Protected areas

With a varied relief and excellent opportunities for recreation, Bihor County offers a multitude of tourist attractions in the form of historical and cultural monuments, but also as protected natural areas. Thus, on the Bihor County area a wide range of protected areas can be found, such as national parks, caves or springs. The most spectacular are:

  • Bortigul Swallow Hole
  • Hippurite limestone of Crisul Valley
  • Tortonian limestone of Miheleu
  • Tortonian limestone of Tasad
  • Crisul Repede Defile
  • Ghetarul Focul Viu (Live Fire Glacier)
  • Groapa Ruginoasa (Ruginoasa Pit)
  • Gruiul Pietrii (Stone Gruiu)
  • Lacul Cicos (Cicos Lake)
  • Karstic intermittent spring of Calugari
  • Rabagani Springs
  • Swamp Lakes of Izbucele Valley
  • Ciurul Izbuc Cave
  • Osoiu Cave
  • Pestera Ursilor (Bears Cave)
  • Pestera Vantului (Wind Cave)
  • Pietrele Galbenei (Yellow River Stones)
  • Piatra Bulhuzului (Bulhuzul Stone)
  • Poarta Bihorului (Bihor Gate)
  • Paraul Petea (Petea Steam)
  • Pietrele Boghii (Boghii Stones)
  • Padis – Varasoaia – Poiana Ponor (Ponor Glade) Karstic Plateau
  • Platoul carstic Lumea Pierduta (Lost World Karstic Plateau)
  • Pestera Meziad (Meziad Cave)
  • Turbariile din Padis (Peat Bogs of Padis)

Bistrita-Nasaud County is an ideal holiday destination for the mountain lovers. Rodna Mountains are part of its surface, including caves with significant speleological value. Bistrita Nasaud County is full of protected areas, such as national parks, but also other natural monuments:

  • Turbaria Taul Muced (Taul Muced Peat Bogs)
  • Carstul din Dealul Popii (the Karst of Dealul Popii)
  • Pestera Cobasel (Cobasel Cave)
  • Izvoarele Mihaiesei (Mihaiesei Spirngs)
  • Poiana cu narcise de pe Masivul Saca (Daffodils Meadow of Saca Massive)
  • Taurile Buhaescului (Buhaescul Mires)
  • Creasta principala a Muntilor Rodnei (Main ridge of Rodna Mountains)
  • Caldarea glaciara Gagi (Gagi Glacial Hollow)
  • Preluca si Varful magurii (the Water Meadow and Hillock Peak)
  • Tausoare – Zalion Karstic Complex: Izvorul Tausoarelor (Tausoarele Spring) Cave, Jgheabul lui Zalion (Zalion’s Gutter) Cave
  • Iza Defile
  • Zavoaiele Borcutului (Borcutul Riverside Coppice)
  • Poiana cu bulbuci din Varful Posuci (Bubbles Glade of Posuci Peak)
  • Piatra Tibaului (Tibaul Stone)
  • Masivul de sare de la Saratel (Saratel Salt Massive)
  • Rapa cu papusi (Dolls Ravine)
  • Rapa Mare (Great Ravine)
  • Padurea din Ses (Plain Forrest)
  • Vulcanii noroiosi de la Monor (Muddy Volcanoes of Monor)
  • Pestera Zanelor (Fairies Cave)

Another county that offers ideal opportunities for those eager to explore the mountains of Romania is Cluj County, which suggests beautiful landscapes, but also valuable monuments (speleological, architectural, historical, etc.). The following protected areas are considered of national importance and they are:

  • Cariera Corabia (Corabia Quarry)
  • Cheile Baciului (Baciul Keys)
  • Cheile Turenilor (Tureni Keys)
  • Cheile Turzii (Turzii Keys)
  • Finatele Clujului – Copirsaie
  • Finatele Clujului – Craiu Valley
  • Gipsurile de la Leghia (Leghia Gypsum)
  • Lacul Stiucilor (Pikes Lake)
  • Molhasul Mare de la Izbuc (Great Oligotrophic Swamp of Izbuc)
  • Molhasurile Capatanii (Capatana Oligotrophic Swamps)
  • Paraul Dumbrava (Dumbrava Steam)
  • Parcul National Muntii Apuseni (Apuseni Mountains National Park)
  • Pestera Mare de pe Valea Firei (Great Cave of Fira Valley)
  • Pestera din Piatra Ponorului (Ponor Stone Cave)
  • Pestera Varfurasu (Varfurasu Cave)
  • Saraturile si Ocna Veche (Salty Soils and Old Salt Mine)
  • Stufarisurile de la Sic (Sic Reed Thicket)
  • Valea Legii (Legii Valley)
  • Valea Morilor (Morilor Valley)
  • Zona fosilifera Corus (Corus Fossil Area)

