Hiking in Midi-Pyrenees Occitanie, France

Mountain bike and walking from the eco-camping in Occitanie Ariege

More than 40 hiking routes in Ariege from the campsite

There are many hiking routes starting from our eco-camping in this beautiful part of southern France.

Lovers of landscapes and walking, you will be charmed by the many paths that you can take on foot or by bike from the campsite.

This region of Ariege is full of natural discoveries and reliefs; valleys, plains, lakes. A good pair of shoes is enough to discover the wonderful landscapes in Ariege!

During your stay, ask the reception for the Topo Guide published by the Tourism Office.
It is with pleasure that we will lend it to you, you will be able to discover 40 hikes in the Mirepoix country and the Olmes country.

The intermittent fountain of Fontestorbes

  • Distance from the campsite: 17.6 kms
  • Duration of the bike ride: 1h05 (one way)
  • Duration of the hike: 3h40 (one way)
  • Departure: eco-camping

A unique and mysterious place in Ariege, 1 hour by bike from the eco-camping: this intermittent fountain is the most spectacular in the world, known since Antiquity.

This giant fountain is so curious that it has always been said to be inhabited by fairies. Because although there are other intermittent sources in France and around the world, none has such a high flow rate and regularity.

Indeed, 1800 liters per second flow at the highest flow rate for 36 minutes. Then it stops for 32 minutes.

This phenomenon of intermittency occurs in the dry season from about July to October.

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Campsite road

  • Length of the trail: 3.5 kms
  • Duration of the hike: 1 hour
  • Departure: the entrance to the campsite

This trail allows you to discover the protected environment of the campsite.

You will observe the fauna and flora of a preserved 10.5 hectare park.

Tour of the Lake Montbel

  • Length of the trail: 16 kms
  • Duration of the hike: 4 hours
  • Departure: Leran nautical base, 13 minutes by car and 19 minutes by bike from the campsite

Lake Montbel straddles the three municipalities of Montbel, Leran and Chalabre.

Its surface area is 570 hectares and its capacity is 60 million m3.

On the way, you will discover the hamlet of Baylards, an ornithological observation area, the church of Montbel and a belvedere overlooking the lake.

Greenway in the Cathar Pyrenees

  • Length of the trail: 38 kms
  • Duration of the bike ride: 2h15
  • Departure: Mirepoix, 15 minutes by car and 33 minutes by bike from the campsite

It is at the foot of the Pyrenees, straddling the Ariege and Aude rivers, that this greenway is located.

A stone's throw from its starting point, you will discover emblematic sites of the Cathar resistance to the persecutions of the Middle Ages: the castle of Montsegur, the county town of Foix or the castle of Roquefixade.

Once you arrive on the green track, another discovery awaits you: the path taken by trains in the last century. The trail is located on the former Lavelanet-Mirepoix railway line, which was used to transport passengers, mail and goods between 1903 and 1971.

It is because one of these goods was textiles that the road is also called the "filatiers' path".

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