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Skiing and other Outdoor Activities


Please contribute to this page by sending us your photos & experiences Several resorts are available along the D118 road beyond Quillan. In order they are in Mijanes, Puyvalador and Formigueres having basic facilities.

Les Angles and Mont Louis, both ski villages with much more to offer, take a look at www.lesangles.com

Depending upon the time of year and snowfall then the closer you get to Mont Louis the higher up you are and the greater the chance of finding snow on the slopes. Font Romeu and Andorra are even further and higher still, probably too far for casual skiing.

Please visit website for costs. Remember Ski clothing will also be required.

Golf, Le Domaine d Auriac ****, Carcassonne. Open to non members, it is located on the right hand side of the D104 when traveling from St Hilaire and Carcassonne and about 5 minutes away from the famous medieval walled city "La Cite" at Carcassonne.

The sign at the entrance is waist high, quite small and easily missed.
Green fees vary depending upon the season. Visit www.domaine-d-auric.com

There is a large, new swimming pool in Limoux, and a smaller one at Alet le Bains just a few kilometers away.

Beware males over three years old have to wear speedo type swimming trunks, swimming shorts are only allowed below three years of age.

There is virtually unlimited walking, just drive around and stop wherever it looks good and go walkabout.
Its probably best to keep out of the woods in the wild boar hunting season, the hunters (I am told) are more dangerous than the boars and there are usually several fatalities during a season.

Bicycle hire is available at Naurouze watershed for rides along the Canal du Midi. More details to follow

Sud Rafting at Axat. - (Please check the current prices by visiting their web-site as these prices are out of date)

Professionally organized and supervised Hydro Speed (solo) and Rafting (multiple occupants) trips are available on the River Aude between May and October.
The only pre-requisite is that those taking part are able to swim. Most ages and sizes can be catered for, wet suits are provided you only need a swimming costume, a towel and trainers.

Rafting; several persons in an inflatable raft.
Juniors 6-9 years, 4km
Minimum 10 years, 6km
Minimum 16 years, 7km
Integral, smooth and sport rafting 13 km

Hydro Speed; a board for one person.
4km general
7km Sports, St George gorge
7km Sports, Pierre Lys gorge

2 hours

Kayak Initiation

In peak periods advance booking of up to 4 days is recommended. Punctuality is critical as the water comes from the hydro power plant lake.

Detailed information is available from Sud Rafting.
Tel. 0033-(0)4 68 20 53 73 ask for Pascale or Karini who both speak English sudrafting.com
email sud.rafting@orange.fr