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Let’s visit the underground mines of Velka Amerika!

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Only 290Kč with Discovery Pass!

 

A unique opportunity to experience the underground of the Velka Amerika Quarry – a.k.a. Czech Grand Canyon and hike in the countryside of the Cesky Kras Protected Landscape Area!

 

Please note: This trip is not suitable for people suffering anxiety in enclosed underground spaces – claustrophobia. All participants will attend strictly at their own risk and will follow my instructions at all times!

 

 

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Hey Everyone!

 

Ever wanted to feel like walking in the mines of Moria from the Lord of the Rings? Then you have to join me on this excursion!

 

We’re going to visit the abandoned underground limestone mines in Cesky kras near the Karlstejn Castle. A part of the complex is the well-known Velka Amerika quarry.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk 3km in underground tunnels and learn about limestone mining in Cesky kras
  • See Velka Amerika Quarry from a viewpoint you haven’t seen it from before
  • Hike in the forests and meadows of the Cesky kras Natural Reserve.

 

Please note: This trip is not suitable for people suffering anxiety in enclosed underground spaces – claustrophobia. All participants will attend strictly at their own risk and will follow the guide’s instructions at all times!

 

 

LOGISTICS & PLAN OF THE DAY

 

We will meet at 9:00 am at at the Prague Main Train Station (at our usual place in front of the ticket office, see the photo below).

 

 

Please allow extra time to get there – public transport is less frequent on Saturdays. Use the journey planner to plan your route.

 

1. After getting off the train, we’ll hike for about 5 km mainly in the forest to the entrance of the mines.

 

2. The Excursion takes about 90 – 120 minutes, depending on how curious you will be!

 

3. After the excursion: We will go to the Karlstejn village where we’ll have an early dinner/late lunch.

 

5. We will leave the restaurant around 5:45 pm to catch the train arriving in Prague-Main Station at 7:12 pm

 

 

DIFFICULTY: Easy to Medium

The route combines both marked and unmarked trails and is about 12 km long (+3 km in the Underground), including some steep ascents and uneven terrain.

 

 

LUNCH:

Bring yourself a sandwich or packed lunch and water. We will stop in a restaurant for hot meal, after the excursion around cca 4:00 pm.

 

What to bring with you

Flashlight – it can be a mobile phone as long as its battery is able to last for the whole tour; Firm, non-slippery shoes; Warm sweater or overcoat – it is about 9°C in the underground all year round! Water and packed lunch / snacks.

 

Helmets for everyone will be provided.

 

 

Unsure if you should join? Check photos  from our previous hikes and excursions to Velka Amerika!

 

PRICE

490 CZK or 290 CZK with Discovery Pass

Includes the guided tour of the mines, round-trip train fare and organization and planning.

Children < 16 accompanied by adult only  290 CZK! (create a separate order for them an enter ‘child16’ coupon code at the checkout)

 

Use your employee benefit card or vouchers to pay for this trip! We accept Sodexo Flexi Pass Card and vouchers, Edenred Card and vouchers and Benefity.cz card!

 

To learn how to pay for Discovering Prague & CZ events with your Employee benefit card and vouchers go to this page.

 

 

I look forward to showing you around the underground!

 

Cheers,

Filip

 

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