GR10 week6 hiking and trekking in the Ariege, 2019
From Couflens to Plateau la Beille
This sixth GR10 week starts from Seix in the Ariege eand ends at Barage de Riete. This week you stay in the green Ariege where you hike a lot of beautiful stretches. Highlights are the stretch from Ustou to Aulus, the area near the refuge Bassies and the village Aulus les Bains.
Saturday September 14, You arrive in Sentenac dÓust where you spend the night in the Bergtoppers gite (half board).
You can fly with Easyjet from London to Toulouse. The price will be around 110 pound for a return.
You can also fly with Ryanair from London to Carcassonne for about 165 pound.
Pick-up by the Bergtopper Van in St.Girons.
Sunday September 15, The Bergtopper Van will bring you to Couflens where you start your hike. This track is about 4h00, 800 meters difference in altitude and you end in the gite in Bidous where you spend the night based on 1/2 board. On your way to Bidous you can take a swim in the swimming pool in St. Lizier d’Ustou. From here it is only 25 minutes to the gite in Bidous.
Monday September 16, After breakfast you start your “hike of queens”. It is a day of 5h and 900 meters difference in altitude. Very, very beautiful. If is also possible to extend this day with a visit to Cascade dÁrs… This night you spend the night in the gite in Aulus. (1/2 board)
Tuesday September 17, After an early breakfast you start your hike. The track is about 6h and you climb 1400 meters and descend 300 meters. After 2 hours you reach Coumebiere from where it is another 3-4 hours to the refuge. At Col de Bassies you see the refuge and the lakes, from there you only have to go down. You spend the night in the refuge Bassies. (1/2 board)
Wednesday September 18, After your breakfast you can go directly to Mounicou or you can als walk for some hours in the direction of Pic Rouge, it is up to You. The track from the refuge to Mounicou is about 4h and you climb you go down for about 900 meters. You spend the night in the gite of Mounicou based on 1/2 board.
Thursday September 19, Today you go to the very nice gite in Goulier. The track is abour 8h and 600 meters difference in altitude.
There are 2 variants possible. You spend the night in Goulier based on half board.
Friday September 20, Today is a short hike, about 4h40 and 500 meters difference in altitude. You end in Siguer where you spend the night in the new gite based on 1/2 board.
Saturday September 21, Today is a long day. The stretch is about 9 hours and 1400 meters difference in altitude. At the end of the day the Bergtoppers Van will bring you to the hotel in Tarascon where you spend the night based on Bed and Breakfast.
Sunday September 22, The Bergtopper Van can bring you back to St.Girons after breakfast.
From Tarascon you can travel to every possible destination.
Easyjet flies from Toulouse to London and Ryanair flies from Carcassonne to London.
There are 6 nights based on 1/2 board (breakfast and dinner) and 2 nights includes breakfast.
There are 7 days where you need a packed meal. We can provide several packed meals for 8 euros 50 each if you join the group.
If you have some questions, send us un email!