Discover the mysterious Peca underground, where the mine was excavated already by the Romans. Or head out to look for nature’s miracles in the many geological trails.
You have an opportunity to travel back in time millions of years in the Koroška region. It was in this area that two larger lithospheric plates came into contact – the African and the European. During the “plates colliding”, a rock mass rose up from the bottom of the sea, which today forms one of the longest mountain ranges in the world – the Alps.
In Slovenia, Podzemlje Peca (Peca Underground) in Mežica represents the central point of the cross-border UNESCO Geopark. It also holds the Information Centre, the museum of mining and the entrance to the abandoned mine, which can be experienced on foot, by bicycle or by kayak. Recent history of this area is suffused with the ironworks, mining or the coal-mining tradition.
You can explore the natural phenomena on the themed hiking and cycling trails or in the museums. The network of more than 1,200 kilometres of hiking trails provides views of numerous geological sights. The entire Geopark area has 48 geological sights and 14 Geopark sights registered. The forest pastures with wonderful views offer more carefree and, if desired, adrenaline-fuelled mountain bike adventures.