1 or 2-day Hiking Tour from Cluj: Wild Trails in Apuseni Natural Park

Let's go on a hiking trip from Cluj-Napoca into Apuseni Natural Park to discover a beautiful newly marked trail: we pass through caves to reach peaks and crests where breathtaking landscapes of virgin beauty await! We can also summit Vladeasa Peak at 1,836m, go on trails, see village life or turn this trip into an adventure and stay 2 days in the area!

What you need to know about this hiking tour from Cluj-Napoca:

  • This is a private hiking day trip from Cluj-Napoca into Apuseni Mountains. Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Included: transport by car (1,5h / way), licensed mountain guide, snacks and bottled water
  • Hike on wild and beautiful trails in Apuseni Mountains depending on your fitness level and preferences. Difficulty: medium - above medium (for best places). Trail will be agreed with the guide
  • [Tour extension] Stay 2 days in the mountains to summit Vladeasa peak at 1,836m altitude or go in Scarita Belioara Natural Reserve (extra 205 Euro/person, includes accommodation at a local guesthouse, dinner and breakfast)

Additional information

Minimum hiking equipment needed (boots, trailrun shoes, rain jacket, thermal coat, comfortable pants, small backpack 15 - 20L).

All optionals are available at extra cost on booking page. For bookings over 4 people, please contact Romanian Friend.

You can read more about Apuseni Natural Park in the 'Main Attraction' section of the website.

Moments to expect during this hiking day trip from Cluj-Napoca:

Hike on wild trails in Apuseni Mountains: go through caves & feel like an 'outlaw'

This hiking trip from Cluj-Napoca will be full of adventure: we will pass through caves, hold on to chains and go through narrow passages to get to the other side. We trek through virgin forests and make our way to the top of the cliffs to admire beautiful views of Romania's Carpathian Mountains! You will also experience the 'outlaw' feeling because this is where the anti-communist resistance went into hiding from the feared Securitate!

Hike on wild trails in Apuseni Mountains: go through caves & feel like an 'outlaw'
Attractions included

The newest charted trail: White Cliffs Circuit

I am part of Vladeasa Mountain Rescuers and we recently marked a new hiking trail in the Apuseni Mountains because of its beauty and wild feeling. I will guide you on this newly marked hiking route few people know of to the top of the White Cliffs at 1600m. On our way you will get superb views of the entire area the whole time! It's one of the best hiking trails in Romania!

The newest charted trail: White Cliffs Circuit

Bride’s Wail Waterfall

It is the most emblematic waterfall in the Apuseni National Park and the biggest one in the area. Rachitele village became well known because of this wonder of nature. It is a 30m tall waterfall with an interesting local legend. We go trekking to see it and I will tell you all about it!

Bride’s Wail Waterfall

Enjoy a traditional lunch

If you book the overnight extention we'll enjoy a well-deserved delicious dinner and breakfast with homegrown products & local dishes cooked by locals!

Enjoy a traditional lunch

[Tour extension] Summit Vladeasa Peak

If you extend this trip to 2 days then we have more time to go hiking in the area! We can summit Vladeasa Peak, the second highest in Apuseni Mts. at 1,836m altitude or go hiking in Scarita Belioara natural reserve which has superb wilderness views, uniques in these parts!
Extra 205 Euro/person (includes accommodation in a double room at a local guesthouse, 3 meals, guidance and transport)

[Tour extension] Summit Vladeasa Peak

Stay in a traditional mountain guesthouse

We'll stay in a family owned guesthouse with superb views of the area. The silence and sounds of nature will instantly relax you, while the morning fresh air will energise you. If we're lucky for clear sky at night, you can do star gazing like no where else in Europe! And then enjoy delicious meals with organic products from the area.

Stay in a traditional mountain guesthouse
2 x 105 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

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 International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Cluj-Napoca
  • Landscape: Mountainous, Countryside

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