Romania Travel Văliug

Văliug in winter

The Romanian commune of Văliug is a popular destination both in winter and summer. This commune is located in the mountains, not very far from the city of Reșița. Another popular place which is close to Văliug is the Semenic mountain which has an altitude of 1.400 m.

Once you’ve reached Văliug, then you should know that the majority of accommodations and restaurants are located near lake Gozna. As you drive up to the lake, you will find close to the lake’s dam the Ponton Casa Baraj and right behind the ski slope.

Lake Gozna in Văliug.
View of the landscape from Ponton Casa Baraj.
Văliug ski slope in winter with tourists.
The commune of Văliug in the valley.
Cheile Nerei-Beușnița National Park Romania Travel

Lake Miniş and the Bigăr waterfall in Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park.

Lake Miniş

The lake Miniş can be found in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park, about 5 km away from a very popular attraction, the Bigăr waterfall. If you are driving from Oravița or Anina towards the Bozovici, then at some point you will find it next to the main road.

Lake Miniş in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park
The lake surrounded by forested mountains.

The Bigăr waterfall

Another important destination in the in the Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park is the Bigăr waterfall. Due to its cone shape which is covered entirely by green moss, its considered to be very unique. As a fun fact, this waterfall is exactly on the 45 Parallel.

Besides the waterfall, I highly recommend to visit the small natural reservation which is located right behind the Bigăr waterfall. Over there you will have the chance to admire many amazing small waterfalls along the path which will take you to source of the stream. On the end of the path, you will find the Bigăr cave which can be visited. Right next to the cave, a small stream comes out from the mountain which ultimately flows on the green mosses of the Bigăr waterfall into the Nera river.

The Bigăr waterfall.
Small waterfall in the forest.
Rapid stream flowing towards the Bigăr waterfall.
Multiple smaller cascades.