Here are all the walks and hikes offered at the Chemins Occitans. Click on the dates for more information or contact me (chemins.occitans@gmail.com) if you wish to add one to the program.

Abbey of Combelongue - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
13 km
600m / -600m

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From the village of Rimont, we will travel a beautiful loop through by the “Col du Clot du Pau” and “Roc de Castillon”. The first colors of the autumn should embellish this hike without technical difficulty but which cumulates 600 meters of altitude over 13 km. We will then enjoy the gardens of the Abbey Combelongue and will also visit the interior.


Auzat Aqueduct - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
50m / -50m

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The avowed purpose of this walk is to open a window on the beauties of the mountain to an audience curious to discover without risk of suffering! So I designed a small walk without altitude difference or technical difficulty. The secret is to go down a gently sloping waterway with no obstacles. Most of the route is shaded with some passages opening on the side of the mountain to appreciate the landscape.


Around Roquefixade - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
7 km
270m / -270m

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We will have in focus the remains of the castle Roquefixade. The tour of the rock Marot (1000m) will allow us to explore the cave of the Catholic Church and the gorges of Pereilles for the bravest.


A prehistoric walk - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
14 km
360m / -360m

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It is in a prehistoric environment that this quiet walk takes place. We will leave above the town of Mas d’Azil to reach the small Mont Calbech (574m) which we will bypass to walk on a ridge. 3 Dolmens on our path for this family hike which will give us time to visit the famous Mas d’Azil cave, if you feel like it …


Saint Barthélemy Chapel - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
5 km
370m / -370m

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From the village of Larcat (860 meters), we will climb quietly to the pass of Dollent where we can enjoy the comfort of facilities for a good picnic. Once satiated, we will continue our walk to a charming chapel (1220 meters) overlooking the valley of Ariège. From there, we will descend to Larcat by a shaded Ubac to conclude this beautiful little hike without difficulty.


Ridge of Saurat - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
380m / -380m

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it is a quiet hike beginning Pla des Peyres (1389m) above Foix. We will arrive directly on the ridge by car which is minimizing the difficulty of the hike. At the parking, we immediately access the magnificent view of the first peaks of Ariège. We will keep this view during all the hike and walk until the Rock of Batail (1706m) which will be our highest point before return.


Blue Pond - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
750m / -750m

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A height difference of 850 meters awaits the hiker to admire this beautiful pond coiled under the “3 seigneurs”. We start by crossing the stream of the Courbière and then continue with a shaded climb under a beech forest. Little by little the vegetation is scarce and the view opens on this beautiful massif to the pond. We will descend by the magnificent circus of Embans to vary the pleasures.


Pond of Appy - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
810m / -810m

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From the charming little village of Apy, you will climb quietly and on a good path to the small pond of the same name. Family walk for occasional walkers but in good shape because we will face a drop of 800 meters.


Gardelle Pond - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
950m / -950m

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It takes good health to make this magnificent hike overlooking Pla de Labinas. We will start by discovering the orris of Carla to reach Pla de Labinas, splendid estive crossed by the torrent of Soulcem. A short stop at the waterfall Labinas will prevail. The climb to the pond is tough but what a reward to finally discover the three ponds of the Garbelle before descending back to the Orris.


Bassiès ponds - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
10 km
870m / -870m

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I propose you a breath of fresh air for hikers. A classic that we never tire of doing! Starting from the car park of Massada (Auzat), we will climb about 1000 meters by a steep but healthy trail. We will progressively leave the forest for the rhododendrons before reaching the first ponds of Bassiès where we picnic. The descent will be by a path on the mountainside to enjoy a breathtaking view of the stream of Bassiès.


Ponds of Picot - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
11 km
1100m / -1100m

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From the dam of Soulcem, we start with a beautiful path on the mountainside. Very quickly one will rise among the rhododendrons to discover a succession of ponds nestled in a mineral case.


Mont Fourcat - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
10 km
800m / -800m

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From the Col de Traucadou, we begin to climb gently on a wide track that we leave after half an hour for a steep climb via a well marked path. After one hour, the vegetation becomes low and opens onto a landscape that is bigger and bigger until the summit of Mont Fourcat (2000 meters). After 700 meters of climb, we admire the peaks dominating the valley of Ariege and Plantaurel.


