The Ariege Pyrenees is much more than the usual summer mountain pursuits of walking, running, cycling, canoing or climbing. From here you can visit the Lombrives Cave which is the largest cave in the European Union or why not pay a visit to Montsegur Castle which is situated at 1,207m, this symbol of Cathar resistance dominates the surrounding valleys or travel the stony, winding 5km road up to the spectacular Frau Gorge. If you are interested in birds of prey or wolves there are birds of prey to be found at Lordat Castle and the Wolf House in Orlu. The list of things to do is endless. If you simply want to relax and ponder life’s great mysteries then just visit the spa in Ax-les-Thermes.



The Pyrenees is a range of mountains running along the border between Spain and France, in Europe. They are approximately 600 km long. The Areige Pyrenees is a great place for walkers of any ability. There are any number of stunning walks, high level or low level. We can provide you with maps and guide books to help you on your way. We can also provide you with a packed lunch (for 7€ that is).

For the runners amongst you we can advise you on the many routes from the house and in the surrounding mountains and forests. Special training weeks can be arranged. There are races most weekends, on the road and mountain trails and for the adventurous there are snowshoe events in the winter.

It is in the Pyrenees that the Tour de France is often won or lost but you don’t have to match the professionals for speed and endurance to enjoy cycling through this wonderful landscape. From a leisurely family outing to a heart-stopping mountain bike descent the Pyrenees provides the perfect backdrop. The Cols around Perles make for some testing days out. For mountain bikers the Vallees d’Ax has 135km of signposted routes.

If you fancy a point to point walk, run or ride we will be happy to drop you off or pick you up.


The Ariege is very child friendly as are we, having a child ourselves! We are used to hosting families and will do whatever we can to provide an environment that entertains the children and makes your life as easy as possible. Part of this service is to offer advice and guidance in what activities are available to do with your children to get the most from your time to ensure you have a truly memorable holiday.

We offer:

  • Separate children’s meals if required.
  • Pre-agreed menu options.
  • Private garden.
  • Cot and High chair available.
  • Indoor and outdoor games.
  • Books and puzzles.
  • FreeSat TV and children’s DVD’s