Rock ClimbingOutdoor activities near Base Calames Rooms to Rent and house rental in the Ariege, Pyrenees, France.

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Rock Climbing

The Ariege is steadily building a reputation as one of the best rock climbing destinations in France. With around 2400 routes spread over 50+ crags there is a huge amount on offer all within a relatively small area. Styles cover everything from bouldering and sport climbing to trad, ice, via ferrata and adventurous big mountain routes.

Many of the settings are superb and access is generally straightforward and quick. As well as being covered in the 2012 Ariege Rockfax, Topo's for much of the Ariège climbing are available as free PDF downloads on the web.

Located centrally in the Pyrenees close to the border with Spain, the weather is pretty good. The south facing crags provide superb winter climbs and there is plenty of shady climbing to avoid the full heat of summer.

Car Free Climbing- with plenty to choose from on foot from the accommodation why not go car free and catch a train. (see 'Travel' for more info)


Ariege rock climbing guide


Click here to view our online Ariege Rock Climbing Guide.



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

Kids activities in Ariege

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.