Apuseni Nature Park

Most visitors come here just to relax and take in the mountain air or to hike or cave in the adjacent Apuseni Nature Park, a remote expanse of mountains in the 1600m–1800m range that fans out to the north. Hiking trails leave from the villages of Vârtop, Arieşeni and Gârda de Sus. Ask the visitors centre for a trail map or buy the 1:150,000 Apuseni Mountains map (15 lei). The website www.padis.ro is an excellent source of information in English.