The "Orris" of Labinas - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
320m / -320m

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With an elevation of 320 meters and a distance of 8.6Km, we start with a real village of Orris (stone hut) a nice stroll along the torrent of Soulcem to reach the pla Labinas after admiring the waterfall of the same name . We walk in a beautiful U-shaped valley, a remnant of a quaternary glacier.


Rulhe via Laparan - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
13 km
760m / 760m

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From the Laparan pond, we will first climb among the beeches along a sounding torrent. Soon we will reach the summer pastures where the cabin of the rieutord which will be able to shelter our picnic. We will continue to climb slowly to reach the Riutort pass from where we will begin our descent to the Rulhe refuge. Then, it will only remain to go down gently to return to Laparan.


Mont Ceint - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
16 km
1050m / 1050m

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Here is a hike for experienced hikers well used to the mountains. We’ll swallow more than 1,000 vertical drop over a distance of 16 km. So don’t be afraid of the effort to take advantage of this great tour. Departing from Port de l’Hers (1517m), we will start with a steep climb on the slopes of Mont Ceint (2088m) with the Trois Seigneurs massif behind us. We will take advantage of the variety of a Natura 2000 classified site. We will walk on rocks (Lherzolite) emerging from the depths of the Earth’s mantle and observe the carnivorous plants of the Bernadouze bog.


Around Roquefère - Aude

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
16 km
740m / -740m

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This beautiful hike on the slopes of the black mountain will make us discover the old stones of the endearing villages of Roquefère and Cubservies. Through a Mediterranean landscape of oaks and chestnuts, we will walk to the highest point of this hike where the view opens on the Pic de Nore and the Pyrenees. Very nice hike outside summer time to keep a contact with the mountain without risk of sinking in the snow!


Between Lagrasse and Notre-Dame du Carlat - Aude

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
10 km
300m / -300m

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No difficulty for this small hike. We will take the time to picnic at Notre Dame du Carla and we will enjoy a visit of the charming medieval village of Lagrasse. We will walk 11 km and 350 meters of altitude in a landscape of scrubland. In short, happiness and not too much effort for this little hike.


Around Montmaurin - Haute-Garonne

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
11 km
290m / -290m

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Countryside and historic atmosphere for this ride. We will walk where men have carved the famous Venus of Lespugue. We will stop in the middle of the fields to visit the Roman villa of Lassale which was active between the 1st century and the 5th century. I invite you to a serene walk with beautiful views of the Pyrenees and multiple historical evocations from the Ariège foothills.


Pic de l’Escalette - Haute-Garonne

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
6 km
500m / -500m

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I propose an easy walk first with a more committed option to fully enjoy the view from the top. We start from the Col de Menté (1346m) with two options to climb up to the Escalette hut. Either we take a wide and comfortable track, or we take a path on the mountainside in the heart of the beech forest. From the Escalette hut (1598m), you can further decide the pleasure up to the Pic de l’Escalette (1856m). It will be according to your convenience and your pleasure!


Around Minerve - Hérault

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
350m / -350m

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It was at Minerva that Simon de Monfort in 1209, during the crusade against the Cathars, burned more than 200 perfect. This small village has kept the memory of this tragedy and promites its medieval flavour that we will not fail to mention. This easy hike, in a limestone atmosphere, oscillates nicely between plateau and canyons


Megaliths of Minerve - Hérault

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
11 km
450m / -450m

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In the heart of the Minervois, we will walk in a wild and limestone scrubland. The objective of this walk is to find the well hidden dolmens in dense vegetation. But each time it is a nice surprise to discover these “amazing pre-historic vestiges. We will alsoenjoy the admirable view of the Cesse gorges and its vertiginous cliffs.


Around Rocamadour - Lot

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
12 km
400m / -400m

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It is in a rocky and limestone atmosphere that we will enjoy the surroundings of Rocamadour. We will visit the religious city with Romanesque and Gothic architecture, walk in the Causse landscapes on comfortable paths and little country roads. We will therefore combine a visit to a remarkable site with a breath of fresh air.


