DONKEYS and WALKING in the Ariège Pyrenees are our passions.
Since 1998 we've been raising donkeys, which from an early age are lovingly trained for hiking. Every year we leave for new adventures with our donkeys across the Pyrenees. Share the pleasure of hiking light and free with us and let your children discover another world in the middle of nature. Get away to a new place and take the air!
BALAD'ANE farm receives you in the mountains between the massif of Trois Seigneurs and the Etang de Lers.
WALKS WITH PACK DONKEYS
TREKS either self-guided or accompanied from gîte to gîte, camping or both for 2 to 10 days
WALKS day or weekend, to the summer pastures of Goutets
ACCOMMODATIONS *in a yurt or tipi « A child's dream, the parents' comfort » or camping in your own tents
*The walkers' meals are prepared with fruit and vegetables from our garden and completed with quality produce from this region
ACTIVITIES * Buggy rides « Market, Carnaval, Weddings, Birthdays..... »
* Outings « Donkeys and Nature » every Tuesday in July and August, led by Sandrine Tréveaux
NEW : Sandrine Tréveau, mid-elevation mountain guide offers her services for groups or families. She can accompany you on a trek through the Massat valleys and up to the Goutets mountain pasture or the Lers mountain lake.
Estive de Goutets - Ideal for groups!
Donkey hire 39€/day
From 1 hour to a full day, several circuits are proposed in the Arac river valley and up to the high elevation summer grazing pastures of Goutets.
Nestled at 1450m altitude in the cirque of the Pic des 3 Seigneurs high above the Arac river valley, the protected site of Goutets is one of the most remarkable summer pasture hamlets in the Couserans.
The number of dry-stone built orris and cabins is testimony to longstanding pastoral activity.
Even today sheep and almost 200 cows graze in freedom there for four months of the year.
Once up there in the unspoiled nature, where water flows everywhere, you won't want to come down!
Weekend Trek - 2 days, 2 formulas
« ALL INCLUSIVE » Short Walk with Donkeys - Overnight in yurt or teepee with full board. The next day you'll depart for Goutets for the day
Price: Full-board 42€/adult – 31€/child under 12; 67€ per donkey
« FREEDOM » Donkey initiation, then you go up to Goutets where you can camp where you like. Return the next day. Doney hire 78€
100% NATURE - ADVENTURE
« THE GREEN VALLEYS OF MASSAT » * full comfort trek
* with half or full board – at private homes in a yurt, teepee or chalet
A circuit accessible to everyone with beautiful viewpoints that takes you around Massat and its seven valleys over ancient waymarked paths.
« RELAXING HOLIDAY with RANDO ETOILE » *Ideal for donkey-walk beginners!
* full-board - B&B in yurt or teepee
*Completely on your own or with meals prepared
Travel back in time along the trail of the shepherds' huts
Magnificent circuit in the valley of Le Port up to the mountain lake Etang de Lers and the Col de Rose, passing through impressive orri sites (settlements of dry stone cabins). On this circuit we arrange for meals to be prepared at either half-board or full-board rate. Bivouacs organised for groups.
Dépaysement garantie !
* on your own or guided or a bit of both– difficulté moyenne
You can do the whole itinerary in 10 days or one of two parts in 5 to 6 days:
With donkeys, explore the Canton of Massat in a unique way!
You can have available a donkey guide and organised bivouacs -- don't hesitate to contact us.