At a first sight, Roșia Montană is just another typical Transylvanian village. Set at a base of the Apuseni Mountains, with picturesque views and beautiful architecture (but with houses that do suffer from degradation), with a mixture of different nationalities living in it, with traditions and a feeling of time standing still.

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As we’re so in love with mountains and hiking, our 1st of May trip couldn’t have ended without exploring some mountains in the area, so we dedicated our last day of the trip to hiking in the Siloșului and Plaiului Gorges.

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We started this year’s 1st of May trip from Cluj and we made the first stop at the Vânătările Ponorului Waterfalls. We drove to Turda and from there we took the DN75  on the Arieș river banks through Mihai Viteazu, Buru, until Sălciua de Jos. There we took a left across the river on the newly renovated DC104. This is a very narrow road through the forest and goes up to the mountain ridge.

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Having the 1st of May fall on a working week day is always a delight for us, as it’s a bank holiday and we always get the chance to have a well deserved extended weekend. As there are still so many places we have on our list to visit in Romania, we decided to go local and spend 3 days in the Rimetea village area.

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A very nice video showing some of the beautiful parts of Romania. Cities, mountains, rivers, the Danube Delta, just reasons to come and visit. Enjoy!

9 nice people, 4 lovely days, 7 amazing caves, a breath-taking view and a great time! This is what happened at the end of June, when we had a long road trip to explore the caves of the Apuseni Mountains of Romania.

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