Subterranean adventures

The exploration of the mysterious underworld, where the light of day never shines, is a special adventure on its own. You can explore the underground on foot, with kayaks or cycle from one valley to another by bike.

The ore deposits between Mount Peca and Uršlja Gora were discovered already by Romans. In the years of active mining, more than a thousand kilometres of tunnels were dug out, where you can still hear stories of the miners’ life and be amazed by nature’s wonders. The Peca Underground – Tourist Mine and Museum is one of the central tourist attractions of the cross-border UNESCO Karavanke Geopark with its selection of unique subterranean adventures and experiences. You can take a train to the heart of the mountain and continue on foot to explore the underworld. If you are looking for a more adrenaline-packed visit, you can explore the underground by cycling or rowing a kayak to the flooded parts of the tunnels. An even longer tradition of tourist exploration of the Koroška underground is held in the Huda Luknja cave, which is a real subterranean marvel of the isolated karst. Here you can experience a true adrenaline-packed trekking adventure with the help of a guide.

Cycling in subterranean Peca

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Podzemlje Pece (Peca Underground) – Tourist Mine and Museum Glančnik 8, 2392 Mežica

You can experience an unforgettable 5-kilometre adventure on two wheels by cycling through Mount Peca, from one valley to another.

Mountain bikes were designed to enjoy mountains, while in the Koroška region you can cycle directly through the mountain as well. What do you say to taking a ride from one valley to another, several hundred metres under the Peca peak, using the abandoned and mysterious mining tunnels?

After the reception at the Peca Underground and the Karavanke Geopark Information Centre at Glančnik in Mežica, you will head out to the mine entrance at Igrčevo above Črna na Koroškem in the company of a guide. The bikes are available for rent, of course. And then the adventure really begins! All you have to do is put a lamp on your helmet. This unique subterranean cycling path of more than five kilometres is set up in the safe tunnels of the abandoned mine and ascends only 15 metres. After exiting the mine at Breg above Mežica, you only need to descend a kilometre and a half down the concrete mountain road to the starting point at Glančnik. You will also make some stops in the mine and listen to the most hidden stories of the underworld.

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