Our desires for nature, escape, novelties, delirious moments, freedom, moments of life, we have grouped them here. Each of our adventurers, narrates, in these stories, the adventure he lived in Ariège Pyrenees. Adventure by bike, trail, on horseback, in a cave, in the air, in a refuge, in a tent, in a bubble ... they have disseminated throughout their stories what they preferred in their adventure, the best moments, good restaurants, pretty hikes, beautiful views, and amazing tips. Let yourself be inspired by Caroline, Julie, Roxane, Magda, David ...

Dolce Vita au Carla Bayle


Dolce Vita at Carla Bayle

Like an air of Tuscany… Perched on its rocky promontory, the medieval bastide of Carla-Bayle offers visitors a dream panorama of the neighboring valleys with the Pyrenees as a backdrop, reminiscent of this famous Italian region. Stroll among the half-timbered houses of the village, admire the sunset […]

Plongée dans l’histoire dans le Couserans

Heritage & Visits

Dive into history in the Couserans

“Take good shoes, a picnic and join me! I'm taking you to the Couserans", it is with this message to Roxane, my hiking buddy, that this Sunday at the beginning of July began. I particularly like the Couserans, the westernmost part of the department! So as soon as I have some time (this […]

5 Jours de ride sur la Grande Traversée VTT Ariège Pyrénées

Outdoor & Sensations

5 Days of riding on the Grande Traversée MTB Ariège Pyrénées

This project has been tickling my calves for a long time because I loooooooove mountain biking! 5 days of riding from the Ariège Pyrenees to the Couserans with the Pyrenees in the background, it really makes you want it! I had never before tried the experience of roaming over 5 days on the Grande Traversée VTT, so I suggested […]

Road trip au cœur des Pyrénées Cathares

Nature & Contemplation

Road trip in the heart of the Cathar Pyrenees

The Ariège and its sublime roads lend themselves to quiet car rides criss-crossing its hairpin bends, its peaks and small paths... And when the irresistible urge to hit the road to enjoy the beautiful summer days strikes, you must not let it slip away! That's why one fine morning with Juliette we took the […]

Etang d’Appy : la randonnée qui rend heureux !

Hiking & Trail

Etang d'Appy: the hike that makes you happy!

It's been several days that a great desire for hiking in the mountains made my legs tingle… Here, in Ariège, the hardest thing is above all to choose as there are so many possibilities, each more tempting than the other. 😁 That weekend; our state of form being really not guaranteed, we choose to go to the pond of Appy […]

L’ Ariège des Sommets : 5 ascensions sportives à faire absolument

Hiking & Trail

The Ariège des Sommets: 5 sporty ascents to do absolutely

The Ariège peaks, for me, are not a discovery. I had already lined up some of them in the past, notably during my crossing of the Pyrenees in 2002, and I therefore already knew their intensely demanding nature. central Pyrenees, it would be a shame […]

Une journée en famille à Orlu

Heritage & Visits

A family day out in Orlu

As a child, I spent all my vacations in Georgia and Armenia. There, wolves are considered noble animals. They are called "doctors of the forest" because they participate in the conservation of the natural balance by feeding on certain species. The wolf cleans the forest and without it, the ecosystem would be totally different! […]

4 jours sur le GR107

Hiking & Trail

4 days on the GR107

When I was offered, as summer approached, to do a solitary roaming on 4 stages of the Chemin des Bonshommes (GR107) in Ariège, it was without thinking that I packed my backpack and my equipment to explore these landscapes that were still unknown to me. So it's all excited and eager to start […]

À la découverte des entrailles de la terre

Nature & Contemplation

Discovering the bowels of the earth

The department of Ariège is rich in adventures! But did you know that in addition to its activities in the water or in the air, you can also go underground? Indeed, the network of the department is gigantic! There are a thousand and one caves to explore. And what could be better than a caving trip with a pro to […]

Bivouac en famille aux étangs de Rabassoles

Hiking & Trail

Bivouac with the family at the ponds of Rabassoles

Thirst for nature, escape, thirst for adventure! In Ariège Pyrénées, the word "freedom" takes on its full meaning ❤️ White gives way to green! The snow has melted, spring is here! The green colors are predominant and the yellow of the daffodils, the brilliant blue of the sky come to perfect this natural decoration […]

L’Ariège en itinérance, 6 jours sur le GR 107

Hiking & Trail

Ariège roaming, 6 days on the GR 107

In love with wild spaces and great hiking routes, I walked 6 days on the Chemin des Bonshommes in the heart of the Ariège Pyrenees ⛰️. This walking route is made for you if you like preserved spaces and the Middle Ages because it offers a very emblematic part of the Cathar history of the region. ?️ Day […]

