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Sighiştelului Valley – a wild paradise of caves

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Sighiştelului Valley – a wild paradise of caves

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Sighiştelului Valley is a valley wild and spectacular because karst landscape, which is represented by numerous caves and wild gorges with tall and tall walls.
Sighiştelului Valley offers the tourist, wild landscapes, rich vegetation, small waterfalls, caves, a wild gorge and a diverse range of flora and fauna specific to the Apuseni Mountains.

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Valea Sighiștel

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Valea Sighiștel 46.532768, 22.573128 Valea SighiștelGPS: 46.530875, 22.562945   (Directions)

The Sighistel basin is one of the most endocarticulated areas in our country, with approximately 160 caves spread over only 15 km2 (over 10 caves / km2 when the density of the entire carst of our country reaches only 2.3 cavities / km2).
The numerous caves that appear on the verses are hardly accessible because the access road (s) are unmarked and the most important of the caves are declared monuments of nature, and some unfortunately are closed with metallic gates.
Valea Sighiştelului is located in the western part of the Bihor Mountains, near the locality Cîmpani, the village of Sighiştel.
The most spectacular part of the Sighistea valley is upstream, because it has the appearance of gorges, with vertical and tall slopes, and in some areas the gorges become very narrow and wild. Access by gorges  is stopped by a jumper of about 7m high, which in large waters form a beautiful waterfall.
Valea Sighiştelului was declared a protected area of national interest corresponding to IUCN category IV (mixed nature reserve).


Accessible from the trail:  Trail: Câmpani village – Calea Fusului (Sighiştel gorge)

We’re left with the duty to respect these parts at our every step, keep them clean and pristine for generations to come, and for us as well, because in Nature, “the tourist comes to gladden his eyes, the thinker encounters a grand book where every rock is a letter, where every lake is a phrase, where every village is an accent and from whence a smoke of ancient memories emerges”. (Victor Hugo)

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