Văioaga waterfall, Bei Eye Lake, Beușnița waterfall and the famous Bigăr waterfall – wonders in Banat

 
We continue our series of posts dedicated to places which you can visit on a weekend trip. Today we are very close to the spectacular Nera Gorges, near the village of Sasca Montană and we’ll be visiting Văioaga Waterfall, Bei Eye Lake and Beușnița Waterfall. On our way back home we’ll also visit the already famous Bigăr Waterfall.

We’ve wanted to share our experience in these wonderful places a long time ago. Getting here is very easy and it’s also suitable for families and perfect for a weekend trip. All these can be found in the Banat region (South-Western Romania). We had accommodation in Potoc village in Caraș – Severin county and from there we headed on the 517K road towards Bei Valley Camping.

Bei Valley

At a certain point on the 517K road you’ll have to turn left on a forest road. This is the entry point in the Beușnița – Nera Gorges National Park. You’ll have to pay an entry fee, it’s about 5 RON/pers if I remember correctly, and then you continue through the forest on the banks of the Bei river. The area is wild and very beautiful. We climbed down right on the bank of Bei river to take pictures a lot of times.

Not far away from the entry point in the National Park, about 20 mins walking, you can see to your right a panel indicating that you have to climb down to see Văioaga waterfall. It’s one if the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve seen. It’s not very high but it has a strong flow and it’s surrounded by huge boulders and dense forest. Typical for this National Park is the turquoise water colour which you can see in the small pool the waterfall forms. It’s certainly a trademark of this area.

Văioaga Waterfall
Văioaga Waterfall
Văioaga Waterfall
Văioaga Waterfall
Văioaga Waterfall

As you can see we took quite a lot of pictures here. It’s simply charming and it’s very hard to leave. Tens of pictures later though we continue towards Bei Valley Camping. The distance between the entry point in the National Park and the camping is about 4 km. We were here with our mountain bikes but the forest road is good enough to go on it with your car if you like. Being with our bike, we got the chance to admired the dense canopy which barely allowed us to see the sky. It’s very, very nice 🙂

Road between Bei Eye Lake and Beușnița waterfall

Once we reach the camping the forest road suitable for cars ends. Here you can eat all kind of fast food, but we continued on the trail which leads to Bei Eye Lake. There are about 2.3 km between the camping and this lake which you can do in about 30 – 40 minutes. The trail continues through the beautiful forest.

Once you reach the lake you’ll see it’s trademark turquoise colour especially if it’s a sunny day. Actually this colour is caused by the sediments on the bottom of the lake which reflect the sunlight so that it results this astonishing colour. As you can imagine we spent tens of minutes here to admire it and took tens of pictures 😀

Bei Eye Lake

It was hard to leave this beautiful lake but the jewel of this trail is just around the corner. The jewel is of course Beușnița waterfall just 1 km away from Bei Eye Lake. It takes you no more than 20 minutes to reach this amazing waterfall.
 
Actually, the most correct way to name this place is Beușnița waterfalls because here you can see several waterfalls one on top of the other. The biggest one is about 5 meters high. The rock is completely covered by green fluffy moss. Unfortunately when we were there it was very hot and the flow of water was reduced. However if you visit it after a strong rain you’ll see the complete spectacle. It is beautiful even with a reduced flow. The water trickles on the green moss gently and the waterfall structure is massive. We stood there for about an hour just watching how it works. It’s impressive and beautiful! 🙂

I hope that the pictures we took here will convince you visit these three amazing places so close to each other: Văioaga waterfall, Bei Eye Lake and Beușnița waterfall.

Beușnița Waterfall
Beușnița Waterfall
Beușnița Waterfall
Beușnița Waterfall
Beușnița Waterfall
Beușnița Waterfall

In our last day here it was time to drive back home but we couldn’t miss the opportunity to also visit the famous Bigăr Waterfall which was almost in the way 🙂You’ll easily find this waterfall on DN 57B road which connects Oravița to Bozovici. The road is pure pleasure to drive on. Nice corners, through the forest and perfect tarmac. At one point, on your right, you’ll see a small parking space on the side of the road. There you can leave your car and then go on the bridge over the Nera river in order to admire Bigăr waterfall. This waterfall was ranked #1 in a top made by The World Geography which ranked the most unique waterfalls in the world. 

The beauty of this waterfall consists in it’s beautiful shape: like a gigantic mushroom, all covered in green moss and the water trickling gently on the base of the mushroom shape. It’s very elegant and beautiful. You can also admire it closer if you carefully go down under the bridge, but you need to be very careful because it is not meant for tourists to go there.

You can see our photos of this beautiful waterfall below and don’t forget that you have maps with the tracks and the POIs we told you about in this post just before the end of the post.

Bigăr Waterfall
Bigăr Waterfall
Bigăr Waterfall

Maps: 

Beușnița – Nera Gorges National Park entrance – Văioaga Waterfall – Bei Valley Camping – Bey Eye Lake – Beușnița Waterfall:


 
Văioaga Waterfall:


 
Bei Eye Lake:


 
Beușnița Waterfall:


 
Bigăr Waterfall:

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