Grotte du Bédat

Useful Information

Location: Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Hautes-Pyrénées
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=1,800 m, VR=128 m.
Guided tours:
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1864 survey.


The Grotte du Bédat is a former show cave which is now used as a cave trekking cave. The trails are still there, but the wooden parts are now rotten and dangerous. The entrance portal is nice, the former gate is gone, the cave is open without restrictions. The first part of the cave with the remaining paths is easy to visit with basic gear and a little caution. We recommend - as always - sturdy walking shoes, two lamps per visitor, and visits in groups only. A day hike across mount Bédat with the great view, a visit to the cave and one of the nice karst springs of the area is definitely a fine outdoor experience.

The cave is rather deep, -128 m, which makes visits off the trails technically demanding. Although there are numerous websites which propagate this as a fun cave, we recommend good equipment and an experienced guide, if you plan to leave the trails.