Alpine Coaster is the longest and most modern bobsleigh track in Romania. The length is over 1900 m, and the maximum descent speed is 46 km/h. The track has a downhill section, mostly through the forest, and a slow uphill section. During the race you enjoy amazing scenery and thrills. If you are not an adrenaline junkie, the speed can be adjusted by braking. The bobsled automatically brakes when it reaches a speed of 46 km/h or when it approaches the sled in front, thus offering you maximum safety.
The complete circuit takes about 9 minutes.
Equestrian Center in Toplița offers riding lessons, group horseback riding through nature, or pony rides.
The riding base is located about 2.5 km from the town center, on Strada Murelor, near the ski slopes. This location is intended for both those who want to learn riding and those who already have experience in this sport. The ability to control a horse instills self-confidence, responsibility and team spirit. In addition, the benefits of riding include improving balance, strengthening muscles, improving coordination, faster reflexes, relaxing tense muscles, improving breathing and circulation, improving appetite and digestion, and more.
Beyond the physical advantages, riding is also a unique experience from an affective, relational, psychological and social point of view. Children, especially, have a lot to learn by interacting with horses. Children can discover the fascinating world of riding by first learning about ponies. Gentle and trained for riding, they will surely win the sympathy of the little ones, but also of the adults. In order to acquire the minimum knowledge of riding, you need between 5 and 10 hours of lessons, after which you can participate in the group excursions that organize there. Those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the cities, can take a trip to the equestrian base to take a horse ride on the ski slopes.
Excursions are organized for one or a maximum of three people, under the careful supervision of an equestrian guide.
The waterfall with thermal water from Toplița, also called the Mesothermal Waterfall, is a natural monument, a protected area of national interest and a biological and landscape nature reserve. The road to the waterfall is about 1 km from the Central Park of the city, and can be traveled both by car and by bicycle or on foot. You have to go on Nicolae Bălcescu Boulevard, then turn left on Cascadei Street.
The reserve occupies an area of 0.5 hectares, and the water of the waterfall rises to a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The waterfall has a fall of approximately 10 m and is fed by the springs of the Bradul resort. The special colors reflected by the water are explained by the presence of travertine and limestone from the lower layers, which are in a continuous process of deposition. One of its unique characteristics is that the water of the waterfall it freezes very rarely or not at all, keeping its temperature warm even in the middle of winter.
However, in the winter of 2014, when the region recorded -29 degrees Celsius, the waterfall froze, and later, because there was a sudden rise in temperature, part of the rock collapsed.
"Tarnița Viewpoint" or "Altarul Cu Belvedere - Sf. Tarnița" is a place from where you can admire Toplița from a height and from where you have an unparalleled panoramic view of the Mureș valley.
To get there you can follow Red Cross Route 32. This is one of medium difficulty and can be completed in 45 minutes. The trail climbs to a rocky area with railings. Another option to get to the top is to follow route 33 Blue Point. This circular route starts from Călimănel and surrounds Băieşului Peak, with an access loop to the Tarnița Viewpoint below the peak. It is a relatively easy route, with about 500 m difference in level, which can be completed in about 3.5 hours. The height reached is 986m, and the view leaves you speechless.
Built in 2013 and located near the Tarnița peak in the Defileul Mureșului reserve, the construction was made by hand, from solid wood, using the Transylvanian wood carving technique. It has an area of 50 square meters and a height of 22 m.
The spectacular placement of the altar is intended to be a marking symbol and landmark of the municipality of Toplița.
Coloape Rocks, also known as Bureții de Piatră, Butucii Secuilor or Babele Gurghiului, are a formation of volcanic rock rocks located at an altitude of 1200 m, the largest being similar to united stone mushrooms. The formation consists of 2 parallel rock walls, approximately 200m high, 50m apart, one topped with the Stone Sponges and the other resembling a giant maned horse's head.
Along the route you will find forest springs with the best possible drinking water. Once you reach the top, you have a spectacular panoramic view. You can admire Vârful Batrâna and also the mountain ranges on the other side of Mureș.
Depending on the season, in the area and along the route, you can pick sponges (yellow mushrooms, gooseberries, cow's tongue, wild mushrooms, cock's comb) and forest fruits (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries).
Originally called the "Museum of Ethnography and Folklore", it was inaugurated in 1998 on the occasion of the first edition of the "Miron Cristea Days", with Prof. Dr. Dorel Marc and Prof. Zorel Suciu as founding members.
The museum exemplifies aspects of the life of the Romanian peasant and exhibits peasant facilities for processing textile threads, agricultural products, wood, metals and ceramics. In addition, you will see fabrics, stitches and embroideries that attract attention with their colors, but also with the diversity of decorative motifs. Each individual piece maintains a balance of elements, and the floral and geometric motifs blend harmoniously. The Ethnographic Museum also holds agricultural tools from the oldest to those made of newer materials, thus reflecting an evolution within the traditional village.
Last but not least, you will be able to admire icons and priestly vestments, decorative wooden and ceramic objects.
Urmánczy Castle in Topliţa was built between 1903-1906, near the Mureş River, at the request of Jeromos Urmánczy, a nobleman of Armenian origin. The castle was designed by the Tyrolean architect Vigilio Giacomuzzi.
The castle garden can host exhibitions, concerts, conferences, fairs, weddings, festivals and also offers space for tourists who want to stay in a tent. On the ground floor of the castle, in the former halls, meals can be organized for 120 people. The courtyard can be elegantly furnished with white tents for an outdoor event with a capacity of 136 people. Moreover, in a room of the castle you can enjoy a unique experience: you can participate in an escape game (escape room).
The castle can be visited on request. You can also benefit from tourist guidance in several languages.
"Saint Ilie" Monastery
The "Holy Prophet Ilie" Monastery Church was built of spruce wood, in 1847, by the priest Gheorghe Ujică, with his sons, Ştefan and Ioan, as a parish church in the neighboring commune of Stânceni.
After Stânceni parish built its new church, in 1910, Patriarch Miron Cristea brought the wooden church to Topliţa and rebuilt it on his native land, with the idea of founding a monastery, but also of saving a valuable architectural monument. On July 30, 1998, the hall dedicated to Patriarch Miron Cristea, within the museum, was inaugurated by His Beatitude Teoctist, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The monastery library has several thousand volumes and an important archive. In 2007, the monastery library enriched its book stock with another 2000 volumes received as a donation from the Ţuculescu family.
In the period 1994-2014, there were nine ordinations in monasticism, nine ordinations of hieromonks, two of hierodeacons and one protosinghel. On May 30, 1995, the Monastery Museum was inaugurated by His Holiness John. Without a doubt, the most spectacular and valuable part of the complex of buildings is represented by the monument church of the monastery. The building is a masterpiece of popular architecture, with the specific architectural solutions of Moldavian craftsmen, with arches made of wood.
July 20 remains the day of the patron saint of the "Saint Ilie" Monastery, which is attended by many pilgrims from Maramureş, Moldova, Bârsei County, from the lands of Năsăud and from abroad.
Address: Str. Stephen the Great no. 68-70, Toplita