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The Apuseni Mountains are a very special attraction to ecotourism through it`s extremely fascinating and mysterious life. You can visit the gold mines from the Roman times, the Gold Museum. The area is famous through it`s caves like the Bear`s Cave and Scarisoara Cave, through it`s natural reserves.

The Scarisoara Glacier Cave

The Gate of Ionele Cave

The Glacier from Scarisoara Cave is the biggest of Romania and it has a mass ice of 75.000 cubic metres. It is accessible from Ariesului Valley, forward the village Garda, ascending on the Odrancusei Valley on a forest road. On the way, one can visit this cave and the Gate of Ionele Cave. This cave fits out to the European standards, being electrical illuminated.

The Gate of Ionele Cave is a cave located on the Odrencusai Valley, and there you can find a speleology museum. The entrance and the region of the little waterfalls from the entrance give a special note to the picturesque view of the Apuseni Mountains. In the surroundings lays the Glacier under Zgurasti Cave.

The Glacier under Zgurasti Cave The Vartop Cave Glacier

This lays in the surroundings of the Gate of Ionele Cave. It comes to our attention with an impressive system of subterranean lakes on a distance of almost 5000 m. It is located at 60 km from the pension.

The cave is a Speleology Reserve and it can be visited just in the presents of a guide. It is declared a monument of the nature, being a real splendour for the eye and every centimetre being covered with incredible concretions beautifully coloured, that seem to came out from a fairytale.

The Vidolm Larch tree Reservation The Huda of Papara Cave

A natural forestry reservation, the Larch forest from Vidolm is a forestry scientific reservation that lays in the Trascau Mountains. It contains secular vegetables formations of larch (named popularly red fire tree, being the only conifer with falling leaves from Europe)

The Huda of Papara is the biggest cave from the Bedeleu Massive, that it is located at 12 km from the pension. There, we can find guano and stalactite anemolites - unique for their dimension in Romania. It is one of the few caves from the country with accumulations of warm air sectors.

The Sipote Waterfall The Detunata Basalt Columns

The Sipote Waterfall drains off in stairs of 20 m. It lays on the Ariesului Valley.

The Geological Reservation formed by two peaks of volcanic basalt: The Necked Detunata and The Fleecy Detunata that lay in the Metaliferi Mountains contain basalt columns on a surface of 5 ha. The columns of basalt have a height that goes until 200m.

The Magura Cave

The Natural Reserve of Ponorului Fortress

This cave is considered to be one of the most beautiful subterranean cavities from Romania and it is characterized by its incredible richness and variety of the concretions that shelters, the majority having very picturesque names (for example: the Palm Tree, the Great Man, the Waves' Galery). It lays on the right slope of the Sighesului Valley. The Sighesului Valley is remarkable for its multiples caverns, its caves and for the wildness of its landscape. In the final part of this valley, it lays a canyon, special for its narrow form and the verticality of its walls (walls that can be touched with the widespread hands).

The Ponorului Fortress, a closed basin, is a territory in that the surface wather lacks. It is limited of mountain peaks, having between 1642 m (the Livid Magura) and 1100 m (the North-Vest ridge of Galbena Peak). The region is surrounded and compressed like pliers to the Warm Somes Valley, Ariesului Valley and Stony Crisului Valley, the water from here being entirely drained under the soil in the Galbenei Valley (80%) and Boghii Valley. The Ponorului Fortress Basin has 8 basins that can communicate just under the soil.

The Snail Hill The Roman Mine Galleries (from Rosia Montana)

A Natural Paleontological Reservation, the Snail Hill lays in the Bihor Mountains and it has senoinan warehouses with lots of gasteropods fossils (thousands of snails that remained there from the cretacic warm seas, almost 15 millions years ago) on the 1 ha surface. It is one of the richest fossils reservations from Romania.

Rosia Montana, till Herodot's period, has been a gold centre, named Alburnus Maior in the roman period. Here, we can visit gold mines galleries build by the roman 2000 years ago. They are arranged for the tourists (electrified, partly). Near them, there is an opened air museum with mine equipment.

The Lupsa Village Museum The Brad Gold Museum

It is a museum with a rich collection of things and pieces from the history of the place starting with the primitive villages, harbour from the Motilor Country (the "moti" are the habitants of the Apuseni Mountains, from the West Transylvania). Rare books from the XVII-XVIII century.

The Gold Museum of the Barza miner exploitation presents the miner historic in Romania, at the same time showing the mineral derived from the mines of the region, from Maramures and The Iron Ocna, as well as the native gold samples found in the Apuseni Mountains.

The Lupsa Monastery The Posaga Monastery

The Lupsa Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries from the Ariesului Valley, build in the XIVth century.

The Posaga Monastery is a monastery for monks. It lays on the Posaga Valley, famous for the fountain from the surroundings named "The fountain of the leech". It is a real beauty for its wooden sculpture. 

The Ramet Monastery & The Rametului Gorges The Turzii Gorges

The Ramet Monastery lays near the Rametului Gorges. It was build in the XVIIIth century.

It lays in the surroundings of the Ramet Monastery and they are remarkable for their wildness and the picturesque of the view.

The Natural Reservation gives an extraordinary carstic view (gorges, caves, towers, walls) that shelter a rich and various vegetation, the number of the species (1000 at least) considered the biggest from Romania.

The Turda Salted Mine Salted Baths, Turda

It lays in a depression area surrounded by forests, in the South part of the Turda city, at a medium height of 360 m.

The Baths date from the roman periods, they were mentioned since the Meddle Ages and until the end of the XVIIth century they were known under the name of "The Turda Salted Ocna". The most important lakes from the station are: The Roman Lake, The Nightingale Lake.