In Ariège, we count two large greenways, or equipped cycle paths either more than 80km ! Beautiful routes to explore the destination back and forth, from North to South and from East to West. Here, no cars! Only hikers, riders, rollerbladers and cyclists share the greenways, each at their own pace to explore Ariège 😄

The Cathare Pyrenees Greenway

The Chemin des Filatiers is the story of a railway line ... which became a dirt road. 38 km secure path between Lavelanet et Mirepoix, then linked to the Aude, to conquer the most beautiful remains of the Middle Ages: the castle of Lagarde, the city of Mirepoix, Camon ...

No time to do it all?

Here is our itinerary advice on the Greenway Cathare Pyrenees :

Mirepoix ➡️ Lagarde: about 16km round trip by bike, the opportunity to visit the beautiful Bastide de Mirepoix, and take a look at the Lagarde castle, or even get there (by leaving the green way).

The Greenway Foix- Prat-Bonrepaux

This route is in fact two green lanes connecting Vernajoul (3km from Foix) to Saint-Girons then Saint-Lizier to Prat-Bonrepaux. They are old railways converted into hiking trails. On foot, by bike or on horseback, these two gentle hiking routes allow you to discover a preserved area, surrounded by green vegetation! All for 42km!

This route is labeled bike and cheese ! At the heart of the Parc des Pyrénées Ariégeoises, from Vernajoul (3km from Foix), it allows you to discover on the route, producers of cheeses: Tomme des Pyrénées, tomme du Couserans, Bethmale cheese ... budding cyclists will discover on this route which point theAriège loves cycling… And cheeses!

No time to do it all?

Here is our itinerary advice on the Foix-Prat Bonrepaux greenway :

Rimont ➡️ Saint-Lizier it is about 30km round trip by bike which allows to see both theCombelongue Abbey and the famous City of Saint-Lizier !

A route from the Pyrenean foothills of the Atlantic to the Mediterranean

Between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Véloroute 81, currently in the works, will offer the discovery of the Pyrenees with a breathtaking view of the mountain range. Along the Pyrenean foothills of Barcarès (66) to Anglet (64), this route of more than 500 km crosses the Pyrénées Orientales, Aude, Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées and Pyrénées-Atlantiques . To date, more than 200 km of the route have been completed and 180 km are scheduled for 2022. Patience!