The circuits of Cheile Turzii and Piatra Secuiului are some of the most popular outdoor activities from Apuseni Mountains (Western Carpathians).
Cheile Turzii (Turda Gorge) is a natural reserve (on Hășdate River) situated 6 km west of Turda and about 15 km south-east of Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania.
The canyon, formed through the erosion of the Jurassic limestone of the mountain, is 2 900 m long and the walls have heights reaching 300 m. The total surface of the canyon is of 324 ha.
Cheile Turzii contain one of the richest and most scenic carst landscapes in Romania. More than 1000 plant and animal species (some of them rare or endangered, like the wild garlic or some species of eagle) live here.
Piatra Secuiului located in the proximity of Rametea village is a kind of unique mountain. Despite of its low altitude (maximum 1128m), it can be considered quite challenging, but once arrived on the top, the scenery surrounding the mountain will leave us breathless.
The trip to Cheile Turzii and Piatra Secuiului is going to offer you the opportunity to experiment a via ferrata route, but also some picturesque circuits to enjoy the scenery and the unique flora of this areas.
This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.
- Tour Duration: 2 days
- Meeting point: Cheile Turzii hut (transfers to the place can be arranged in advance)
- Group Size: 2-5 people
- Specialty Category: Via Ferrata
- Difficulty: for hiking – T2-Mountain Hiking; for via ferrata – PD – Moderately Difficult
- Season: May – November
- Airfare included: No
- Tour Customizable: Yes
- The cost mentioned (90 €/person) is calculated for a group of 5 persons.