Sun, heat and panorama will be your accomplices throughout this lovely hike departing from the village of Appy. As you climb, you will see the border peaks of the Aston massif take shape.
Appy lake – from Appy
Etang d'Appy © Marine Jadaud - Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme

From “la Corniche”, a plateau suspended at an altitude of 1000m, you will see, as you ascend, the border peaks of the Aston massif. Sun, heat and panorama will be your accomplices throughout this very pretty hike starting from the village of Appy.

Departure access: Take the RN20 to Luzenac. Follow Lordat then take the Route de la Corniche (RD20) towards Axiat. 2 km further on, arriving at the village of Appy, go up to the right and park in the car park provided for this purpose.

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Ariège Pyrenees

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1 - Appy car park

Go through the gate at the threshold of the field, at the top of the car park. Then take the path that goes northeast. The track is very good. Go under a high voltage line.

2 - Bifurcation

At the first fork, turn right. The path on the left leads to a climbing wall. Go under a second high voltage line.
Then go through a second gate that you will close behind you. Continue for 1 km on this stony path rising between the broom.

3 - Junction

Go to an intersection, take the path on the left which rises in laces. You will see a wooden panel as well as a yellow marking on a stone. Continue the climb on a grassy hilltop. You border a grove on the right.

4 - Second junction

When you reach a huge rock, turn right, heading north. The rest of the hike is on a false flat. 1,5km further, you arrive at the Pond of Appy and its hut.

5 - Point at 1172m

Reach point 1772m, to the south, to enjoy an incredible view of the valley. Then you simply have to return to the marked trail to return by the same route in the opposite direction. Return to the departure car park.