The Galbena Stone and Live Fire glacier

The Galbena Stone and Live Fire glacier

The Galbena Stone (1,243 m) seen from the north, is a slope located in the southern extreme of the Barsa Pit. The southern part of the slope, however, is a steep limestone of over 200 m, with wide views, guarding the Flower Glade. Due to the views that the Stone of Galbena offers, is one of the most beautiful lookout points in the Apuseni Mountains. The Live Fire Glacier is a cave that is sheltering the third largest fossil ice block in the country, after the Glacier of Scărişoara and t... [ read more ]

The Balileasa Depression and the area of

The Balileasa Depression and the area of “The Stables”

Romania is a beautiful country with a diverse relief that worth to be visited. Even if there are not as many developed resorts as in the Western countries, the landscape is breathtaking and the hiking routes are not crowded. Balileasa is an elongated lowland located in the western part of Padis devoid of forest and riddled with sinkholes. The lowland has the appearance of a valley with a large meadow, without being crossed by a regularly stream. The upstream side of the "valley" is guarded by... [ read more ]

Things to know about the Galbena gorges

Things to know about the Galbena gorges

Located in the southwestern and western part of the closed basin of Padiş - Fortress of Ponor, Galbena is a drainage corridor to the Beius Depression for the majority of the water from the Padiş Basin. Almost throughout the whole area, the Galbena include narrow gorges, bounded by vertical walls and steep slopes, with numerous waterfalls and is very difficult to cross. The upstream sector is the most spectacular, the portion between the Izbuc of Galbena and the confluence with the Luncşoa... [ read more ]

Visiting Rosia Montana – a future UNESCO world heritage site

Visiting Rosia Montana – a future UNESCO world heritage site

Rosia Montana is situated in the western region of Transylvania, Romania, more specifically in the Apuseni Mountains in Alba County. The valley in which Rosia Montana is located is crossed by Rosia River. The area is known for its rich mineral resources which have been exploited for many centuries. When Romanian joined the EU the local gold mine was closed but Gabriel Resources of Canada is planning to reopen it and caused controversy over the matter as the mining can possibly cause pollution... [ read more ]

Visiting Delta Dunarii, a unique nature reserve in Europe

Visiting Delta Dunarii, a unique nature reserve in Europe

The exotic land of Delta Dunarii gives home to over 1200 species of plants and trees. This place is one of the richest reserves on the continent supporting over 300 species of birds, among which we can mention unique colonies of pelicans, more than 100 fish species such as the herring. Delta Dunarii is the largest nature reserve in Europe which lies on a land of 2.681 km². In the year of 1990 the reserve has been enlisted in UNESCO’s newest terrain in Romania kept away from the progress of... [ read more ]

Visiting Cheile Rudariei – water mills and other sights

Visiting Cheile Rudariei – water mills and other sights

Visit one of the most important mixed style nature reserves of Romania: Cheile Rudariei. The reserve is located in the county of Caras Severin, in a mountainous region, on the administrative territory of the localty called Eftimie Murgu, also known as the town of Rudaria. In the surrounding region in a beautiful and pictoresque valley flows one of the main tributary streams of Nera River, Rudaria River. The whole nature reserve lies on a land of about 250 acres in the region of the Almajului M... [ read more ]

Guided tours around Baile Herculane, the Stone Valley and the Domogled Mountains

Guided tours around Baile Herculane, the Stone Valley and the Domogled Mountains

Baile Herculane is mostly dominated by the Domogled Mountains. As you travel towards Baile Herculane the first impressive thing you notice is the Cernei Valley on the left side. This beautiful region offers several natural sights and there are guided tours which lead you the way. Some of the locations can be reached by car while others only by foot. Challenge yourself by climbing the hills and peaks around the Domogled Mountains. The highest peak is about 1105 m and it is called Domogled Peak... [ read more ]

Guided tour between Baile Herculane and the Vaporous Caves

Guided tour between Baile Herculane and the Vaporous Caves

Thanks to the Carpathian Mountain range Romania has several hiking opportunities all over the country, but not only the Carpathian Mountains offer such possibilities. Visit Baile Herculan and join in the expedition. The tour from Baile Herculane towards the Vaporous Caves is a 1-1/2 hour long journey which is marked by blue triangles. From the Vaporous Caves through Adam’s Cave and the Cave of Thieves it takes aproximately another hour. From there the journey continues towards Despicatura C... [ read more ]

Padina Fest 4th edition – sports, concerts, ecology and adventure

Padina Fest 4th edition – sports, concerts, ecology and adventure

Padina Fest is a festival set in the Bucegi Mountains, which this year is organized for the 4th time.  Padina Fest will take place between 31th of July and 4th August. During this season everyone who attends will be able to participate in several mountain activities, workshops, concerts, sporting events and many others. Tie your hiking boots, equip yourself properly, gather you courage and put up your smiling face for there are lots of great surprises and adventures waiting for you. This year... [ read more ]

Adventures at Cheile Nerei-Beusnita

Adventures at Cheile Nerei-Beusnita

The country of Romania is full of mythical and legendary locations which tell the stories and legends of long forgotten people. Cheile Nerei-Beusnita is a charming place where the enchanting nature immediately captures you and makes you want to stay forever. The Devil’s Lake, the Eye of Bei and Cascade of Beusnita are only a few of the places which if visited will reveal secrets and history from past centuries. It is known that Romania is quite a superstitious country thus every little vill... [ read more ]