Join us as we visit the Apuseni Nature Park and the Trascau Mountains with its sculptured ridges and deep valley gorges. An idyllic natural environment, perfect for adventure and relaxation to describe the equivalence in the UK would be the Chilterns on Steroids. Rich forests, haystacks and thatch-roofed houses, reveal incredibly picturesque sceneries.
If you are expecting expensive hotels then you are in the wrong place during the expedition we will be embedded within the local community and enjoy the hospitality and the rich culture of the Western Carpathians.
Other than getting from the airport to the start of trek and back we will be on foot trekking from accommodation to accommodation.
Deposit: £113 per person | Dates: 1 Aug – 7 Aug 2020
Group Size: 8 | Fitness Level: Medium
O1 August 2020
Arrive in Cluj Napoca overnight in Guest House
02 August 2020
Transfer to Lunca Ariesului village (about 70 km). We arrive at Lunca Ariesului having prepared for our trek the night before we ascend to the summit of Ugerului Peak 1235m and descend to Rimetea village and a well earned meal and relaxation.
03 August 2020
Today we do a radial walk and head for Coltii Trascaului and Piatra Secuiului an area of limestone monoliths that erupt out of the land. We expect to be out on the hill for 6 hours and we will ascend to 1129m. We return to Rimetea for a well-earned Palinka. The traditional Carpathian spirit.
04 August 2020
Today we leave Rimetea and ascend up 850m to the Bedeleu Plateau and then make our way to Pestera Zmeilor (Dragon’s Cave) we descend Salciua de Jos village a quint little village that boasts a wooden church that dates back to 1798.
05 August 2020
Once again we ascend up on to the Bedeleu Plateau and head towards Cheile Valisoarei a nature reserve reminiscent of the Winnats Pass in Derbyshire’s Peak District, UK. We will have along day with 1080m of ascent and trek for about 17km before descending into Poiana Aiudului village for a well-earned rest.
06 August 2020
We leave the mountains and head pack to Cluj-Napoca to overnight before our return home. On route, we visit the Cetatea Trascaului (Coltesti Fortress) to experience some of the fascinating cultures of yesteryear and also gain an insight into the wonders of engineering we will visit the massive Turda salt mine. We look forward a rewarding meal and party.
07 August 2020
Today we say our goodbyes and depart for the airport.
Kev Sidford FRGS, International Mountain Leader
Cluj Napoca (CLJ)
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Tour Cost: £750 per person | Deposit: £113 per person
Deposit: £113 due upon booking
Mid-Term: £318.50 due 6 months before travel
Final Balance: £318.50 Due 9 weeks before travel