In the heart of the Banat Mountains, on the smooth tops of the Locvei and Almăj Mountains, there are six Czech villages: Sfânta Elena, Gârnic, Ravensca, Bigăr, Eibenthal şi Şumiţa. The isolation and the long distances from other localities as well as the difficult access allowed the Czech communities to keep their culture, traditions and language alive. …
The via ferrata route from Fairies Wall - Vadu Crisului - Fast River defile is a spectacular climbing route which provides an extraordinary view above the valley and the defile walls. It is a difficult enough route that addresses to people who already done via ferrata routes or to those who are accompanied by guides.
Oslea Ridge is a very good area for all those who want to do a one-day ski touring in the Jiului Valley Area. The whole tour, as a circuit, demands medium/advanced ski touring abilities as well as use of technical equipment such as ski crampons/ice axes.
The Vaşcău Karst Plateau is part of the Codru-Moma Mountains and is the western branch of the Apuseni Mountains. The Codru-Moma Mountains have a maximum altitude of 1.112 m, at the Pleşu Peak. The Vaşcău Karst Plateau is located in the south-east of these mountains.