Les cavités équipées

Remerciements photos,  Yann Gardère

Discover the beautiful cavities around the congress. There are all levels, but don’t forget to get information at the “caving” stand on the congress to take descriptions, topographies, information on conditions, difficulties and key passages …

New cavities will be added in the coming weeks, don’t hesitate to come back and visit this page!

Cave Prérouge

To discover absolutely. Large galleries, pretty concretions, rooms, low passages, a concentrate of caving for a maximum of pleasure, accessible to all.

Situation
Map

45min from the congress by car.
Approach walk: 1 minute!

Main difficulties

Labyrinthine network, follow the markings carefully.
Resurgence, therefore risk of flooding

Time

About 3-4 hours round trip to the Loubens siphon.

Topo
Plan

Creux de la Cavale

A cavity that allows you to enter one of the largest networks in Savoy and discover the fantastic Cavale river, up to the large rooms. The ideal outing for a half-day of beautiful caving.

Situation
Map

45 minutes from the congress by car. 20 minute approach walk on flat ground.

Main difficulties

Wet course (90% in river) and small ramping in the entrance area.

Time

3-4 hours round trip to the big rooms.

Plan
Plan

Tanne Carré

No approach, a large pitch for a direct descent from a footbridge, a very nice way to discover the limestone of Margeriaz, sensations guaranteed.

Situation
Map

1 hour from the congress by car.
Approach walk: 1 minute!

Main difficulties

Large 73m pitch

Time

2 hours for round trip.

Topo

To come up.

Gouffre FE (Fitoja Express)

As its name suggests, a succession of small pitches to quickly access one of the jewels of the department, the Fitoja room. It is also an access to the beautiful Etiornaux river and its large volumes! Do not miss.

Important: In the room, please respect the markings put in place to protect the concretions.

Situation
Map

55 minutes from the congress by car.
Approach walk: 20 minutes without difficulty

Main difficulties

Many passages of splits. Sometimes wet course and some narrow passages.

Time

4-5 hours to take the time to visit the entire room and go up the many but small verticals.

Topo
Cut

Crossing Tanne Névé – Tanne aux Cochons

A classic from Savoy! Pretty pitches allow you to gain a foothold in a magnificent meander and its river, which you cross over a long distance before exiting via the Tanne aux Cochons, located very close to the entrance to Tanne Névé.

Situation
Map

1 hour from the congress by car.
Approach: 30 minutes ascent

Main difficulties

Many small pitches, cold cave even in July. River sensitive to floods.

Time

4-6 hours depending on the size and experience of the group.

Crossing Guard Cavale

Another classic Savoy outing! Beautiful caving, everything is there, piches, rooms, magnificent rivers, the ideal group adventure outing.

Situation

45 minutes from the congress by car. Mandatory shuttle, 5 minutes walk to the gouffre du Garde, 20 minutes to return from the Creux de la Cavale. 5 minutes by car between the two cavities

Map
Main difficulties

Large labyrinthine network, long and wet, demanding route.

Time

Between 7 and 10 a.m. depending on the group.

Plan
Plan

Crossing Litorne – FE

A recent crossing and certainly the star of the congress. A great moment of caving, the descent of several rivers in the footsteps of historical explorers to reach the Fitoja room, before going up through the FE cave (Fitoja Express)

Situation

55 minutes from the congress by car. 40 minutes of easy walk to reach the Creux de la Litorne, 15 minutes to return from the FE gouffre.

Map
Main difficulties

Long and demanding route. Long river passages and some narrowings.

Time

8-10h depending on the groups and the experience

CavitySince CongressDifficultyElevationDuration
Cave Prérouge45 minEasy+/- 50 m3-4h
Tanne Carré1 hourMeans75 m2-3h
Chasm Fitoja Express (FE)55minMeans-170 m4-5h
Crossing Névé-Cochons1 hourDifficult-150 m4-6h
Crossing Guard Cavale45minDifficult-200 m8-10h
Crossing Litorne-FE55minDifficult-300 m8-10h