Lead miming under the mountain Peca already began in Roman times. Written records show, that from 1665 until the end of the previous century, when the mine was finally closed down, 1000 km of tunnels were dug. These remarkable underground passages enable us to get to know the history of mining by mining train and then on foot, by mountain bikes or by kayak on underground lakes in the flooded part of the mine.
Today Tourism Mine and Museum Podzemlje Pece is one of the main attractions of Geopark Karavanke (member of UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS) and the place for unique underground adventures. In front of the mine there is an adventure park, where we take you millions of years back to the time of dinosaurs. Here you can get to know Kralj Matjaž with a fun walk through our labyrinth or you can climb the unusual crystal shape climbing wall.
You can also enjoy days by cycling along numerous mountain bike trails, where beside the beautiful nature you can find many cultural sights. For those more experienced in mountain biking – you can enjoy in the Single Trail Park Jamnica or on the longest Country flow trail Petzen on the slopes of Peca Mountain.
The Geopark Karavanke with its natural features is a true paradise for spending free time in nature. Here are numerous thematic hiking trails suitable for relaxing walks or explorations, as well as longer hiking trails leading to interesting natural features.
Good traditional food is served in numerous Restaurant and tourist farms.
9:00 Guided tour – underground kayaking with miner’s snack
13:00 Visit mining museum with minerals and miners tools
14:00 Drive to Mountain bike park Jamnica
15:00 Guided biking or hiking tour visiting natural sites
19:00 Diner and overnight stay in an ecological tourist farm
8:00 Traditional Breakfast an ecological tourist farm
9:00 Going towards Mežica Podzemlje Pece
10:00 Guided tour – underground biking
13:30 A traditional lunch in the nearby restaurant
15:30 Visit of the ethnological collection and exhibitions about the participants of the Olympic Games in Črna na Koroškem
16:30 Visit to the Natural Park Topla
18:00 End of tour
May 2018 Day 1 On Friday morning, my husband and I made a 2-hour drive to Geopark Karanvanke. We got a programme of what activities we were to do but scepticism kept creeping in. We couldn’t imagine kayaking and biking underground. I cannot swim, and some time back I...