Gheorgheni and Lacul Rosu

Gheorgheni and Lacul Rosu

Gheorgheni ( Gyergyószentmiklós in Hungarian, literally “Sannicolau Gurghiu”) is a town in Harghita County, Romania. The city is favored by its right geographical position: surrounded the mountains, near the natural dam Lacul Rosu (25 km) and 60 km to Praid salt mine resort. You can also ski at the Izvoru Mures resort (20 km away) or you can visit Borsec resort town (approximately 50 km away).

Lacul Rosu is a natural dam lake formed in 1837 and located near the foot of Hasmasul Mare, near Gheorgheni of Harghita county. It is the largest natural mountain lake in Romania. It was formed after the collapse of a flank from Mount Ghilcoş. Its name comes from Pârâul Roşu (Red Creek) which crosses layers of red iron oxides and hydroxides.

Cheile Bicazului is a very picturesque geographical area of Romania located in the central part of Hasmas Mountains, in north-east, in Harghita and Neamt counties. They were formed by Bicaz river and link Transylvania and Moldova.

 

Lacul Rosu si Cheile Bicazului: