Explore the picturesque landscape of the mighty forests and nature’s marvels in the area of the UNESCO Karavanke Geopark, green Pohorje and the Drava River valley. Experience adrenaline by bike or on foot – with the most beautiful views from the mountains or deep in the Peca underground. Feel the freedom of the mountain peaks and experience joy on the snow-covered plains. Indulge in relaxed conversations with locals, try the Koroška delicacies and explore the legacy of the past. Pristine and undiscovered. This is Koroška – full of surprises
You can take kayaks to the flooded parts of the tunnels almost 700 metres under the Earth's surface. The path will take you back in time to when silence was muffled by the sounds of machinery and tools.
The subterranean labyrinth of tunnels and dugouts almost 700 metres under the surface can be explored by kayak as well.
You can take the mine railway from the mining museum at Glančnik in Mežica to the Unionski Vpadnik slope mine through the 3.5-kilometre-long Glančnik tunnel. From there, you can descend the stairs less than 100 metres down to the water level. Equipped with protective gear, you will enter the flooded tunnel and get into your kayaks. The tour guide will guide you down a small subterranean river to the tiny lakes, where the magic of this ride begins. Rowing the calm and clear water, you will explore the subterranean labyrinth of tunnels and dugouts. And you will learn how it once was, in the times when silence was muffled by the sounds of roaring machinery and tools.
How did the water enter the mine? In 1994, the Mežica mine concluded their excavation of the ore. At the same time, they stopped pumping the water and it flooded the lower parts up to the water tunnel, where today this water flows out of the mine without any obstruction. The water also flooded large dugouts, made by miners, which today seem like magical subterranean lakes.
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Taste Koroška and experience its hospitality.
Choose from different accommodation types in the Koroška region, which all share common homeliness.
Nature’s treasures and the heritage of the past – breathtaking and inspirational. Welcome to Koroška where you can enjoy cycling and hiking experiences in the hills and valleys, explore the mysteries of the Peca underworld, and experience the river on a raft. Koroška invites you to a date with nature where you can explore the past in a creative way, every day of the year.
The labyrinth of forest roads and cart tracks leads you up and down the mountain, into the valleys and between them. Among the forests and meadows with their wonderful views there are regulated paths intended for extreme or more recreational cycling. They are best tackled with “all-mountain” or “enduro” bikes.
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