Locality of Bihor county with 2,900 inhabitants, located near Crisului Defilee karst area.

Vadu Crișului
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Vadu Crișului cave - Șuncuiuș

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GPS Coordinates:
46,94544 N, 22,50927 E

Duration: 3 1/2-4 h
Length: 5 km
Height difference: +450 m / -450 m
Note: Way, practicable all the year

The blaze starts from the Vadu Crișului cave, together with the yellow, red and blue dots and the blue triangle of course. Before the bridge leave us

Yellow tour Right side tour Vadu Crisului - Misid vale.

Our blaze goes further on the left side of the Fast Cris, together with the red dot, then starts climbing on serpentines, through the forest.

After circa 1, or 1, 5 hours we get to the Piatra Melcului look-out, from where we have a beautiful sight of the last part of the Cris-pass. In the followings we climb further a bit, then going on the same level, we get to a marchy zone, where we are left by:

The left side tour

Our blaze takes us up to a clearing and meadow on a hard slope, from where we get a beautiful sight to the Vladeasa peak and mountain.

We cross the clearing at a South eastern direction, get into the oak forest and soon a sinkhole called Sfaras appears at our right side. Here our blaze turns right and starts climbing, beside some houses until it reaches the top of the Priests` hill. From here we go farther on a road, which turns left getting to the Pojorita den/ farm. Here, at the spring we meet the blue triangle.

Șuncuiuș - Bătrânului cave

The two blazes takes us farther on a road for carts, passing by some houses, at the Victory streamlet`s usually dry valley.

In this surrounding, the valley is called Zapoge. We go furher on the road Zece Hotare-Vadu Crișului, through Vadu Crișului, until we reach the railway station. Circa 150m from the Pojorata slope, at the roght side of the streamlet breaks out an agitated but a wide spring. This is called the Izbândiș emmergence. Above it, on the right side of the rock wall, trees hide the entrance of the cave Izbândiș cave. Both the cave and the spring belong to the Winds' cave system.

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