Spelunking in Leysin

Description

Leysin, a sports resort known for its sports facilities and its ski area, is less well known for caving, even if the numerous caves that can be found there make it the spot in the Vaud Alps for locating, exploring and studying natural underground environments.

On the heights of Leysin, the landscape reveals the majestic towers that we know so well. What is less well known is that the ground is endowed with numerous cavities which offer an ideal playground for caving enthusiasts. Among these, the most popular are the Gouffre du Chevrier, the Aven ArtÚre and the Grotte de la Cathédrale. In Leysin, all year round, Laurent Hyvert, a caving guide with a passion for the underground world and natural environments, guides experienced cavers wishing to explore the most reclusive places, or simply introduces them to this multi-faceted discipline in the form of initiation or trekking, which can be scientific, sporting, technical or contemplative. Leysin is the first spot in Switzerland where an underground adventure course includes a zip line and a via corda underground. This is a unique opportunity for you to trek down to -650 metres. For even more originality, let yourself be tempted by an unusual experience: combine caving and fondue!

Recommended age: From 15 years old for trekking. From 8 years old for the initiations and the "fondue" outings. On reservation

Videos of the underground route

Leysin, a sports resort known for its sports facilities and its ski area, is less well known for caving, even if the numerous caves that can be found there make it the spot in the Vaud Alps for locating, exploring and studying natural underground environments.

On the heights of Leysin, the landscape reveals the majestic towers that we know so well. What is less well known is that the ground is endowed with numerous cavities which offer an ideal playground for caving enthusiasts. Among these, the most popular are the Gouffre du Chevrier, the Aven ArtÚre and the Grotte de la Cathédrale. In Leysin, all year round, Laurent Hyvert, a caving guide with a passion for the underground world and natural environments, guides experienced cavers wishing to explore the most reclusive places, or simply introduces them to this multi-faceted discipline in the form of initiation or trekking, which can be scientific, sporting, technical or contemplative. Leysin is the first spot in Switzerland where an underground adventure course includes a zip line and a via corda underground. This is a unique opportunity for you to trek down to -650 metres. For even more originality, let yourself be tempted by an unusual experience: combine caving and fondue!

Recommended age: From 15 years old for trekking. From 8 years old for the initiations and the "fondue" outings. On reservation

Videos of the underground route

Price List

1/2 day with a guide
Full rate
CHF 400.00
Day with a guide
Full rate
CHF 700.00
Adventure Course (10 pers. max)
Full rate
CHF 400.00
Introduction to the Gouffre du Chevrier - 1/2 day (3 pers. max)
Full rate
CHF 400.00
Trek to the Gouffre du Chevrier - 1 day (3 pers. max)
Full rate
CHF 600.00
Location
Getting There
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