5 jours de roadtrip en van en Ariège

Nature & Contemplation

5 days of roadtrip by van in Ariège

For too long, the Pyrenees have been calling us. They scream freedom, road trip and wide open spaces. So, it is without hesitation that we start Léon, our house on wheels for almost 3 years, towards our next adventure: Ariège, here we are. Through the motorhome window, the landscapes pass by and slowly gain height. The […]

Voyage dans le passé aux Forges de Pyrène

Heritage & Visits

Journey into the past at the Forges de Pyrène

Les Forges de Pyrène - the unforgettable village - is a theme park dedicated to the trades of yesteryear and the life of yesteryear. A stone's throw from Foix, this site is located in a wooded park, bordered by a pretty river. This reconstituted village - with its tavern, bread oven and dining room […]

L’Ariège en vélo de route : 5 cols incontournables des Pyrénées !

Cycling & mountain biking

Ariège by road bike: 5 essential passes in the Pyrenees!

It's no secret but every cyclist dreams of climbing a pass by being alone on the road in order to savor each switchback by adapting its trajectory, enjoying the landscape and above all, sweating in safety and without stressing about being surprised by a crazy car. This dream, I have been able to realize it on several occasions, […]


Nature & Contemplation


To make the most of the beautiful days of late spring, we decided to go to the little “Ariège Amazon”; direction Roquefort-les-cascades! A place that we both wanted to discover for a long time, and which won us over with its accessibility, its bucolic atmosphere, its exceptional natural setting. In short, a […]

Descente à VTT au Bike Park d’Ax-3-domaines

Cycling & mountain biking

Downhill mountain biking at the Ax-3-domains Bike Park

Today I'm taking you to the summer slopes of the Ax-3-domaines resort to fill up on sensations! Practicing mountain biking in XC or all Mountain version for ten years, here I am decided to try downhill or mountain biking DH. I go riding with my darling and 2 friends of his, who […]

La voie verte Pyrénées Cathares à vélo électrique

Cycling & mountain biking

The Cathar Pyrenees greenway by electric bike

What is the green lane? The Cathar Pyrenees greenway is above all the story of the railway and the industrialization of Ariège. From 1903, this railway line was put into service to link the Hers valley, industrialized, to Pamiers and Bram, which are connected to the main tracks […]

Le Tour des Pérics en duo

Hiking & Trail

The Tour des Pérics in duo

In June 2020, we decided to leave at 2, roaming on hiking trails and in semi-autonomy. All this in the Pyrenees! We thought for a moment about what we wanted to do as a roaming trip: part of the GR10, part of the chemin des bonshommes. Then finally we turned to the Tour […]

Le tour du lac de Montbel à VTT

Cycling & mountain biking

Mountain bike tour of Lake Montbel

Last summer, we Ariège, we chose to spend a weekend in Ariège, a few kilometers from our house. In the program ? Bivouac, mountain biking, horseback riding in Montbel! The wind was very present that weekend, instead of sailing a catamaran, we chose to have fun mountain biking on the tour of the […]

S’émerveiller au jardin extraordinaire à Lieurac

Nature & Contemplation

Marvel at the extraordinary garden in Lieurac

It's summer, you're on vacation with your family and today you want a day where you take your time, where you stroll, where you are amazed, where you are surprised. A day where we leave room for reverie and poetry. A day that is full of moments that we share together. […]

Le Parc de la Préhistoire en famille

Heritage & Visits

The Prehistory Park with the family

The Prehistory Park in Tarascon-sur-Ariège is a 13 hectare park dedicated to families and located in the heart of lush greenery at the gateway to the high mountains of Ariège. There, we took a wonderful leap into the past, a real journey through time to learn about the daily life of our Magdalenian ancestors […]

A la conquête du château de Foix !

Heritage & Visits

Conquer the castle of Foix!

You know the rhyme of course? Today I take you to the alleys of Foix, for a walk in the shade of the beautiful stones of the count's city on the occasion of the reopening of an emblematic site known to all: the Château de Foix. We never tire of strolling hand in hand in the cobbled, shaded alleys […]

Parcours aventure en Ariège, entre via ferrata et accrobranche

Outdoor & Sensations

Adventure course in Ariège, between via ferrata and tree climbing

From the peaks of the Pyrenees to the tumultuous waters of the rivers, Ariège is a suitable territory for indulging in multiple outdoor activities. Paragliding, canyoning, hiking and rafting are well known activities. Others combine several disciplines to compose unique adventure courses. This is the case of the Roc Aventure offered by Horizon Vertical next to […]

Kick of ❤️ Parcourez l’Ariège à travers ses légendes mystiques

Heritage & Visits

Explore the Ariège through its mystical legends

They are mysterious, enchanting, astonishing and legendary our lands in Ariège… The places are full of stories to enrich the imagination of all. From witches to elves and monsters, each place holds a secret passed down in the streets of villages by the elders, from generation to generation… Here is a selection of mythical and mystical legends […]

