Mountain BikingOutdoor activities near Base Calames B&B and house rental in the Ariege, Pyrenees, France.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking holiday activities

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Mountain Biking (or 'VTT' as its known in France) is very popular throughout the Ariège. Marked tracks and circuits abound and there is plenty to do in the local area. There are a number of dedicated Mountain Biking areas, the best of which is probably Ax les Thermes. Around a 30 minute drive from the house, the Ax les Thermes Mountain Biking area offers over 100km of marked circuits and uses the ski lift system in the summer months so you can save your legs for the downhill! Numerous guide books exist and mountain biking guides can be hired to help explore the area. There are a number of bike hire shops in our local area.


Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in the Ariege Pyrenees

The Ariège is steadily building a reputation as one of the best rock climbing destinations in France, with around 2400 routes spread over 50+ crags. Read more.


Cycling in the Ariege Pyrenees

Tour De France climbs on the doorstep and less strenuous valley roads, there's something for all cyclists. Read more.


Walking in the Ariege Pyrenees

The Ariège is a paradise for walkers of all standards. With over 500km of waymarked footpaths there's plenty to go at! Read more.

Winter Sports

Winter Sports in the Ariege Pyrenees

A number of ski resorts nearby cater for skiers of all abilities in stunning locations. Read more.

Kids Activities

Many of the activities on offer to adults are also available to kids in one form or another and its a great place to try out some adventurous activities in a supervised and secure environment. Read more.