Besides these protected areas, we must add the ones of county importance, among which we mention the following:

  • Acumularea Bondureasa (Bondureasa Accumulative Formation)
  • Acumularea Dragan (Dragan Accumulative Formation)
  • Acumularea Fantanele (Fantanele Accumulative Formation)
  • Acumularea Tarnita (Tarnita Accumulative Formation)
  • Acumularile Gilau, Somesul Cald (Gilau, Warm Somes Accumulative Formations)
  • Baile Baita (Baita Baths)
  • Baile Cojocna (Cojocna Baths)
  • Baile Ocna Dej (Ocna Dej Baths)
  • Baile Turda (Turda Baths)
  • Cheile Borzesti (Borzesti Keys)
  • Cheile Dumitresei (Dumitresei Keys)
  • Defileul Surduc (Surduc Defile)
  • Defileul Ariesului (Aries Defile)
  • Piatra Banisorului (Banisorul Stone)
  • Pietrele Albe (White Stones)
  • Valea Caprioarelor (Deer Valley)
  • Valea Ierii (Ierii Valley)
  • Vladeasa Massive
  • Geaga and Taga Lakes Area

The natural springs of Maramures County have carved a relief of incredible beauty. With plenty of tourist attractions, ranging from the historical and cultural sites to the natural ones, Maramures County includes a variety of protected areas, such as:

  • Lacul Albastru (Blue Lake)
  • Pestera Valenii Somcutei (Somcuta Valley Cave)
  • Pestera cu Oase de la Poiana Botizii (Bones Cave of Botizii Glade)
  • Salhoi – Zambroslavele Rocky Region Reservation
  • Vlasinescu Swamp
  • Taul lui Dumitru (Dumitru’s Mire)
  • Rezervatia Creasta Cocosului (Cock’s Comb Reservation)
  • Cheile Tatarului (Tatarul Keys)
  • Cheile Babei (Baba Keys)
  • Rezervatia Pestera Boiu Mare (Great Boiu Cave Reservation)
  • Rezervatia Turbaria Iezerul Mare (Great Iezer Peat Bog Reservation)
  • Rezervatia Coloanele de la Limpedea (Limpedea Columns Reservation)
  • Rezervatia Rozeta de Piatra Ilba (Ilba Stone Rosette Reservation)
  • Rezervatia Pestera din Dealu Solovan (Solovan Hill Cave Reservation)
  • Mlastina Taul Negru (Black Mire Swamp)
  • Rezervatia Ponorul Izei, Izvorul Batrana (Iza Slope, Batrana Spring Reservation)
  • Rerzervatia Izvorul Albastru al Izei (Blue Spring of Iza Reservation)
  • Lacul Morarenilor (Morareni Lake)
  • Mlastina Poiana Brazilor (Poiana Brazilor – Fir Trees Glade – Swamp)
  • Rezervatia Defileul Lapusului (Lapus Defile Reservation)
  • Farcau –Vinderel Lake – Mihailecu Reservation

With a territory almost completely covered by forest steppe and forest area, Satu Mare County gathers a lot of protected areas that make up 12% of its surface. In Satu Mare County there are seven natural areas of national interest, respectively 3 areas of county interest. Among them we mention:

  • Dunele de nisip Foieni (Foieni Sand Dunes)
  • Mlastina Vermes (Vermes Swamp)
  • Raul Tur (Tur River)
  • Tinoavele din Muntii Oas (Oas Mountains High Peats)

Last but not least, Salaj County greets the tourist thirsty for beautiful scenery with a multitude of holiday options. For tourists interested in natural destinations, Salaj County gathers 15 protected areas of national interest, out of which the most important are:

  • Gradina Zmeilor (Dragons’ Garden)
  • Tusa – Barcau – Sig Commune Reservation
  • Magurici Cave

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