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Mine tour by bicycle

No, no typo in this title. The Klopeiner See - Südkärnten region not only lets mountain bikers enjoy riding on the mountain, but also offers them courses in open-air mines.

For those not scared of the dark, of course. Helmet on, mine lamp on, the tunnels await... At around eight degrees Celsius and humidity of 95 percent, you cycle through the old mine, past breathtaking stone formations en route and into mountain halls almost 30 metres high - where you can greet the Lord of the Rings. It may sound dangerous - but the tunnel biking experience is actually one the whole family can enjoy.

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Mountain bikes were made for exploring the mountains, but here you can ride your bike through the mountain. We discovered a path through the abandoned and mysterious mining tunnels under Mount Peca.

Led by a guide and equipped with helmets and flashlights you can safely ride from one valley to another on a more than 5 kilometers long underground path. Prepare to experience an unforgettable adventure. The trail runs through secure tunnels and only rises for about 15 m, even though the holes and bumps left by the former railway sleepers do not allow a comfortable ride. The cycling adventure begins as you are greeted by your guide at the Karavanke Geopark Info Centre in Glančnik in Mežica.

Together you will head for the entrance in Igrčevo in Črna na Koroškem where you will enter the mine. After cycling the underground trail you will exit the mine in Breg in Mežica, from where you will descend on the asphalt road (about 1.5 km) to the starting point in Glančnik. The mine has a constant temperature of 10 °C. Complete darkness and safety regulations in the underworld require use of special equipment. It is mandatory to use a helmet and a flashlight. You can borrow both pieces of equipment upon payment of entrance fee. We recommend warm, casual clothing and cycling gloves. The entire tour takes about 2.5 hours. The age limit is 10 years. Mine tour by bicycle is only possible by prior arrangement and with mountain bikes.

Contact & Info

Tourismusregion Klopeiner See - Südkärnten GmbH

Schulstraße 10 9122
St. Kanzian am Klopeiner See, Austria
Telefon: +43 42 39 2222
info @ klopeinersee.at