Pivka Cave and Black Cave

The Pivka Cave and the Black Cave are the final two caves along the subterranean Pivka River before the river finally disappears and resurfaces in the Planina Cave.

The Pivka Cave and the Black Cave are the final two caves along the subterranean Pivka River before the river finally disappears and resurfaces in the Planina Cave.

Both caves can be accessed from the surface through a collapse doline. While the entrance to the Black Cave is gradual, the Pivka Cave entrance is encircled by vertical walls. Both Caves are beautiful examples of caves along a subterranean river above which ceiling has collapsed. The Black Cave features beautiful flowstone formations and the biggest attraction of the Pivka Cave is a stunning view of the river, especially when the water level is high.

The Pivka Cave entrance is located 5 km from the Postojna Cave. The 65-metre deep entrance can be reached by walking 317 steps. The cave measures 5,100 m, whereof 1,900 m can be seen as part of a tour. Electric illumination is provided in the section seen as part of the tour. The path takes visitors along the Pivka River towards the Black Cave, after which they get back to the surface and return through a forest. The tour takes an hour and a half, no special equipment is needed.

Both caves can also be visited as part of an adventure tour. Adventure tours have been designed for anyone who would like to visit those parts of the caves that are not open for regular tours, experience more demanding passages, cross over water obstacles and relive the exploration of caves. Adventure tours are done in small groups, guided by experienced guides and divided in three difficulty levels.

Tour timetable

 prior arrangement09:0017:00
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Ticket price list

The prices listed are per person.

Regular Pivka Cave and Black Cave tours 
Adults 12,90 €
Pupils, students 10,30 €
Children aged 15 or less 7,70 €
Children aged 5 or less 1,00 €

Adventure Pivka Cave and Black Cave tours

6–15 persons16–30 persons
Adults 15,00 € 12,00 €
Children aged 15 or less 10,00 € 8,00 €

Instructions for visitors

Notification ahead of time (a minimum of 3 working days before the planned tour) is required for an adventure tour. An advance payment of 30 % is necessary. Tour participants are required to submit a written consent of participation in the caving tour. The tour takes 1 hour along an easy way.

Adventure Pivka Cave and Black Cave tours are possible by prior arrangement.

Information and Booking

+386 5 7000 100
info@postojnska-jama.eu