Bihor-Vlădeasa mountains is located in the West Carpathian, in the center of the Apuseni Mountains

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Stâna de Vale-Leșu lake hiking trail

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GPS Coordinates:
46,73060 N, 22,64006 E

Duration: 8 1/2 h
Length: 23 km
Height difference: +750 m / -1250 m
Note: Practicable all the year, in the winter with skis

The trail starts from the Izvorul Minunilor, together with the red and yellow zone signs. Before reaching the Aria Vulturilor the red sign leaves us alone.

Stana de Vale-Vărășoaia

Passing the Aria Vulturilor, getting to the Muncelu mountain, the yellow sign also leaves us.

Stana de Vale-Vărășoaia

Here we are guided by

Stâna de Vale tour

We go ahead along with the yellow dot along the ridge and we reach the Raia look-out.

While going under the Piatra Calului the yellow dot also leaves us.

Stâna de Vale tour

Our trail climbs the Piatra Calului, going through the Drăgotanului meadow, passes by the Runc sheep-cote and starts descending from the Stâna de Izvor peak. It goes around the Lupului hill and down the ascent of Salatruc hill to the Lesu lake.

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Accommodation in this area (Lesu lake):

The numbers are indicating the distance to the barrage Lesu.

8 km

10 km

12.5 km

12.9 km

13.5 km

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