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Camping du Lac Mercus

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Occitania Ariege Mercus-Garrabet
  • In the heart of the Ariège Pyrenees
  • Direct access to Lake Mercus
  • Between Foix, Montségur and the prehistoric sites of Tarascon-sur-Ariège

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A wide choice of walks and hikes await you at the Camping from Lake Mercus. Alone, with family or friends, with or without children, you will find hiking at your feet!

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Routes around the camping

  • Circuit of the pond of Comte
    For a great discovery of the Ariège mountains with the family, this route is ideal. Count about 2 hours to cover the 5 kilometers of walk for a drop of just over 300 meters. You will cross pastures before arriving at the beautiful Comte pond for a well-deserved refreshing break. A real introduction to the mountain environment!
  • The Blue Pond Loop
    For the more athletic, a beautiful walk of around 4h30 and nearly 10 kilometers awaits you. 850 meters of elevation gain for this hike! But what a sight… This high-altitude hike offers an unobstructed view of the Ariège mountains. You will then have a good overview of the calm and beauty of the altitude ponds.

GR 10

Impossible to talk about hiking in the Ariège Pyrenees without tackling the mythical GR 10. The Grande Traversée des Pyrénées links the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. It is certainly one of the most beautiful GRs in France, with breathtaking views of the Pyrenean peaks. It also offers a real discovery of the terroir. The Ariège alone covers nearly 25% of the GR 10, for a wild and isolated part. Perfect for seasoned hikers and lovers of the great outdoors. You will thus cross the Natural Park of the Ariège Pyrenees. The diversity of the landscapes and the discovery of the fauna and the luxuriant flora will leave you speechless. You can do sections of GR 10, provided you are well equipped and prepared... Because if it is one of the most beautiful GR, it is also one of the most isolated. 

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Ariège is an ideal destination for all road cyclists. But it is also a sought-after place for all mountain biking aficionados!

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Between walks and equipped playgrounds, all beginners or experienced mountain bikers will find what they are looking for in Ariège.

Circuit ideas

  • For a warm-up of about forty minutes, the Ormeaux circuit, less than 10 kilometers long and with almost zero elevation, will allow you to train along the Ariège. Ideal for beginners!
  • For experienced mountain bikers, take on the Col de Joux for 27 kilometers of spectacular forest and mountain landscapes. A steep drop and sometimes technical trails… The panorama of the Pyrenees and the Oriège Valley dominated by the mythical summit of the Dent d'Orlu will undoubtedly be worth your efforts.

Great Mountain Bike Crossing of Ariège

If you want to treat yourself to a bit of magic on a mythical circuit, you can easily complete sections of the Grande Traversée VTT de l'Ariège, labeled FFC. In a spectacular setting in the heart of the Pyrenees, along mythical and historic paths, such as the way to Santiago de Compostela, 223 km divided into 12 sections will be offered to you, alternating fun walks and much more technical passages.

Bike Parks

Ariège offers several Bike Parks spread over its territory. Beginners or experienced practitioners, you will enjoy an exceptional natural setting. The bike parks are accessible to DH, Enduro and VAE mountain bikes. They have been designed to improve your technique and increase the pleasure tenfold.

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