In Ariège, we count two large greenways, or equipped cycle paths either more than 80km ! Beautiful itineraries to explore the destination from length to width, from North to South and from East to West. No cars here! Only hikers, horse riders and cyclists share the greenways, each at their own pace to explore Ariège?

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The Cathare Pyrenees Greenway (Mirepoix-Lavelanet)

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 connected to Aude, to conquer the most beautiful vestiges of the Middle Ages: the Lagarde castle, 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).

Connections for longer adventures are now possible ! 🚲


From the Canal du Midi to the Pyrenean foothills, the cycle route (shared route) greenway, between Bram and Lavelanet, is the perfect path to cross the Cathar Pyrenees to Lavelanet in leisurely mode and in electric mode or by force calves to reach the pass and the fortress of Montségur at 1 m altitude.

The key numbers :

70 works of art: bridges, aqueducts and tunnels to discover

25 villages crossed

➡️Bram to Belvèze du Razès: 20 km / 130 m positive altitude difference

➡️Belvèze du Razès in Chalabre: 30 km / 300m positive altitude difference

➡️Chalabre in Lavelanet: 18 km / 220m elevation gain

➡️Be careful it’s rising! Lavelanet to Montségur: 12 km / 550 m elevation gain

(I.e. From Toulouse:

By car: A61 motorway – Exit no. 22 Bram (40 min)

By train: Matabiau station then Bram TER station (1 hour) – Travel with your bike aboard the TER

By bike: from Matabiau station via the Canal du Midi to the Port de Bram (allow 5 hours)

For a peaceful return: contact the Audabram taxis equipped with luggage trailer and bicycle rack.


You can also compose your route from Pamiers station to reach Mirepoix.

In 2024,, the Departmental Council opens a new greenway which uses the old railway line to connect the town of Pamiers to Mirepoix over 28,8 km and 100 m of elevation gain. A new way to organize your cycling adventures, always from the station!

But also to propose a Pyrenees itinerary, the V81 which connects the Atlantic to the Mediterranean in ideal conditions and dedicated to cycling in Ariège between Prat Bonrepaux and Foix, then from Pamiers to Mirepoix, Chalabre to reach the Eastern Pyrenees. Cyclists will only have to share the road between Vernajoul and Pamiers.

An idea for a trip of between 2 and 4 days using soft mobility!

take the train from Toulouse up to the Pamiers station, let's go for some good pedal strokes about 30 km to Mirepoix. Sleep at the city of Mirepoix and continue your route to Moulin-Neuf and Bram count 39 km with always a positive altitude difference of 140m. You take the train back to Bram station or decide to sleep there and take the Canal du Midi to Toulouse for two additional days (be careful from Bram to Castelnaudary mountain bikes recommended). Find the information here.

The Foix-Saint-Girons-Prat-Bonrepaux Greenway

This route is in fact two green lanes connecting Foix to Saint-Girons then Saint-Lizier to Prat-Bonrepaux. They are old railway tracks converted into hiking trails. On foot, by bike or on horseback these two gentle hiking routes allow you to discover a preserved space, surrounded by green vegetation! All for 54km! To be discovered on horseback, by bike (classic or electric), or on foot!

This route is also "certified bike and cheese "! In the heart of the Parc des Pyrénées Ariégeoises, 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. point theAriège loves cycling… And cheeses!


  • Trains and bike transport

Line TER Toulouse -Foix – Latour-de-Carol
Occitanie Bus: LINE 454 – FOIX-ST GIRONS (Bikes are not supported on buses – it is better to rent your bike in Foix or Saint Girons)

  • Taxis and bicycle carriers:

audabram : + 33 (0)5 61 01 34 54 /+ 33 (0)6 80 71 4159

  • Long-term car parks on the route

Several car parks allow you to access the route by car and park there during your stay: Foix | The Bastide of Sérou | Lescure | Saint-Girons

  • Connection between Saint Girons and Saint Lizier

When you arrive in Saint-Girons you find a shared road to reach Saint-Lizier and vice versa if you arrive from Prat Bonrepaux.
From Saint-Girons to Saint-Lizier it takes 18 minutes by electric bike: 4,31 km – 30 m of positive elevation and 60 m of negative elevation.

No time to do it all?

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

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 !

Abbey of Saint-Lizier © S.Meurisse – Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme

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 2023. Patience!

Vélocidade, bicycle luggage made in Ariège

It is in his workshop in Mirepoix that Velocidade designs responsible luggage to support everyone's small and big adventures on a daily basis. Convinced that the bicycle is the decarbonized solution par excellence for everyday commuting, Ricardo embarked on the design and conception of bags for artisanal way, From materials made in France. The shop offers saddlebags of different sizes to store sleeping bag, clothes, phone, mini-tent and other accessories useful in his excursions. Can also compose your own "bikepacking" kit according to his needs and his journeys!

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