If you're looking for adventure you've come to the right spot. Our region is an outdoor lover's playground with plenty of activities to appeal to every age group. And the best part? It's all on our doorstep. Here are our current favourites:
There are hundreds of kilometres of hiking and cycling paths right across Ariege and Aude. Simply walk out of our gates and you’ll come across idyllic walking and cycling routes through some of the finest countryside. For a detailed list of walks and hikes click here.
La Voie Verte
This 38km bike and foot path created on a former railway line connects Mirepoix and Lavelanet, the scenery is beautiful and you get to walk through some pretty villages.
The Path of the Winemakers Huts
At the foot of the Pic de Brau, located near Magrie, this walk takes you through the vineyards and huts of winemakers who watch over this place which is steeped in history.
Our region is the perfect location for cyclists with its mountains, picturesque canals and stunning gorges. Throw in vibrant towns and peaceful countryside to the mix and you have the ideal cycling destination.
What better way to explore this beautiful countryside than by bike, we can arrange hire and delivery of your bikes right to your gite. Please let us know if you require more information.
During the summer holidays (July and August), Pole Equestrede Leran are based on the shores of Lake Montbel . They offer several horseback riding itineraries from 1 hour to 1 day depending on your desires and your riding level : from beginner to advanced.
Lac de Montbel is a popular location for fishing, watersports and swimming and is located a few minutes’ drive away.
Kayaking is also available from Camon and Mirepoix down the River Hers
ACCROBRANCHING (also known as Go Ape or Zip Lining)
We have two adventure parks within 30 minutes of your gites. Crapahut Adventure Park is located in Belesta and Appy Parc Accrobranche is next to Lac Montbel. Both parks provide zip lines in the trees, all safely observed by experts. Click on their names for opening times.
Base de Loisirs offers a 1400m go kart circuit for children aged 5+. Located between Mirepoix and Lavelane, there’s also a bouncy castle, electric bike rental and paintball to tire the kids out.
The nearest ski resorts to Montcabirol are Monts D'Olmes and Ax les Thermes which are located under an hour away. Ax offers a wide choice of blue, red and black runs in the forest or in altitude. It’s also a great place for sledging, biking on snow, snake glisse and paragliding. This mountain village is incredibly welcoming with its pedestrian streets, market, restaurants and shops so well worth a visit all year round.