Đalovića Pećina

Djalovica Cave - Vražiji Virovi -


Useful Information

Location: Near Djalovica village, 45km from Bijelo Polje.
Open: No restrictions.
[2010]
Fee: free.
[2010]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: bring torch
Dimension: L=14,000m.
Guided tours: D=4h, L=2,500m.
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Address: Đalovića Pećina, Mreža NVO8, 84000 Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, Tel: +382-67-362327, Tel: +382-69-432701. E-mail: contact
Montenegro Turistički Centar (Montenegro Tourist Center): Tel: +382-1333.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:56:54 $

History

 
1979-1987explored by the Speleological Section of the Mountaineering Association Belgrade.
2006-2009explored by Czech cavers.

Description

Đalovića Pećina or Djalovica cave was first explored in 1987 by the Speleological Section of the Mountaineering Association Belgrade. During two years they explored and mapped more than 10km of cave system. 20 years later, Czech speleologists explored additional 3.5km during four years of research. This included the dive through a 80m long and 20m deep syphon. The current length is 14km [2009], and the cave still has a great potential.

The cave may be visited on spelunking tours organised by the mountaineering and caving company Akovo from Bijelo Polje. After you met your guides at Bijelo Polje, there is a 45km drive on a partially unpaved road to Djalovici village. Here the road ands and a one hour walk along the riverbed of Bistrica River to the cave entrance follows. The main passage, which is visited, is a through cave, the dry riverbed of a tributary of Bistrica River. Thats the reason why tours are offered only during summer and autumn. From the other end of the 800m long through cave a trail leads up the canyon walls and back to the village from the other side. This walk takes about two hours because of the ascent along the canyon walls. The operators offer mule rides for the way back.

The tours may have different durations, they are offered for small groups only and may be varied depending on the wishes of the participants and their abilities. The typical long tour takes four hours underground and includes the Slavija, a huge chamber with enormous stalagmites.


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