1-day hike in the Tarnita Lake, Apuseni Mountains, Romania

AGMR-certified guides will lead you on this 1-day hike in the Tarnita Lake, Apuseni Mountains, Romania, a sumptuous and special area full of gorgeous forests and rock formations covered in exotic flowers and vegetation, with deer, stags and wild boars also roaming the landscape.

1 day
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep


  • Hike around the epic and special area near Tarnita Lake, Romania

  • Walk through virgin forests and past immense rock formations and flora

  • Swim in the lake and the bays that surround it


The area around Tarnita Lake, nestled within the Apuseni Mountains in Romania, is considered the most impressive and magnificent natural area in Cluj County, with its raw beauty and epic scenery of lush green forests, majestic rock formations and exotic flowers and vegetation providing the perfect backdrop to the peaceful, tranquil and glorious Tarnita Lake.

Tarnita Lake is located just 30km from the city of Cluj-Napoca in Romania, and is an immensely popular tourist destination owing to its proximity to the city, as well as its sheer beauty, covering 215 hectares.

Departing from Cluj-Napoca in the morning, we begin hiking in earnest as soon as we reach the lake.

Over the course of the hike we will explore and discover many of the little-used trails that dot the area, with many taking us past and through virgin forests featuring flowers and exotic vegetation. Lucky people will bear witness to the deer, stags and boars that inhabit the area.

The focal point of the hike is the superb Lucaci Stone, a lovely rock formation that offer breathtaking and sweeping views out over the lake, as well as out to the city of Cluj-Napoca.

Later in the day we will head down to the lake and swim in the many hidden bays that exist close by, before heading back to Cluj-Napoca in the afternoon, weary yet satisfied at having experienced this epic part of Romania first-hand.

This is the perfect way to spend a day out of the city  Cluj-Napoca and in gorgeous natural scenery – book now to experience!


Day 1: Tarnita Lake

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Tarnita Lake, hike most of the day, swim in the lake, return to Cluj-Napoca.


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Please bring with you: - hiking boots - rain coat - small backpack - hiking poles - water bottle - food - swimming suit

Meeting point

Cluj-Napoca, Romania