Maps and topos

More than 450 km of trails criss-cross our mountains through the most diverse landscapes, all the way to the Andorran border.

The most beautiful routes in the Ariege Pyrenees described to make your life easier! Discover them in our topoguides and hiking maps.

Topos guides


3 topoguides sold for €6.50 each at the Tourist Office select the sixty most beautiful itineraries for you.

N°1 D’un Village à l’Autre en Vallées d’Ax: 23 walks from 1h30 to 4h30 on marked trails that guide you to discover the heritage of our villages.

N°2 Lacs et Torrents en Vallées d’Ax: 20 mountain hikes from 2h to 6h on marked trails, along the water to the most beautiful ponds and some prestigious summits without difficulty.

N°3 Crêtes et Sommets en Vallées d’Ax: 17 mountain hikes, on unmarked trails, to lift you between heaven and earth to the most beautiful summits.

3 topoguides sold for €6.50 each at the Tourist Office

N°1 : “Balades en Pays de Tarascon” 22 routes.

N°2 : “Station Sport Nature du Montcalm” 22 routes.

N°3: “Etangs et sommets” : 20 routes, including 3 over 2 days.

In addition, to facilitate your beginnings or enable you to go further afield, guarded refuges and gîtes d’étape reduce the length of your walks.

Boulder climbing

Boulder at Orlu sold for €4 at the Tourist Office

In the shade of a beech forest and in the cool of the Oriège river, the bouldering site at Orlu is accessible to all levels of practice (boulders from 1.5m high). More experienced climbers should bring their own crash pad.

Mountain biking

The VTT-FFC area features 231 km of mountain bike circuits approved by the Fédération Française de Cyclisme.

Mountain bike topoguide sold for €4 at the Tourist Office.

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Book your mountain vacation for hiking in unspoilt natural surroundings, for outdoor and white-water activities, for visits to must-see tourist sites such as the Grotte de Niaux and the Parc de la Préhistoire... In winter, skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowshoeing, tobogganing and dog sledding are all on offer from Ax 3 Domaines to Beille, via Ascou and Le Chioula or Mijanés and Goulier... All year round, enjoy the benefits of thermal water for spa treatments at Ax-les-Thermes or Ussat-les-Bains, or relax at the Bains du Couloubret. The history and heritage of our mountains, pastoralism and local produce will add to your stay with unforgettable experiences... Don't miss the festivals and major events, and take advantage of the many activities for the whole family all year round... The Ariege Pyrenees, your bubble of oxygen destination!