This superb hike will allow you to cross beautiful forests before reaching the Bassiès ponds. They extend over 2.5km, from the Etang d'Escalès to the Etang du Pla de la Font, passing through the long pond and the majestic Etang Majeur.
Each of these ponds is suitable for a peaceful cool break. The bravest of hikers will reach the last pond!
In Tarascon-sur-Ariège, take the road towards Vicdessos. Arrived in Vicdessos, continue on Auzat and the valley of Montcalm. 2,5 kmafter Auzat, stop the car in a large hairpin bend turning to the left which allows parking, a place called "Massada". There is also a large car park with picnic area a few meters below. The path, indicated by a sign to the right of the road (when you go up), begins just in the curve of the hairpin. It is also possible to join this route by the Pont de Gers a little higher.
South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]