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

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Ștei - Vârtop saddle hiking trail

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GPS Coordinates:
46,54782 N, 22,48385 E

Duration: 7-8 h
Length: 21 km
Height difference: +1300 m / -400m
Note: Difficult, practicable only in the summer

Our blaze starts from the road DN 76 Oradea-Ștei. It leads towards the neurological clinic circa 50m, then turns right, goes through the meadow, and goes straight into the forest. After a newer pasture it crosses a road and goes further within the wood.

After 1 hour 20 minutes we reach the Fata Goala peak ( 640m), from where we descend eastwards, go round a smaller hill and after 25 m climbing we reach a spring. We walk below the Brusturi and Dosurile peaks and we meet the

Urșilor Cave tour

After 300m the red dot leaves us. Our blaze climbs the Grohotilor peak (808m), then descends into the Magura valley.

We go 300m in the valley, then we climb out onto the ridge. From the end of the foresters` path the blaze goes through the Cheia Rea streamlet, until another streamlet, from where we shall climb on serpentines to another spring.

We turn right 180 at rate, and after 15 minutes we walk under the Țîrău peak, we cross the road coming from the Dry valley, go around the Tapu peak (1474m) and reach the Groapa Ruginoasa abyss. From here we descend to the DN 75 road, and the Arieșeni Vărtop saddle is within 10 min.

Ștei, Photo: City hall Ștei, Photo: City hall Ștei, Photo: City hall Over the Sighiștel village, Photo: Kuti Ludovic To Vartop, Photo: Kuti Ludovic To Vartop, Photo: Kuti Ludovic To Vartop, Photo: Kuti Ludovic To Vartop, Photo: Kuti Ludovic The road to Magura, Photo: Kuti Ludovic Fața Goală, in the forest, Photo: Kuti Ludovic Common way with red point, Photo: WR Common way with red point, Photo: WR Common way with red point, Photo: Kuti Ludovic Over the Julești village, Photo: Kuti Ludovic Over the Sighiștel vale, Photo: Kuti Ludovic Under the Țapu peak, Photo: Kuti Ludovic Groapa Ruginoasa, Photo: Cristian Vârciu Groapa Ruginoasa, Photo: Sorin Stanciu Groapa Ruginoasa, Photo: Sorin Stanciu Groapa Ruginoasa, Photo: Mezei Elemér Groapa Ruginoasa, Photo: Mezei Elemér Groapa Ruginoasa, Photo: WR Groapa Ruginoasa, Photo: WR

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