Krizna cave Tours

SHORT 1-HOUR TOUR       

Initial parts of the cave feature large cave halls. Other passages are at some points interrupted by sinter lumps or rocks and/or small stalactites. After a few hundred meters into the cave there is no natural lighting, so visitors explore with the help of given flashlights. The main tunnel continues it’s way through Great hall towards a speleothem Čimboras where visitors can see an interesting display of cave bear remains which attract people with not only their size, but also the number. The tour continues through a tunnel, which drains the water from the first lake. That is followed by a 10-minute ride through the first lake. The same path is followed to the exit.

The tour is suitable for groups of up to 60 people.

Suggested outfit: Long pants, jacket with long sleeves and extra warm socks.

Before entering, visitors receive rubber boots and a portable, rechargeable flashlight.

FOR REAL CAVE LOVERS

Guided tour to Calvary (Kalvarije) – up to 1000 visitors every year

Due to cave protection, this part can be visited by a single group of up to 4 people daily.

The visit lasts 3.5 – 4 hours.

 

From the first lake we continue our way over rocks to the second lake. At it’s center the ceiling lowers which makes the transition to a typical water tunnel harder, but marks a beginning of an unforgettable journey.  Over the banks water flows from the lake into a smaller one. The banks are built of sinter, which is secreted from two streams that flow from the Bloke Plateau (Bloške planote).  The banks – and with them the water level – continue to grow.

Water partially covers ground stalactites and stalagmites which makes it seem like they are growing out of the water (the Venice Pier, a pirate ship, Organ, Lynx – Beneški pristan, Piratska ladja, Orgle, Ris). The lakes are up to 6 meters deep. In the beginning part of the tunnel the lakes are shorter, but in the end part they are longer. The journey ends at Calvary hall (Kalvariji), which is rich with stalactites and the cave divides  into two parts – northern Blato tunnel and north-eastern part Pisani tunnel. We take the same route back to reach the exit.

HOW TO RESERVE THE TOUR TO CALVARY

While applying via email or phone it is mandatory to fill out the reservation form below.

RESERVATION FORM

ALTERNATIVE TOURS

A.) GUIDED TOUR TO CRYSTAL MOUTAIN (KRISTALNE GORE) – UP TO 100 VISITORS EVERY YEAR

 

Tour to the crystal mountain is a continuation of the 3.5-4 hour tour. In 14th lake there is an extremely low passage, which demands the visitors to lie down in the boat if they want to pass it. At the end of the lake there is a passage called Cross mountain (Križna gora), which has to be passed on foot and then the tour once again continues in the 15th lake. The tour is then followed with some of the next lakes and then stops at an exceptionally rich stalactite in Matjaž tunnel.  At the end of the 20th lake we reach the most powerful spot of the cave – Crystal mountain. The central part is especially rich with stalactites. Space measured from the water to the ceiling is 75 meters. At the top of the mountain the tour usually stops for a few minutes, so visitors can enjoy in a small snack they brought with them. We take the same route to reach the exit.

The visit is possible only during the winter time (10.1 to 30.3)

Due to cave protection this part can be visited by a single group of up to 4 people daily.

The visit takes 6,5 – 7 hours.

HOW TO RESERVE THE TOUR TO CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN

While applying via email or phone it is mandatory to fill out the reservation form below.

RESERVATION FORM

B.) 1,5-2 HOUR TOUR OF THE DRY PART OF THE CAVE AND BEAR TUNNEL


         

In addition of the classic one-hour cave tour, you can also enjoy and discover one of the most important cave bear remain spots in the bear tunnel. You can also see the consequences of long research on the cave environment. In the bear tunnel you can also see Tiberijsko lake, with its typical sinter dams.

Limitations:

  • Up to 15 people in a group
  • Sufficient physical ability

Wear long pants, jacket with long sleeves and an extra pair of warm socks.

Before entering, visitors receive rubber boots and a portable, rechargeable flashlight.

All tours are conducted in Slovenian or English.