Kick of ❤️ Aventure sur le Tour du Biros

Hiking & Trail

Adventure on the Tour du Biros

The Tour du Biros is a country hiking trail (GRP). This route takes sections of the GR10 and allows a gentle initiation into the practice of hiking in the Pyrenees, taking advantage of the magnificent landscapes of Ariège and astonishing discoveries linked to the mining history of the region. We are […]

Vol en parapente au dessus de Montségur

Outdoor & Sensations

Paragliding flight over Montségur

I've been wandering around Ariège and the Pyrenees for several years, looking for more unusual, moving, more beautiful spots than the next! There is one that particularly marked me in Ariège… the castle of Montségur. Go find out why. There are places like this, there […]

Top 3 des plus belles cascades en Ariège

Nature & Contemplation

Top 3 of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ariège

In summer, we are always looking for the freshest, most beautiful, most exotic spot! In Ariège, there are a good number of exceptional natural places, where you will be amazed and where you say to yourself: wow. But what I prefer is going to discover the waterfalls […]

L’escalade en Ariège, une histoire qui dure

Outdoor & Sensations

Climbing in Ariège, a story that lasts

It is impossible to talk about climbing in Ariège without starting with the origin of the routes. The team members play a fundamental role. Thank you to all those who have worked so that today we can all benefit and talk about it in this article. L'Ariège, a climbing destination close to nature L'Ariège, known in the climbing world […]

Top 3 des activités à faire quand il pleut

Heritage & Visits

Top 3 things to do when it rains

It is raining ? Don't panic, Ariège is an extraordinary playground for long days of rain! This is the opportunity to experience moments you would never have thought of! And I'm nice, I give you all my tips here! To rush into an UNDERGROUND cave or river It seems logical: given the number of caves […]

Le château de Roquefixade, spot intemporel

Nature & Contemplation

The castle of Roquefixade, a timeless spot

There are places like that where you can go back as many times as you want, it will always be a discovery that touches your heart. Roquefixade is a place that is both soothing and mysterious, to see all year round, early in the morning or late at night. Nor quite the […]

Sortie ski de rando entre potes au Mont Ceint

Outdoor & Sensations

Ski touring outing with friends at Mont Ceint

❄️ The fresh snow has fallen, the sun is out and here we are, a whole group of friends ready to leave for a big ½ day of ski touring at Mont Ceint, also called Pic de Girantès. We are a tribe of 5 friends: Matthieu, Guillaume, Sylvain, Stéphane, Philippe and obviously our […]

Initiation à la cascade de glace

Outdoor & Sensations

Introduction to ice climbing

Discover the joys of winter other than through skiing ❄️ Here is a proposal for an unusual activity that is original, sporty, demanding and so captivating: the ice waterfall. Admiring them is already exceptional, but climbing them safely is even better! 🧗🏼‍♀️ Warm-up Friends who know me well decided to give me a gift voucher […]

Randonnée en hiver dans les Pyrénées Ariégeoises : le roc du Scaramus

Outdoor & Sensations

Hiking in winter in the Ariège Pyrenees: the rock of Scaramus

Winter is a good season to discover the mountain in a different light. The snowpack makes some places less accessible without equipment, so you have to put on snowshoes to go on an adventure in wild places. The rock of Scaramus is a known summit of the Ariège Pyrenees, it is possible to go out accompanied by a guide during a […]

Découvrir les trésors de la réserve nationale d’Orlu en Ariège

Nature & Contemplation

Discover the treasures of the Orlu national reserve in Ariège

In the sumptuous landscapes of the Ariège Pyrenees hide priceless treasures. They respond to funny names that intrigue me: chamois, desman, tetra lyre or bearded vulture. These animals, coveted and threatened, must be protected. Sanctuary places exist to allow them to flourish and see their population grow. Near Ax les Thermes, […]

The Adventurers

All our adventurers have lived beautiful and great moments in Ariège Pyrénées! By bike, on horseback, on foot, in a raft, in a tent, their adventures are unique, full of emotions, alive.

Anne Dubndidu

Anne Dubndidu

Lover of wide open spaces and endurance sports, I never miss an opportunity to combine my two passions, while respecting the environment. Very committed to the feminization of cycling and trail running, I share my itineraries and my challenges in order to encourage everyone to get started and have fun in these activities.



Every day of the year, I am a big fan of outdoor sports in Ariège and throughout France: hiking, mountain biking, skiing, ski touring, rafting, canyoning ... I embark with me my companion, my son and my dog ​​Snow in (almost) all my adventures! What do I prefer in Ariège? The great outdoors and the spirit of freedom that reigns there.



