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This area is ideal for both Summer and Winter activities with several large ski resorts within easy reach and the golden sands of the Mediterranean beaches only a good hours drive away, and in between, the finest countryside for a large array of outdoor pursuits, would be hard to equal anywhere else.

There is something for everybody in the Aude, wether you are young or not so young.

For the not so energetic you can spend hours just driving round the beauty of the hills and valleys, finding new magical places round every comer no two alike, on the quietest roads to be found anywhere.

Amongst the many pursuits to choose from, including hi king, climbing, rafting and horse trekking, this is also an area of choice for the tour de France.


There are many ski resorts situated nearby: Camurac, Les Angles, Font romeo, Querigut, Formigueres, Beille and several around Ax-les-Thermes. Travel time from Ginoles from 30 minutes upwards.

Water sports

White water rafting, kayaking and canoeing and white water swimming and many many more outdoor activities are available locally in the Aude gorges.

Pyrene, Camping du Pont d'Aliès 11140 Axat: Kayaking, rafting, gorge walking, rock climbing and more.

Sud Rafting - Rond point du point d'Aliès - 11140 Axat: Kayaking, gorge walking, rock climbing, paint ball and quad biking.

Roc-Aqua, Restaurant le Rebenty, 11500 Cailla - rafting, hydrospeed, rock climbing and gorge walking.


There are many walking routes in the area with more than 2000km of maintained paths. Other attractions include the Giant Cavern of Cabrespine - a huge cave with spectacular crystal formations (open 1 March to 30 November, five-hour underground ‘safaris’ available year-round - must pre-book) - and Forest Grimp adventure forest, Quillan - fifteen aerial games on trees on ropes and suspended cables at the Centre International de Sejour Sports Nature la Forge, Route de Perpignan,11500 Quillan


The resorts of Argeles, Collioures, St Cyprien, Canet, Les Bacares and more are all accessible in an hour or so's drive.

Note: this gives you the possibility of reciprocal links from their sites

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