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Hiking and sightseeing in the Apuseni Natural Park, Romania

Apuseni Natural Park, Romania

AGMR-certified guides lead you on this beautiful and memorable 5-days of hiking and sightseeing in the Apuseni Natural Park, Romania, a glorious tract of land containing stunning caves, forests and glades that satisfies any true nature lover.

Private

Carpathian Mountains

5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Occasional

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Hike and sightsee through the raw natural beauty of Apuseni Natural Park!
  • See some of the most glorious and stunning countryside in Romana
  • Admire the glades, caves and forests that dot the landscape

Description

Join me on this fun, epic and awesome 5-day trip of hiking and sightseeing in the Apuseni Natural Park, the most gorgeous and magnificent natural area of Romania featuring countless lush green forests, lovely glades full of flowers, and deep and majestic caves, with each area of the park containing sumptuous and sensational views at seemingly every turn.

Apuseni Natural Park, covering a distance of 76 hectares, is located in the North-West of Romania, within the counties of Alba, Bihor and Cluj, and is an increasingly popular place for visitors due to its extensive array of native and unspoiled flora and fauna.

Our adventure begins when we meet in Cluj-Napoca, and from here we drive to the park, where we will see Coiba Mica caves, Vartop Glacier and Scarisoara Glacier, the biggest underground glacier in Europe.

From here we head to the heart of the park, Padis, on day 2, with the jaw-dropping Ponor Glade and The Natural Citadels of Ponor the focal points of the day, with the 3 sinkholes linked by an underground passage of caves a truly impressive sight.

The subsequent 2 days are devoted to many of the numerous hiking trails that dot the park, with The Galbenei Rock and Galbenei Gorge trail taking the breath away, and the Chasm of Bortig, containing the second largest glacier in Romania, remaining an awesome setting.

Our 5th and final day is spent driving back to Cluj-Napoca via The Bears Cave and Meziad Cave, and hopefully will have fallen in love with this superb part of Romania, and made many amazing memories along the way.

Apuseni Natural Park is an underrated gem in the magnificent country of Romania – book now to experience!

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Cluj-Napoca

Drive from Cluj-Napoca to the park, seeing Coiba Mare and Coiba Mica caves, Vartop Glacier and Scarisoara Glacier.

Day 2: Padis

See Ponor Glade and The Natural Citadels of Ponor. Visit Glavoi Glade.

Day 3: The Galbenei Rock

Visit the spectacular viewpoint of The Galbenei Rock.

Day 4: Glabenei Gorge Trail

Hike along the Glabenei Gorge trail.

Day 5: Return to Cluj-Napoca

Return to Cluj-Napoca via The Bears Cave and Meziad Cave.

 

Details

Accommodation

Guesthouse accommodation every night.

More info

Please bring with you: - hiking boots - rain coat - small backpack - hiking sticks - water bottle - headlamps

Meeting point

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

About the guide

We are a tour operator in Romania, offering our clients the most authentic experience on Transylvanian trails in the Carpathian Mountains. We believe in ecotourism and on our hiking tours we try to impact the environment as little as possible. We take our guests closer to the local communities, to learn about their way of living and looking to help them in their future developments by collaborating with local, small tourism businesses in these areas, like traditional guest houses, local tourism agencies or sole traders.

We offer hiking tours of various difficulty levels, from easy trails designed for beginners to more challenging routes for experienced hikers. Based on your group request and your fitness level, the tours can be adapted to suit everyone. Hiking in the Romanian Carpathian Mountains is the best way to enjoy beautiful landscapes, explore vast wilderness areas and learn about ancient traditions and legends, discovering a unique culture.

Our company was created by Marius, a Certified Mountain Guide and National Tour Leader. He received the “Travel Guide of the year” award in Romania, from Luxury Travel Guide, European Awards 2017.

So what are you waiting for? Just contact us and book your next hike in Romania!

Languages

English

Certificates

SGLM

Residence

Cluj-Napoca, Romania


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