CAVING

Because the Southern Ardèche has more to offer than just water based acitivies, we suggest that you let yourself be tempted by a journey to the centre of the earth, an underground adventure which is both sporting and cultural. The Ardeche abounds with caves, caverns and swallow holes each more magical than the last. So whether as an individual, as a family or with a group of friends come and see what we have to offer.

Family caving

Especially devised for families with young children (between 5 and 7 years) no narrow passages or abseiling on this excursion.

The aim is to become familiar with the wonderful world beneath our feet, in a fun way, with explanations adapted to the age group. Stalagmites, Stalactites and other formations will hold no more secrets for our young potholers.

Difficulty
Duration Duration of the event
Half a day
Spéléologie en famille, sous-sols et grottes
  • Important information
  • Reserved for groups with children between the ages of 5 to 7 years.
  • 15 minute drive from the meeting point to the site for the activity (transport not included)
  • The most frequented cavern for this activity: la Cotepatiere, at the limit of the Gard and the Ardèche.
  • For terms and conditions
  • What to bring with you:
  • old warm clothes (the temperature varies between 12 and 14 degrees in the caverns) water, boots or sports shoes.
  • What we provide:
  • protective overalls, helmet and lamp, technical equipment.

• Individual rate: 30€ per person
• *Group rate: 26€ per person

Traditional caving

Join us on an extraordinary journey and discover an unknown world, at the centre of the earth.

An instructor will teach you the basics of this activity. An excursion both sporting and cultural, you will edge your way through narrow passages, abseil and crawl, all the while discovering the geological history of the Southern Ardèche.

Difficulty
Duration Duration of the event
Half a day, full day
Spéléologie traditionnelle, explorations souterraines
  • Important information
  • From age 7
  • Be physically fit
  • 20 to 30 minute drive from the meeting point to the site of the activity (transport not included)
  • The most frequented caverns for this activity: les Combes, at Bannes, Peyroche at Saint-Alban-Auriolles, Champclos at Naves.
  • For terms and conditions
  • What to bring with you:
  • old warm clothes (the temperature varies between 12 and 14 degrees in the caverns) water, boots or sports shoes, pick-nick (if you are going for the full day)
  • What we provide:
  • protective overalls, helmet and lamp, technical equipment.

• Individual rate 1/2 a day: 35€ per person
• *Group rate 1/2 a day: 31€ per person
• Individual rate full day: 60€ per person
• *Group rate full day: 56€ per person

An Epic Underground Adventure

Relive the emotions of the 2 potholers who discovered one of the most beautiful caverns in France, the Cocalière Cavern.

Enter via a hidden passage and imagine the amazement and wonder that the first explorers must have felt. Abseiling, trekking and boating, on an underground lake, it is all there.
Located at the limit of the Gard and the Ardèche, this cavern will amaze you with its formations, lakes and other wonderful secrets.

Difficulty
Duration Duration of the event 1DAY
Epopée souterraine à la grote de la Cocalière
  • What to bring with you:
  • old warm clothes the temperature varies between 12 and 14 degrees in the caverns) water, boots or sports shoes and a pick-nick.
  • What we provide:
  • protective overalls, helmet and lamp, technical equipment boots.

• Cost : 66€ per person

* : group rate applies to 6 or more paying customers
** : if you have any difficulties with transport please do not hesitate to contact us

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