Lupiac, in the centre of the Gascon countryside, in the Pays d'Armagnac offers you all you need to have a happy holiday: distinctive villages, undulating hills and valleys, a gentle climate, space, the possibility to pursue outdoor activities in the open air such as rambling, sport, bicycle rides, horse riding, fishing and meeting authentic and convivial people during the local festivities.

Circuits

On foot, on horseback or on a bicycle, circuits for everyone.

Equipped with a stick and suitable shoes, a bicycle (preferably a mountain bike) or a horse, discover the country of d'Artagnan and the diversity of its landscapes.

A gentle climate, signposted trails through a green and hilly countryside. You will discover beautiful landscapes with the length of the Pyrenees as backdrop (on a clear day...).

  Download the information sheet listing circuits (in French)

3 circuits around Lupiac

3 circuits de randonnée sur la commune de Lupiac

Start and finish on the Foirail - the parking area shaded by plane trees right at the Eastern entrance to the village, along road D37 to/from Belmont. The 14.5 and 18.4 km circuits partly overlap.

The tour of Lake Lacoste (4.5 km)

An easy circuit of 4.5 km around the lake of Lacoste.

Through Cahuzères... A walk in the Clarac wood (14.5 km)

A circuit of 14.5 km along hill tops and through woods, offering good view points.

Circuit open 11 months of the year, from 16 November to 14 October. A portion of the circuit crosses a private property closed off from 15 October to 15 November.

In d'Artagnan footsteps (18.5 km)

A circuit of 18.5 km for the more active in in a wooded and hilly environment.

Circuit open 11 months of the year, from 16 November to 14 October. A portion of the circuit crosses a private property closed off from 15 October to 15 November.

Travel to Lupiac on foot, horseback or mountain bike

Randonnée équestre à Lupiac

From Vic Fezensac to Lupiac along the "Route D'Artagnan" (23.5 km)

This will take you to Lupiac, the birthplace of d'Artagnan, through hilly landscapes of meadows, vineyards and forests. Follow the "Route d'Artagnan" signs.

From l'Isle de Noé to Lupiac along the "Route D'Artagnan" (37.5 km)

You will reach Lupiac, birthplace of d'Artagnan, through bucolic landscapes of the Gers, crossing several forests that once provided the glassmakers with the wood needed to manufacture bottles of Armagnac. Follow the "Route d'Artagnan" signs. A very varied route with a view of the Pyrenees (on a clear day...).

From Hères to Lupiac along the "Route D'Artagnan" (35 km)

Follow in the footsteps of young d'Artagnan. This route was perhaps taken by the future musketeer when he left the village of Artagnan (Hautes-Pyrénées) where his maternal grandparents lived to return home to Lupiac. After starting out on the plain of the river Adour, you will reach hilly landscapes of meadows and vineyards.

Travel out of Lupiac on foot, horseback or mountain bike

Randonnée pédestre à Lupiac

From Lupiac to Vic Fezensac along the "Route D'Artagnan" (23.5 km)

This will take you from Lupiac, the birthplace of d'Artagnan, to Vic-Fezensac through hilly landscapes of meadows, vineyards and forests. Follow the "Route d'Artagnan" signs.

From Lupiac to l'Isle de Noé along the "Route D'Artagnan" (37.5 km)

You will travel through bucolic landscapes of the Gers, crossing several forests that once provided the glassmakers with the wood needed to manufacture bottles of Armagnac. Follow the "Route d'Artagnan" signs. A very varied route with a view of the Pyrenees (on a clear day...).

From Lupiac to Hères along the "Route D'Artagnan" (35 km)

Follow in the footsteps of young d'Artagnan. This route was perhaps taken by the future musketeer when he left his home in Lupiac to visit his maternal grandparents in the village of Artagnan (Hautes-Pyrénées) After crossing hilly landscapes of meadows and vineyards, you will reach the plain of the river Adour.

The "Grande randonnée" (GR) hiking circuit of the Pays d'Armagnac

GR Pays d'Armagnac carte GR Pays d'Armagnac

(implementation in progress)

The future GR de Pays d'Armagnac hiking circuit unfolds over 346 km in three loops. Each loop focuses on a different theme and can be walked in 3 to 6 days :

  • "La Mémoire des Pierres" (Stone memories): when architecture bears witness to the genius of humans, from bastides to castles and abbeys
  • "Sur les Pas de d'Artagnan" (In the footsteps of d'Artagnan): where we walk towards Lupiac, the birthplace of Charles de Batz de Castelmore, better known as d'Artagnan, crossing the lands that forged his character
  • "Les Eaux Essentielles" (Essential waters) : following water in various forms: rivers and ponds, thermal waters and Armagnac brandy

Pour plus de renseignements:

The European Route d'Artagnan

From Lupiac

Starting from Lupiac in the Gers where Charles de Batz Castelmore, better known as "d'Artagnan", was born around 1613, the European Route d’Artagnan unfolds along more than 6,000 km of trails through 15 regions in six European countries: Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Including 300 km in the Gers department alone.

