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This tour takes us on a journey back to the 17th century and even further. On the just under 9 km impresses not only the magnificent landscape and the breathtaking view of the Vermaille coast with the vastness of the Mediterranean Sea, but also the walls of historical ruins and fortresses. The highlight is the medieval watchtower Tour de Madeloc 10 km north of the Spanish border.

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La Tour Madeloc: A Coastal Hike in the South of France

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I was named after a town where the mountains meet the sea, so naturally I am enamored by hilly places along the coast. When I first moved to France however, I thought I was a Paris girl through and through. When I was offered a job in a small Mediterranean city, I was sad to leave the city of lights, but excited to see more of France. I did not think a small city close to the border with Spain was my vibe, but it wasn’t until I discovered the nature of the Pyrenées-Orientales that I started to really appreciate the region.

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Like many during the spring of 2021, I was not able to socialize or travel, so I turned to nature and fell in love with hiking again. After Hiking Port-Vendres to Banyuls Along the Sentier Littoral and La Tour de la Massane trail, I was determined to make the trek to another remarkable summit in the area: La tour de Madeloc .

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For those who do not drive, this coastal hike in the South of France is accessible by train. From the Collioure train station, it’s about a 30-minute walk to the trailhead. Even though I had visited Collioure several times before, walking through a different part of town allowed me to see idyllic landscapes and more of the vineyards.

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The French hiking website Visorando has a variety of itineraries for hikes around this monument ranging from medium to difficult. The tower is located 650 m (2132.55 ft) above sea level and it took me and my partner about 2 hours with a few breaks in between to reach.

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The ascent can be difficult because some of the sections of the trail are steep to climb and there is not much shade, so it can get hot rather quickly. The challenging parts of the trail are worth it however, because of the panoramic views of the sea, the coastal towns, and surrounding mountains.

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Once named the Devil’s Tower, La tour de la Madeloc was built in the 13th century under James II, King of Majorca. Along with la tour de Massane , it was one of many beacons in the region to watch for attacks coming from Spain or by the sea. At the summit of the hike, you can admire the tower up close, but it is impossible to climb up, as it is currently used as a television satellite relay.

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For the descent, we chose a winding path that led us through vineyards back to the Collioure beach. We hiked in late May so the trail was blooming with Spanish Lavender, Forsythia, and pink Cistus. I’m glad we brought our raincoats with us because even though the morning was quite sunny, storm clouds soon rolled in. Luckily we didn’t get rained on!

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My advice for this hike would be to go as early as possible to avoid the heat from the sun in the spring/summer, bring plenty of water, and leave no trace behind to help preserve this beautiful area! The Mediterranean Sea is unfortunately the most polluted sea in the world , so it’s important to be mindful as a tourist.

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Now that I live in Paris again, I dearly miss this little corner of France. However, I’m very thankful to have a job with school vacations that allow me to escape the city and enjoy nature in different parts of the country.

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Thank you so much for reading about this coastal hike in the South of France and stay tuned for more adventures in France and beyond!

À la prochaine,

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Lovely photos. I used to go on holidays in that area when I was a teenager.

Oh I bet you have some wonderful memories there then!

Gorgeous! La Tour Madeloc, as well as this part of the France, is an area I’ve yet to head to in the country, and I’m always up for a hike for beautiful views! Thanks for sharing your time there, Camden. 🙂

There are so many beautiful hikes in this area, but this one is for sure a favorite.

Beautiful area!

Camden, this is an exceptional posting. Thanks to you!

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Location: Collioure , Céret , Occitania , France

The Madeloc tower is one of the places you shouldn't miss when you're in the area. Spectacular view.

