Ariege : sheer mountain –
Ariege is a department of Pyrenees -backed Spain and Andorra, which has preserved its traditions, its authenticity in a protected natural environment . Much of its territory is a Regional Park since 2009. The variety of flora and fauna is exceptional and the transhumance of sheep, cows and horses Merens is still active. Its grand green landscapes unfold from the rolling hills of the piedmont to senior 3000m peaks through several mythical passes of the Tour de France.
Ariege is a department not only nature but also history and culture : prehistoric caves, Cathar castles and medieval towns , Romanesque churches … Mountains and rivers provide a framework for relaxation and outdoor sports . More information : click here