Vargyas (Vârghiș) Strait
Contact person: Dénes Ildikó
Phone: 0742 204 574, 0267378252,
Address: 525100 Baraolt, 1 Decembrie 1918 street, no. 27/6B/5
web: www.vargyasszoros.org, www.vargyasszoros.ro
Phone: 0746 089 140
Phone: 0746 091 830
The Vargyas Strait is one of Szeklerland’s most interesting tourist attractions, with its caves, calcites and unique wildlife. The Strait was formed due to the erosion of the Vargyas Brook, the cave system in the strait result from this process as well. On the level of the brook a new cave system is forming at present. The Vargyas Strait is a nature reserve including the caves. In the 4 km long Vargyas Strait 125 caves are registered, on 7410 meters. The open caves are the following: Balázs Orbán cave, Lócsûr, Kőcsûr and the Tatárlik. The Balázs Orbán cave with its 1527 longitude is the longest cave of the strait, during the Tatar invasions it was a shelter for the locals.
In the strait many protected plants and animals found a favourable habitat and the caves house 19 bet species.
The supervision of the Vargyas Strait is made by the Lost World Speleo-Tourism and Nature Protection Association.
By car it can be approached on a 13 km long forest road, by foot is 7 km from Homoródalmás (Merești), 8km from Kirulyfürdő (BăileChirui) and 9km from Szelterszfürdő (BăileSelters).
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