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Underground kayaking in the Mezica Mine, Day trip from Bled, Slovenia

Join Matjaz, a ZGVS certified mountain guide, on a unique experience exploring the underwater world of an old mine by kayak.

Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Kayak 700m beneath the Earth’s surface

  • Immerse yourself in the underground world of a mine

  • Learn the history behind a 16th century mine

Description

Come with me on an unforgettable underground mine adventure in the Mežica Mines. The mines are 700m under the earth’s surface and we’re going to explore this underground world in a kayak.

I’ll pick you up in morning in Bled, and we’ll drive to Mežica, a small town on the Austrian border home to the Podzemlje Pece Mines. The drive will take around two hours. When we arrive, we’ll take a traditional mining train through 3.5km of tunnels to the Unionski Vpadnik slope mine. From there, we’ll walk a bit deeper into the mine before getting set up with all our kayaking equipment.

Then things get even more interesting. Once in the kayak, you can explore at your own pace and enjoy the peaceful silence of being 700m underground. We’ll pass submerged passages and stone monuments that date back to the 16th century. Pretty cool, right?

Once we’ve finished kayaking, we’ll explore on foot and learn all about the history of the mine. We’ll take the train back to the start and, to give you the full experience, we’ll eat a classic miners lunch. We’ll finish the trip with some time in the onsite museum before I drop you back to your hotel in the afternoon. This trip lasts eight hours in total.

For this trip, you’ll need to bring your passport, walking shoes and warm sporty clothes (it gets pretty cold down there, think: 10°C). There is also a minimum age requirement of 10 years old and a minimum height requirement of 150cm or 4ft. 9”.

You absolutely cannot miss this trip while in Slovenia. So, request to book now!

Plus, if you’re interested in improving your climbing skills while in Slovenia, take a look at this awesome trip.

 

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About the guide

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I’m a certified IFMGA mountain guide and canyoning guide living in the small and famous town of Bled, in Slovenia.

I started rock climbing at the age of 5. From that time on, the mountains became my playground. During my childhood, I took part in many rock climbing competitions. When I was 12, my twin brother and I did our first multi-pitch climb on a 350 m wall.

By the age of 16, I started competing in ice climbing world cups and later on skydiving junior world cups. In fact, in 2008 I became the world champion at the UIAA Ice Climbing Overall Ranking in speed ice climbing.

I climbed in many different countries like Peru, South Korea, Switzerland, France and Italy. However, Slovenia is the place I like the most.

Among other significant achievements, I did the first winter ascent (from the bottom of the wall) in Sphinx, the most difficult route in the mythical North Face of Mt Triglav. Besides, I got the first place for males at the IFMGA International mountain guide climbing championship in 2017.

I like sharing moments with people, especially in mountains. Feel free to join me in the highest mountains, steepest walls and many other Alpine wonders. I’m flexible, so we can also research places in other countries worldwide. Deep canyons, emerald rivers, beautiful mountains, great people, a good laugh, you name it.

I look forward to meeting you!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 289 each

Group of 2

EUR 145 each

Group of 3

EUR 124 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Included in this price are: Return transport from Bled, English speaking guides, train and museum ticket, kayaking equipment and miners lunch. Drinks are not included in the price.


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