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 ...

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Sortie raquettes en amoureux à l’Estibat

Outdoor & Sensations

Romantic snowshoe outing to Estibat

It fell a huge amount of snow, and it continues! We just want to go out and enjoy the snow! So, we prepare the snowshoes, the poles and quickly quickly quickly, we dress warmly to leave! When I say “we”, I mean my partner and me. Since we live […]

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 […]

Trendy Grimper l’hiver face aux sommets enneigés ?

Outdoor & Sensations

Climbing in winter facing snow-capped peaks?

Winter is here and the cold is already well established in our beautiful department of Ariège ... Of course there are climbing rooms to be indoors but it is often to forget the incomparable charm of the cliffs in the sun, which offer a support of choice for climbers motivated by the outside. We even tend to forget […]

6 aventures à vivre en hiver avec des bambins !

Nature & Contemplation

6 adventures to experience in winter with toddlers!

Winter has a big place in our life. We live close to several resorts in the Ariège Pyrenees and have been regularly on the boards since we were little. We love the snowy landscapes of Ariège, its still virgin and untouched nature, its special atmosphere and the feeling of freedom that we all seek. Since […]

J’ai testé la luge sur rails de Guzet

Outdoor & Sensations

I tested Guzet's sledging on rails

Nestled in the heart of its pine forest, the resort of Guzet is located less than 2 hours from Toulouse in the Natural Park of the Pyrenees Ariègeoises. It is the ideal ski resort to spend a weekend in the snow! The wow moment of our weekend? The toboggan run after skiing! I […]

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 […]

With family ? Mes idées de balades à faire avec des petits bouts

Hiking & Trail

My ideas for walks to do with little bits

Children still young but want to hike anyway? In Ariège, this is not incompatible! I give you here some cool ideas for walks to do with the family, with toddlers. From the walk that leads to a lake, to the one that leads to a point of view, the Ariège will delight all mountain lovers, even very young! […]

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 […]

Balade en chiens de traîneau made in Ariège

Nature & Contemplation

Dog sled ride made in Ariège

Fancy a getaway worthy of a trip to Quebec? Do you want to experience real emotions and enjoy an incredible feeling of freedom? You have to try the dog sled rides with Angaka on the beille plateau, like me! Am I telling you all this? The reservation: do it in advance As a birthday present, I had […]

Les bains du couloubret en après-ski

Outdoor & Sensations

The couloubret baths in après-ski

In December, we tested the Bains du Couloubret, a very cold Sunday after a good day skiing at Ax-3-Domaines. We finally took care of us! We took the time to have a good time, to relax! And THE ideal solution for that in Ariège is indeed an outing to […]

Balade en raquettes au Plateau de Beille

Outdoor & Sensations

Snowshoeing at the Plateau de Beille

How about we get away from it all together? Today, we invite you to discover a magical and unique part of the Pyrenees, a favorite destination for its far north spirit which has marked us so much ... Direction Ariège for unique and unusual activities to do during your next vacation in this pretty corner […]

Balade en dameuse et régal sur les pistes

Lifestyle

Groomer ride and treat on the slopes

Fancy an unusual evening with friends? I take you with me for a crazy evening at the altitude restaurant of the chalet de Beauregard in Guzet at 1700 m altitude! The must ? The ascent in the groomer to the restaurant which already transports you to another universe! Guzet: la dolce vita in the Pyrenees Looking for […]

Sur les pistes de ski d’Ax-3-Domaines

Outdoor & Sensations

On the ski slopes of Ax-3-Domaines

This year with our friends, we wanted to test the Ax 3 Domaines resort! Why Ax? For its ease of access for Toulouse residents, the extent of its slopes, and the splendid view of the peaks! For me, who has not been skiing for a long time, it was ideal (a lot of blue and red slopes), and for the others, it was perfect […]

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 […]

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 […]

Les bons plans du lac de Montbel

Nature & Contemplation

The good plans of the lake of Montbel

What's not to love about Montbel Lake? This large expanse of turquoise waters is a delight for young and old alike, whether you are a fan of swimming, water activities of all kinds, mountain biking, running, picnicking, fishing, mushrooms or just idleness and beautiful landscapes! On the Ariège side, the lake is […]

En famille au refuge du Rhule ?

Nature & Contemplation

As a family at the Rhule refuge?

The Rulhe refuge is a must for Ariège refuges! At 2185 meters above sea level, its location makes it accessible with only 2 hours of walking to reach it. And what a spectacular view! Throughout the hike, we are in awe of the peaks and the landscapes that stretch out before our eyes. It has been several years […]

Pique-nique entre amis au cirque de Cagateille

Hiking & Trail

Picnic with friends at the Cirque de Cagateille

With a friend, we were looking for a not too long hike with an incredible picnic spot. After very short research, the circus of Cagateille imposed itself on us. Seeing the splendid photos on the networks we wanted to see the 2nd circus of the Pyrenees with our own eyes! […]

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.

Caroline

Caroline

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.

David

David

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.

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?

Diana

Diana

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

hellolaroux

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.

julie

julie

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!

Juliette

Juliette

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!

Léa

Lea

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.

Magda

Magda

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!

Roxane

Roxane

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!

Wildroad

Wildroad

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!