The service

The Grotta del Vento has its own coach (53 seats) for a transfer service for groups coming to the cave.
This coach is useful in the following cases:
  • Groups with coaches longer than 11 metres or higher than 3,50 metres and because of these measurements cannot reach the cave.
  • Groups arriving by train at the Barga-Gallicano station.
  • Groups who for other reasons wish to reach the Grotta del Vento with our vehicle (for example: a rally of camper vans)
This service is available by reservation only for groups of at least 30 people.
It is not made on days when there is great amount of visitors: Easter, Bank holiday weekends in spring and the middle weeks in August. On these days we don't advise anyone to try and reach the cave with a coach.

To book the transfer service, apart from the information asked to all groups who make a booking, it's necessary to leave a mobile phone number to be able to contact the group leader, if necessary, on the day of the appointment. (see booking page)

The total duration of the journey from Gallicano to the Grotta del Vento or vice versa, plus the necessary time to change buses, can be estimated in about 40 minutes, so those wishing to make a tour at 10:00, must be at Gallicano no later than 9:20.

The price of the transfer service, for each participant can be seen on the price page. This price has been calculated only to cover costs.

As the Grotta del Vento only has one coach for this service, it's advisable to book the transfer as soon as possible. In the case of the coach already being booked for the day chosen, we can help you find other public transport services in the area who are able to do the transfer. In that case the rates will be the current prices on the market and any negotiations must be made only by the person responsible for the group and the transport company chosen, without involving in any way the office of the Grotta del Vento.

Meeting point

In the case of a transfer from a big coach to our bus, the meeting point for the bus is, unless agreed differently, at the following address:
Via della Rena, 28
Gallicano (LU)
GPS navigator set up
Lat: 44°03'18" N (Dec. 44.0550)
Lon: 10°26'48" E (Dec. 10.4468)

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Restrictions

The price of the transfer cannot be separated from the price of the ticket for the cave, therefore the number of travellers on the coach will always correspond to number of tickets bought for the cave. The price of the supplement for the transfer can be found on the page opening times and prices.

The transfer will tale place between the the meeting point with the bus and the Grotta del Vento. No other stops are permitted during the journey.