This spectacular hike is one of the most beautiful in the Pyrenees region with the ascent of Mont Valier, the emblematic summit of Couserans. In a high mountain setting, you can see chamois, marmots, and if you are lucky, a bearded vulture ... A guarded refuge will allow you to hike in two days, taking the time to admire the Ribérot valley with its waterfalls and lakes.
From Saint-Girons, take the direction of Castillon-en-Couserans, then the direction of Bordes-sur-Lez. 2kms after Bordes-sur-Lez, take a small road on the left towards Ayer / Maison du Valier. Pass the hamlet of Ayer and continue for nearly 6km to the Pla de la Lau car park.
On the western part of Ariège, the Couserans and its 18 valleys is a vast territory divided between high mountains, mountains and [...]