Exploring an abandoned mine with EveryDay HoliDay

Journey to the centre of the earth with EveryDay HoliDay | Caves in Apuseni EveryDay HoliDay

I am on my way to meet up with Adrian & Alecsandra from Everyday Holiday. Today we will be going on a journey to the centre of the earth by exploring some amazing caves in the Apuseni mountains. Adrian & Alecsandra are well known for their travel videos to some of the most exotic places on the globe and their most recent trip to North Korea and Cernobil, Ukraine exceeding over 1mil. views.

Our first stop is a sunken cave in Cheile Albioarei, where Adrian will be scuba-diving to the bottom of the cave, while me and Alecsandra will be following him with their new gadget an underwater drone. Things didn’t work out as planned, technical issues with the drone, Adi lost his go pro, but for me it was quite exciting to see someone getting prepared and scuba-diving a sunken cave…i felt like I am part of a National Geographic exploration. We moved to our next stop, another abandoned mine and cave – on the other side of the rode. Mine 32.

The first part of the journey is an old bauxite mine, scary as it is, but what follows its even more exiting. at the end of the mine we discovered a naturally formed cave with bets, amazing galleries and a lot of darkness 🙂 This was by far the most exiting and scaring thing I have ever done, but it is time to move to our third stop – Pestera Unguru Mare. Pestera Unguru Mare is based in Suncuius, just across the Crisu Repede River, it accompanies you with a spectacular 30 by 20 m wide entrance. It is the home of bets and owls, but also there have been some important discoveries made, dating back the bronze age.

If you have every wondered what is like behind the scenes of their EveryDay HoliDay travel videos, well you can see now that there is a lot of preparation going on, from planning the clip, script, light and all the gear required to do a perfect travel video for their viewers, but also to be as safe as possible for such adventures. Beside having an amazing journey towards the centre of the earth in the Apuseni mountains, I have also made some great friends – Adrian and Alexandra.

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Peretele Zanelor – Via Ferrata – Vadu Crisului

Throughout a distance of 3km between Suncuius and Vadul Crisului, these tall amazing cliffs are rising up, along the railway.

The Peretele Zanelor via ferrata trail offers a spectacular view over the valley, river and the rocky cliffs. It is a moderate difficulty trail, great for people who have done via ferrata before, otherwise it can be easily done with the help of a guide. This trail was created in 2015 to grow the touristic potential of this area.

I am glad they did, because they totally drawn my attention…and desire to complete all of these trails in Vadu Crisului. I do have some spare time, so before meeting up with Adrian and Alexandra, Ill quickly have a run to the Vadu Crisului Waterfall, because if you are around its something you don’t want to be missing out.

Grota lui Hili – Cheile Turzii – Via Ferrata

Cheile Turzii, it has to be one of my favorite place to go with my family for a quick walk, hiking, camping…, beside being my favorite place, today it’s also my first via ferrata experience.

I am with my good friend Mihai, a couple from Germany that we met on the way and the funniest via ferrata guide…Cornel. This is a 350m via ferrata trail with a 200 mt altitude. The trail is called Grota Hilli due to the spectacular opening in the cliff around the end of the trail. I

t takes about 50 min to go up and about another 50 min to get down. It has a moderate difficulty, so if you have done via ferrata before it shouldn’t cause you any problems, otherwise I do recommend going with a guide. In either cases, do check with the local Rescue team if the steel cables are in place, to be totally safe.

Maramures | Barsana + Mocanita – Viseul de sus

The Barsana village is well-known for the presence of wooden churches since 1391. It is one of the landmarks of Maramures. These beautiful churches are wooden buildings made by craftsmen from Maramures.

In 1717, a Tatar invasion takes place where they burned down most of the wooden churches and several local houses. In 1720 another church was built, The Old Barsana Monastery – it has special cultural importance, being included in the UNESCO list of heritage buildings.

