On a Sunday afternoon on the road from Vâlcea to Sibiu, we decided on the spot to have a small detour and visit the Lotrişor Waterfall. The road along the Olt River is one of the most crowded roads from Romania, but at the same time it is very beautiful, crossing the Cozia National Park.
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.
Geoagiu-Băi is a well known balneoclimateric resort, in the Hunedoara county. Just after you enter Geoagiu-Băi, there is a pathway to the Clocota Falls, a 20 m fall on the Clocota River. The name Clocota, means seethe or boil and the river was named like that because the waters of the river collect all the thermo-mineral springs in the area. Due to their temperature, they are a good environment for thermal water specific plants and animals.
One day of our South Africa trip was dedicated to one of the outdoor activities we love the most: hiking. Mountains are always very appealing to us, and since South Africa has some quite high and beautiful ones, we couldn’t have missed such an experience.
We left the house on the Sunday morning planning to go up to the Bâlea Lake with the cable car. Is was winter and quite a heavy weather down in Sibiu and we tought that for sure there will be no one planning to do the same thing as us. But we were very wrong, the line for the cable car was incredibly long…so we had to give up our plans and just have a nice walk to the Bâlea Waterfalls. Nothing to fancy about it, but mountains with snow are just amazingly beautiful.
The trip to the Nera – Beușnița Gorges Natural Park was so much planned and we considered so many times to switch plans and not go there, that I still can’t believe that we actually managed to get there and spend 4 splendid days.
If ever in Sibiu and you have a spare day, the best option is to have a trip to the Balea Lake and Balea Waterfall and also drive on one of the most impressive roads of Romania, the Transfăgărășan.
Before getting to the Zanoaga camping, and having the trip to the Zanoaga Gorges, in the same morning, we had a quick stop to the Urlatoarea Waterfalls in Poiana Tapului, close to Busteni.
Going from a Jazz Festival in Gărâna to some relaxing days at the Danube, down to Dubova and Eşelniţa we had the chance to pass by one of the most beautiful cascade falls I have yet to see.
The weekend that has just passed was one of those weekends that made me think to myself : ‘Boy, am I happy that summer started in May this year!’ We went camping for two days on the Moaşa Valley, a small river, somewhere 30 kilometers far from Sibiu and had a lovely weather and a great time.