The Pyrenees Ariégeoises Guides Office offers caving activities for all levels!

Caves and chasms, a hidden world, little known. For those who dare to embark on the adventure, caving will not be stingy with thrills, unforgettable moments and good times shared. One finds in Ariège some of the most beautiful and important cavities in France. Get to know this extraordinary environment, to master the techniques of progressions… Share with us the joy, the emotion and the strength of the discovery of the underground world. Come and take advantage of this wealth to learn about caving with the qualified instructors of the Bureau des Guides.

Here are the caving trips supervised by the Pyrenees Ariégeoises Guides Office:

- Special caving for children from 5 years old (1/2 day): Initiation particularly suitable for the youngest! Discovery of the environment, orientation games... The cavity, selected for its sandy network and for its numerous concretions, of course presents no difficulty...

- Playful exploration of Vicdessos from 12 years old (1/2 day): Exploration of a cavity through a “loss – resurgence” system. Semi-aquatic and playful exploration!

- Underground hike to the Siech cave from 8 years old (1/2 day): You have under your feet another facet of the Ariège landscape! Come and discover them during this easy outing allowing you to explore this underground world in all its aspects: geology, adventure, mutual aid and orientation... A total change of scenery within everyone's reach! With family, friends... this horizontal walk will delight all those "curious about nature". A good approach to caving in a very varied cavity allowing you to discover the underground world in all its magnitude.

- Crossing of Vicdessos with the wells from 12 years old (1/2 day): Discovery of the environment and the activity through a fun initiation to the various speleological exploration techniques. Short abseils (10 m), progression in the fossil network and in the underground river… descents, 4 legs in the water, numerous slides… (geology, engagement, motricity…).

- Technical discovery of exploration from 12 years old (1 day): Giant concretions, geology, large volumes, techniques of horizontal and vertical progression, the pleasure of discovery and underground exploration!

All the caving outings of the Pyrenees Ariégeoises Guides Office are supervised by qualified guides.
For any further information, do not hesitate to consult the climbing page of the official website of the Pyrenees Ariégeoises Guides Office.

Additional Information :
We provide - Caving suit - Helmet and lighting - Boots (if size between 34/45) - Bag You must provide - Clothing with long sleeves, long legs (T° int. = 14°C) - Shoes to wet or boots - Energy bars (especially children) - Small bottle of water - Indispensable: long hair tied back. These outings are possible in the morning, afternoon or evening!

Location

Ariège Pyrenees

South of Ariège, on the border with Andorra, are the Ariège Pyrenees. Between mountainous landscapes and activities, there are many [...]

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Prices / Opening

Adult: 48 € Child: 45 €
Price Min. Max.
Adult
(from 17/04/2023 to 19/11/2023)
Min. €48
Kids
(from 17/04/2023 to 19/11/2023)
Min. €45

Crossing Vicdessos with the wells - Child: 60 €
Grotte de l'hermite - Special caving for children: €45
Cave of the hermit – Adult: 48 €
Underground hike to the Siech cave - Child: 45 €
Underground hike to the Siech cave - Adult: 48 €
Crossing Vicdessos with the wells - Adults: €60
Playful exploration of Vicdessos - Adult: €50
Playful exploration of Vicdessos - Child: €50
Discovery of exploration techniques - From 12 years old: 80 €

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • Holiday vouchers Connect

Opening

December 16 to 31, 2024
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open

Activities

  • From 8 years old)
  • Groups welcome up to 10 people

Types

  • Supervised practice

Sports activities

  • Climbing sports / Rope sports
  • Potholing

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