Before ending our day, we decided to go up to Cascada Cailor, despite the cold and rainy weather.

We started our next day early in the morning, exited about experiencing the journey into the Maramures mountains with the steam train. It has to be the most amazing experience you could have in Maramures, the sound of the train, nature, feeling like kids once again.

Citta Alta – Bergamo, Italy

It is time to go to my final destination on my journey in visiting the Dolomites. I am taking a long bus drive from Cortina D’Ampezzo to Bergamo. On the way we had a stop in Verona, so I quickly ran into the city to buy one of the best pizzas I had so far in Italy.

Bergamo is famous for it’s upper district, Citta Alta a sixteen century medieval city, characterized by it’s paved narrow streets and home to the twelfth century tower, Campanone, the Basilica Santa Maria, both within the Piazza Vechia square.

Cita Alta is also the perfect place to have a beautiful view over the modern city of Bergamo. The top of the city is at minutes away from the citadel and easily accessible by the funicular.

Further exploring the citadel I stumbled upon this hidden small restaurant where I have ordered myself melon with prosciutto and it was the best meal and combination I ever had.

Everywhere you go, you find yourself going back in time with the help of the amazing Venetian walls and architecture.

Lago di Mizurina & Cortina D’ampezzo

Lake Misurina is the largest natural lake of the Cadore and it is 1,754 m above sea level, near Auronzo di Cadore (Belluno). Lake Misurina is where the speed skating events were held during the 1956 Winter Olympics of Cortina d’Ampezzo – the last time Olympic speed skating events were held on natural ice. The lake is only abour 30 min away from Tre Cime by bus, so it’s a must see if you are visiting the Dolomites.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo – The best of the DOLIMITES

Tre Cime is one of the Dolomites’ iconic hikes with the three massive rocky cliffs surrounded by amazing panoramic views

This is a relatively easy hike, its great for a family hike also, if you are planning to go with kids.

The entire loop is 10 km long, mostly flat and it takes around 6-7 hours to complete with stops for pictures and lunch at the refuge.

The trail starts at Rifugio Auronzo and after a 45min walk you reach Rifugio Lavaredo. During this section of the hike, the massive spikes of Tre Cime loom over you and makes Rifugio Lavaredo seem.

This is were you can also find the WW1 tunnels which connects you with the Tre Cimme reffuge at roughly about 1.5h away.

It’s an epic hike and totally recomand it for anyone who is planning to visit the Dolomites.

Dobbiaco | Lungkofel 2280m

Epic mountain trail from Lago di Dobbiaco | Lungkofel 2280m

Together with Sarlkofel / Monte Serla Lungkofel / Monte Lungo forms the north-easternmost bastion of the Prags / Braies Dolomites. The two mountains are connected by a short ridge, the lowest point of which, Sarlsattel, offers the best ascent route to either summit. Both mountains are famed for their views but nevertheless see only few ascents, if compared to their mighty neighbour, Dürrenstein / Picco di Vallandro in the south. Though the mountains are much lower their ascent routes are longer with more elevation gain to scale.

Lungkofel / Monte Lungo is somewhat hidden from view. While its neighbours tower above Pustertal / Val Pusteria or Höhlensteintal / Val Landro our summit rises above the meadows of Bad Altprags / Bagni di Braies, inside the Prags / Braies Dolomites. Its west face is a sheer, 700m limestone affair, rising like a sentinel above the easy ski runs of the area. North and south faces are also very steep and only to the east does the mountain connect with the aforementioned Sarlattel. The summit appears like a pulpit, high above the valleys of the area.

Lungkofel / Monte Lungo is often climbed together with the higher Sarlkofel / Monte Serla, but only as an afterthought if time allows. However, a visit to the summit offers wonderful views of the Prags / Braies and Sexten / Sesto Dolomites with the glaciated mountains of the Zillertal Alps and Hohe Tauern shining across Pustertal / Val Pusteria from afar.