Rich in its reliefs, steep, mountainous, sometimes hilly, Ariège is the queen destination of the Pyrenees for the mountain biking. On the Chemin des Bonneshommes, on the Cathare Trail or on our mountain biking areas, or in our bike parks, it's impossible to get bored on a bike!

Mountain biking in Ariège is ...

Ariège is a confidential mountain biking destination of which we are going to reveal some of the best nuggets! Follow the guide ?


  • Personalized trails or single tracks more or less technical of 1 km, or nearly 460 mountain bike routes divided into 5 mountain bike areas very distinct (including 3 FFC labeled)
  • 4 bike parks accessible via shuttles or chairlifts for descents on marked and maintained slopes: in total more than 80km of slopes, with impressive height differences (from 300 to 1400m difference in altitude)

Choose your next adventure among the most beautiful MTB or VTTAE routes and routes (electrical assistance) to do in Ariège Pyrénées and / or the professionals who will accompany you in this experience!


  • L'Ariègeoise VTT – the last Sunday of June

Since 2020, the cyclosportive l'Ariègeoise has also been available for mountain biking. Many volunteers welcome you to this young event which already attracts more than 300 participants. Often composed of a certain elevation gain to find a 360° view of all the highest Ariège peaks, it will allow you to enjoy very beautiful singles. The course is often demanding, but the effort is quickly forgotten thanks to the magnificent Ariège landscapes that will be offered to you. Consult the Ariégeoise VTT website

  • The Orsalher MTB – the 1er Sunday in June

In Couserans in Soueix-Rogalle (09) located 15 km from Saint-Girons, the club offers an event with an average of 7 tracks ranging from beginners to the most athletic. More information here.

  • The Arize Lèze hike – 2rd Sunday in July

To have a good time with family or friends, this hike offers different route profiles and different activities: mountain biking, road cycling, hiking & trail more info here.

The portraits

Originally from Ariège, more precisely from Couserans, Thomas Estaque, dreamy, creative and authentic at the same time, evolves in this practice as a 100% pro Rider of Team Commencal. With his friends, Hugo Frixtalon, Paul Couderc, Amaury Pierron, Pierrick Lannes and many others, he shares his attachment to Ariège through various visual projects (but not only) in particular with the Hurricane and Segment projects that we let discover!

Or when VTOPO comes to ride in Ariège it looks like this 👇

experiences for all levels

  • Family mountain bike outing on the fun path of Montbel, a real treat between panorama of the Tabes massif and the lake and its beautiful turquoise color 👉🏼 Read the article
  • Caroline, our Outdoor specialist, tested DH mountain biking at the Ax-3-Domaine station, in the ♥️ of the Ariège Pyrenees! She tells you about her day, from equipment rental to the Black Hard (black slope which is worth the detour). Speed, sensations and extraordinary panorama on our beautiful summits 👉🏼 Read the article
  • Since the time the project made her want to, Caroline and her friends have tested the great mountain bike crossing, to discover these 5 days of riding, it’s here 👉🏼 Read the article

Prepare for your mountain biking adventure