On the famous road "route des Corniches", in the Pyrenees

APPY is located on the "Route des Corniches", at the foot of the St. Barthelemy Massif. At 1000 meters altitude, it is the highest village of this road.
Despite the presence of many houses, the village is inhabited by about 30 inhabitants in winter. But the population decline seems now stopped : in 2000 there were only 8 people !

Etang d'Appy en Haute Ariege, a 2h30 de marche du gîte : un très beau panorama sur les pyrénées et les vallées d'Ax. Le gîte pour profiter de la neige en famille Le gîte est bien placé pour observer la faune sauvage

Many activities are available in Appy or in the valley and there is something for everyone and every taste :

Snow, snowshoeing and skiing

You can enjoy snowshoeing, snowmen and sledging fun at Appy, but you can also go in less than 45 min. in ski resorts :

A great choice of walks and hikes

Around the gite, there is a great choice of walks and hikes offered to you, easy family walk from one village to another or hike in the mountains towards Appy Pond or St. Barthelemy Peak.
A wide range of itineraries provides tours of all levels and most of the year. If necessary, we will lend you the guidebooks. For some of these hikes, you can also take your bike, or consider a walk with a ass for one day.

Open your eyes and ears : enjoy your outings to observe the fauna and flora! According to the seasons and areas, you can easily see wildlife mountain (bighorn sheep, marmots, isards, etc.) and discover the vegetation wealth. Tell us about your discoveries, we can surely give you some information!

Climbing

There is a rock for climbing at Appy and other sites are close to 20 minutes: Sinsat, Orlu, Vicdessos ...

Prehistoric art, thermoludism, eagles and castle, mountain observatory...

Finally, several events punctuate the summer in the valley : street theater, music, cinema festivals, and so on ...

More details with those links :

Office de tourisme des Vallées d'Ax

Office de tourisme de Tarascon et de Vicdessos

More informations about Appy gite at http://gite-montagnevalleeariege.fr

Gite au pied des montagnes des Pyrénées

 
Contact Laurence by mail
David HUEZ and Laurence ROUSSEAU
au village, 09 250 APPY
Tel : 33 (0)6 86 47 62 05  ou   33 (0)6 51 07 47 40