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Tour code:Hu6.1RoHi
Departure: Budapest
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Discover Western and Northern Carpathians




Europe walking: Romania hiking tourScarisoara Ice Cave - the biggest ice cave in Eastern Europe explored in this hiking tour
Rusty Pit - the biggest ground slide also found in your Romania vacation
Rooster Ridge - an impressive volcanic rock located on top of Gutai Mountains
Huda lui Papara Cave - do you remember the history of Pied Piper, the magic flute singer? If not, this Romania hiking tour will remind it to you: it is believed that Huda lui Papară communicates with that cave in Germany in which Pied Piper hid the children from Hamelin
Dracula’s Castle Transylvania - the castle mentioned in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, you cannot say you’ve been in an Europe walking tour if you haven’t seen it
Corvinestilor Castle - the place where Vlad the Impaler (also named Dracula) received his education, a “bloody” marvelous experience of any Romania vacation.
Turzii’s Gorges - one of the most important natural reservations of the Apuseni Mountains
Merry Cemetery - discover how a cemetery can be merry in the picturesque and traditional area of Maramures, a cultural treat of such a Europe walking tour and a must see for a Romania vacation.

Level and Fitness
5-10 km walking per day, 100-500 m altitude difference; the walking in this Romania hiking tour is mainly on mountain paths.

Day by day itinerary:

Western Carpathians View - area of your Romania hiking tourDAY 1 Budapest - Oradea - Arieseni
Welcome in a Europe walking tour that provides you with the possibility of hiking in wildest mountains in Romania, Western and Northern Carpathians! Our guide welcomes you at the airport in Budapest; you’ll then travel across the Hungarian “Puszta” and arrive in Oradea, Romania. Drive to Apuseni Mountains to “Motzilor Land” for accommodation in country-inns in Arieseni.

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Waterfall in Transylvania - natural shower in a hiking tourDAY 2 Arieseni - Scarisoara Ice Cave - Poarta lui Ionele Cave - Rusty Pit - Arieseni
Your Romania hiking tour programme includes for today a walk to Scarisoara Ice Cave, the biggest ice cave in Eastern Europe, a visit to Poarta lui Ionele Cave as well as the deepest ground slide in Romania, Rusty Pit. Then return to accommodation in Arieseni.

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Corvinesti Castle- hiking in Romania tour introduces DraculaDAY 3 Arieseni - Rosia Montana - Brad - Hunedoara - Hateg - Deva
Drive to Rosia Montana, the old centre of gold mining, a truly interesting place on the itinerary of your Romania vacation. Our next stop is The Museum of Gold in Brad, then travel to Hunedoara to visit Corvinestilor Castle and the Ox Reservation in Hateg. Drive to Deva, visit the citadel and accommodate.

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Coltesti Citadel- medieval flavour of a Romania hiking tourDAY 4 Deva - Alba Iulia - Ramet Gorges - Coltesti Citadel - Rimetea
Alba Iulia Citadel is the first tourist attraction of your hiking tour for today. You’ll then travel to Ramet, explore the gorges then drive to Coltesti crossing Valisoarei Gorges and entering the romantic Trascau Depression. Discover the ruins of the old citadel in Coltesti, and then drive to Rimetea for accommodation in country-inns.

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Turzii Gorges- hiking tour in a reservation in CarpathiansDAY 5 Rimetea - Posaga - Salciua - Turzii's Gorges - Cluj Napoca
In the morning you’ll drive to Posaga to explore and wonder in a real fairy garden “Scarita Belioara” Reservation. Head to Salciua and visit “Huda lui Papara”, the biggest cave in Trascau Mountains. Next stop on your hiking tour is Turzii Gorges Reservation, with its high walls of more than 200 m is our next target. Drive to Cluj Napoca for accommodation.

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Meet a famous Maramures woodcraftsman in your hiking tourDAY 6 Cluj Napoca-Bistrita-Dracula Castle-Sacel-Ieud
Travel to Borgo Pass to visit the castle where the bloody count Dracula was placed and imagined, you can’t miss such a highlight in a Europe walking tour, Dracula’s Castle is always a good reason to travel to Transylvania. Cross Bistrita and Setref Pass to enter “Maramuresului County”. Your Romania hiking tour will privilege you today with a special meeting; you’ll make the acquaintance of the famous wood-craftsman Grigore Tulean. Drive to Ieud for accommodation in country-inns.
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Wood church in Maramures- a good reason to travel to Romania DAY 7 Ieud - Gutai - Sighet - Sapanta - Satu Mare
Drive to Gutai Pass, and then hike up to the famous “Rooster Ridge”, an impressive volcanic rock located on top of Gutai Mountains. Travel to Sighetu Marmatiei to visit the Communist Prison, a legacy of a more recent vampire - Dictator Nicolae Ceausecu, which will reveal a different face of Romania. Discover how a cemetery can be merry while visiting the “Merry Cemetery” in Sapanta, Maramures, a cultural treat of your Romania hiking tour. You’ll also visit here the highest wood church in Romania. Your walking tour ends today in Satu Mare, where you’ll accommodate.

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DAY 8 Satu Mare - Budapest
The final day of your hiking tour. Depart to Budapest Airport.


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