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Underground kayaking

Crystal clear water, magical underground caves and a peaceful silence promise an unforgettable experience. Original and our flagship tour of Black Hole Kayaking is an unique tour of underground adventure! Experience the kayaking below the ground from Bled and explore abandoned mines in complete darkness, with only the illumination of headlights to light your way.

Highlights

  • crystal clear water
  • peacefull silence
  • refreshing temperatures

Information & Price:

  • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: easy to moderate (I – II)
  • DATES: every day (from April to October)
  • DURATION: 8 hours, 3-4 hours in mine
  • NEEDED: warm clothes + extra clothes, Passport, swimmign suit, a towel
  • PRICE: 99 eur/person

We provide

  • Kayaking gear
  • Bottled water
  • Expert local guide and driver
  • Hotel drop off (Bled town area)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

 

Not included:

  • Food & drinks (beyond water)
  • Tips and gratuities

Description

After a scenic drive from Bled we will reach the site, where you will be briefed by our expert guide. The entrance will be done with still original mining train ride for about 15 min of an extra excitement, to about 600 m below the ground. A short hike and a climb over some steep stairs about 95 m lower and back up after is included as well. Sit-on-top kayaks will be awaiting you on the bottom of the mine, which was flooded after mining was abandoned and get the chance to explore various passages and galleries. It’s a dynamic activity, with a bit of hiking, paddling, some stairs, so you are never cold! The whole equipment will be provided, like drysuits with boots, helmets, headlights, gloves, life vest, poncho, etc. This underground adventure starts at our office naTOURBLED in Bled or any other pre arranged location. Firs we drive to the mining museum in Glančnik, Mežica where path leads us to abandoned lead mine in wonderful valley of Mežica. You board a genuine mining train which rides from the museum through the 3.5 km long Gačnik tunnel and up to Unionski vpadnik slope mine. From here you descend for 95 m and go down the stairs that lead to water. At this point you all receive the necessary protective equipment. Then you enter a flooded shaft where special three person kayaks are already waiting for you. Your guide leads you along a small underground river until you reach the magical underground lakes almost 700 m below the surface. You can now enjoy the peaceful and pristine water and explore the underground labyrinth, submerged tunnels and excavation sites. You will end your journey by following a narrow passage, paddling through some minor rapids and arriving back at the starting point. After the kayak ride you will walk past the abandoned underground working sites to the mining train station. Allow your guide to take you back to a time when the mine was not immersed in silence, but rather full of miners working away with different tools and machines. After a proper miner’s lunch the train will take you to the mining museum where you can admire a number of interesting collections. These display the daily lives and work of miners in the heart of Mount Peca as well as precious ores and minerals the wonderful creations of Mother Nature.