In Ecrins massif, between Gap and Briancon, within two hours from Grenoble and five minutes from the station of Argentiere-la-Bessée, a beautiful spot in the small village of Les Vigneaux is identified as the next challenge to seize. Getting through the tight spaces in a cave is part of spelunking that many people find quite scary as activitiy.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Caving / Spelunking in ”Grotte di Castello Tesino”, Trento, Trentino-South Tyrol Italy
In many of them, the archaeological excavations brought into the light fossils from animals that have been extincted nowadays, dating since 2.500 years ago. The speleology association of the region is very active and the local guides are very well organized and prepared for helping you to explore this fascinated underworld.
The Grotte di Castello Tesino are located in between the Monte Agaro and the Monte Coppolo, in the western of Dolomites di Belluno. The geological character of the cave is karstic, allowing to the surface water to pass through the rocks in which erosion produce underground streams, caverns and fissures. This element gives a very spectacular environment. Amongst locals, the Cave is called ”Bus de la lora” or ”Grotta di Valnuvola”. A tour visit in the Cave requires from 3 to 4h. Visits should be reserved in advance and dependent on weather conditions.