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Caves

The mountains surrounding Jiu Valley are full of caves, from large well-known and more touristic developed caves like Bolii or Sura Mare to numerous local caves still being discovered and explored by local spelunkers....

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Retezat National Park

The Retezat National Park (Romanian: Parcul Naţional Retezat) is a protected area located in the Retezat Mountains to the west of Jiu Valley in Hunedoara County, Romania. It includes a protected 4,500 square acre...

Flora & fauna

The mountain ranges surrounding the Jiu Valley contain some of the most diverse plant and animal life in Europe. This is especially true of Retezat National Park and its protected 4,500 square acre UNESCO...

Outdoor activities

The mountainous region surrounding Jiu Valley offer a diversity of outdoor adventures, from its well-known skiing in the winter to rock climbing, caving/spelunking, mountain biking and hiking, paragliding, river rafting, etc.

Surean Mountains

The Sureanu Mountains belong to the Parâng range, with peaks frequently exceeding 2000 m. They are primarily characterized as a highland with meadows and pastures, with very large forested area throughout the surrounding 1200-1400...

Retezat Mountains

Containing more than 60 peaks over 7,500 feet and over 100 crystal clear deep glacier lakes, the Retezat Mountains are some of the most beautiful in the Carpathians and include Romania’s first national park....

Vâlcan Mountains

The Vâlcan Mountains form the Jiu Valley’s southern barrier and run the length of the valley. Although lower in elevation and more populated by farms than both Parâng and Retezat, the Vâlcan Mountains are...

Parâng Mountains

Located south and east of the city of Petrosani, the Parâng Mountains form the eastern barrier of the Jiu Valley (a vast plateau 100 km long from East to West and 70-80 wide from...

Transylvanian Alps

The mountain ranges surrounding Jiu Valley (Retezat, Vâlcan, Surean, Parâng) are part of the Transylvanian Alps, also referred to as the Southern Carpathians (Romanian: Carpații Meridionali), a group of mountain ranges that divide central...

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