meeting marmots

randonnée facile stroll for everybody
rando aneOnly for one (or more) day. No possibility for half-day
rando anefrom July 1 until August 31
rando aneAltitude from 1100 m to 1500 m
rando aneDeparture and arrival at  entrance of Orlu Reserve at Fanguil parking

Famous for the great variety of its wild fauna, Orlu National Reserve constitutes a privileged site to study and observe the isards and marmots. Our donkeys await you at the entry of the reserve. While following a large path, this walk will take you along, in less than 2 hours to Pla d'En Gaudu. You're there in high mountain. The brook runs in bottom of valley. Stop a long moment. Here you observe isards, marmots, trouts, large raptors and many species of flowers. Return by the same way.

Dogs are prohibited  in Orlu National Reserve

Booking is required by calling a few days before
33 (0)6 85 34 20 22

We meet in the car park of Fanguil above Orlu. After Ax-les-Thermes, take the direction of Orgeix-Orlu on the left side. After crossing the village of Orlu, you take the road on the left after the power station which is on your right. After 4 km, at the end of the road, you will reach the Fanguil car park. We are waiting for you on the other side of the wood bridge.
A few days before your trek, you have to say us at what time you come between 9am and 11am.


more information about Orlu Valley


Renting of 1 donkey 2024
  • 1 day: 65 €
reductions for families and groups:
- 2nd donkey: -10%
- 3rd and subsequent donkeys: -15%
Payment by check or cash.
We are not equipped for credit card payments

This price includes one donkey, its pack-saddle and bags.

booking required

From 1 July to 31 August, we organize  hikes in Orlu reserve (1, 2 or 3 days hikes) .
Departures only in the morning between 9 and 11 o'clock.
The return time is free.

From 1 September to 30 June (or if you have a dog), we propose the circuit "around Lordat castle " with departure from Unac.

Booking a few days before is required by calling
33 (0)6 85 34 20 22


To present this exceptional day with donkeys and marmots in marvellous landscape,
we set
up a web site with itinerary, tips, photos

 LA FERME AUX ÄNES Laurence HUEZ, David HUEZ, Laurence ROUSSEAU    09250 UNAC     Ariège Pyrénées    tel : 06 85 34 20 22