Prehistoric hike: cave and rock engravings (Diois)

Duration : ½ day

France, Southern Alps

Level : easy (2h30 walk, 250m elevation)

from 15 € / p. from 2 to 16 persons

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Description

Ideally located in the south of the Vercors massif, the Haut Diois massif contains secrets that are often unknown.

I invite you here to a very surprising hike on the theme of prehistory to make you know the Tune de la Varaime. This cave, now classified as a historical monument and that I discovered in 1985, contains more than 2000 Neolithic rock engravings classified as belonging to linear schematic art.

This place was also used in prehistoric times as a sheepfold cave as the excavations that you can also contemplate testify.

Program

  • Meeting in the village of Boulc.
  • Duration of the outing: 5 hours including the guided tour of the cave and access by a very wild path to the breathtaking panoramas of the Vercors between 1200 and 1450 meters of altitude.
  • As an option, a day outing is possible, completed by a climb to the top of the mountain of Toussière (total of 800 meters of difference in altitude) and to high mountain pastures.
  • Regular outings from April to November on request.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Guided visit of the cave.

The price does not include

  • Warm clothes for the visit to the cave.
  • A lamp and some food (biscuits, energy bar or dried fruit and water).
  • Price with the day hike option: 40€ / person.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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