Caving / Spelunking in Les Vigneaux, Hautes Alpes,
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France
Beginners and advanced
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.
Learn about caving techniques and spelunking methods (exploring caves) and natural facts about caves in the free video as listed below. Caving can be practiced by both beginners and advanced lovers of the speleology, admiring the numerous paths that lead underneath the Pays des Ecrins.
Instructors and training schools are available in the spot, so make sure you make a reservation beforehand. Essential rope equipment can be rented on the spot. Various accommodation options, shops and leisure activities are identified around the area and close to L’Argentiere-la-Besse.
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