Couple en randonnée dans les vignes de la Toscane Occitane
Couple en randonnée dans les vignes de la Toscane Occitane

"Œnorandos" stroll between nature and wines

The œnorandos invite you to discover our vineyard landscapes on foot, and to taste (in moderation) delicious Gaillac wines. Whe the hike meets the vineyard, the whole history of la Toscane Occitane is told. Landscapes, heritage, culture... to each their own.

What is an "œnorando"?

An Œnorando is a walking itinerary approved by the French Hiking Federation, starting from a winery. The idea? To bring together hikers, wine lovers and winemakers together around a shared passion: nature. Close to the villages and with little difference in altitude, these routes are ideal for a family outing. Just grab your water bottle, your rucksack and off you go!

Discover our œnorandos

We have a number of oeno-walking (or "œnorando) routes. Sometimes following the same signposted sections as our longer trails, these short walks never exceed 8km. Criss-crossing the vineyard paths, they alternate between pretty views and the typical heritage of the Tarn countryside. Here's a brief overview of the Gaillac, Lisle-sur-Tarn and Rabastens hills.

In Lisle-sur-Tarn

Vineyards and bell towers

Departure point near the Borie Vieille estate, at the foot of the Lislois hills. This circuit winds its way through the vineyards, with a particular emphasis on heritage. You'll come across the Montaigut chapel from where you can enjoy the panoramic views, the pretty hamlet of Saint-Salvy de Coutens and the château of Domaine de Cassagnols. As the grape harvest approaches, the scent of grapes grows ever stronger. This is perhaps the best time to take advantage of this nature walk, which is open all year round.


Discover the "Vignes et clochers" path
In Rabastens

In the footsteps of Amédée the winegrower

From the Vinovalie cooperative cellar, the route starts quietly a few metres into town on a level road. As you make your way through the countryside, you take to the heights, following the route that runs alongside the vines. It's an easy walk through the heart of the terroir that's also ideal for mountain biking. At the end of the walk, you can return to the cellar to taste a few red or white wines, and perhaps take a few boxes home with you.

Discover the path of Amédée the winegrower
In Gaillac

The Pompirac Path

Starting from Domaine Duffau, on the heights of Gaillac, follow the signposts on the Chemin de Pompirac. This walk takes you along a number of wooded paths on easily accessible hills. In places, you'll come across the Hauts de Gaillac itinerary, perhaps for another time! In the meantime, take advantage of this 8km loop through the vineyards to stop for a wine tasting at the Domaine Duffau cellar. On the way back, you'll also find Château Balsamine and Domaine Michel Issaly.

Discover the Pompirac path
In Milhavet

From vines to olive trees

Start at Domaine Gayrard, on the Cordais plateau with its predominantly limestone soils. A leisurely stroll of less than 10km takes you from vineyards to undergrowth, from valleys to heights, enjoying the gentle countryside in all seasons.
A number of pretty viewpoints are perfect for a short break before reaching the Domaine Oléicole Rigaud and its rows of olive trees. Let yourself be tempted by a few specialities before returning to our starting point. Just the thing, it's time to add a bottle of wine to the olives - in moderation, of course!

Discover the path "From vines to olive trees"
In Gaillac

The winegrowers' round

Between Gaillac and Cahuzac-sur-Vère lie some of the vineyard's most beautiful landscapes. Here's a walk you can enjoy without breaking a sweat. Departing from Domaine du Moulin, this 2-hour walk takes you through Domaine Barreau to Château de Tauziès, where a ridge path leads to a beautiful panorama. Once you reach Domaine Laubarel, you descend via Mas d'Oustry along gently sloping, undulating paths. The beautiful views make you want to get out your picnic before the last few metres along Domaine René Rieux and then Mas des Combes.

Discover the "winegrowers' round"

More walks coming soon

When we choose our walking routes in the beautiful Gaillacois wine region, we like to combine the pleasurable with the enjoyable: walks in the heart of nature and wine tastings. To complete our offer, other walks certified by the French Hiking Federation and "Vignobles & Découvertes" will soon be available from wine cellars and châteaux.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced walker, don't get lost! There are signposts along all the paths, but to make sure you follow the right route, topographical guides are available at each of the reception desks of our La Toscane Occitane Tourist Office.

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