Around the Abbey of Fontfroide - Aude

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
10 km
350m / -350m

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This beautiful hike takes place around an abbey nestled in a valley bottom between the hills of a beautiful "garrigue". We will walk on comfortable tracks with Mediterranean scents. By climbing a little we can admire the black mountain and the bluish horizon of the sea. After the natural beauties, we will enjoy the beauties of the Occitan heritage with this magnificent abbey of Fontfroide


Around Bruniquel - Tarn et Garonne

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
10 km
250m / -250m

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Once is not custom, this ride is not in the mountains. But Occitania offers so many beautiful landscapes that it would be a shame to miss them. We will enjoy the magnificent village of Bruniquel, whose castle can be visited. For the ceniphiles, this is where the magnificent and tragic film, ” le vieux fusil”, was filmed.


Around Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - Lot

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
12 km
380m / -380m

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This beautiful walk along the banks of the Lot will take place between the towpath, the ridge overlooking the river, without forgetting to pass through the charming village of Saint-Circq-Lapopie. A priori no particular difficulty if it is only one or two climbs to enjoy the point of view of the ridge.


Around Fanjeaux - Aude

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
15 km
500m / -500m

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This walk will take us from the historic village of Fanjeaux to the surrounding hills. It is a gently sloping landscape which will make us discover a countryside marked by history. No difficulty but by dint of going up and down, we still accumulate a bit of elevation.


Around Montaillou - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
6 km
200m / -200m

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Between Prades and Montaillou, we are in the country of Sault on a plateau where the mountain is soft in the middle of the meadows. Surrounded by forests, dominated by ridges, we will walk without too much drop to give ourselves time to admire and talk about history.


Hautpoul forest - Tarn

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
11 km
620m / -620m

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The beautiful forest of the Black Mountain will be the setting for our walk. By dint of progressing on its undulating slopes, we will end up accumulating a drop of more than 600 meters.


Sidobre ride - Tarn

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
14 km
470m / -470m

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This varied walk will enchant us first by the lake whose serene waters open onto a vast forest. Good trails will lead us to astonishing natural granite sculptures (The rock of the goose, Trois formages, staggered rocks ....).


Chapel of Saint-Ferréol - Tarn

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
350m / -350m

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Nice little hike that will lead us in the footsteps of the four saints who lived in this region (Macaire, Ferréol, Hippolyte and Stapin). But above all, it is a good breath of fresh air through the valleys, the ridges and the desert of Saint Ferréol with its chapel and its magnificent panorama.


Isthmus of Ambialet - Tarn

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
510m / -510m

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It is for the astonishing natural sculpture of the Tarn that I am offering you this walk. It is such a narrow isthmus that the two river beds almost touch each other.


The old mill of Vicdessos - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
10 km
525m / -525m

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Beautiful balcony hike that will take us over Vicdessos and Auzat with a beautiful view of the valley and the surrounding peaks. We will have the opportunity to see the very well preserved remains of a watermill hidden in the heart of the Ariège forest.


Chioula Pass - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
8 km
250m / -250m

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Beautiful walk to do in any season, on foot or on snowshoes depending on the snow conditions. No difficulty and plenty of possible options to extend the fun or shorten the route.


Above Larcat - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
500m / -500m

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Departing from the charming village of Larcat, we will climb quietly on the mountainside towards Col Dollent. We will leave the Saint Barthélémy chapel on our right to continue on a track to climb towards the ridges where the surrounding peaks will unfold.


Saint Antonin Noble Val - Tarn et Garonne

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
13 km
520m / -520m

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Departing from Saint Antonin Noble Val, we will cross the Aveyron to climb up to the limestone plateau through a boxwood forest covered with beautiful green moss. The path climbs steep enough to swallow a drop of 200 meters at once. After some time on the plateau, we will plunge back to the river without reaching it to pass a quiet and picturesque hamlet. We will go up gently towards the plateau, enjoying a magnificent panorama of the soothing river before reaching our starting point.


