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Hike to a Unique Natural Reserve in Apuseni Mountains

Scarita Belioara is a natural reservation in Apuseni Mountains which contains many steep stone walls and a variety of meadows, valleys, hills and plateaus with diverse vegetation and beautiful natural landscapes. It is the perfect place for a hiking day trip from Cluj-Napoca! We will see local village life, climb some rocks, go on wild trails through caves and virgin forests!

What you need to know about this hike to a natural reserve in Apuseni Mountains:

  • This is a day trip from Cluj-Napoca in Apuseni Mountains, Western Carpathians. Duration about 8-10 hours
  • Included: transport (about 1.5h/way), licensed hiking guide, sandwich/fruit/snack and bottled water
  • A medium difficulty hike for about 4-7 hours, route depending on your physical condition. Short Easy and safe rock climbing segments involved
  • You will see traditional mountain villages where we can stop for a snack or a drink and interact with locals
  • Admire the natural, virgin beauty of the Carpathian Mountains and the great views in the area. Reconnect with nature!
  • Pick-up from Turda possible

Additional information

Please bring your hiking shoes/boots, light rain jacket and a small backpack.

Possibility to extend to 2-3 days, additional connected trails, hiking or mountain biking (Fitness level required: medium-high to difficult)

Moments to expect during the hiking trip to the natural reserve:

Climb to the top of Scarita Belioara

Scarita Belioara is a rock formation on the top ridge of a mountain. Situated at 1300m it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Apuseni Mountains, part of the Western Carpathians. This will be our destination and the highlight of our hiking trip!

Climb to the top of Scarita Belioara

Vivid local life

On our way to the top of Scarita Belioara we will pass through remote mountain villages and communities. People living in these areas are the perfect example of the traditional, self-sustainable way of life of Romanian villages. You will see locals at work, greet them and have the chance to buy a jar of homemade honey, syrups, tea or traditional drinks or food from them!

Vivid local life

Natural unspoiled resources

Scarita Belioara Natural Reserve is full of unspoiled natural resources which we will enjoy to the fullest! We know some natural springs in the area and depending on season might pick up some forrest fruit or mushrooms!

Natural unspoiled resources

Easy rock climbing segments

On the ascent, there will be short segments where the hands will come in handy :)
Easy rock climbing that does not require belaying. Just a bit of enthusiasm. Don't worry, I will be there to support you!

Easy rock climbing segments
2 x 105 Euro
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Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Cluj-Napoca
  • Nearest airport: Cluj-Napoca 'Avram Iancu' International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Cluj-Napoca
  • Landscape: Mountainous, steep hills, country side

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