If you're looking for adventure, you've come to the right place. Our region is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts with many activities to please all age groups. And the best part? Everything is at our door. Here are our current favorites:
There are hundreds of kilometers of hiking and biking trails through the Ariège and Aude. Just step outside our doors and you will come across idyllic walking and cycling routes through some of the most beautiful scenery.
La Voie Verte
This 38 km cycle and pedestrian path created on an old railroad links Mirepoix and Lavelanet, the landscape is magnificent and you can walk in pretty villages.
The path of the winegrowers 'huts
At the foot of the Pic de Brau, located near Magrie, this walk takes you through the vineyards and the winegrowers' huts which watch over this place steeped in history.
If you feel energetic, you can visit Montségur, a small village with its castle ruins high perched on a rocky hill behind the village. The climb is also rewarded with spectacular views.
Château de Queribus and Château de Peyrepertuse
Two castles that require a little endurance to reach; The Château de Queribus is a 14th century tower perched on a steep spur with a panoramic view from its magnificent terrace and the Château de Peyrepertuse is a ruined fortress which sits on an 800m high ridge.
Our region is the ideal place for cyclists with its mountains, picturesque canals and magnificent gorges. Add lively cities and peaceful countryside to the mix and you have the perfect cycling destination.
There are some great cycling races in the area this summer. Steps 11 to 15 of the Tour de France all take place in the region and the figure of sporting hatred "the most beautiful and beautiful cycling race of Blood and Gold" takes place on August 18 at Axat.
Lake Montbel is a popular spot for fishing, water sports and swimming and is just a short drive away.
POUR LES ENFANTS
La Base de Loisirs propose un circuit de kart de 1400m pour les enfants à partir de 5 ans. Situé entre Mirepoix et Lavelane, il y a aussi un château gonflable, la location de vélos électriques et le paintball pour fatiguer les enfants.
Si vous cherchez quelque chose d'un peu plus relaxant, étant donné notre emplacement dans les Pyrénées, l'Ariège et l'Aude ont quelques-uns des meilleurs spas que vous trouverez dans le sud de la France. Nos favoris sont Les Bains du Couloubret, Spa Carita Carcassonne et Les Thermes de Rennes les Bains.
The closest ski resort to Montcabirol is Ax les Thermes which is less than an hour's drive away. Ax offers a wide choice of blue, red and black tracks in the forest or at altitude. It is also an ideal place for sledding, snow biking, snake sliding and paragliding. This mountain village is incredibly welcoming with its pedestrian streets, its market, its restaurants and its shops which are therefore worth a visit all year round.
A dedicated section highlighting all the best places to fish here.
A list and review of all of our local vineyards for wine tasting.