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may invite you for a ride in your holidays in a tourist route to the mountains in Romania, where together we visit monasteries, caves, waterfalls and many beautiful places.

A circuit that will include alternation between tourist routes in the mountains of Romania, visits to caves to various waterfalls, dams, lakes, churches, monasteries, museums.


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Bat Cave

=(St. Gregory Decapolite)


Is on the right side of the gorge Bistrita, at 630 m to 80 m absolute and relative, access is facilitated by a path decorated with railings, which climbs behind the Bistrita Monastery (15 minutes). It's easy to go and requires no special equipment, only light sources being partially electrified.

Specialized documents, the cave is first mentioned in 1929 by Emil Racovita and biospeleological research were made in 1951 and 1955. Cave dug by the Bistrita river, has three openings, all facing east, of which access is Only the south. Is a development of about 400 m and a negative bump of about 15 m. Opening small passageway leads to a narrow, short and well ventilated, which widens after 15 meters.

From here you can go right, which is suspended over a huge block penetrates into the top of the cave consists of a short corridor, complete with shalit. If you continue to go into before, after descending a ladder, reaching the lower level. It is represented by a large gallery, which continues to the left, descending. The left wall is a small church (Ovidenia), partly built, partly carved in the rock, dating from the seventeenth century and representing the secret place where they were hidden in times of Bistrita Monastery treasures and relics of St. Gregory Decapolite.

Gallery continues downward to the right (change of direction of almost 180 °), is passed through a room where there is a large high bat colony, and after they branch out into three segments by a short distance, reaching the open sea cave. Due to the stairs to the cave where the branch may be down another staircase to the right, reaching all the great opening of the cave, the lower is in fact a circuit. In large opening right there is a church (Holy Archangels), built by monks Macarius and Daniel in 1635. Of the right staircase, following the right gallery, slightly upward, to reach the cave in the middle, represented by a linear gallery at first wide and high, the increasingly narrow and short as they get towards the west, ending the two small basins with water.

The cave is poor in concretionary formations. Presenting more openings, has a dynamic nature, being ventilated all year, so the multiple thermal amplitude is high, reaching for example the Bat Hall 16.5 ° C (winter average temperature is 2.5 ° C and summer is 14 ° C). Something wet and with a constant temperature (ranging between 10-13 ° C) are the two galleries that make up the middle and upper levels of the cave.

Floor galleries, where the ceiling is installed colonies of bats, guano deposits are found, reaching a thickness of 1.70 m where there is a very rich fauna: diptych, beetles, mites, and the walls and arachnids diptych cave as having great importance biospeleological. Of bats, a species is found in the cave permanently (Miniopterus schreibersi), others come here only in winter (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Vespertilio Pipistrellus - in rock crevices, Plecotus auritus, Barbastella barbastellus) and others breeding spring and autumn leaves (Myotis myotis, Myotis oxygnathus).

But more important are species that inhabits the cave troglobionte: Trachysphaera racovitzai, Lithobius decapolitus, Nesticus Hungaricus, Nesticus Simon (probably troglobionta) Onychiurus closanicus and Sophrochaeta sp.



may invite you for a ride in your holidays in a tourist route to the mountains in Romania, where together we visit monasteries, caves, waterfalls and many beautiful places.

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