Magical Hike in Nera-Beusnita National Park to Ochiul Beiului Lake
What you need to know about this tour to Ochiul Beiului Lake from Timisoara
- This is a private day trip starting from Timisoara. Duration 10 hours
- Included: transport, English-speaking guide, entrance to Nera-Beusnita National Park, small water and snack. Lunch is not included but I know a very good place with traditional food
- Easy hiking through forests, more like a walk through nature and peaceful areas. Suitable for families and older people too
- On our way we will also pass through traditional villages typical for Banat region and I will tell you more about them
- We enter Nerei-Beusnitei Park and hike to Beusnita Waterfall, Ochiul Beiului Lake and the Roman tunnels in Sasca Romana
Please wear comfortable shoes for long walks and dress appropriately for weather conditions depending on season.
We can stop for lunch before returning to Timisoara at a very good traditional restaurants (not included in price).
Moments to expect in the day trip to Nereu-Beusnitei National Park
Eye of Bei Magical Lake in Nera National Park
From Oravita we drive into Nera-Beusnita National Park passing through some beautiful traditional villages in the region.At the Bei river bridge a local will wait for us and take us by horse and carriage ride till the the magical Ochiul Beiului Lake which has a spectacular and unique blue color that will mesmerize you! I will tell you some local legends about it, of course!
Beusnita Waterfall - magical nature
Our trek continues through the quiet forest for another 30-min to reach Beusnita Waterfall, truly a natural wonder in these parts. You will admire and feel Romanian nature at its best!
Ancient Roman & Turkish tunnels on Nera river valley
We return to the car for another 30-min slow drive through the Park and finally stop for another hike. This time we will go through several 2000-year-old tunnels carved by the Romans through the mountains to cross these parts, from their highest point to the lowest by Nera River. Spectacular and well-preserved!
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Cancelation & refund policyEasy
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.
- Starting point: Timisoara
- Nearest airport: Timisoara Traian Vuia
- Nearest train station: Timisoara
- Landscape: hills, forrest, countryside
Reviews from travellers
I had decided on visiting Timisoara this year because it was the European Capital of Culture. While planning this visit I decided that I wanted to experience some of the natural scenery present in the Banat area of Romania in the vicinity of Timisoara. So I chose 2 Romanian Friend tours to do this, one of these being the tour Magical Hike in Nera-Beusnita National Park. I went on the this tour on a very nice weather Saturday with Liviu, my Romanian Friend guide. Liviu was a great person to take this tour with, as he was very friendly and helpful and loves the outdoors. So we had a very pleasant day together doing several hikes in the National Park. We had very good conversation during the day and Liviu answered the questions that I had, we discussed other places in Romania that I had previously visited and the present state of the environment in Romania. We began the day with a 2 hour drive from Timisoara to Nera-Beusnita National Park, including a short stop for breakfast just outside of Oravita. When we reached the National Park, we began our first hike to reach the beautiful small lake called the Eye of the Bey. This hike was quite easy, with mostly flat terrain and took about 45 minutes to arrive at the lake. The lake being quite scenic, we spent some time there enjoying the atmosphere. We then continued our hike for another half-hour to arrive at the waterfall location. This location was also quite scenic, but due to the time of the year (late summer), there was very little water going over the falls and I had to imagine what it might be like during the spring of the year, which Liviu explained was the best time of the year to see real waterfall views here. But it was still a nice hike to get to the falls. We then retraced our steps from the falls back to the Eye of the Bey lake and to the beginning of the trail, where we were able to view a local fish hatchery close to the trail. We then drove a short distance to the Sasca Romana (Roman tunnels), believed to have been present since Roman times in this area, to explore them for a bit. Our hikes were now completed, but Liviu took a slightly different route back to Timisoara and I got to see several small villages in the area, Socolari and Iliada. I particularly enjoyed seeing the local houses and architecture in these villages and was told that while these villages are not presently as active as they once were, new activity is occuring in them because Romanians and foreigners are purchasing houses and properties and renovating them as vacation homes or cultural landmarks. This was encouraging to see. All in all, it was a great day in the rural Banat region and Liviu was a great guide to share the journey with.
This was a fantastic tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and kind and new just where to take us. Thanks for a great trip. We highly recommend it.
We really enjoyed Liviu! He was very personable, energetic and enthusiastic. Nera NP is not to be missed. It was an easy “hike” (more like a pleasant walk in the woods) and the “eye” is something you should not miss seeing if you’re in Romania. It’s like something out of a fairytale!
My trip to Nera-Beusnita National Park was a great day. My guide Liviu was passionate and knowledgeable about Timisoara and the Banat region. The booking process was easy as. I will definitely use Romanian Friend again.
It was an amazing tour! The nature was so beautiful and it was so much fun hiking in the forest. Liviu could always tell us interesting facts and knew a lot about the area. I will definitely go back again to the waterfalls!
The tour was very straightforward to book and everything was confirmed very quickly. We immediately received contact from our guide to explain the schedule and arrange pick up points. We had a wonderful day with Benjamin and learnt so much as he was very knowledgeable about the area and sensitive to what we preferred to do on the day, which was much appreciated. Excellent tour!
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