Apuseni Nature Park hiking & caving (5 days, from Cluj)

Outdoor Activities, Pick up from your accommodation in Cluj. to Drop off at your accommodation in Cluj.

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Choose a fun escape from the cityscape! Choose to listen to the wild birds, to sleep by the cricket sounds, to smell the pine tree aroma in the hot summer breeze, to caress the green grass with your bare feet, to find inner peace or to sleep under the stars. Choose adventure! Choose adrenaline! Choose nature! Choose Padis! Visit three of the best caves opened for tourist in the Western Carpathians. Hike off the beaten treks for four days in the Apuseni Nature Park. Enjoy some isolated hamlets. Delight your eyes and your soul with wild wild nature.
Day 1Departure from Cluj in the morning, heading for the mountains. In the middle of the Western Carpathians, the Apuseni Nature Park covers a surface of over 75,000 square metres. Characterized by a complex limestone relief, the area reveals not only stunning caves and ice-caves, but also very picturesque mountain villages. Lunch on the way, in a restaurant. Stop to visit Farcu and Meziad caves and arrive in Padis in the afternoon.Difficulty: very easyDinner and accommodation in a mountain chalet.(dinner included, breakfast and lunch not included)Day 2 & 3Two days of hiking in the very heart of the Padis limestone plateau, passing by or through some of the main trails and spots, like Cetatile Ponorului cave, Bortig pit cave, Cetatile Radesei cave. Difficulty: medium, with several difficult segments. 10-19 km/day, 9-10 hours/day.(2 days with breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner included)Day 4 & 5Breakfast and prepare to leave Padis, heading for Aries Valley. The luggage will be transferred to the next accommodation. Visit the biggest ice cave in Romania: Scarisoara. Dinner with the locals and accommodation in a rural guesthouse. Transfer back to Cluj in the afternoon, day 5. End of the tour.(day 4 - breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner included)(day 5 - breakfast and picnic lunch included, dinner not included)

What’s included

  • services of a professional English / French speaking tour guide
  • all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
  • 2 transfers of luggage
  • meals as mentioned above
  • 4 nights accommodation as mentioned above (shared bathrooms)
  • entry tickets (for the caves)

What’s not included

  • your meals and drinks (other than the ones mentioned above)
  • personal expenses