Nestled in the heart of one of the most secret valley of Donezan, the Balbonne pond offers you the possibility of making a family walk without great difficulty and little frequented through the pines and the horses in freedom.

Road access: From Ax les Thermes, take direction Ascou on the D613. Continue on the D25. Cross Ascou-Pailhères, pass the Col de Pailhères and the Mijanès station. Continue on the D25, and 500m before Mijanès, take the forest road on the right towards "La Restanque" for 5 kilometers. Park in the equipped car park at La Restanque.

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Ariège Pyrenees

South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]

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1 - PARKING DEPARTURE FROM LA RESTANQUE

Go through the barrier and follow the forest track to a picnic area.
From there, the trail is very well marked in yellow to the Balbonne pond.
On your left, cross the wooden footbridge and continue straight on the path which runs along the stream through the woods and which will lead you to the only small difficulty of this route: the Balbonne ladder.

2 - BALBONNE LADDER

The climb quite steep in switchbacks but without great difficulty. Once at the top, the path slowly descends to the Balbonne pond.

3 - ETANG DE BALBONNE

For the return, follow the same route as going to the car park.