Minimum hiking equipment needed (boots, rain jacket, thermal coat, comfortable pants, small backpack 15 - 20L).
All optionals are available at extra cost on booking page. For bookings over 3-4 people, please contact Romanian Friend.
You can read more about Apuseni Natural Park in the 'Main Attraction' section of the website.
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!
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!
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!
Finally, we will enjoy a delicious lunch with homegrown products & local dishes. Zip-line is paid separately on booking page.
1-night TOUR EXTENSION: learn or practice your mountain climbing skills in safe conditions with a professional guide and equipment. Stay in a local guesthouse and explore more!
Great resource for anyone planning to visit Romania! I found it very easy to book through Romanian Friend and the communication was excellent prior to, during and after our trip. The blog post for first-time visitors and Cluj city guide Marius sent us were a nice touch, and we found both very helpful! And the hiking tour with Radu - excellent, beautiful and a unique experience in Romania's Carpathians, also seeing local village life. Would absolutely recommend these guys. Well done!
I had a really great hiking tour with Radu – he was very good company and I greatly enjoyed not only the tour itself but also our conversations. What’s more, he’s very passionate about the outdoors, and was always encouraging yet not pushing during our hike. It was nice to enjoy views from the mountains in remote areas, a welcome change from the cities indeed. In addition, communication with the people from Romanian Friend and Radu was excellent, and I was able to do the trip on very short notice. Definitely can only recommend and thanks for setting it up so easy!
Start from: Cluj - Napoca
Start from: Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara or Alba-Iulia
Start from: Cluj-Napoca
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