Join us a for a week of Nordic Walking in the amazing Ariège region of the French Pyrenees, about 1¼ hours from Toulouse. We will be exploring established routes through woodland onto open pastures, and into the mountains; with plenty of opportunities for bird watching, photography, discovering the flora and fauna found in the high mountains and generally absorbing all that is great about the Ariège – fresh air, great company and stunning views.
Our accommodation is a farm house nestled into the sunny hillside village of Ussat-les-Bains. For relaxation there are plentiful show caves, historic Cathar monuments and chateaux, and of course the energising thermal baths; and local cuisine.
The ‘Ariège’ is the smallest ‘departement’ in France and one of the least populated, Ariège lies between the prosperous city of Toulouse and France’s high mountain borders with both Spain and Andorra. At the centre of the Ariège lies the historic town of Foix, right on the very edge of the Pyrenean foothills. To the north of Foix the hills flatten into rolling countryside and open plains, home to the popular market town of Pamiers and the historic Mirepoix, whose large cathedral dates from the 13th century. To the south of Foix the terrain quickly steepens and after about 20km you’ll find yourself in deep craggy valleys, with snaking roads and forest tracks connecting almost-forgotten villages.
For trek details and booking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07752567959