Pădurea Craiului is perfect for light hiking and for beginner hikers or families with children. Although it offers a rather extensive network of trails, the area is not well known hiking destination due to the absence of towering peaks and to the location of natural sights at its extremities, in easily accessible places. However, the most remarkable ones are the northern hiking trails, in the Crișului Repede Gorge, or those making the connection with Stâna de Vale. The main access points are located in the North (Șuncuiuș and Vadu Crișului) and in the South (Meziad).
Pădurea Craiului, although not impressive by its elevation, is a karstic mountainous area unique in Romania, with widespread karstic plateaus riddled with sinkholes, valleys and gorges, caves and swallow-holes. The complete list of hiking trails, as well as their technical details and the GPS tracks are available on Pădurea Craiului destination website.
The maps in this collection are made taking into account the needs of those who enjoy nature by practicing activities with reduced impact, such as hiking, cycling, ski touring, etc. The maps have a high-quality standard: they are resistant to precipitation and wind, the routes are recorded with GPS, and the graphics and patterns are of the highest quality. AER is partnering with Zenith Maps to create the Discover Eco-Romania ecotourism maps collection for promoting ecotourism destinations in Romania.