Stâna de Vale is a small alpine resort in Vlădeasa Mountains, in Crişana Region. Situated at an altitude of 1102m, the resort is primarily known for its ski slopes, but also for hikes in the surrounding mountains and for the curative properties of its mineral springs.
During the summer, tourists can take hikes to the nearby Moara Dracului, Iadolina and Săritoarea Ieduţului waterfalls or to Poieni Peak, as well as one-day trips to Meziad Cave or Bears’ Cave. A must-visit place is Izvorul Minunilor water spring, the source of a popular Romanian brand of bottled water, as well as other mineral waters used for medical purpose.
Winters come with large quantities of snow, which facilitates the creation of thick layers of snow, which often last until April. Due to this reason, the resort is very popular for its winter sports. There is an 800m long ski and sledge slope served by a ski lift installation.
Take a one-day trip to Cluj-Napoca, situated 135km east of Stâna de Vale. Here you can visit the imposing Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Michael and the huge Orthodox Cathedral and stroll through the alleys of the Botanical Garden.
How to get to:
Stâna de Vale is situated 85 km south-east of Oradea. From here, follow DN76 to Beiuş and then turn left on DJ764A in the direction of Budureasa. From Budureasa, continue on the same road for approximately 15 km.