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Trekking Programmes in Postojna Cave System

Three different trekking programmes, which take you to the completely natural part of the cave system and let you get to know it in all its authenticity, are available.


Postojnska jama, d.d.


Jamska cesta 30
6230 Postojna

Kontaktiraj osebo: Anita Dolenc

Phone: +386 (0)5 7000 100


Spletna stran: http://www.postojnska-jama.eu/



1. Postojna Cave through the Back Door: the route begins in the untouristed sections of the cave system, entering Postojna Cave through the back door - the Pivka Cave. An easy and attractive hike through the Black Cave leads to the most visited parts of Postojna Cave, where a standard tour follows. The cave train then takes visitors through the final section to the exit.

2. The most beautiful parts of Postojna Cave (Colourful Passage, Lower Tartar, Postojna, Pivka, and Black caves): the adventure begins in Pivka Cave, where you explore the cave treasures fully equipped. Black Cave and the splendours of Lower Tartar take you to Colourful Passage, where the flickering light of carbide lamps leaves a lasting impression on visitors. The hiking trail joins the Postojna Cave tourist trail, where the only cave train in the world takes you to the exit.

3. Eastern Passage in the Cave below Predjama Castle: By taking a tour of the East Passage visitors enter a completely natural part of the cave system. As there are no clearly marked or well-trodden footpaths and with the Belščica Stream along the way, one can here observe the unspoilt cave environment and the processes that take place while the cave world is being created. This is what the cave looks like before its passages turn into tourist paths. This tour is intended for visitors who want more, who would like to explore and would wish to get to know the cave world in all its authenticity and see how different it is.

Highlights of the programme:

  • Easy and attractive hike
  • Natural part of the cave system
  • Black Cave
Best time of the year                                                              All year round (Eastern Passage 1.5.-30.9.)                                    
Minimum / Maximum number of participants: 23 – 150 (3–15 in a group, max. 10 groups)
Duration 2-6 hours
Distance from Ljubljana 64 km
Where? Postojna