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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  • The Apuseni are wild and beautifull, the perfect place to disconnect and relax from the crazy urban life. You can visit a lot of beautifull caves and places that are unic in Europe and in the whole wo...  more »
  • Great even though challenging hikes, mostly for experienced hikers. We went with two small children. We started out from padis towards Gavoi or Varisoara. I think padis is the perfect place to head ou...  more »
  • My God this is fantastic! And you know what? No tourists! And so I not, that there is no one but my that no mass tourism present ist...danke of God, that there's still something! And so that it stays that way, I'm writing about anything here exactly how to get there. For this you have to read rather than hang in Facebook. Since most ever do that will a Pearl I stay Marathon in the area was for the Apuseni. Awesome for trail runners, hiking, biking, Camping...schlicht. Speech is silver, silence is gold!
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  • Beautiful places, very good for people who want to discover the passion for mountains. Easy trails especially for beginners, and very good for people who want to take their kids in the nature for short hikes.
  • Living in London makes you appreciate the beauty of nature. Love it and just love it. If you see people stealing wood call the police and also don't be shy of challenging them on why they do it.
  • The natural park that is preserving the most representative cultural landscape of Apuseni Mountain with its best nature and traditions of Motzii local people. Great place for hiking, caving, biking, family holidays, nature exploring and knowing the way of life of Motzii.
  • Beautiful views, lots of well marked hiking trails and interesting caves. Well worth spending a week here.
  • Amazing view, nice people, historic places, many wild animals. You can find here all you can dream. Nice accomodations, great caves, large forests, waterfalls, clean air and cristaline waters.

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