Camping du Lac Mercus
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Nature and heritage will be at the rendezvous during your stay in Ariège and there will be no shortage of activities!
To enjoy nautical activities in the immediate vicinity of the camping, go to the nautical base of Lake Mercus. Unique site in Ariège, you will have the choice between various nautical activities: ski lift, paddle, pedal boat... Access to the site is free and free; you will benefit from a shady peninsula, beautiful sunny sandy beaches, a beach volleyball court, games for children and barbecues.
For walkers, opt for the app all trails and discover the hikes around the camping.
Outdoor sports enthusiasts will undoubtedly find something to satisfy their desires in Ariège! The Ariège river is a fantastic playground for sports enthusiasts who prefer a discovery on the water. Beginners or experienced, the regional natural park of the Ariège Pyrenees will offer you multiple possibilities:
- canoe descents for all levels
- canyoning, very famous in the Pyrenees region. Initiation course or more muscular circuits with abseils and jumps. Strong sensations guaranteed!
If you prefer a calm and peaceful activity, take advantage of the Ariège fishing spots.
Rivers, lakes and torrents, there will be for all tastes and types of fishing ! 37 species of fish live in the waters of the department. Near the camping, Lake Mercus will be an ideal spot for a family fishing day. As for rivers, more than 3000 km in 1st category await you between March and September.
The Ariège Pyrenees is also a fantastic heritage, both cultural and natural.
Animal lovers will have the choice between several sites to observe animals or enjoy horseback riding or donkey rides:
- The house of wolves (38 km away), to see them evolve in their natural environment.
- Eagles at Lordat (22 km away), with shows of birds of prey in free flight on the site of the splendid castle of Lordat.
- The llama farm (21 km), which offers a visit to the farm and walks with the lamas.
The geological caves in the area are known to be particularly spectacular. 9 km from camping, the cave of Lombrives is currently the largest in Europe.
In Baulou, you will visit the Labouiche river, the longest underground river in Europe.
For prehistory enthusiasts, the visit of the cave of Niaux, only 10 km from your camping, will immerse you in the cave paintings of the Palaeolithic.
Medieval history enthusiasts will follow in the footsteps of the Cathars and their fortresses in the remote valleys of Ariège. Roquefixade castle, on its rocky peak, will welcome you from the top of its ten centuries of history.
30 km from camping, the castle of Montségur, symbol of Catharism, will impress you with its remains and its panorama. The town of Foix, 11 km from the camping, will impress you. Don't miss a visit to the Foix castle perched on its rocky outcrop!
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