Departing from Saint-Girons, exceptional sites and secret corners of Couserans come together on the same route: the Bethmale valley but also the Col de la Core offer you a unique panorama of Mont Valier. You will also appreciate the more confidential passes of Catchaudégué and Portech. Here, the cheese culture of Moulis participates in the life of the surrounding valleys and delights the palettes.

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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 [...]


Your itinerary

Map List

1 - From Saint-Girons to Castillon-en-Couserans

From Place des Capots, go up rue Villefranche to reach a roundabout. Take the D618 towards Moulis. In the village of Moulis, continue straight on the Route de la Gare (D618). You will cross Luzenac, Engomer and arrive in Castillon-en-Couserans.

2 - From Castillon-en-Couserans to Col de la Core

In Castillon-en-Couserans, continue on the D4 to Les Bordes-sur-Lez. Take a left onto the D17 towards Arrien-en-Bethmale. You will pass near Lake Bethmale before reaching the Col de la Core.

3 - From Col de la Core to Col in Saint-Girons, via Col du Portech

Once you have taken a break at the Col de la Core, continue on the D17 to Sentenac-d'Oust. Cross the village and take the D37 towards Alos where you will pass the Col de Catchaudégué then the Col de Portech. You just have to continue straight ahead on the D137 and catch up with Moulis. Take the same road to go to Saint-Girons.