Are you looking for fun and original activities for your next winter vacation in Ariège? The Toulouse Pyrenees Guide has put together a great program to satisfy all your desires. At the foot of the Pyrenees, this department is a nature destination, which offers the practice of many outdoor and mountain sports, in all seasons. We also promise you moments of relaxation to take care of yourself and visits to learn about the history of the region.
Opening photo : Couflens in winter © Marc Andreu / Adobe Stock
In the Ariège Pyrenees, many resorts welcome you and offer you original sliding sports. This is the opportunity to try out unusual activities, to enjoy the snow in a different way!
For a complete tour of the resorts, see our article on winter sports in Ariège.
We reveal everything you always wanted to know about sledding! (fr)
The mountain in a different way, enjoy the snow through original activities in Ariège! Photos @ Unsplash.com
Canyoning is a very complete activity, combining hiking, climbing or abseiling, and swimming. It is a whitewater sport, which is practiced mainly from spring to autumn. For a change, we take you to the heart of a snowy forest, to enjoy the pleasures of water, in the middle of winter ! In Thuès-entre-Valls there is a small canyon from which 40 ° hot springs spring up.
To get some fresh air and recharge your batteries in the heart of nature, hiking, whether on foot or by bicycle, allows you to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Ariège, practicing a sport suitable for all levels. To admire the beautiful landscapes under the snow, try the altitude hike :
In the mountains, don't neglect safety. Guides are there to help you select the routes suited to your level, advise and accompany you.
The Attack of the Ariège mountains chamois. Photo : @ Todd Diemer / Unsplash
Lovers of old stones will have their eyes sparkling in front of these witnesses to the history of Ariège. The vestiges of prehistory, the 100 years war, then the religious war and the Cathar persecutions have left their traces on the architectural heritage. You will see beautiful bastides, medieval towns, Templar towns. We take you to visit the most beautiful villages of Ariège and here are our favorites :
Heritage discovery walks are available in Saint-Lizier. Photo @Guide Toulouse Pyrenees
Do you want to take advantage of the holidays to relax and take care of yourself? The Pyrenees are known for their sources. Spas dot the chain of the Pyrenees and allow you to enjoy the benefits of their waters :
Want to please yourself? Read our report at the sumptuous Château de Beauregard, which promises you relaxing pleasures, in a very beautiful residence, with a delicious restaurant and a luxurious spa.
The pleasures of a high mountain spa. Photo @Fiche of Château de Beauregard
Pamiers and Foix are important economic centers of Ariège. As you stroll through the city center or shopping malls, you will find many boutiques, large brands and independent stores.
The markets allow you to meet producers, discover local crafts and taste good local products. Here are the main markets of Ariège :
You are well prepared for your next winter vacation in Ariège. We hope to have made you want to experiment with new activities, to discover the region under this beautiful white veil of winter.
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