There is something for everyone here, ranging from lounging by the pool enjoying the amazing views and birdsong to skydiving or canyoning and everything in between.
Starting at Le Cazal, if you would like a break from the pool, there are plenty of leisurely and not so leisurely walks. Take a walk up to the village of Manses, around 600m. There are circular walks, starting from your front door, which are part trail, part woodland, part quiet road ranging from 2.5km to about 10km. There is also a pretty 10km walk to Mirepoix. The only slightly strenuous part is through the woodland to climb over the hill to our east. Otherwise it is more or less flat and offroad, other than a few hundred metres.
If walking/hiking appeals, this is the perfect spot for you. The GR78 – route de Saint Jacques de Compostella, passes behind Le Cazal. Further afield, there is a fantastic range of walks. You can choose difficulty level, distance, river walks, mountain walks, historic walks, town walks.
This is also an ideal cycling area – either mountain biking or road biking. The Tour de France often passes by within 5 or so miles. The Pyrenees are closeby with their challenging cols or if you prefer a more leisurely ride, the voie verte is a walking and cycle path converted from the old railway line and runs from Mirepoix to Lavelanet, with plenty of pretty villages en route.
Bring your own bikes or hire locally from Velomondo: http://www.velomondo.com/Velomondo/Welcome.html