Vărăşoaia Glade

Poiana Vărășoaia

The area called Varasoaia includes two large karst plateaus, north of Padiș, and ranges between Boghii Stone Peak, Magura Vanata, Varasoaia Peak and Someșul Cald hollow.

The area is divided into Poiana Varasoaia - South, separated by a saddle (through which the forest road and the tracks to Stana de Vale, Vladeasa and Somesul Cald Gorges pass) from Varasoaia Glade - North, which runs north-east of Peak Varasoaia and is represented as a closed hollow.

Varasoaia Glade - South has an elliptical shape and is cluttered with a large number of sinkholes, among them numerous caves having been found. In Varasoaia Glade- South there are two karst lakes that fill two sinkholes, well lined with alluvial deposits.

Varasoaia Glade-North is located at the highest point in the Padiş - Fortresses of Ponor area.

Varasoaia is a karst contact depression formed by the drainings in the underground of small streamings organized on the eastern slopes of Magura Vanata Mountain. The infiltrated water courses constitute the deepest hydro-karst system known in Romania (Varasoaia system – Boga Spring).

The Varasoaia Peak (1441 m), which dominates the entire meadow, is an excellent lookout point, with extensive views over Beiuș Depression, Boga Valley, Abruptului Brăiesei, Rele Valley, Cârligatele Peak, Cumpănăţelul Pass, Cuciulata Glade, Onceasa Glade and Someșul Cald Gorges, Magura Vanata Mountain, Motului Church Peak, and in the southern part until Vârtop and Curcubata Mare Peaks. Because of this complete look around, Varasoaia Peak is one of the most beautiful lookout points from Padis.

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