Highlights

* hiking on Piatra Secuiului Peak (1128 m)
* Rimetea idyllic mountain village
* Turda ancient salt mine
* possibility to ride a boat on an underground lake

Tour information

duration : 1 day
validity: all year long
(between January – March weather sensible)
starts in: Cluj-Napoca
ends in: Cluj-Napoca
difficulty: medium to difficult
(depending on your physical condition)

Rates 2018

1 pax                     138 eur / pers.
2 pax                     81 eur / pers.
3 pax                     68 eur / pers.
4 pax                     59 eur / pers.
5 pax                     52 eur / pers.
6 pax                     49 eur / pers.
7 pax                     45 eur / pers.
8 pax                     41 eur / pers.
* for more than 8 participants, prices available upon request.

Package includes:

* services of an English / French speaking guide / driver
* all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
* entry tickets (for the salt mine)

Package does not include:

* your meals and drinks (picnic lunch recommended!)
* tickets for the amusement park (if interested)
* personal expenses

Tour description

Departure from Cluj in the morning. Start the hike to Piatra Secuiului Peak (1128 m high) from the village of Rimetea. In no more than two hours we’ll be arriving on the top. From here, we’ll have a view down to the village and around.
Getting back, have a coffee in a traditional Hungarian restaurant and visit the village of Rimetea which will reveal it’s houses remarkably conserved as if in a museum.
Head for Turda salt mine* and decent into the womb of the earth, once used as an antiaircraft shelter, later on as cheese ripening center and finally upgraded to a modern amusement park.
Way back to Cluj for the best night sleep ever 🙂
   

Note

* appropriate outdoor clothing& equipment we recommend for the hike (season wise): 25l-35l trail backpack, good hiking boots, hiking pants, midlayers, waterproof jacket & pants, hat/cap, sunglasses, gloves, hiking poles, water bottle / hydration packs (min. 1 l), energy bars.
* the constant temperature inside the salt mine is 10-12° C. Appropriate clothing recommended.
* given that there are stairs to go down and up in the salt mine, we recommend non-slippery shoes and, if possible, no high heels.
* not recommended to visit the salt mine if:
– asthma severe persistent form; asthma; asthma crisis complications – atelectasia, pulmonary emphysema, pneumothorax, respiratory acidosis; complications related to medication – severe bronchospasm, severe allergic reactions;
– COPD complications – acute respiratory failure, chronic decompensated pulmonary cord, pneumothorax;
– TB regardless of stage;
– pulmonary neoplasia;
– acute ENT disorders – rhinopharyngitis, tracheobronchitis, acute pneumonia;
– cardiovascular disease (stage III HTA, recent myocardial infarction, frequent seizure angina, chronic decompensated pulmonary cord), grade II-III cardiac insufficiency,
– digestive disorders – acute hyperacid gastritis, acute hepatitis, acute cholecystitis;
– acute renal disease, bladder / kidney lithiasis;
– decompensated diabetes mellitus;
– collagenosis, acute / chronic rheumatic diseases in inflammatory puse;
– peripheral and central neurological disorders (craniocerebral trauma, cerebral abscess, stroke, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy);
– third-quarter pregnancy
– anxiety-depressive syndrome; claustrophobia;
– postoperatively for a period of 1-2 months
– under age 3.