The two main branches of the Route link Lupiac to Maastricht, in the Netherlands, where d'Artagnan died in battle on 25 June 1673.

In the footsteps of d’Artagnan

The Route d'Artagnan extends a web around historical landmarks, witnesses to the exemplary journey of the real d'Artagnan, and literary landmarks, scenes of the novels of Alexandre Dumas that immortalized d'Artagnan and his fellow musketeers.

The Route takes travellers on a journey of discovery of not only 17th century European history, but also of the landscapes, identities, traditions and heritage associated with the life of this iconic figure.

A "Cultural route of the Council of Europe"

The Route d’Artagnan was certified a Cultural route of the Council of Europe in 2021. This made it part of a programme launched in 1987 to demonstrate, by means of a journey through space and time, how the heritage of the different countries and cultures of Europe contributes to a shared and living cultural heritage..

For all, accessible and popular

True to the spirit of the famous motto of the Three musqueteers, All for one, one for all, the Route d'Artagnan is a route for all: horse riders, cyclists (mountain bikes) and walkers. Some portions are also accessible to horse drawn vehicles.

The Route is accessible to the greatest number of people, with a minimum of resources or technical or physical capacities required. Accessible and popular, like the unforgettable novels of Alexandre Dumas.


For more informations:

An entertaining discovery of Lupiac with Randoland

Randoland

An entertaining discovery of Lupiac for children and families, for about one hour. Ask for your guide at the D'Artagnan museum or at the Postal agency, or download it below.

For more Randoland circuits around Lupiac, please visit:

Electric bike rental

E-velo Gers

Electric bikes for hire by the day or multidays. For availability and reservation please call. For prices and general information,please visit the website. Multi Day bike delivery can be arranged, please call.

Swimming and fishing in Lake Lacoste

Situated in a wooded setting in a valley, Lupiac's Lake Lacoste is an ideal place for relaxation for all the family.

There is a beach of fine sand, a path round the lake, free parking, and a fishing pontoon accessible to all.

Swimming

The swimming is supervised from mid July to end of August.

Fishing

Fishing pontoon. Site labelled "Parcours famille" by the French National Fishing Federation: a good place for fishing as a family.

Equestrian centres

ferme equestre de lupiac

Lupiac Equestrian Farm

The Lupiac Equestrian Farm (Ferme équestre de Lupiac) offers an entertaining course of equitation while respecting security requirements. You will find a variety of activities based on the horse.
• hiring of ponies and donkeys
• childrens' courses with or without accommodation
• Work and training of the horse
• welcome to riders

Ferme Equestre de Lupiac
Basoepes
32290 Lupiac
telephone +33 (0)6 32 38 11 08

fermeequestredelupiac.com   external link

Ecurie Wendy Terras

Wendy Terras Stables

Welcome to Wendy Terras Stables: Owner's Stable - Horse Boarding in Lupiac.

At Wendy Terras Stables, you will have both professional quality facilities and an ideal setting.

Our new facilities feature 16 spacious and bright stalls.

The 60mx45m quarry is located on the heights and dominates the area, it offers an exceptional working environment.

Oriented Jumping Competition (CSO), whatever your level or your ambitions, we offer several types of formulas adaptable to each rider/horse couple.
- Pension box / meadow
- Horse work
- Breaking in / Development
- Teaching / Training course of improvement
- Coaching in competition

Passionate about horses and sports, teacher graduated in 2007, show jumping rider, I am proud to welcome you on my structure and to share my passion.

Ecurie Wendy Terras
Lieu dit lamousquere
32290 Lupiac
Facebook: ecuriewendyterras
telephone +33 (0)6 32 38 11 08
wendyterras@hotmail.fr
ecuriewendyterras.com   external link

Tennis

tennis

Tennis court. Free access.

Close to the eastern entrance to the village, along road D37 to/from Belmont.

Petanque

petanque

Shaded pétanque ground. Free access.

on the Foirail - the parking area shaded by plane trees right at the Eastern entrance to the village, along road D37 to/from Belmont.