Hiking with a donkey in Haute Ariège, the Ferme aux Anes offers several hiking options, from day trips to traveling stays, bivouacs or accommodation. In winter, half-day or full-day hikes departing from Appy.

The donkey carries luggage and / or children (over 2 1/2 years old), up to a maximum limit of 35 kg. Cuddly, smart and endearing, he knows how to be appreciated: it is the ideal companion for family hikes. A volunteer, he is also a good walker.

In winter, when the weather is favorable and there is no snow on the ground, half-day or full-day hikes are possible from Appy, by reservation only. We give you all the necessary explanations concerning the equipment and driving of the donkey, the route... You hike alone with the donkey on the defined route. Under your responsibility, the donkey carries children weighing less than 30kg who are between approximately 3 and 8 years old.
We do not offer farm tours.

From the beginning of July to the end of August in the Orlu Valley:

We offer you a day's ride with a donkey, to meet the marmots in the sumptuous valley of Orlu. This walk takes you to the reserve, a privileged observation site for mountain flora and fauna.
After 1 hour of easy walking, the valley opens onto large open spaces, the domain of summer pastures and herds.
The walk continues to the bottom of the En Gaudu jasse; the return is made by the same path. Take the time to appreciate ... From here, you can observe and listen to the hissing marmots but also, sometimes, chamois, large raptors or beautiful butterflies!
Departure between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. from the Fanguil car park, at the entrance to the reserve, free return time.

Reservation essential.
Over 2 or 3 days, you also have the option of going up with "your" donkey to the En Beys pond (3h30 walk) to sleep in a bivouac or at the En Beys refuge. The donkey does not go further than the refuge.

Outside July-August, the half-day or full-day hike takes place from the "donkey farm".

Other hikes in Haute Ariège
We offer other trekking packages with a donkey in Haute-Ariège over several days: from all-inclusive donkey treks with accommodation in the Pays d'Aillou to itinerant self-guided hikes in a lodge or bivouac, on the Tabe or towards the Vicdessos ... there will surely be one to your liking!

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Prices / Opening

Single price: 42 €
Price Min. Max.
Single price
(from 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024)
half-day 1 day, 1 donkey: €65 7 days, 1 donkey: €399
Min. 42€

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash


From January 01 to December 31, 2024
Monday Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesday Open
Thursday Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open


  • From 1 years old)


  • Special family with children
  • Groups welcome
  • Suitable for beginners

Sports activities

  • Pedestrian sports
  • Hiking with donkeys or llamas