Cerovac Caves Velebit Nature Park

Posted by: Miki
Category: Nature Places to visit

Among the most renowned and significant speleological structures are the Cerovac Caves , located in the southern part of “Velebit Nature Park ”. This 3-tier complex (Lower Cave , Middle Cave and Upper Cave ) features a total of 4 km of explored channels. The first 700 m of the Lower and Upper Caves have been prepared for tourist visits.

These caves abound in traces from the distant past. In addition to large quantities of archaeological findings, they are also among the largest discovery sites of the cave bear in Croatia . One may easily spot claw marks gorged into the cave walls as the bears moved against them. Water has worked for thousands of years to create dripstones. It is therefore vital to treat these cave ornaments with care and not touch them, as just a single careless move may put an end to a process that has been going on for decades.

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The temperature in the caves is between 5o C and 11o C – warmer clothing, a head cover, and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Distance from Apartments Miki: 160 km (2 h) via local road E65 + state road E71 (Sveti Juraj – Senj – Vratnik – Žuta Lokva – Lički Osik – Kik – Štikada – Gračac – Cerovačke špilje).

View more at www.pp-velebit.hr.

Apartments Miki are placed in the village of Donja Klada situated on the land, only 20 km away from the city of Senj in the Kvarner bay in northern Adriatic.
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