walker2I can offer you a wonderful location for experiencing the grandeur and beauty of the Ariége mountains, lakes, meadows and valleys, through spring, summer, and autumn. From L'Ancienne Bergerie, I can assist in designing "self guided" independent walking days, be it a smaller hiking trail for a few hours, a days walk or staying overnight in one of the many mountain "cabanes" or refuges.  My aim is for you to explore & savour the wildlife, nature and fauna, whilst you walk at your leisure to suit your ability, without having to be "ushered" along by a guide. 

walkerI provide you with maps and suggest walks from the door,  whether joining the pilgrim route - "The Way of Saint James", absorbing the charm of the local valley and its villages, or heading higher up to the summits, crisscrossing major hiking routes such as the GR10 and the HRP. High and low level walks in the Couserans and 15 of the best walks in the Castillon en Couserans area (French language website).

I am at hand to give you information and advice on routes, starting points, difficulty, duration, water sources, flora/fauna and any local amenities, having enjoyed the walks myself.  I am passionate about the outdoors and the local area and would like to share it with you.

Each day, packed lunches may be provided for you to enjoy on the hillsides, €8 per person.


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