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Black Hole Experience in Slovenia for Two

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Why we included this experience:

  •  A unique opportunity to explore the underground world inside an abandoned mine
  • Except for your headlights you will bike or kayak in complete darkness

Experience description

Tucked away in the beautiful Slovenian Alps, an old mine is the setting for a most atmospheric tour. Accompanied by your expert guide, switch on your helmet lamp and cycle deep beneath the earth to see the remains of past excavations. Learn the history and stories of the mine as you cycle the 6km (4 miles) route, emerging to a valley below, back to the meeting point, followed by delicious traditional lunch on a local farm.

Alternatively, you can take a second route through the mine, but this time by kayak on a flooded section! Begin with a ride down on the original mining train, an experience in itself. Then hike and paddle on “sit-on-top” kayaks through the underground. All equipment is provided, and you won’t get cold, as this is a dynamic tour, and the mine is pretty humid. Return by train again, in time for lunch.


Experience details

People

2

Season

All year

Landscape

Water

Active Level

Catch your breath


Highlights:

  • Cycle, or kayak, back in time with this tour through an old mine
  • Take a ride on the authentic mine train if you choose to kayak
  • Learn the history of the mine and the people who worked here
  • Pleasant freshly-prepared lunch at a nearby homestead

What's Included:

  • All necessary safety equipment including lamps, helmets, drysuit
  • Experienced professional guides
  • Safety training
  • Transportation, pick up/drop off from Bled area
  • Soft drink, bottled water
  • Traditional snack

Good to know:

  • Dress comfortably with hiking shoes or trainers
  • Bring camera, towel, change of clothing, energy snacks
  • Available all year-round except if too much snow on roads
  • Every day except Mondays
  • Duration 8-12 hours
  • Minimum age for biking tours is 10, for kayaking it is 12
  • Meeting point is in central Bled, hotel pick-up can sometimes be arranged
  • Not suitable for claustrophobia sufferers

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