierre de Caussan

Take the "rue de Verdun", pass in front of the St Pierre de Caussan church and the 1872 mission cross and turn left 240m towards "Château Lagrave/Noisettines" – rue du 19 mars1962.

Hazelnuts from Médoc

Continue on this path towards the company “LesNoisettines du Médoc”, where you can stop for a tasting. At the crossroads, turn right and walk to the crossroads with the D103. At the give way, turn left using the grassy shoulder and cross the D103 50m further to access the white path in the middle of the vines. Warning crossing the D103 is dangerous, be careful. Walk straight in the middle of the vines for 800m until you reach the crossing with a small paved road.

The Cross of Mission

Turn left, walk 140m and turn right after the mission cross - hamlet Les Petites barns - where you will see pretty stone houses. This cross dates from 1864, this monument was erected in memory of a mission, after the revolutionary turmoil, where it was necessary, for the representatives of the Roman catholic church, to restore the religious practice. In general it bears an inscription (that of the preacher) and the date of this mission. At the crow's feet on the right, take the road to Civrac. Continue on this little used and sometimes shaded country road to the hamlet of Cantérane, rue des Abbés Paul. On this route between the months of March and May, you will have the opportunity to observe wild orchids and the Fritillary Guinea fowl (see photo), a dark pink flower which only grows in a humid environment. . Toxic, it was used in particular to repel moles. Turn right at the rue des Aulaniers crossing. At the end of the street, at the give way, turn right – rue Charles Plumeau. Attention this road although limited to 70 km/h remains dangerous. You will take the first paved road on your left located at the heart of the bend. Walk along the edge of the wood then along the vines until the next crossing. Continue straight on the path opposite, a path that will turn left at the edge of the vines then continue on the dirt road. At the end of the path turn right to continue on a paved road.

Archaeological excavations

On your right you will find a farmhouse and 160 meters further the remains of archaeological excavations. At this location stood a Gallo-Roman villa dating from the 1st century - beginning of the 250nd or XNUMXrd century. Go straight. XNUMX meters further in the bend take the path of vines on your right and walk along the fence of a house under construction. At the next crossing go straight ahead until the intersection with a tarmac road, turn right. This hilly road offers superb views overlooking the vines and in particular the hillock of Blaignan. At the end of this road, before the bend, take the dirt road on the left and go down it to the right to walk along the vines. Turn right after the pasture area, walk along the fence to the crow's feet where you will turn right of the hedge. Continue straight along the vines located on the upper part of the path.

The Butte de Blaignan

The path goes down to the right along the wood, continue straight. On your right in the distance, the Butte de Blaignan. Continue straight on the white path bordering Château Taffard de Blaignan. You are on the road to Hontane, at the next intersection continue straight on the right.

Courrian mill

Go up the road, at the top turn right, you pass behind the Moulin de Courrian. Keep going straight ahead. At the next intersection go straight. On the right, the Château and the Butte de Blaignan. Climb the hill to enjoy the view of the vines and a restored dovecote that you can visit discreetly. Follow the paved road for 550m. Turn left at a place called "Patiras". Go straight and at the next intersection turn left to return to the starting point.

Points of interest

Les Noisettines du Médoc

Hazelnuts from Médoc

La Butte de Blaignan

The Butte de Blaignan

Le Moulin de Courrian

The Moulin de Courrian

Site Archéologique de Brion

Brion Archaeological Site

To discover

Brion archaeological site