Sun, panorama of the Vallier massif and the Pyrenees, barns are on the program for this loop above the village of Balagué.

Road access: From Saint-Girons, take direction Castillon-en-Couserans (D618) and at Engomer take direction Alas / Balagué. In Balagué, take the 1st right and park at the town hall.

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Couserans Pyrenees

On the western part of Ariège, the Couserans and its 18 valleys is a vast territory divided between high mountains, mountains and [...]

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1 - Departure

Retrace your steps slightly to take the track that goes to the right. Continue on this track at a watering hole. Then, at a cross, take the path on the right which begins to climb and follow it.

2 - Crossroads

Go past the return intersection (not very visible on the right in this direction). Continue on this path to the Aubit barns on either side of the path. Continue uphill.

3 - Intersection

You arrive on a track. You must follow it on the left to reach the level of the Pla barns. Pass between the barns. Immediately after, take a path to the right which climbs between the fields. When you arrive at a place called Le Sarrat, turn right until the next intersection.

4 - Path on the left

Take the path on the left, in the woods, to join a track to follow on the right. Then continue straight on at the next junction, and follow this track which goes up into the woods.

5 - Right, in the descent

In the descent, take the path to the right and follow it. On the left, you have summer pastures. At the fork, take the path that goes down to the right. You pass in front of the Croix du Seignadé.

6 - Path to the right (hairpin)

Take the path to the right (hairpin) and continue on it downhill. Turn left and follow the path in the opposite direction to the town hall parking lot.