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Apuseni Mountains 10 days hiking trip

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  • Waterfall Valul Miresei
    / Waterfall Valul Miresei
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  • / Ponorului fortress
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  • / Evantai Waterfall
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  • / Scarisoara Ice Cave
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  • / Oooooops.....Galbena river
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  • / Radesei Fortress
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  • / Focul viu ice cave
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  • / Panorama Piatra Galbenei
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  • / The Bears Cave
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  • / Somesul Cald
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  • / The "Lost World"
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We are crossing the main ridge of Apuseni Mountains in a wonderful ten days trip. 
moderate
87.1 km
26:09 h
3192 m
2929 m
The Apuseni mountains are one among the most interesting touristic destinations from Romania.  Karst topography, flora and fauna are some of the reasons why the area was declared a nature reservation. Local people the so called "moti" , are famous for the wood carved objects they are still making for generations. Numerous wild gorges (Galbenei, Ordâncutii, Ariesului), sparkling waterfalls (Vârciorog, Valul Miresei, Evantai), huge and marvelous caves (Ponorului Fortresses, Altarului Cave, Live Fire Glacier, Scarisoara Glacier) and peaks (Bihorul, Piatra Grăitoare) adorn the Apuseni Mountains with true landscape treasures

Author’s recommendation

You have the possibility to taste the natural sheep cheese. Really a delight.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Arin Pernes
Updated: September 16, 2016

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1824 m
Lowest point
499 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Phone: 112 or 0725826668

Tips, hints and links

http://alpinet.org/

http://www.carpati.org/

Start

Bologa (502 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.892013, 22.878465
UTM
34T 643097 5194876

Destination

Garda de sus

Turn-by-turn directions

FIRST DAY  :Start point Oradea or Cluj- Bologa - Chalet Vladeasa (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet  depending on weather conditions ).Travel time around 8 hours. Level difference : around 1200 m. Altitude 1800 m.Trip distance around: 25 km .
SECOND DAY  : Chalet Vladeasa - Piatra Tilharului (overnight in tent). Travel time: around 6 hours. Level difference :around 200 m. Altitude:1600m. Trip distance : around 20 km
THIRD DAY  : Piatra Tilharului - Stina de Vale (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet  depending on weather conditions ).Travel time : around 7 hours. Level difference: around :400 meters Altitudes : Piatra Tilharului around 1600 m; Stina de Vale around 1100m. Travel distance: around 25 km.
FOURTH DAY  : Stina de Vale - Peak Poeni - The Radesei Fortreses - Padis - Glavoi.Travel time:around 6 hours. Level difference - 500 meters (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions) . Altitudes: Peak Poeni 1615 m; Padis 1100 m. Travel distance :around 25 km
FIFTH DAY  : Glavoi- Galbena Valley - Live Fire - Glavoi. Travel time around 7 hours. We overnight in the same place. Level difference : around 400m. Altitudes: Glavoi 1100 m - Galbena Valley 700m. Travel distance : around 25 km. 
SIXTH DAY:  Glavoi - Padis- Radesei Fortresses - Somesului Cald Valley - retour .We overnight in the same place. Level difference : around 300 m . Travel time: around 10 hours. Altitudes : Padis 1100m - The Radesei Fortreses 900 m.Travel distance :around 30 km.
SEVENTH DAY  : Glavoi - Fortresses of Ponor - Glavoi .We overnight in the same place. Level difference:50 m. Travel time :around 4 hours. Altitudes: Glavoi 1100 m - Fortresses of Ponor 1070m. Travel distance : around 10 km
EIGHTH DAY : Glavoi- Lost World - Glavoi. We overnight in the same place. Level difference :50 m. Travel time :around 3 hours. Altitudes: Glavoi 1100 m - Lost World 1050m, Campfire, party.
NINTH DAY  : Glavoi - Scarisoara cave. (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet  depending on weather conditions ).Level difference : around 300 m Travel time:around 7 hours. Trip distance :around 30 km.
TENTH DAY  :Scarisoara cave - Girda de Sus - Oradea or Cluj Napoca

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Oradea - Bologa 

train look for informations:

http://www.infofer.ro/

Getting there

Using the train or using a minibus from Oradea

Parking

You may leave your car in a hotel private parking
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Equipment: Mountain tent, sleeping bag, waterproof boots, isolier, rucksack, food for 10 days, aluminium flask, rain cloak, thick clothes, very good physical condition

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
87.1 km
Duration
26:09h
Ascent
3192 m
Descent
2929 m
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