Come and enjoy the magnificent setting of Chioula for a stroll on foot, by mountain bike, with a donkey or by sled! If hunger wins you over, don't hesitate to stop at the La Marmotte Toquée restaurant and / or the Chioula refuge. In the latter, you can even spend an unforgettable night in the heart of the mountains! Observe the sun and the stars!

The landscapes of Col du Chioula will delight all mountain and nature lovers, whether with friends or family! The Col du Chioula association was born from the grouping of mountain enthusiasts and outdoor activities.

Walking tours

Chioula and walking rhyme together! It is the starting point for several hikes, in particular towards the Quercourt and Sérembarre peaks. Near the refuge, there is also the famous GR107, nicknamed "Chemin des Bonshommes" which links Foix to Catalonia. Regarding the walks, the one leading to the signal is essential. Accessible by family in 20 minutes from the Col du Chioula, there is an orientation table at the top and a unique viewpoint over the Pyrenees! For more information on hiking routes, topo guides are on sale at the Pyrenees Ariégeoises tourist office.

Guided walks, nature workshops with The Guides Office (05 61 01 90 62), Hiking, mountain biking, Nordic walking ...

MTB routes
The Col du Chioula is the start of many mountain biking routes for all levels. There are no less than 6 mountain biking trails starting from the pass that allow you to explore the Prades forest or the high plateau of Aillou.
For more information on the routes, mountain bike topo guides are on sale at the Pyrenees Ariégeoises tourist office, at the Chioula refuge and at the Marmotte Toquée restaurant.
E-MTB outing alone or accompanied ...

Chioula Outbike (06 37 10 65 43)

High-perched tree climbing (06 79 84 21 69)
climbing in the trees, initiation, courses, unusual nights

Planet Rando Yoga (06 81 62 70 49)
Walks or hikes, yoga

Wild Land (07 69 43 56 06)
Cani kart, cani rando, sled dogs

Ariège Dahu (06 02 35 81 41)
initiation and improvement in trail running, working on your technique allows you to save money, gain speed and avoid injuries.

The donkey farm (06 85 34 20 22)
Unaccompanied hikes with donkeys from 1 to several days.

The sky and you (06 49 28 10 37)
astro-discovery evening, rocket workshops, sun observation and sundial workshop, astro-randos. By reservation only

The paths of Babeth (06 14 07 26 69)
Go with Babeth, for a walk or a hike on trails far from the crowds, to discover our mountains of the Ariège Pyrenees, in a friendly and safe atmosphere.

Restaurant la Marmotte Toquée (05 61 03 18 71)
La Marmotte Toquée welcomes you every lunchtime to taste local products. The panoramic terrace will allow you to admire the magnificent view of the gourmet Estives mountains every Tuesday from 10 am to 14 pm by reservation.

Chioula Refuge (05 61 64 06 97)
45 min walk from the Col du Chioula, Alvaro and his team welcome you to the Chioula refuge! Take a quiet and friendly break in front of an exceptional panorama of the Pyrenees chain. On the menu, family cooking with quality local products, pancakes, homemade pastries and much more!
The refuge is also an unusual accommodation in the heart of the Chioula domain! Come spend a night there and leave with an unforgettable memory!

By reservation, the activities are open from June until September ...
Contact the providers to book your activities!

The Col du Chioula is also nomadic outdoor activities in winter in the Nordic area (snow shoes, sled dogs, cross-country skiing ...)


Ariège Pyrenees

South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]


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