Physical preparation course in Ariège

Duration : 4 days


Level : expert

from 660 € / p. from 3 to 8 persons

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This 4-day intensive weekend in the high mountains of the Ariège is ideal for preparing for a big race or for muscle building. The aim of this course is to push you to run many kilometres and big climbs in order to improve your endurance.

The pluses:

  • Small groups allowing personalized training
  • A guide specialized in this field and accustomed to the competitive environment 
  • Theoretical and pedagogical courses
  • A certified product (PNR, France Tourisme)
  • Friendliness and fun guaranteed


D1: Espace trail d'Aulus-les-bains - Saurat, 45km, 2500m of positive elevation.

  • Crossing of Mount Cein (2088m) and crossing the port of Salex to go from the Couserans Valley to the Vicdessos valley
  • Crossing the Col de Labrit at 1416m to go through the Sarat Valley
  • Snack
  • Nutrition and physiology courses
  • Dinner and overnight in a cottage near Saurat

D2 : Saurat - Montférier, 38km, 3160m of E+.

  • Crossing of the Albis part to reach the Tabes Massif
  • Passing Mount Fourcat (2001m) to start a beautiful descent towards the small village of Montférier
  • Refreshment
  • Mental Preparation
  • Dinner and overnight in a cottage in Montférier

D3: Montférier - Appy, 40km, 2200m of E+.

  • More than one vertical kilometer to climb the peak of Saint-Barthélemy (2348m) with a breathtaking view of the Pog de Montségur
  • Descent towards the small hamlet of Appy.
  • Snack
  • Racing strategy
  • Dinner and overnight in a cottage near Appy

D4: Appy - Ax-les-Thermes, 42km, 2640m of E+.

  • Crossing a beech wood to reach a mountain plateau dominated by the rock of Scaramus
  • Meeting with the castles of Lordat and Montaillou which still retrace the epic of Catharism
  • Snack
  • End of course assessment and training plan
  • Recovery at the thermal baths
  • End of the training course around 4pm after a friendly drink!

The price includes

  • Supervision by the hiking guide
  • Organization
  • Logistic
  • Trail coaching
  • Pedagogical courses and techniques
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Picnics
  • Guided visits
  • Relaxing day at the baths
  • Full board accommodation during the 4 days

The price does not include

  • Drinks and energy supplements
  • Repatriation and cancellation insurance


  • Cottages
Next departures :
  • To be confirmed
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