You go up the Ariège by the left bank to the gates of Tarascon-sur-Ariège. A first climb to the Col de Port before heading for the highest point: Péguère; where some portions reach 16% slope. Originally climbed by the Tour de France in 2012, it deserves its nickname "wall". Up there, take a break and admire one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Pyrenees before returning to Foix via the Col des Marrous, and ending with the bucolic valley of the Barguillère.

Please note that part of the circuit is closed during the winter. Consult before departure. Respect the direction suggested: the Col de Péguère on the way down is very dangerous.

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1 - From Foix to Tarascon-sur-Ariège

Departing from the Foix Tourist Office, head towards Ferrières-sur-Ariège via the D8A. Continue on the D8B then cross Arignac to reach Tarascon-sur-Ariège.

2 - From Tarascon-sur-Ariège to Col de Péguère

When you arrive at the Tarascon-sur-Ariège roundabout, take the first exit onto Route de Saurat then at the next roundabout continue straight on towards Surba. Then, you just have to continue on the D618 until you turn off the Col de Port. In Boussenac, turn right on the D17 to reach the Col de Péguère.

3 - From Col de Péguère to Foix

From Col de Péguère, continue on the D17 towards Le Bosc. You will cross Saint-Pierre de Rivière before reaching Foix.