Caving Leysin © Christophe Racat

Potholing in Leysin

The sports resort of Leysin renowned for its sporting infrastructure as well as for its ski fields, is not quite so well known for potholing despite the fact that the enormous number of caves make it the perfect place to locate, explore and study the fascinating natural underworld.

High above Leysin the landscape reveals the majestic peaks which are so synonomous with the resort. Less well-known is the fact that the area is blessed with a huge number of caves providing the ideal playground for potholing fans. The most popular amongst them are the Goatherd’s Chasm, the Aven Artery and Cathedral Grotto.

Ardent caver and guide Laurent Hyvert, impassioned by all that the underground world and natural environment has to offer, operates all year round in Leysin. He takes potholing enthusiasts to the most secluded spots imaginable or simply introduces them to this multi-faceted discipline in all its scientific, sporting, technical and contemplative aspects whether by initiation or trekking.
For the confirmed gourmet, you can also combine caving with a fondue ! A simply extraordinary experience.

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