Sentier karstique ASHVS d'Arbecey

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Location: Between Arbecey and Scey-sur-Saône.
(47.734284, 5.919760)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: TopicSentier Karstique KarstKarst SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Sentier karstique ASHVS d'Arbecey.
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The Sentier karstique ASHVS d'Arbecey is intended to follow the underground route of a cave system between Arbecey and Scey-sur-Saône. The water courses vanish underground around Arbecy through swallow holes. The Trou du Deujeau is a cave river which is accessible for 1.5 km. The entrance is an artificial shaft, and it is only for speleologists. The water reappears around Scey-sur-Saône and flows through numerous tributaries into the Saone river. The main spring is the Résurgence de la Baume, which is also the end of the trail.

This karst trail is unfortunately very poorly published, it is mentioned numerous times, but there is no description and no map. Actually we are not sure if there are actually markings, and we are pretty sure that there are no explanatory signs. Also, we could not find if there are any other stops worthwhile except the (closed!) cave and the spring. The trail was created by the ASHVS, the Association Spéléologique des Hauts du Val de Saône, which is a very small club, and it seems they never completed the trail. As a matter of fact we have no location for the starting point, but we guess the entrance of the Trou du Deujeau is a good place to start. We would actually suggest to skip all the walking and visit the spring, but unfortunately we could not find an info on this spring either. All in all we would suggest to skip this trail.