Ariège is a beautiful department at the foot of the Pyrenees to discover on foot, by bike or by car. The region offers plenty of activities for young and old in every season. Rivers and lakes, lovely villages, wonderful hiking and cycling routes: Ariège has it all!
Visit the rustic villages in the area, such as the Sunday market in Montbrune. Drive to beautiful cities such as Foix and Toulouse.
Drive a little further and you can visit France's most beautiful fortified city: Carcassonne. Imagine yourself in ancient times at impressive Montségur Castle and Puivert Castle. Immerse yourself in the history of the Cathars.
Or descend into extraordinary caves such as the cave of Niaux, sail through the cave of Labouiche or drive by car through the cave of Mas-d'Azil.
In Ariège, you will find unspoilt nature that offers many opportunities for sporting excursions. There are many walks and cycling routes in the immediate surroundings and the Pyrenees. If you are looking for even more of a challenge, you can go rafting, canoeing or canyoning. More information on sporting possibilities: activities outside the park.