The Orlu valley is located in Haute Ariege area of the Pyrenees, in the heart of the Ax Valleys. Only 5km away from Ax les Thermes and just below Andorra, it offers a fantastic untouched mountain environment, easily accessible and greatly preserved.
Its elevation ranges from 820m to 2750m. In the heart of the valley, lies Orlu’s National Wildlife Preserve, famous for the beauty of its landscapes, its easily spotted mountain wildlife and its traditional mountain cultural heritage. This protected natural preserve is perfect for hiking. Scientific studies of the flora and fauna are even conducted here. This rich heritage makes the Orlu valley the best place to experience unspoiled nature in the Haute Ariège.
Are you curious by nature? Do you like outdoor sports? Looking for a mountain atmosphere and outdoor thrills? The Orlu valley welcomes you with 10 recreational and outdoor tourist organizations, bargain quality accommodation (about 700 beds) and two traditional villages nestled in the heart of a deep and lush valley.
The Orlu Valley is an essential tourist destination in the Ax Valleys, and in Ariege. It is so for one main reason: because it is wholesomely turned towards nature and sustainable development. We invite you to discover our green walks, our hikes through the Pyrenees, our outdoor activities and our warm hospitality. Far from the mass tourist sites, come and try something different, come and try a valley with a big heart.
This website allows you to navigate through the valley itself: it shows its accommodations, its recreational and sports activities, its heritage and its history.