Stana de Vale (mountain resort 1hr from Oradea University)

Stana deVale (situated at 1102 m. altitude) is one of the most pleasant resorts in the country and at the same time an important tourism centre, a departure point for the roads that lead to the heart of the Apuseni Mountains.

stana de vale map

Access Ways:

DN76 Oradea -Beius - Stana de Vale (86km ); by train to Beius and from here by bus (24km).

The depressional aspect of the resort is a condition for the accumulation of an important amount of snow during winter. The snow layer, being sometimes higher than 2 m, lasts until the midst of April and changes the resort into a favourable place for practicing ski.

Ski tracks:

The main track "The Donkey" (baby ski lift) and the secondary ones without ski lift: Nina, Mariana, Mosului.
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At present, the tourists can find accommodation at "Iadolina" hotel (104 places in rooms of 2 or 4 beds, restaurant, a day bar) or at Romsilva, Gaudeamus, Sinteza Meteo, Militara, Roods or IREC chalets, belonging to various firms or commercial companies. During summer time (from June to September), a 69 places camping is open (22 little houses each of them having 2 to 4 places , electric light, sanitation, places for food preparation and spaces for trailers and tents).

Stana de vale all-season health and holiday resort (actually, a montane turistic complex), situated in west part of Romania (Bihor county), SE of the municipality of Oradea (seat of Bihor county). Abundant precipitation (over 1,200 mm annually) and heavy snowfalls in winter (snow layers up to 90 cm).

Touristic attraction:

Waterfalls (Saritoarea Iedutului, Iadolina, Moara Dracului), caves (Onceasa, Cetatea Radesei, Sura Boghii, Focul Viu), the karst complex of Cetatile Ponorului(potholes, caves, lakes, etc), the Padis chalet (elevation 1,280 m). Trout fishing. In winter skiing on natural rus. Ropeway(650m in length).

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