Active travel in the Aude Cathar country

Active travel in the Aude Cathar country
Special tour for Family or friends
Active travel in the Aude Cathar country
Special tour for Family or friends
Active travel in the Aude Cathar country
Special tour for Family or friends

FIT offer

5 days / 4 nights
From 2 to 10 persons

Destination (s)

Languedoc Roussillon
Occitanie - South of France


Arts and craft
Heritage – Museums
Sports and Outdoor

Special tour for Family or friends

The Cathar country is full of experiences accessible to all: hiking, caving, immersion in the Middle Ages…
On this self-drive tour in the Cathar country, you will discover places and exceptional sites such as the medieval city of Carcassonne, Foix and of course the Cathar castles.


Day 1 – Arrival Carcassonne

Meet your guide for a private guided tour of the walled city including its ramparts, medieval streets and basilica
Check in to your hotel in Carcassonne

Day 2 – Thrills and Plays

Morning departure for the Montagne Noire and the town of Mazamet. A 140m long Himalayan footbridge awaits you over the Arnette gorges. Exceptional views over the valley, access to the medieval village of Hautpoul and thrills are all part of the programme.
Visit the wood and toy house and enjoy a unique experience by following the path from the forest to the tree, from the tree to the wood and from the wood to the toy, with the elves of the Montagne Noire!
Night in Carcassonne.

Day 3- Underground path and Minervois Marble

A new concept of underground acrobatic course practicable in full safety, from 12 years old ! Take on the great iron staircase on the side of the cliff, 80 m high. Then take the great explorers’ passage to reach the Tyrolean traverse of vertigo and the acrobatic bridge, situated 40 m above the void, to reach the pearl platform. After passing in front of the bat sanctuary, the Nepalese bridge will allow you to dominate the bottom of the large room of the Giant Chasm of Cabrespine.
In the afternoon, discover the marble quarries of Caunes Minervois on foot. Free tour of King Louis XIV old quarry, dotted with marble sculptures. Then discover the medieval village.
Overnight in Carcassonne.

Day 4 – Mirepoix – Foix – Montsegur

Drive to Mirepoix and stop in this small town, a bastide that has retained its covered market galleries.
Drive to Foix and visit the castle. If the immersion is complete inside the walls of the medieval fortress, the terraces are not to be outdone! You will discover exceptional war machines, such as the trebuchet or the pierriere and an impressive drum winch, very useful for the building sites of the counts.
Drive to the castle of Montsegur, the last refuge of the Cathars at the time of the crusades.
Overnight in Carcassonne.

Day 5 – Departure

Before leaving the region, take a trip to the village of Brousse et Villaret to visit the paper mill where you will make your own sheets of paper to take away with you.

Package services

This offer includes 

  • 4 nights in a 3, 4 or 5-star hotel in a double room with shower, breakfasts and taxes
  • A private guided tour of Carcassonne (2 hours)
  • Entrance fees for the sites and monuments mentioned in the programme
  • The detailed roadbook with our favourite addresses

This offer does not include

  • Transport
    Lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses
  • Cancellation insurance (consult us)
  • Anything not mentioned in the program.

Program Designed by

DMC Guide Sud

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