Apuseni Natural Park, Northwest Romania

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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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  • Apuseni national park is one of the best places in Romania . It is not developed the roads are narrow and the view is a wonder . It is good for hikers and have many trails a lot of water and vegetatio...  more »
  • If you love the mountins you must try and take the trail yellow keys/ “Cheile Galbenei” Here you would find on this entire trail the fan cascade/“cascada evantai”, the live fire cave/ “pestera focul v...  more »
  • Big Natural Area with wild wood. One of the nice things in romania is the wild nature. If you go little bit abroad the tourists ways you can enjoy the pure nature. A lot of caves and waterfalls and traditional houses on the mountains!
  • Perfect în September. Lots of rental options. The locals are friendly and there's not a lot of them :)). Apuseni Natural Park is spacious :)) with a lot of green in it :d Must try
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