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Tourist Attractions

In the years spent abroad we felt that our hearts were still here on the Aries Valley. Regardless of the season, the region offers plenty of possibilities, ranging from sightseeing and magnificent natural landscapes to mountain trails and ski slopes. In the next section, we have compiled a compendium of attractions worth seeing, each with a navigation link through Google Maps.

Vartop Ski Slope

Equipped with a ski lift for a total length of 800m, the Vartop slopes are located just 300m away from our guesthouse.

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Piatra Graitoare Ski Slope

With a total length of 1400m and multiple levels of difficulty, the slope is equipped with a chair lift and is located at 800m from the guesthouse.

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Varciorog Waterfall

With a height of more than 15 meters, located in a protected landscape reserve, the waterfall will delight you with an impressive show of lights and shapes.

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Patrahaitesti Waterfall

With a fall in two steps and over 14m high, the Pătrăhăiţeşti waterfall is situated on a route easily accessible regardless of the season, near the museum.

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Vidra Waterfall

With an impressive height of over 18m, situated on a spectacular rocky threshold, next to three giant boulders sculpted by time and weather, the Pisoaia Falls is located 500m from the Snail Hill.

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The Fan Waterfall

The smallest of the waterfalls selected by us, the fan cascade has a height of 7m and an elongated opening that springs from a burst and has a good underground trail.

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Vartop Glacier Cave

Featuring impeccable white limestone formations, hidden in the dense wood of spruce and fir, the cave called "The Wonderful Cave" is accessible only in the company of a tourist guide.

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Scarisoara Glacier Cave

Frozen throughout the year and separated in three sections, the cave hosts the largest underground glacier in Romania with an amount of 80,000 m3 of ice and 4,000 years of age.

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Cetatile Ponorului Cave

The cave has a length of 5km and has three huge portals, including the national record and several belvedere points. It is shaped by waters like a fortress.

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The Rusty Hole

The unique landscape of the giant ravine has brought it the title of protected area. With a depth of 100m and over 600m stretch, rusted rust rupture, Ruginous Grotto is a natural show in every season in any season.

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Taul Mare Peak

Several route variants reach the Taul Mare peak, an oasis of tranquility on the mountain ridge surrounded by jungle forests. Nearby is the only lake of crest in the Bihor Mountains, so small that it is advisable to visit it in the spring!

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Piatra Graitoare Peak

We are accustomed to the echo phenomenon in caves and pits, but what about a stone located on the plateau of the Bihor Mountains, which responds to your cries with rich echoes? Surrounded by magnificent panoramas and vegetation specific to alpine voyages, Piatra Graitoare Peak will surely impress you.

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Patrahaitesti Museum

What better place to take a look at the traditions of the area, listen to the cheerful and cowering voice of the twilight, and draw your soul after a cascade visit, rather than the Patrahatesti ethnographic museum?

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The Rise Church

Built in the 18th century entirely from wood, hand painted by the painter Mihai in Abrud, the church is made in the shape and style of Maramures. The church, part of the patrimony of national culture, is situated on a small hill in the center of the Arieseni commune, representing an important cultural landmark.

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St. John Church

The church, erected in 1792 and hand-painted by Silaghi brothers in Abrud, is situated right in the center of the commune of Gârda de Sus.

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St. Ilie Monastery

Set in a natural setting that reminds us of the divine majesty, with Aries flowing nearby, the Monastery is a cultural landmark worth visiting.

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Izbuc Monastery

Dating back to the seventeenth century, Izbuc Monastery is recognized for the Monastery Spring that flows uninterruptedly.

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The Yellow Gorges

Being one of the heaviest trails of its kind in the country, The Yellow Gorges are not a route recommended to inexperienced or weakened angels. The route involves multiple passages through tunnels and climbing along chains, intersecting numerous magnificent natural landscapes.

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Sighisteului Gorges

Valea Sighiştelului is a conglomerate of caves and wild wilderness, being one of the richest regions in caves in our country. The area of 15km2 counts about 160 caves and is a protected area of national interest.

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Ariesului Gorges

The water and the wind formed the wonderful keys of Aries, the limestone massifs found along the path abounding in underground cavities that adds to the mystery of the flora and fauna region specific to the region.

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