2 Day Hiking & Local Life Trip in Apuseni: Motilor Land

Flavia With: Flavia 2
This will be a unique and complete Romanian experience: a trip in the ethnographic region known as 'Motilor Land' in Apuseni Mountains, Western Romania, where you will see the simple beauty of village life. We will go hiking to admire the natural wonders in the area, meet locals in remote mountain villages, learn about old crafts, eat delicious food and recharge our batteries in the peaceful life!


Moments to expect

  • Our first visit to a natural wonder: Scarisoara Ice Cave

    Our first visit to a natural wonder: Scarisoara Ice Cave

    Scarisoara Ice Cave and the glacier inside it is the oldest block of underground glacier-era ice in Romania and the second largest in the world! We will descend into the cave to admire this natural wonder in Romania! Don’t forget your jacket!

  • Old remote villages and Vartop Cave

    Old remote villages and Vartop Cave

    We will travel to Garda Seaca Valley and hike to the Stone House Hamlet: a small village inhabited by 20 families, with old houses spread out on the hills. The place is very remote and scenic, as you will see.
    Nearby there is the the glacier from Vartop Cave, a natural monument since 1957 very rich in concretions. It was here the oldest trace of Neanderthal man was discovered - let's go looking for it!

  • Meet other locals from Tara Motilor and play a traditional instrument!

    Meet other locals from Tara Motilor and play a traditional instrument!

    Next we will visit another beautiful hamlet in Apuseni Mountains: Patrahaitesti. First, we visit a local craftman and his small museum with ethnographic items. Next, we go to a lady who plays the famous tulnic, an ancient - and unique - musical instrument with a superb sound over the valley! She will perform a live demonstration to display her amazing skills and you will have the chance to play the instrument yourself!

  • Hike to Ruginoasa Ravine - an unique phenomenon!

    Hike to Ruginoasa Ravine - an unique phenomenon!

    After we taste the homemade delicious pancakes and blueberries liquor from Patrahaitesti village, we will go on a short hike to Ruginoasa Ravine (Groapa Ruginoasa), a famous and interesting natural phenomenon in the Western Carpathians, also a protected area. Ruginoasa is a giant ravine formed by rain and erosion and still very active - a truly unique sight to see!

Your total: €260
How does it work
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  3. Pay deposit now, the rest later
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Location details

  • Starting point: Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara or Alba-Iulia
  • Nearest airport: Cluj Napoca, Timisoara or Sibiu
  • Nearest train station: Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara or Alba-Iulia
  • Landscape: Countryside, caves, hills.

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