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TURDA GORGE & SALINA TURDA

During this trip you will have a chance to visit two of the most important touristic sites around Cluj, uniquely on bike. Just an easy cycling section, followed by a little hiking through a great canyon. This trip is suitable for families, and any age.   Turda Gorge is a natural wonder with skyscraper rocks, caves and cold water river, situated at 30 km distance from Cluj Napoca. It’s a favorite place of rock climbers and home of many protected birds and plants. Since 1938 the canyon was declared a nature conservation area. Salina Turda is one of the most important touristic attractions of Romania. It is mentioned as a salt mine as early as the 11th century. Its huge halls and underground attractions make Salina the most important tourist-sight of the region.

ITINERARY

Cluj Napoca – Micesti – Deleni – Petrestii de Jos – Sancraiu – Turda – 30 km

We start out our cycling day from the western side of Cluj and for the first 10 km we are following beautiful forest-roads where beech-woods and pine-groves vary each other. Passing the forests and getting to a pasture, we are welcomed by a nice panorama and an enjoyable downhill.

We are going to cycle through villages and unpaved dirt-roads, until we get to the canyon’s upper entrance. We will traverse the canyon, with its walls reaching 200 m along the Hesdat River, and cross some suspension bridges.

Leaving the 3 km long Turda Gorge, we will continue cycling towards Turda, where a fantastic underground world is awaiting us, the Salina Turda, the most amazing former salt mine in Romania.

It is the coolest underground place in the world, according to Business Insider. Boating, underground ferris-wheel and other fun surprises are waiting for us.

Transfer to Cluj.

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THE PRICE INCLUDES

Difficulty level: moderate to medium

DATES & PRICE

We are organising cycling tours to Turda Gorge & Salina Turda during the hole season. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any further details.

  • 1 pers – 95 EUR/pers
  • 2 pers – 85 EUR/pers
  • 3 pers – 75 EUR/pers
  • 4 pers – 65 EUR/pers

Had such a fantastic time on a recent trip to Cluj. We went biking and hiking and really had a wonderful day. The tour guides were simply amazing and they went out of their way to ensure we were looked after and were shown the best adventure that Cluj had to offer. From hotel pick up, to provision of delicious snacks en route, to stopping at the most fantastic spot where lunch was arranged for us (including home made fresh cheese!) to chauffeuring us around and even an ice cream stop in the afternoon. Could not recommend this tour enough!

Stacey, UK