bats are protected species and they hibernate during the winter. Hibernation is extended period of deep sleep that allows them to survive cold winters so Barac caves will be closed from November 2023 to April 2024
Bats are extremely important part of the world’s ecosystems and they are threatened by loss of shelter and hunting habitat. Systematic monitoring has shown that the number and distribution of individuals in our cave is approximately the same, which indicates that such protection measures are effective.
We are opening again in the Spring when our presence won’t be a threat to them.
You can visit us at the Speleon visitor centre, which is open all year round and is only one kilometer away from the Barac Caves picnic area.
We remind you that our hiking trails are open all year round but we don’t recommend hiking in case of a bad weather.
Thank you for understanding!