This circuit from Foix takes you into the Ariège valley from which you will make three climbs of increasing difficulty and an average slope of 8% over the entire route. Seignaux (770m) is your first objective, as a warm-up, because then the Traucadou pass will put you to the test with a 10.5km climb to reach the summit at 1253m. After a long descent to return to Foix (take care the D618 and D117 are frequented by vehicles) you tackle a final challenge: the end of Touron above the Prat d'Albis, which arrived at the Tour de France in 2019.

Please note that part of the circuit is closed during the winter. Consult inforoute09.fr before departure.

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Foix Ariège Pyrenees

In the very heart of Ariège, at the foot of the Pyrenees, the Foix Ariège Pyrenees destination immediately catches the traveller's attention, with the three [...]

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1 - From Foix to Mercus Garrabet

Leaving from the Foix Tourist Office, take the allées Villote, stay in the left lane towards Ferrières-sur-Ariège, take immediately on the right, always towards Ferrière on avenue Lakanal, pass the college, then go up a little take right in the direction of Ferrières-sur-Ariège by the D8A. Pass ferrières, arrive at Prayols, after the square on your left, turn right onto the road to Montoulieu D408 to the Village. Continue on the D408 out of the village, take the “planel des portes” road on the left to go down to camp loung and find the D8B towards Amplaing. Cross Amplaing and continue to the roundabout. Take the second exit towards Mercus Garrabet D20A. find a roundabout continue straight on the D20A towards Mercus Garrabet, pass over the Ariège, go up to a junction, turn right on the D618 to the village square on your left.

2 - From Mercus Garrabet to the Traucadou pass

From Place du Village, turn right onto rue du château, then right again onto route de Croquié D61. Your ascent begins to the Col du Traucadou.

3 - From the Col de Traoucadou to Foix

Go down the same road, reach the village, cross the Serbel stream to reach rue Gabriel Peri. Turn left at the foot of the Saint Louis church to join the D618. Pass the village of Garrabet, then arrive at Saint Antoine, at the roundabout of the arbor take the second exit towards Montgaillard D117. Cross the village, then arrive in the shopping area, pass three roundabouts, take the direction of Foix and stay on the D117. When you get to Foix, take the large roundabout, take the second exit towards the city center, stay on the D117. Arrive on allées Villote.

4 - From Foix to Prat d'Albis

From allées Villote, stay in the right lane towards Tarbes / Saint Girons. Continue, at the roundabout take the second exit D21 towards Prat d'Albis. The ascent begins. At the traffic lights turn left, D421. Arrive at the end of the Touron Prat d'Albis. Go down the same road to join Foix. Arrive at the end of the Touron Prat d'Albis.

5 - Prat d'Albis

Go down the same road to join Foix.