Hiking and outdoor sports


The Aude en Pyrénées Cycling Area enables to discover 20 different routes on the Upper Aude Valley roads, at the heart of the Cathar Country: more than 1200km (745mi) of fantastic roads and landscapes!

Critérium international de Quillan. Les cyclistes dans la descente du Pont Vieux à Quillan

FFC Aude en Pyrénées Cycling Area

The Upper Aude Valley is welcoming you to discover sinuous roads, natural gorges and mythical Pyrenean cols. The cycling routes are overlooked by Cathar castles, surrounded by hillside vineyards or green forests: your efforts will be rewarded with exceptionally beautiful landscapes.

Events not to be missed:

  • Quillan Cycling Criterium: the oldest in France!

    Every year, during the weekend of the 15th of August: cycling race in the streets of Quillan.

  • Rando Cyclo Quillanaise : 

    Every year, on Ascension Day, cycling ramble starting in Quillan (organised by the Cycling Club Formica Quillan).

Cycling map available at the Tourist Office of the Pyrénées Audoises and at the tourist desks in the Summer (Axat and Roquefeuil).
Download this map for free in the section "brochures and information"

Critérium international de Quillan. Les cyclistes sur la ligne de départCycle/Mountain Bike Rentals

Cycling Clubs

  • L'Association Sportive Quillanaise (ASQ) - Quillan

    Organiser of Quillan Cycling Criterium, the "Carach Bike" (mountain bike) and the "Ronde VTT des 3 Quilles" (mountain bike).
    Julien Baudru - Tel: 00 33 (0)4 68 20 94 19
  • Association Sportive Formica - Quillan

    Cycling club, bike trips on Saturdays, organiser of several bike rambles.
    Jean Paul Fabre - Tel: 00 33 (0)4 68 20 13 40
  • AM Vélo Club Espérazanais - Espéraza

    Cycling club, bike trips on Saturdays
    Marc Pauwels - Tel: 00 33 (0)4 68 69 81 83
    Mail: gastonbarriere@tele2.fr
  • Cyclo Club du Chalabrais - Chalabre

    Cycling and mountain biking club, cycling school, organiser of numerous events.
    Patrick Rault - Tel: 00 33 (0)4 68 69 22 10 - mopat@neuf.fr
  • Cyclo Club Couizanais - Couiza

    Rini Eden - Tel: 00 33 (0)6 72 06 08 53

More information...

On the French Federation of Cycling (FFC) website: www.ffc.fr
On the Route des Cols (crossing of the Pyrenees by bike) website: www.laroutedescols.com

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