Harghita is the youngest vulcanic mountain of the Carpathians. The mountain which rises 1000-1200 m above the Transylvanian and Csík basins with its vast forests, easily accessible hills, lowland pastures, mineral waters and thermal springs is one of the main embodiment of the Transylvanian Carpathian atmosphere.
The peak also called ‘the Székelys’s holy mountain’ offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. In clear weather almost the entire line of the Southern Carpathians can be seen.
The spring waters coming from the southern side of Harghita Madaras are slowly running down and soaking up the soil, creating a special mire-peat habitat. A significant number of species remained from ice age are living in them. Their survival was supported by the cool climate of the Harghita Mountains. Most of them are introduced on the “red list” of protected plants. Where the hillside descends significantly, the water reappears and creates a waterfall known as the Szökő Waterfall.