Two good days of hiking the Cathar Way in the winter

The Cathar Way is a roughly 240 km hike in the south of France, one of my favourite places in the world. It follows the historical sites of the Cathars through the Eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, passing through villages with stone houses often at least a few centuries old.

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Around the land d’Aillou

Somewhere in the southern France, within sight of Andorra, in the Eastern Pyrenees and about 1200 m above the sea level lies the plateau d’Aillou…

Around Lake Montbel

Lake Montbel is a quiet reservoir close to Chalabre. In the summer it’s a popular swimming spot and in the winter, when the water level is low, it calls all the hikers and mountain bikers from local towns…