With 5000 kilometres of waymarked paths Ariège-Pyrénées has enough walking to keep even the most ardent hiker busy for years. There are walking maps in L'Atelier d'Artiste, and we have a large selection of walking guidebooks we can lend you on request, but to whet your appetite we'll show you on this page just a small sample of some of the walks we can recommend for those looking for longer or more challenging outings. Bear in mind though that they are just that: a sample, designed to give you a flavour of the variety of walking on offer here rather than a definitive pointer to the best walks - there are many others just as interesting, diverse and lovely, and the dividing line between easy and challenging is really a very fluid one! Some of the longer walks have shorter options that bring them into the category of 'easy' walks, just as many easy walks have more challenging options.
Many of the walks on this page are at altitude and you may encounter snow at higher levels up until mid June (the period immediately after the snow melt is however a wonderful time to be up there, as you'll find a wide variety of alpine and sub alpine flowers).