Originally from Auvergne, my passion for the great outdoors and nature adventures found a perfect setting in Ariège⛰️ This region warmly welcomed me and I enjoy exploring it on foot or by bike (as soon as possible). I'm always up for trying unusual activities and meeting the locals. What I prefer: sharing these moments of discovery with my family and friends to make them unforgettable experiences 😉



Addicted to good little Pyrenean dishes, whose history and recipes I know almost by heart (Bethmale cheese tartiflette, mounjetado, azinat), I compensate for my gluttony by practicing running and trail running in my beautiful Pyrenees ! My favorite trail: the Resistance trail in Castelnau-Durban, for its extraordinary atmosphere.

David Genestal - Carnets de Randos

David Genestal - Notebooks of Randos

A great hiker in front of the eternal, I never tire of exploring France's paths and summits. It is this France that I tell about with a loving pen on my blog through my discoveries and my favorites.

De beaux Lents demains

Beautiful Slow Tomorrow

Great thirsty travellers, De beaux Lents Demains invites you to take the time to go on beautiful getaways in France and abroad, in a slowlife spirit. Respect for the environment, beautiful discoveries, here is the beautiful program of Anne and Lionel?



Passionate about cultural and nature discoveries, I very often walk around Ariège in search of new things, little wild corners, places to relax with my family. In Ariège, I love the contrast between the small country roads and the imposing mountains, it's a place where you feel good!

Eva - Les Others

Eva - The Others

Originally from the Hautes-Pyrénées, I like driving, walking, hot tea, rain, saffron brioches. And then also, travel and photography, to tell about my journeys.

Explore le Monde

Explore the World

At Explore le Monde, our primary desire is to share our discoveries, our meetings, encourage you to travel and of course meet you! We love the great outdoors, nature, people.



Hellolaroux is a passion for beautiful images, stories, adventures and off-the-beaten-path travel. They are aesthetic and graphic travel diaries, stories and encounters.

Ivan - de Gratteron et Chaussons

Ivan - from Gratteron and Slippers

Cradled by the world of climbing since my youngest age (by an oldschool generation who loves the slab…), I now share my knowledge and my experiences! Climber and photographer I am a big fan of mountains, Ariège, this land so endearing (and filled with cliffs!)

Jean Despiau

John Despiau

A great lover of adventure and the mountains, I am constantly looking for new discoveries and new challenges! With a special attachment to the Pyrenees, I regularly head for its many trails. Never separated from my camera, I like to immortalize these moments in image. I am looking for stories to tell, always with the desire to express it through original, strong and at the same time simple images. What I try to freeze with my material are moments of life, landscapes, sensations, emotions and encounters.



100% Ariègeoise, I know the destination (almost) like the back of my hand! Walks, guided tours, castles, picturesque villages, festivals ... I have traveled the roads of Ariège for years, looking for new things! I love living intense moments with my friends and my little family, which will leave me lasting memories!



Originally from Dordogne and an unconditional fan of travel and unknown horizons, I settled in Ariège after a few years of adventures here and there around the globe. What I like the most ? Discover the territory through hiking and gourmet markets? My bag is always ready for a new adventure (and a tasting!) in the four corners of Ariège!

Laura - des Globe Blogueurs

Laura - Globe Bloggers

Passionate about nature, I get drunk on forests, mountains and beautiful landscapes as soon as possible. Patient, I observe animals and plants of all kinds. And if I like to take my time, I also sometimes try out some thrilling activities!



Adventurer at heart, I am a born globetrotter! In addition to traveling the 4 corners of the world, I like to walk in the valleys dear to my heart: those of Couserans. Attending a transhumance, a festival, buying my cheese directly from the producers or at the Saint-Girons market are some of my favorite moments.

Léon le daron

Leon le daron

In 2019, we decided to change our life: Léon, our old motorhome from 1988 became our home, our passions for images and writing became our profession and, freedom and adventure are, more than ever, become the engines of our lives.



Lover of wide open spaces and nature, I spend my free time walking on the hiking trails of the Pyrenees. Big fan of roaming, I love sleeping in the mountains and waking up to the sound of the silence of our summits. I also love ski touring, climbing and good little Ariège dishes ... especially cheese-based!



Stroll, contemplate, take full eyes, that's what I like the most! Always in search of visual nuggets, I like to be surprised by a medieval city, a castle, a country house, or even the great outdoors! My favorite in Ariège? The Plateau de Beille. The ideal spot to disconnect from everyday life and enjoy life!

Roxane & Juliette

Roxanne & Juliet

If someone had to describe us, they would probably say that we are two lovers of life, as good alive as they are happy! Supporters of wonder on a daily basis and always up for a ride, we love to travel the roads of Ariège ♥️ Strolling through the small villages, meeting unexpected people, tasting local specialties... that's what drives us!



I regularly travel the globe in search of unknown places. To take spectacular photos, I don't hesitate to walk for long hours. My way of traveling: a car, a tent and good walking shoes. You have understood that there are very few lazy holidays for me!