"It is not the altitude which makes the charm of a peak, it is its shape and the difficulty that it presents to the ascent." This declaration, the Viscount Jean d'Ussel, Great Pyreneanist from the beginning of the century, could have done about the Dent d'Orlu. Indeed, in addition to its beautiful slender appearance, our Gneiss canine offers walls of more than 1000 m where since the beginning of the century, climbers have been satisfying their passion for climbing. This superb “Pyrenean Matterhorn” is accessible to hikers from its north face. The ascent is short, but the slope sometimes steep. Go slowly and be careful on the last few meters. But do not miss the Dent d ' Orlu, because at the top ... what a reward!
At Ax les thermes, take the D 613 towards Quillan then after 3 km turn right onto the D 25, pass Ascou and Goulours finally at Lavail, turn right between the buildings and the Ascou La Forge campsite. The small road goes around the lake and at the first crossroads goes up to the left until the roundabout called “the frying pan”.
South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]