July 3, 2021

The Tour de Madeloc or Tour Madeloc is a medieval watchtower in the hinterland of the Côte Vermeille in the Pyrénées-Orientales in the ancient cultural landscape of Roussillon. contents The Tour Madeloc is located on a 670 m high mountain peak in the hinterland of Banyuls-sur-Mer; From here you have a clear view of much of the coastline of the Gulf of Lion to Narbonne. Only about four kilometers further northwest is another watchtower from the same period - the Tour de la Massane. The tower was built in the late 13th century by the Majorcan King Jaume II as a watchtower and to secure the coast. With the Pyrenees peace of the year 1659 he lost any strategic importance. Already in the first half of the 20th century it was used as the location of a radio relay station. architecture The round tower, which is built of only a few hewn quarry stones, is windowless; The staircases and rooms in its interior are illuminated only by loopholike slits. Its upper edge is surrounded by numerous projecting consoles, which formerly carried a wooden battlements. Source de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_de_Madeloc put together: a great hiking destination

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a beautiful place with views of the flat region and the predominantly flat coastal region in the north of the Tour de Madaloc

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M y Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Next% 2 golf shoes arrived the day before I was due to play a 72 hole event over a weekend and while I would never normally put new shoes into action for such a lengthy event, these shoes felt so unbelievably comfortable when I first slipped them on I was confident they would be up to the challenge.

I have fairly wide feet and had previously identified Nike golf shoes as being more on the narrow side, causing some issues with rubbing and foot pain. I was delighted to discover this was not the case and while there may be wider fitting shoes on the market, these were perfectly comfortable out on the course.

I felt as though I was already on to a winner with the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Next% 2 golf shoes as not only would I class them as some of the most comfortable golf shoes , I would say they look outstanding. The colourway I tried is a little bold, I admit, but there is the option of a classic white and black for those looking to be more discreet. I really feel as though the green, blue and pink tinge on these shoes help it stand out, not only highlighting some of the really impressive technical features but also attracting plenty of compliments over the weekend from playing partners and spectators alike. The sporty style may not be to everyone's taste but I honestly felt a little more athletic in these shoes just because of how they look and felt, although this was probably helped by the fact they are worn by one of my favorite players in Brooks Koepka .

While the previous model of this golf shoe was highly rated and deemed one of the best golf shoes on the market, I really feel as though Nike has made some big improvements from a performance standpoint. It has integrated additional spikes in the forefoot, raising the total of spikes to six, which is two more than the previous design. This provided excellent traction while walking and swinging from different lies. 

The Air Zoom unit offers exceptional comfort and a cloud-like feeling under your foot, solidifying its position as some of the best golf shoes for walking . This was enhanced by the cushioned insole and updated midsole foam, which not only provided comfort but good levels of stability when hitting from uneven lies on the course.

The Flyweave material of the upper is comfortable and also offers protection from the elements as you receive a two-year waterproof warranty with these golf shoes. While this may not be as necessary if you’re lucky enough to live in a warmer climate, this is essential for those that experience harsher winters and these shoes really will rival the performance of any of the best winter golf shoes .

This particular pair dealt with 72 holes fresh out of the box admirably and felt as comfortable as though they were designed to run marathons. This is the most complete golf shoe I have worn in a while and so I thoroughly enjoyed wearing them. Retailing at $170/£159, I believe the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour Next% 2 golf shoe offers great value for money and provides you with everything you need out of an all-year round golf shoe.

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Tour Madeloc is a climb in the region French Pyrenees . It is 9.6km long and bridges 647 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 552. The top of the ascent is located at 650 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 0 reviews of this climb and uploaded 10 photos.

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    My headline route from Collioure was: Windmill, Fort St. Elme (dirt path), Fort Dugomier, Col en Raixat, Col de Mollo (paved lanes). Then head uphill W on a steep but safe narrow dirt path for 800m to a path beneath the Batterie de Tailaferro. Follow this increasingly steep, zig zagging but safe path, south up a steep slope to the Tour.

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    Once named the Devil's Tower, La tour de la Madeloc was built in the 13th century under James II, King of Majorca. Along with la tour de Massane, it was one of many beacons in the region to watch for attacks coming from Spain or by the sea. At the summit of the hike, you can admire the tower up close, but it is impossible to climb up, as it ...

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    Tour Madeloc is a climb in the region French Pyrenees. It is 9.6km long and bridges 647 vertical meters with an average gradient of 6.7%, resulting in a difficulty score of 552. The top of the ascent is located at 650 meters above sea level. Climbfinder users shared 0 reviews of this climb and uploaded 10 photos.