Gârda de Sus is a locality situated in Alba county, with a population of 391 inhabitants.

Gârda de Sus

Ordâncușa gorge

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GPS Coordinates:
46,46863 N, 22,84330 E

The Ordâncușa gorge is the gorge of the similarly called valley. Its length is 2.5 km. The streamlet is the side-water of Gârdei Seacă valley on the left part. The Ordâncușa gorge has high limestone walls, between which there is a road crossing on 4 bridges. In the limestones we can find different caves hidden. More than 70 caves, gates and smaller halls awaits the explorers.

After the main gate of the canyon, there is the Cordobana lui Gârțău arcade on the right, which gives shelter to everyone in rainy weather. Less than 200m we find the Poarta lui Ionele cave.

This is a preserved cave as different species of bats can be found inside. In the right wall we can find the Zgurăști cave, which is also conserved. The Ordâncușa valley takes us closer to the ice-cave Scărișoara.

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From here start 2 ways to the Scărișoara cave

On this way is the

8 km away, from Arieșeni goes

18 km away, from the Vârtop saddle, goes the pathway to the Ruginoasa Abyss

Informations from the other marked pathways:

Distance to the sights, situated in this area (max.150km)

Scărișoara

* Accomodation *

8 km

Arieșeni * Accomodation *

15 km

Albac * Accomodation *

18 km

The ski-run Vârtop * Accomodation *

22 km

Horea * Accomodation *

24 km

Vadu Moților * Accomodation *

29 km

Mihoești

The ski-run Vârtop * Accomodation *

40 km

Vidra * Accomodation *

43 km

Detunata

46 km

Roșia Montana

47 km

Avram Iancu - Memorial house and etnographyc museum

50 km

Lupsa * Accomodation *

51 km

Vașcău, cave Campaneasca, the periodical emergence from Calugari (DN76)

61 km

Hălmagiu

61 km

Huda of Papapra Cave

70 km

Bear-cave

79 km

Țebea, Horea's, secular oak, and the grave of Avram Iancu.

67 km

Scărița-Belioara Reservation

85 km

Brad, The Gold Museum

112 km

Rimetea * Accomodation *

From Rimetea a trail travels to the Szekler's Stone 1 1/2 h

116 km

Colțești

109 km

Turda with salt mines and old churches.

This sights appears to the interactive maps road

road DN75 Lunca-Turda road DN76 Oradea-Deva

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