Sunday, 07 March 2021
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After your walk with a donkey in  Orlu mountain, you want to extend your vacation in the valley?
Looking for an idea of weekend near Toulouse?
You will find in Orlu valley, many activities for the whole family and a lot of varied and comfortable accommodation .

Orlu valley is located in Haute Ariege in Pyrenees, in the heart of Ax Valleys.
Ideally located at 5km from Ax les Thermes and near Andorra, it offers a unique mountain environment, accessible and preserved.
promenade  dans la Vallée d'orlu

Along this beautiful Pyrenean valley where Oriège river flows , are the two villages of Orlu and Orgeix, containing together about 300 inhabitants.
It ranges from 820 m to 2750 m high with, in its upper part, the National Wildlife Orlu reserve known for the beauty of its landscapes. In the reserve, live mountain wildlife and traditional human activities. This protected natural territory specially interesting for hikes and scientific studies about flora and fauna.

The two villages of Orgeix and Orlu, populated mainly by small farmers at the beginning of last century, have evolved to keep a young and active population on their territory through:
- A very strong policy to a mastered development, symbolized through the purchase of the territory of the National Reserve of Orlu, in 1974, who belonged to a private company
-a tourism development policy adapted with the size of villages,
-welcome  of persons with new projects
-restructuring-land for the installation of farmers in the village,
-a policy of pastoral equipment, adapted to large herds summering, which maintain  biodiversity of high mountain

This policy of controlled and rational development  combined with a rich natural heritage make from Orlu valley, the nature center of Ax valleys.


Today, Orlu valley offers a range of cultural , recreational and outdoor activities.
All the tourism actors of the valley met to present the diversity of activities and stays, whether you are single, couple, family or group.  

 More info on the website of Orlu valley:

activities in Orlu valley

  • Akrobranch d'Orlu

    tel: 05 61 05 97 33/ 06 76 57 53 80 + d'infos

  • L'Usine Hydroélectrique

    tel: 05 61 03 06 06 + d'infos

  • La ferme du Crabé

    tel: 06 26 11 10 21 fromage de chèvre à Orgeix

  • La Maison des Loups

    tel: 05 61 64 02 66  + d'infos

  • La poterie de Léo

    tel: 06 76 00 37 18 + d'infos

  • Le Haras des Bésines

    tel: 06 08 52 32 29  + d'infos

  • Observatoire de la Montagne

    tel: 05 61 03 06 06 + d'infos

Ax valleys

  • Tourism Office

Information about skiing, spas, and hiking, festivals and everything to do in Ax valleys ... and of course all accommodation to welcome you
tel: 33 (0)5 61 64 60 60

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