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Surreal and quiet hike up the Gorge

We have now done this hike twice and loved it both times. We now believe the best way to do it is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Russell H
Melbourne, Australia
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Visit this site on the off chance it may be interesting but we were blown away. Strolling around... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have now done this hike twice and loved it both times. We now believe the best way to do it is to park your car on the side of the road at the first safe spot below the village of Minerve. You then walk...More

Thank Russell H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visit this site on the off chance it may be interesting but we were blown away. Strolling around the small village then walking down into the dry river bed was wonderful We explored the cave arches and saw hundreds of stone/pebble piles left by tourist...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

These natural tunnels are to be seen in order to realize just what water can do over a very long period of time. The devastation that it can create in a very short time during natural disasters or the bursting of a poorly built human...More

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Only accessible in the dry season - as will become obvious when you approach the 'natural bridges'- it is incredible to see how nature has shaped these enormous caverns over the millennia - and to imagine how they have been used by human beings during...More

Thank carole h
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We dragged our reluctant 11-year-olds to look at the natural bridges and they were soon caught up in them - a bit scared of walking into a dark cave until they realised there was daylight ahead, and then taken aback by the field of stone...More

Thank ELloyd
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Visiting Minerve was wonderful and the Ponts Naturels were a bonus. My boys (ages 10 and 7) had so much fun exploring the cave, marvelling at it's size and building little rock towers. It was also a welcome break from the heat of the day....More

Thank Marney29
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We came to Minerve to see the town, only vaguely being aware that it was surrounded by a rock gorge, but we were not prepared for what we found. Visiting at the end of June meant that the beds of the rivers Brian and Cesse...More

3  Thank NickBrum
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Looking across from a path leading into Minerve you see this amazing cliff face, reminiscent of the Yorkshire Dales. Above the cliffs we could see hikers walking the numerous scenic footpaths, and below a dried up river bed once sporting a corn mill. The whole...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

you can walk all the way under the village of Minerve thru the underground river. Very unique in the world.

Thank patrickfiat21
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I really enjoyed this walk in Minèrve's cave. The river that passes through Minérve passes in this cave, but in November 2016 was completely dry. Comfortable shoes (sneakers) are required to do this activity. A lantern would help as well to cross the cave, but...More

1  Thank SofiaBaptista
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