Through the Regional Natural Park of the Ariège Pyrenees, Vicdessos, the Garbet valley and Aulus-les-Bains will be some crossing points among the chain of demanding and diversified passes of this route. In addition to the mythical Port de Lers and Col d'Agnès, you will discover a treasure of Couserans before climbing the Col de Saraillé: the Granges de Cominac. The Grand Site de la Grotte de Niaux, a unique example of cave art, is a must.

Please note that part of the circuit is closed between October and May by order of the prefect.

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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 - From Tarascon-sur-Ariège to the Port of Lers

Leaving from the Tarascon-sur-Ariège Tourist Office, take the avenue de Sabart to reach its roundabout then take the direction of Vicdessos by the D8. Cross the village of Videssos then take the road towards Aulus-les-Bains by the D8F. You will go through the Port of Lers then the Col d'Agnes.

2 - From Aulus-les-Bains to Massat

After crossing Aulus-les-Bains, continue towards Ercé by the D32. In the village of Ercé, turn onto the D132 towards Cominac. You will pass the Col de Saraillé by the D17 before joining Massat.

3 - From Massat to Tarascon-sur-Ariège

After Massat, continue on the D618 towards Tarasacon-sur-Ariège. You will go through the Col des Caougnous then the Col de Port.