We will meet in Timisoara (pick up from your accommodation).
This tour involves a moderate hike, please bring appropriate walking shoes and clothes.
Thermal bath: this is a public place with no facilities. Please bring bathing suit, towel, slippers if you want to take a bath.
The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.
I accept bookings for 1 person but you need to add the mandatory supplement on the booking page (+120€).
Check out the Timisoara city guide in the 'About Romania' section of Romanian Friend!
We start our Danube Gorge tour from Timisoara by driving along the river banks and admiring the wild, natural and untouched landscapes. We finally make a stop to admire the tallest rock sculpture in Europe: King Decebalus Statue - former king of Dacians, our ancestors who lived in these parts 2,000 years ago.
We will then go on a moderate hike in the Carpathian Mountains to go reach a point above the Danube Gorge and admire the splendid views over the wide river. Impressive rock walls surround the wide river and beautiful vistas are all around!
If weather permits, we'll go on a river cruise on the Danube and get a different, up-close perspective of the Boilers (Cazanele Dunarii). We will see other sights from Dacian - Roman times and go visit the inside of 2 caves accessible only by boat: Veterani and Ponicova. Very impressive and full of surprizes, the caves put on quite a show: the great entrance, the amazing galleries, and last but not least, a dramatic exit!
During the cold season (October-April) or if the river cruise is not possible, we will take care of you with a hot bath in thermal springs of Baile Herculane resort. A thermal bath is very good for your health, as you will soon find out.
The bath is optional on the route.
From Timisoara we went on two beautiful hikes off the beaten path with Flavia: on one day trip we visited Danube Gorges and King Decebal Statue and on the second we went on a hiking tour to Valea Cernei National Park. Among many highlights we can mention walking through a cave filled with bats, drinking homemade plumb liquor with locals and walking through the gorges. Flavia is very knowledgeable about the whole area, and she was able to change plans and customize the tour on the spot to match our preferences. Moreover, Flavia is a really cool person and we had a lot of fun doing the hikes with her. Thanks to Romanian Friend for setting up a nice and easy to use website and providing the right contact, and thank you Flavia for an amazing experience!
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