Outdoor Adventure

For adrenaline-seekers and sports-fanatics looking for new experiences, we propose a completely unique way of discovering the cave: look down from the ceiling of the Aven d'Orgnac with "Underground Vertigo" and the "Panoramic Descent"!

Outdoor Adventure

*Good physical condition necessary. Participants must not suffer from vertigo. Caving activities available all year, reservation required.

This is a suggested program for a day at the Aven d’Orgnac. Certain activities are free, others can be reserved and paid online or on site, subject to availability.

Your day

The Maubois footpath

09.00 The Maubois footpath

Enjoy the coolness of the morning and the first rays of sun and discover the Orgnac woodland. A footpath leads you beneath shady oak trees and Mediterranean pines. Immerse yourself in the geological, karstological and human history of the Ronze plateau and the southern Ardèche. Nothing better to recharge your batteries!

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10.00 Guided tour of the Cave

A grandiose tour, in the depths of the Aven d’Orgnac a “Grand Site de France”. Explore three immense chambers and admire the beauty of the subterranean landscapes: shapes that evoke giant palm trees, stacked plates, columns, ochred draperies... under 55 meter high ceilings.

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11.15 Visit the Cité de la Préhistoire

Can you hear the gentle crackling of the fire in the hearth and the first notes of the flute rising and falling in the air ? Travel back in time 350 000 years, discover the past and explore the fascinating collections of the Cité de la Préhistoire.

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12.15 Picnic

Take a break for a meal in a naturally shaded woodland setting. At the farm shop “Autour de l'Aven” you will find fresh products, produced locally as well as local craft articles.

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13.30 Caving activities

Suspended 40 meters up, progress along on the walls of the cave with our Underground Vertigo experience. The adventure finishes in style with a 30 meter-long zip line!
Abseil 50 meters down from the natural cave entrance, equipped with a climbing descender and experience the Panoramic Descent. A unique panoramic view, a truly sensational experience, supervised by an experienced caving guide.

Underground Vertigo or Panoramic Descent or Combo (the two activities)

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17.30 Break on the patio

After a day filled with emotion, give yourself a well-deserved refreshing break at the on-site café-snack, or at the bar-restaurant Terrasses de l'Aven just next to the site, or with local drinks from the farm shop (cherry juice, apricot juice, craft beer, etc.)

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