Pond of Querigut - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
6 km
215m / -215m

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The objective of this walk is to minimize the effort to admire a pond deliciously coiled in a hollow of a vast circus. But it will still be necessary to climb the small steep path of 200 meters to access the quiet happiness of this place.


Tour of the Pic de Bacanère - Haute-Garonne

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
21 km
1220m / -1220m

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Because this hike is ambitious this hike will multiply experiences. Departing from the village of Artigue, we will enjoy the forest, the torrents, the ridges and of course the Pic de Bacanère (2192m) which will be the highlight of this beautiful excursion. Multiple huts in good condition line the route like welcoming shelters allowing authentic stopovers.


Bassiès by the pond of Alate - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
6 km
620m / -375m

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We will go up to the refuge of Bassiès by the Port of Saleix (1793m). The bravest will be able to climb Mont Ceint (2088m) without neglecting a nice break at the edge of the Alate pond before descending to our refuge via the Port of Bassiès.


Bassiès by las Fouzès - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
6 km
400m / -650m

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We will reach the Port of Bassiès before walking on the mountainside under the Pic de Cabanatous with the Pic Rouge de Bassiès in the distance. It is by the col de las Fouzès that we will begin our descent to the car park. More magnificent panoramas on the row of ponds of Bassiès!


- Haute-Garonne

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
4 km
0m / 0m

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Plateau de Beille - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
13 km
350m / -350m

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Little effort to reach the respectable altitude of 1700 meters since we will go up by the road to the cross-country ski resort. We will take tracks and paths with gentle undulations to climb almost up to 2000 meters without noticing it while enjoying a 360 ° panorama.


snowshoe walk - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
10 km
200m / -200m

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Nothing better to breathe and relax than a snowshoe trip in the Pyrenees. We will go where the conditions of snow and safety are met for our greatest happiness.


Les caselles de Marcilhac - Lot

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
7 km
100m / -100m

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An easy walk overlooking Marcilhac-sur-Célé. We will cross "Caselles" and dry stone walls, vestiges of an agricultural heritage of past centuries in Mediterranean vegetation.


Around Foix - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
8 km
500m / -500m

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This easy walk, but with a little difference in altitude, will take us to the terraces overlooking Foix to offer us the best panorama of the castle and allow us to recall the past.


Cap du Carmil - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
8 km
350m / -350m

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This walk overlooking the Barguillière valley will make us discover the summit of Cap du Carmil where the Pyrenean peaks of Ariège will unfold before us.


Around Les Angles - Pyrénées Orientales

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
8 km
320m / -320m

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Short snowshoe outing from Les Angles to the sources of the Aude. Lots of fun for little effort.


Serra de Mauri - Pyrénée Orientales

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
6 km
300m / -300m

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Cool option for this ride thanks to the chairlift that will take us up to the ridge where we will walk quietly.


Walking towards the castles of Comminges - Haute-Garonne

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
460m / -460m

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This beautiful walk in Comminges will allow us to enjoy the forest, magnificent panoramas and historical remains through the castles of the counts of Comminges. Beautiful day to oxygenate your brain....


Moulin de Sault - Lot

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
5 km
90m / -90m

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This short walk will take us to the Causses de Gramat in the Lot. Our goal is to descend into the gorges to visit the ruins of water mills. It will be necessary to go up by a path along the cliff.


Château des anglais - Lot

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
9 km
220m / -220m

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Beautiful walk overlooking the Célé by a ledge where we will come across the remains of a 12th century castle before crossing the Causse plateau.


Above Mirepoix - Aiège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
8 km
200m / -200m

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This easy hike will allow us to dominate Mirepoix and see the peaks of the yrenees. No difficulty for this modest and nevertheless beautiful walk which will offer us only pleasure and the opportunity to discover the beautiful bastide of Mirepoix.


Pound of Moulzoune - Ariège

FFRP Effort FFRP Technique FFRP Risque
7 km
370m / -370m

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This beautiful walk in the heart of the forest, on the slopes of Saint Barthélémy is ideal for discovering or enjoying the mountains effortlessly.