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Vladeasa Peak 1-day hike near Cluj-Napoca, in Romania

Join a certified mountain leader for this simple but stunning 1-day hiking ascent of Vladeasa Peak, just a few hours west of Cluj-Napoca. Hike through native forest and up to the top for panoramic views of the Carpathian Mountains.




Carpathian Mountains


1 Day


Jun - Oct






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  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the western Carpathian Mountains.
  • Make a long but relatively easy hike through the stunning Romanian countryside.
  • Get great views out into nearby Apuseni Natural Park.


Rising to 1,836 meters in elevation, Vladeasa Peak is an ideal destination for an incredible day-hike from Cluj-Napoca!

Situated on a volcanic massif extending north from Apuseni Natural Park, the hike to the top of Vladeasa is long but not very challenging.

After meeting up first thing in the morning on the outskirts of Cluj-Napoca, we will drive to the trailhead and begin our hike, which is about a 15 kilometer round trip and includes an elevation gain of 500 meters.

As we head up the mountain, we will get the chance to hike through local forest and plains. As we gain in elevation our first unimpeded glimpses of the mighty Carpathian Mountains will be plenty of reward for our efforts and spur us on toward the summit.

From the top, expect even better views out over our surroundings and into the scenic Apuseni Natural Park.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this long, but fun and scenic day-hike from Cluj-Napoca up to the summit of stunning Vadeasa Peak!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something just a little bit longer, then we think you may also enjoy our 4-day trekking adventure through the Bucegi Mountains!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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Equipment list:

  • mountain boots with grip and waterproof sole
  • spare footwear after the tour (will be left in the car)
  • walking sticks - (optional but very useful)
  • t-shirt / synthetic shirt
  • thick blouse (polar) in the backpack
  • wind jacket / rain
  • cape,
  • front lantern
  • mountain pants (quick-drying material)
  • sunscreen
  • sun cap / band - sun protection 15-30 liters + rain bag backpack
  • water bottle 2 liters,
  • medicines (depending on of the possible health problems of each)
  • food for the route (sandwich, canned, energizing sticks, dried fruits, nuts / hazelnuts).

Meeting point

OMV Gas Station Calea Mănăștur

Equipment you will need to bring

Hiking boots

About the guide: Cosmin

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Tour Operator

We are a mountain guide agency focused on guiding across the wonderful trails of Romania. In Zaiko Adventures, we love helping our participants to discover the natural beauty of this country in especially designed programs.

From camping trips for children and families to mountain lessons, hikes and guided tours, we offer a wide variety of programs with all kinds of activities. Naturally, all of them will be under the supervision of the certified mountain guides in our team.

If you follow us on our adventures, you will be able to climb the mountains of Romania and contemplate landscapes that you have rarely seen. Or, if you prefer, you can get away from the crowds and relax in a peaceful natural environment. Choose the most suitable program for you from our selection below!



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What people are saying about Cosmin



Thanks Lucian for an amazing trip in the Făgăraș mountains, he was very skilled and flexible with regards to shifting conditions. Although we did not reach the peak due to bad weather, he made up a new route and I got the full 2 days regardless. Would strongly recommend to people with a little bit of hiking/climbing experience at least. Bring warm clothes, gloves and headwear!



I had an incredible hike with Lucian and can't recommend this company enough! Brilliant communication and very accomodating. Lucian was an incredible mountain guide who was super flexible, kind, funny and it was like hiking with a friend. He knows so much about the mountains and the trails. It really was one of the best hikes I've done! Thanks again



Great trip !!



Mark Elod was our guide. He is very good, very knowledgeable and understanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike! Thanks! Ravi and Asha

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