Duration: 6 days (5 nights)
Available: March to October
Recommended for: Everyone
What to bring: Comfortable outdoor clothes, sturdy shoes, backpack, rain poncho and water container (min. 2 liters)
What’s included: Equipment for all activities, professional guides Pick-up/drop-off: Targu-Mures Airport or Cluj-Napoca Airport
Minimum of participants: 4
Version One: 499 Euro/person
Version Two: 549 Euro/person
Version Three: 529 Euro/person
You can choose from three destinations in Transylvania where you can combine different activities (rafting, hiking, mountain biking, cannoning, paddling and others) with experiencing the traditional way of living from the villages surrounded by pristine nature and tasting the local food. All three packages include 5 nights’ accommodation.
Version One: Adventure in Calimani and Gurghiu Mountains
Location: Calimani Mountains National park, Gurghiu Mountains, Mures valley
If you want to spend an active vacation in the middle of the Transylvanian Mountains this trip is for you. We combine hiking, mountain biking, paddling, caving and other sports for 4 days in the beautiful nature of Romania.
Day 1: Arrival at Cluj-Napoca or Targu-Mures International airports, travelling to the Calimani Equestrian Centre.
Day 2: Breakfast at the pension. Travel to the rafting start 15 km. Easy rafting on the Mures river (Neagra-Răstoliţa, WW1-2) in the Upper Mures Valley Natural Park. Lunch in package. Dinner at the pension.
Day 3: Breakfast at the pension. Travel to the start of the hiking start, 16 km. Hiking to the tree trunk caves in Rastolita. A tree trunk cave, a natural phenomenon, is formed after volcanic lava flows over fallen trees. With the passage of time, the lava hardens around the decomposing trees, creating a cave, the sides of which bear a negative imprint of the trees. Lunch at the pension. In the afternoon archery. Dinner at the pension.
Day 4: Breakfast at the pension. One day MTB trip in the Calimani Mountains. Lunch in package. Dinner at the pension.
Day 5: Breakfast at the pension. Travel to the hiking start, 30 km. One day hiking trip to the God’s chair (1430 m) or Zespezel (1215 m) peaks in Calimani and Gurghiu mountains. During our hike we will have the chance to sit in the shadow and admire the several hundred years old beech trees. Lunch in package. Dinner at the pension.
Day 6: Breakfast at the pension, travel to the airport.
Version Two:Adventure in the Apuseni Mountains
Location: Aries valley, Apuseni Mountains, Rimetea (Torocko) village
Apuseni Mountains are one of the most interesting and heterogenic mountains of Romania. They are an agrotourism and ecotourism hotspot, as they offer wonderful scenery, secluded areas, great Romanian social and rural experiences, as well as a spirit and mood that is unbeatable.
Day 1: Arrival at Cluj-Napoca or Targu-Mures International airports, travelling to our base lodge
Day 2: Breakfast at the pension. Visiting Rimetea village (part of the world UNESCO heritage), hiking at the Piatra Secuiului peak (1129 m). Rimetea (Torocko) dated from the 7th-8th century is probably the nicest village from Transylvania with its characteristic buildings. Lunch at package, dinner at the pension.
Day 3: Breakfast at the pension. Travel to the cannoning spot (110 km). Cannoning in Cibului or Rameti canyons. Lunch in package, dinner at the pension.
Day 4: Breakfast at the pension. Travel to the Aries valley, 40 km. Easy rafting trip on Aries river (Salciua-Ocolis route). Lunch in package or at restaurant at Salciua, dinner at the pension.
Day 5: Breakfast at the pension. Cycling trip to Coltesti village, visiting the castle of Trascau, cycling to Valisoara gorge and back. Lunch in package or at restaurant in Coltesti, dinner at the pension.
Day 6: Breakfast at the pension, travel to the airport.
Version Three: Adventure and culture in Transylvania
This one of a kind trip combines adventure sports like kayaking, canoeing, cycling with cultural sightseeing of the Saxon villages from Transylvania.
Locations: Olt river, Racosu de Jos village, Viscri Saxon part of Transylvania
Day 1: Arrival at Cluj-Napoca or Targu-Mures International airports, travelling to the base lodge in Dopca village.
Day 2: Breakfast at the pension. Full day paddling on Olt river in canoes or kayaks. Traditional goulash prepared for dinner at the riverside. Sleeping in tent or under shelter.
Day 3: Breakfast at the riverside. Half day paddling on Olt river. Lunch in package. Dinner at the base lodge.
Day 4: Breakfast at the pension. Driving to Racos village. Visiting the fortified church, hiking to the Basalt Columns Reservation (very interesting geological formations) and to the Tepo peak in the Persani Mountains Geopark. Dinner at the pension.
Day 5: Breakfast at the pension. Travelling to the starting point of our cycling trip on a wonderful path through forests and meadows, which leads trough the Saxon villages of Crit, Mesendorf, Viscri and Bunesti. Lunch in package or at Viscri (UNESCO world heritage church). Dinner at the Pension.
Day 6: Breakfast at the pension, travel to the airport
Optional activities, can be organized instead of a program mentioned above: archery, horse cart trip, horseback riding, visiting a sheep herder, rock climb and flying fox. Prices may change according to the optional activities (like horseback riding) included.
- All transports (minibus/bus/shuttle) (8+1/16+1)
- Pick-up/Drop-off: Targu-Mures Airport or Cluj-Napoca Airport
- Accommodation pension
- Guide in English
- Equipment for all activities
Package does not include:
- Plane tickets
- Health insurance
- Meals (except breakfast)
* This package will be assisted by a professional guide from the Transylvanian Dreams Tourism Agency.
**The schedule(s) are subject to change due to inclement weather, traffic and/or other circumstances.