Potholing with Samoëns Guides' Company

See the activities offered by Samoëns Guides' Company
Minimum age
5 years
28 place de l'Office de Tourisme
74340 Samoëns


All year round, daily.


Adult: 50 €
Child (12 years): from 46 €.

Special rates for groups, works councils, seminars, stag and hen parties, etc.
For further information, please contact the Guides and Tour Leaders Office.

Come and discover the depths of the mountain with our passionate caving guides by exploring the Balme or Mégevette caves

Caving is an activity of discovery par excellence and will take you to the heart of the earth: stalactites, stalagmites, draperies... but also underground rivers to discover. Accessible to the greatest number. Our caving instructors will introduce you to the different techniques of progression: walking, abseiling... We offer outings adapted to all levels.

Grotte de Balme, ideal for an introduction to caving, with the family (from the age of 5), or with friends
Count on 3 hours of activity: 10mn of approach walk and 2h30 underground.
Introductory caving trip for all ages.

Grotte de Mégevette, more sportive, initiation to technical caving
Count on 3 hours of activity: 25mn of approach walk and 2h30 underground.
This cave has slides, galleries, handrails, climbing and de-climbing.

Grotte de l'Ermoy, at the foot of the Criou. Accessible from the age of 14 for those with previous caving or climbing experience, introduction to caving techniques of abseiling and fixed rope climbing. Quite physical.

La Diau cave at the foot of the Plateau des Glières. Day trip. From 12 years old.

Complément d'informations

Technical equipment provided.
Bring long and warm clothes for the upper and lower body, hiking shoes or trainers or boots.
Possibility to take a camera.

From 5 years old accompanied by an adult.
From 8 years old, alone.


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