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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Visite du château de Montségur, grand site Occitanie

Nature & Contemplation

Visit of Montségur castle, a large Occitanie site

Some places do not need long descriptions: Montségur is one of them. You will not come out indifferent to this experience to live in the heart of a warm and bewitching Ariège, that's for sure. Montségur is quite simply a unique, grandiose, unforgettable place. I will take you to discover the Cathars for a historic day! THE FIRST POINT […]

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

With the 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! […]

Bivouac en famille aux étangs de Rabassoles

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 […]

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 […]

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 travel enthusiasts, 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, great discoveries, here is Anne and Lionel's beautiful program 😀

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!