Where to cycle in our destination Foix-Ariège-Pyrénées? 

Climbing the Col de Port, the Péguère wall, or a ride on the greenway 

in Foix and Saint Girons, in Ariège, there is something for all tastes and all levels!


Length: 42 km.
Level: easy.
Details of the route: click here

The Voie Verte is the old railway line between Foix and St-Girons, converted into a hiking trail. It stretches for about 40 km in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On foot, by bike or on horseback, this gentle hiking route allows you to discover with your family or friends a preserved area surrounded by vegetation. All along this route, you can cross old structures that used to make up the old line, such as tunnels, viaducts, guard posts, and you can make detours to discover the heritage and farm producers.


Departure Allée de Villote 09000 FOIX
Details of circuit n°9 : More information

Difficulty Difficult
Duration 04h30
Difference in altitude 1550 D+.
Distance 71 km
Max. altitude 1400 m

You go up the Ariège by the left bank to the gates of Tarascon-sur-Ariège. A first climb to the Col de Port before heading for the highest point: Péguère; where some sections reach 16% gradient. Initially climbed by the Tour de France in 2012, it deserves its nickname of "wall". At the top, take a break and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Pyrenees before returning to Foix via the Col des Marrous, and finishing in the bucolic Barguillère valley.

Please note that part of the route is closed during the winter months. Consult inforoute09.fr before departure. Respect the proposed direction: the Col de Péguère on the way down is very dangerous.


Start Allée Villote 09000 FOIX
Difficulty Difficult
Duration 05h10
Difference in altitude 2190 D +.
Distance 80 km
Max. altitude 1420 m

Details of circuit n°10 : More information

This route from Foix takes you into the Ariège valley from where you will do three climbs of increasing difficulty and an average gradient of 8% throughout. Seignaux (770m) is your first objective, as a warm up, because then the Col du Traucadou will put you to the test with a 10.5km climb to the summit at 1253m. After a long descent back to Foix (be careful, the D618 and D117 are busy with vehicles) you tackle a final challenge: the end of Touron above the Prat d'Albis, the finish of the Tour de France in 2019.

Please note that part of the circuit is closed during the winter. Consult inforoute09.fr before the start.

Discover all the cycling routes in Ariège Pyrenees

Where to cycle in the Ariège Pyrenees? Mountain biking in the Couserans, climbing the Col de Port, the Plateau de Beille or the Mur de Péguère, or a ride on the greenway in Foix or Mirepoix, in Ariège, there is something for all tastes and all levels!


2 greenways (Foix-Saint-Girons and Lavelanet-Mirepoix)
3 FFC-labelled mountain bike areas and 2 non-labelled mountain bike areas
14 mythical passes 
More than 30 cycle tours
Day rides with the little ones, sporty rides with friends to conquer the most beautiful roads in the Pyrenees, itinerant routes... 

Set off to discover the richness of this 100% cycling destination!

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