Speleology (the study of caves) is a passion for many people in the region. With hundreds of documented caves and thousands of undocumented ones within the valley, caving is an appealing attraction for visitors to the Jiu Valley. However, visitors should not attempt to explore caves without proper equipment and precautions.
We therefore offer some contacts who can offer extensive information on area caves and may serve as guides to them for a small fee:
- The University of Petrosani Alpine Tourism Club ALPO (Contact Christian "Christy" Briciu at 054.545.985 - speaks some English)
- The Lupeni Salvamont (Mountain Rescue Team) Tel: 0744.311.635 / 0254.561.760
- The Lupeni Speleo Club (contact 0722782227)