Caving excursion in the cave of Balme, Haute-Savoie

Caving excursion in the cave of Balme, Haute-Savoie

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: Spanish, French, English
  • Fitness level: from Everybody welcome to Occasionally sporty
  • Duration: 1 half day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Car park before the bridge, Route de Flaine, 74300 Magland
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Explore the cave of Balme with family or friends and discover a subterranean world in the heart of the Alps!

The cave of Balme is located near the Arve river and is ideal for an introduction to speleology or if you want to experience a more technical exploration.

The caving excursion takes place on a half day and is open to participants from age 6 for the family caving, and 12 for the discovery caving.

- Family caving: It consists of visiting a cave composed of large galleries and varied landscapes (rooms, underground streams, etc.). The course is usually punctuated by small obstacles that do not require the use of a rope and narrow passages are optional.

- Discovery caving: It's aimed to explore a very aesthetic cave that includes many obstacles. The landscapes are very varied (rooms, basins, stalactites, ...) and the obstacles are not very difficult (passages on ropes, reminders, ...). You have to be a little sporty to participate.

Offers

1
Family caving
Itinerary

You meet your guide at the car park of the Flaine road in Balme. You wear your equipment and start an approach walk of 5 minutes to the entrance of the cave.

You first walk through large galleries without obstacles. Then the galleries become more aquatic: you have to walk in the water to continue your exploration. After that, you cross some easy obstacles and arrive in a room that marks the end of this excursion.

On the way back, you take a more technical variant (not mandatory) with a narrower passage and a more varied path.

Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Special terms

*8 participants max. per guide

Off-season (September 10 to May 31), a minimum of 4 participants is required to start the activity.

Do not forget to bring
  • Trainers that can get wet
  • Warm clothing
  • Bottled water and snacks
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Minimum Age: minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
Car park before the bridge, Route de Flaine, 74300 Magland
Included:
  • Guide
  • All necessary caving equipment
2
Discovery caving
Itinerary

You put your equipment at the car park and receive some safety instructions about the equipment (harness, rope).

The approach walk (5 min) and the first part of the course are the same as the family caving. Then the path changes and you go up to bigger and more technical galleries (some climbing). You go through the gullies and small lakes that open to the outside through another opening in height. You reach the bottom of the cliff with several abseils that take you back near the parking lot.

Activity requirements

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Special terms

*8 participants max. per guide

Off-season (September 10 to May 31), a minimum of 4 participants is required to start the activity.

Do not forget to bring
  • Trainers that can get wet
  • Warm clothing
  • Bottled water and snacks
Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 1 half day
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Car park before the bridge, Route de Flaine, 74300 Magland
Included:
  • Guide
  • All necessary caving equipment

Meeting point

Car park before the bridge, Route de Flaine, 74300 Magland Get directions

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Parfait
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Genial

Bonne apreme
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Spéléologie

Au top
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Sortie famille spéléologie,super

Genial
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Très accessible et belle decouverte.

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