On the picturesque and wild valley of Mișid, the cave of Moanei is next to “her little sister”, the cave of Lesiana.

From the very beginning, the cave impresses its visitors with its two entrances, which join in the first room of the cave. At the end of the accessible part, the cave gives the impression that it ends with a siphon (flooded gallery), but it continues in a gallery with a meandering development. Numerous corrosion domes can be seen on the ceiling, which can reach 10 meters in height. The road to the cave, quite long but beautiful, follows the course of the Mișid valley, through the forest.

Attention, the visit is allowed only in the company of accredited speleotourism guides!

In order to visit the caves in Pădurea Craiului, tourists must contact a local operator, who will make them a price offer and facilitate the visit, in accordance with the visiting regulations. A specialized guide will accompany them throughout the visit, and personal protective equipment will be provided by tour operators active in the area.

Consult the visit regulations and the description of the cave.

The Moanei Cave can also be reached from the Crișului Repede gorge by following the route Vadu Crișului Cave – Moanei Cave chalet, marked with a blue dot.

Moana Cave is located on the T7 cycle route, “Reserved for enthusiasts“.


By car:

On the route Oradea – Cluj (E60)
Topa de Criș – Vadu Crișului – Șuncuiuș

On the route Oradea – Deva (E 79)
Beiuș – Delani – Petreasa – Remetea – Căbești – Roșia – Damiș – Bratca – Bălnaca – Șuncuiuș

Careful! The last parking spaces are in the area of ​​Gradia and Lavinia guesthouses.

By train:

on the route Cluj – Oradea, through Șuncuiuș station.

On foot:

To get to the Mișid gorges, visitors must follow the signs to the Unguru Mare cave. After passing the area of ​​Gradia and Lavinia guest houses, there are three bridges suspended over Crișul Repede that connect with a series of tourist attractions. The first suspended bridge leads to the Vântului cave and the Frântură glade, the second leads to Mișidului gorge, and the third bridge represents the access to Unguru Mare Cave.

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