CAVING ANNECY

Accompanied by a guide, explore the cavities and underground caves of the limestone massifs that surround Lake Annecy.

Several courses are available to you, the caves of Diau at the gates of Annecy in the Parmelan massif or those of Balme in the Arve valley that can be explored all year round.

Speleology will introduce you to a fascinating natural environment that your guide will have the pleasure of making you discover with passion.

The Caves of la Diau

4 hours of exploration in the grottes de la Diau wich promise a great discovery of the caving just a step from Annecy. 

With its immense galleries and impressive river cave, the caves of la Diau are a very beautiful route of caving adapted well to the beginners on the condition of being a little bit sporty and of beign at least 12 years old.
Guided by a professionnal and very experimented instructor, you will leave in the best conditions for a great tour in the caves around Annecy.

 

CAVING GROTTES DE LA DIAU

A great discovery of the caving just a step from Annecy

From 12 years old

4 hours of exploration

Great for sports people

Guided & equipped by a professional instructor

From mid-May to the end of October

4 hours of exploration in the grottes de la Diau wich promise a great discovery of the caving just a step from Annecy.

With its immense galleries and impressive river cave, the caves of la Diau are a very beautiful route of caving adapted well to the beginners on the condition of being a little bit sporty and of beign at least 12 years old.

Guided by a professionnal and very experimented instructor, you will leave in the best conditions for a great tour in the caves around Annecy.

The guide willl provide you with the caving equipment : wetsuit, helmet, lighting, harness and rope if need.

What you should bring with you : a backpack, old sport clothes (top and bottom), a pullover, rubber boots or high hiking-boots which can go in the water and dishwashing gloves, a picnic for lunch break and a bottle of water.

Meeting point : Place de la mairie 74570 Thorens Glières
RDV : 9am. The tour finishes in the middle of the afternoon.

This tour and this price are part of group activity. Therefore, the tour is validated from 4 people minimun booked in.

Price per person : 85 euros

A maximum of 9 persons by guide.

This tour and this price are part of group activity. Therefore, the tour is validated from 4 people minimun booked in.

From 6 people upwards all signing up : 77 euros

The price provides you a guide and the caving equipment : wetsuit, helmet, lighting, harness and rope if need.

The caves of Balme

The caves of Balme located on the road that leads to the resort of Flaine in Haute Savoie are accessible all year round with our speleology guide.

Depending on your age and your level of sport, you can choose between the discovery course which is ideal for gently discovering caving or the great crossing which ends with a rappelling of 50 meters.

CAVING BALME CAVES DISCOVERY

A great discovery of the caving in Haute Savoie for beginners

From 6 years old

2 hours and a half of exploration

Suitable for all

Guided & equipped by a professional instructor

All year

 

2 hours and a half of exploration in the grottes de Balme wich promise a great discovery of the caving in Haute Savoie.

The caves of Balme are a very beautiful route of caving adapted well to the beginners (at least 6 years old).

Guided by a professionnal and very experimented instructor, you will leave in the best conditions for a great tour in the caves around Annecy.

The guide willl provide you with the caving equipment : wetsuit, helmet, lighting, harness and rope if need.

What you should bring with you : a backpack, old sport clothes (top and bottom), a pullover, rubber boots or high hiking-boots which can go in the water, a litlle snack and a bottle of water.

Meeting point : Route de Flaine 74300 MAGLAND – From the national road D1205, follow the road D6 in direction of Flaine. From the roundabout where you drive to Flaine, travel 2,4km and park in the hairpin turn.

RDV : in the morning at 9 am or in the afternoon at 2 pm, this lasts a hald day.

This tour and this price are part of group activity. Therefore, the tour is validated from 4 people minimun booked in.

 

Price per person : 40 euros

A maximum of 9 persons by guide.

This tour and this price are part of group activity. Therefore, the tour is validated from 4 people minimun booked in.

From 6 people upwards all signing up : 36 euros

The price provides you a guide and the caving equipment : wetsuit, helmet, lighting, harness and rope if need.

CAVING BALME CAVES IMPROVEMENT

The caves of Balme : a long crossing of the cavities

From 16 years old

4 hours of exploration

Ends with a long abseil of 55m on a cliff

Great for sports people

Guided & equipped by a professional instructor

All year

The improvement Caving in the grottes de Balme promise a great discovery of the caving in Haute Savoie and ends with a long abseil of 55m on a cliff.

It’s a very beautiful route of caving adapted well to sporty people with experience of Abseiling (at least 16 years old).

Guided by a professionnal and very experimented instructor, you will leave in the best conditions for a great tour in the caves of Haute Savoie.

The guide willl provide you with the caving equipment : wetsuit, helmet, lighting, harness and rope if need.

What you should bring with you : a backpack, old sport clothes (top and bottom), a pullover, rubber boots or high hiking-boots which can go in the water, dishwashing gloves, a litlle snack and a bottle of water.

Meeting point : Route de Flaine 74300 MAGLAND – From the national road D1205, follow the road D6 in direction of Flaine. From the roundabout where you drive to Flaine, travel 2.4 km and park in the hairpin turn.

RDV : in the morning at 9 am or in the afternoon at 2 pm, this lasts a hald day.

This tour and this price are part of group activity. Therefore, the tour is validated from 4 people minimun booked in. 6 people maximum for a guide.

Price per person : 65 euros

A maximum of 6 persons by guide.

This tour and this price are part of group activity. Therefore, the tour is validated from 4 people minimun booked in.

From 6 people upwards all signing up : 59 euros

The price provides you a guide and the caving equipment : wetsuit, helmet, lighting, harness and rope if need.

SOME TESTIMONIALS

Monté Médio Canyoning – Amazing

Stunning setting. Got to see parts of the Talloires mountains you’d never usually see and had fun doing so! Our guide, Romain, was excellent. Very reassuring and full of laughs. Excellent English as well.

We had a great time and would fully recommend it.

Eoiny

Amazing experience

This was the highlight of our stay in Annecy. So much fun, although challenging at times (esp if you ahve a fear of heights as I do!), it was a great adventure and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Fantastic value for money. Thanks to our guide Romain for being so patient and explaining everything in English as well as French!

Smoor

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAVING

What is the caving?

Caving is the activity of exploring or visiting the caves system.

Where are the caving sites?

The caves in which we guide you are located on two different sites in Haute Savoie : the caves of la Diau are located in the Parmesan massif (30 minutes from Annecy) and the caves of Balme are located between Cluses and Sallanches, at the beginning of the road that goes to Flaine ski resort, 50 minutes from Annecy.

To help you to find your meeting point, you will find all thèse points on the mpan below.

What do we need?

To go caving, you must have the following equipment : a backpack, a tracksuit (pants and jacket), sweater, shoes and a bottle of water.

When can we go caving in the Annecy area?

In the Annecy region, you can go caving all year round in the caves of Balme and from mid-May to the end of October in the caves of La Diau

CAVING ANNECY – THE MAP

Grottes de la Diau

Grottes de Balme