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Apuseni Natural Park, Bihor County

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The Apuseni Natural Park is a protected area situated in Romania, in the administrative territory of counties Alba, Bihor and Cluj.LocationThe Natural Park is located in western Romania in the central-northern side of the Apuseni Mountains, comprising a part of the Bihor Mountains at south and Vlădeasa Mountains at north.DescriptionThe Apuseni Natural Park with an area of 75.784 ha was declared natural protected area by the Law Number 5 of March 6, 2000 (published in the Monitorul Oficial of Romania, Number 152 of April 12, 2000) and represents a mountainous area (mountain peaks, cirques, caves, valleys, karst areas, forests and pastures), with flora and fauna specific Western Carpathians.Natural reserves included in the park: Izbucul de la Cotețul Dobreștilor (0,20 ha), Izbucul Mătișești (2 ha), Izbucul Tăuzului (1 ha), Coiba Mare Cave (0,50 ha), Avenul din Hoanca Urzicarului (1 ha), Scărișoara Cave (1 ha) and Ghețarul de la Vârtop (1 ha) in Alba county; Pietrele Galbenei(6,30 ha), Cetatea Rădesei Cave (20 ha), Poiana Florilor (1 ha), Platoul Carstic Padiș (39 ha), Valea Galbenei (70,50 ha), Valea Sighiștelului (412,60 ha), Vârful Biserica Moțului (3 ha), Platoul carstic Lumea Pierdută (39 ha), Cetățile Ponorului (14,90 ha), Ghețarul Focul Viu Cave (0,10 ha), Ciur Izbuc Cave (0,10 ha), Micula’s Cave (0,10 ha), Urşilor Cave (1 ha), Smeii de la Onceasa Cave (0,50 ha) and Cerbului Cave-Avenul cu Vacă (45 ha) in Bihor County; Molhașul Mare de la Izbuc (8 ha) in Cluj county.
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  • We enjoyed traveling with children- 13,16. The walking trails were well marked. Small villages & very friendly people. Very recommended,  more »
  • very nice places, Padis are its the most crowded area with carstic places. Sighistel are is the most crowded are with caves from Romania (more than 200 caves in 7 km) and many other atraction.  more »
  • I just came back from this beautiful area. This year I was the second time. It is a predominantly carstic plateau situated about 1400-1600 m of altitude. Spectacular scenery. No entrace fees. Attracti...  more »
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  • It's amazing and peaceful place... wonderful landscapes and very Nice for quality moments with friends and Family. A bit sad seeing the footprint of mankind so present...some people don't respect so much nature
  • natural, wild, superb. good pensions all arround with very good food. improving infrastructure
  • I have visited this natural park a few years ago. It is truly outstanding. If you never visited a natural park, I highly recommend visiting one. We should all protect such areas, for they are truly rare
  • Beautiful landscape, tense and intense, decorated with forests and small rivers. Would definitely love it more without the human factor contribution, those hotels/ pensions/ restaurants/ gift shops could really be better arranged, there is something rotten in this paradise. A favorite destination for Romanians from the neighboring cities and not only. IMHO, better off season.
  • A very nice wild area. Nice landscapes and challenging trails (cheile galbenei). Though, the "Cheile Galbenei" trail needs to be planned very well as it is difficult and dangerous if you are not fit and courageous. The dangerous part is the one with the chains. I would recommend planning to go through the water and not on the canyon walls.