Trail running in the Pyrenees

5 days of trail running in the Pyrenees, in the area of Ariège, with Denis, local UIMLA mountain leader.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    During this trip and trail running in the Cathar country, at the foothill of the Pyrenees, you will feel in total harmony with nature. Indeed, we will keep our goals pretty simple in order to be able to admire the magnificent landscapes surrounding us!

    Between ruins and fortified castles, I will gladly share with you my historical knowledge. Connoisseur of the region, I will tell you all the legends of my country!

    We will travel more than 48 km in total, having overall 3600 meters of altitude change. During the journey we will stay in different accommodations each night (except for days 2 and 3).

    A great thing about this trip? A car joins us every evening with our belongings, so we will be able to enjoy every day without carrying them!

    A sequence at an altitude of over 2000 m will allow us to improve our mountain trekking techniques.

    A relaxing day is scheduled at a spa midway through the trip. We will rest before tackling the second part of the trip with energy and great humor.

    I organize this journey in 2 or 5 days. Below is my 5-day program:

    On days 1 and 2, we will run on the hills and through the beech forests. We will encounter a rocky piton pass with stunning views of the Cathar castles in ruins, and we will visit these buildings.

    Day 1
    Meet at 10 AM: we will meet each other and check the equipment.
    We will go into an adaptation trail route.
    We will visit a beautiful Cathar castle.
    Distance traveled: 8 km. Altitude change: +400 m.

    Day 2
    Breakfast
    Trail route on the Cathar trail.
    Transfer of equipment
    Overnight at the Montsegur cottage
    Distance traveled: 15 km. Altitude change: +900 m.

    Day 3
    Cultural day and relaxing at Couloubret baths, at the Ax baths.
    Overnight at the Montsegur cottage.

    On days 4 and 5, we will run on beautiful ridge lines. These days include the ascent to a summit of 2300 m… Incredible mountain views await us!

    Day 4
    Departure at 10 AM.
    Trail on the cult heights of the Cathares at an altitude of over 2000 meters.
    Overnight at the holiday center L’Ours Mont d’Olmes.
    Transfer of equipment.
    Distance traveled: 16 km. Altitude change: +1200 m.

    Day 5
    Departure at 10 AM.
    Trail through the beautiful pastures of Ariège to descend.
    Distance traveled: 17 km. Altitude change: +300 m / -1600 m.

    I invite you to contact me if you want to live a great trail experience at the Regional Natural Park of the Ariège Pyrenees and its surroundings. I would be thrilled to introduce you to my region and the secrets it holds.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    596 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    In hotels and cottages

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    Price (2 days) :

    - 131 € per adult (course only)

    - 235 € per adult (course with full board)

    - A larger group makes a less expensive course from 99 €, see the grid on the product form

    Price (5 days):

    - 210 € per adult (course only)

    - 596 € per adult (course with full board)

    - A larger group makes a less expensive course from 150 €, see the grid on the product form

    Level: Medium level 2/5 to 3/5

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I was born in Ariège, in a large family with a mountaineer past (Montaillou and the Barguillière valley). I started surveying the Pyrenees at a young age.
    I left my land of origine before turning 18, and I enlisted in the Marine troops.
    I specialised as a caregiver and first aid instructor. This allowed me to travel around the world. I participated in many mountain trainings, including mountain rescue training.
    The mountain is a privilege of my passion, it's important to me to link it to my professional activity. This is why I focused in the medium mountain leader profession. I am here to make you discover the small Barguillière valley and the haute Ariège.
    I am very sensitive to sustainable development, I want to be an ecological actor, give advice and inspire vocations.

     
     
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