Vârghiş Gorge is located in the Perșani mountains (1292 m), which belong to the Southern Group of the Oriental Carpathians. The gorge formed in Jurassic limestone and has a length of 4 km.
It is at the border between Harghita and Covasna counties.
The Vârghiş Gorge and its caves form a protected area of national interest corresponding to IUCN category IV (natural reserve), it has a total area of 800 ha and overlaps with the Natura 2000 protected area RO SPA 0027 Homoroade Hills.
Vârghiş Gorge hides a number of nearly 130 caves, of which 4 are open to the public. It is forbidden to visit them without proper equipment (helmets, headlamps, hiking shoes or rubber boots).
- DN13A National Road Miercurea Ciuc – Vlăhiţa – go to the county road DJ132 towards Lueta - Mereşti;
- National road DN12 Sfântu Gheorghe - Bodoc, enter left on the county road DJ122 to Băţanii Mari - Biborţeni – Baraolt. From there, turn right on the county road DJ131 towards Tălişoara and reach the village of Vârghiş.
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