Wildflowers of Romania
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The Scarita-Belioara is a botanical reserve. This natural wonder is home to a diversity of rare plants. Some of them have survived from the cold glacial periods:
Gentiana acaulis (stemless gentian),
Mountain avens (Dryas octopetala),
There are rare fauna elements, such as butterflies, but also the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), the largest raptor bird recorded in Romania who nests on the abrupt cliffs.
The trip starts at 8 o'clock in the morning with a pickup from your accommodation in CLuj-Napoca. We will travel a distance of 79 km in 1 h and 30 min until we reach Posaga de Sus.
Our hike started at Posaga de Sus village, followed by an abrupt path through a beech forest, which led to an alpine zone with an exquisite sight to the calcareous, white cliffs. We passed by some abandoned wood hovels, than climbed to the ridge, reaching the highest peak (Scarita) at an altitude of 1384 m. The views up here are worth it!
From there we could easily identify the valley of the Aries river, the Trascaului Mountains at south and the Muntele Mare plateau.
On the hiking route will be full of wildflowers, which we will identify :)
The difficulty of the hike is medium 8 hours hiking with 600 meters elevation)
In the evening we will take you back to your accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.
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Cristina and James
Beautiful hike but don’t underestimate it, there’s a bit of gd 1 scrambling and decent fitness is required,
the views are worth it! Tudor was fantastic and the tour is highly recommended