When we leave Ojców National Park and head west, we will reach the Krakow Valleys. In one of them – the Będkowska Valley – you can discover the Bat Cave with flint caves and javelins made by the first people of the Homo Sapiens species. We recommend this place to lovers of history, geology and... Polish cinema. Some scenes of the movie “With Fire and Sword” were shot here. Interesting caves can also be found, for example, in the Kluczwoda Valley: Mamutowa (Wierzchowska Dolna) and Wierzchowska Górna. Experienced speleologists will be delighted with extraordinary attractions, including caves: Januszkowa Szczelina – one of the deepest in the Upland, located near Olkusz; Gorenicka Cave or Mąciwody Cave in the village of Klucze, the entrance to which is in situated in... a well.
You can write a lot about the Upland's caves, as only in the Ojców National Park, there are over 500 of them. At a distance of 10-20 km from Olkusz, we come across the Pazurek and Michałowiec nature reserves. There are also the Wodąca Valley and the Sztoła Valley in the area.