Oradea, Romania

Apuseni Mountains

with Arin P.

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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.

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

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Arin P.

I was born in Oradea city where I live now. As a child I wandered the mountain. My parents who were professors took me with them during the summer holidays in camps organized by the Ministry of Education, where we lived three months per year from June until September. Students were coming series after series. So, get accustomed with the every day routes, I memorized them so well, that the marks were useless for me. Then came the faculty, then the job and year after year I targeted the mountains one by one followed of course with a sejour in 2 May, the hippies resort on the Black Sea coast. In 2011, I 've got the opportunity to follow a course for mountain guides, travel guides and travel agents based on European funds which I graduated in 2012. This way I started the business which is a hobby for me. I think it is the best way it might be. In brief.......... Residence:Oradea, Romania Professional competencies:Mountain guide, national tourism guide Fields of activity: Mountain trips in Fagaras mountains, Retezat mountains, Apuseni mountains,Ceahlau mountains, Giumalau - Rarau mountains, Paring-Capatinii-Buila Vinturarita,Bucegi mountains, Piatra Craiului mountains and Danube Delta. Foreign languages:English and German very good. French medium. Hobbies: Swimming, Progressive music of good quality:Premiata Forneria Marconi, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Genesis with Peter Gabriel solist, Rennaissance, Van de Graaf Generator, Yes, Jethro Tull, Strawbs, Il Rovescio della Medaglia, Grobschnitt, Gentle Giant, reading : Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, actor in merry short films and of course wandering. Full profile Leave a Review