Turda Gorges

Gorges from Apuseni Mountains

 

 The limestone corrosion created many spectacular forms, like caves and gorges. One of the most famous gorge in Romania is Turda Gorge, with spectacular landscapes and a great bio-diversity. There are also some natural objectives like Aiud Gorge and Coltii Trascaului Masiff.

Objectives

-Turda Gorge becamed nature reserve starting 1938 and shetler more then 950 plant species and more protected animal species, representative being Golden Eagle. Going through the gorge, long of 1,5 km, we’ll see the vertical slopes, up to 300 m high, with more than 60 caves inhabited from long times ago. Turda Gorge is also one of the best climbing area in region, place of many climbing competitions.
- Coltii Trascaului Masiff- impressive limestone masiff, ideal for one day trip, paragliding and climbing, situated nearby Rimetea village, distinguished by it's special architecture. 
- Rimetea Village- area populated from romans (2-3 century) because of iron ore. In the XIV cewntury, settled here colonists from Austria and germany, to work in iron mines. Here is a large comunity of hungarian ethnics, which kept the traditions untained.
- Coltesti Fortress (Trascau Citadel) locate West from Coltesti, was built in 1269 as a home and refuge fortress.
- Aiud Gorge are declared nature reserve for endangered species of plant and animals. With it's high limestone high walls, it is the heaven for climbers but also for onlooker. 
- Aiud medieval fortress is a medieval architectural complex XIII-XVI century) with the urban fortress and the Reformat Church . The fortress with stone walls and towers is located on the site of an old earth fortification which in its turn overlaps a Dacian-Roman settlement from 3rd century.

 

Prices 

1 person- 100 euro
2 persons- 50 euro/person
3 persons- 33 euro/person
4 persons- 50 euro/person
Depending on your demand, the routes and the prices are subject of discution.

Reservation terms 

Please reserve the tour to minimum one day in advance.
For groups over 6 persons please request the tour one week before.
The tour starts at 9 am and finish at 7 pm.
The transport is in private rental car.
Route lenght- 180 km
English guide.
Validity-all periods of the year.
The offer does not include meals and drinks, entrance fees at Turda Gorge and tips.
 

Optional services 

Wine tasting and traditional meal in Aiud- 10 euro/person
Medieval speciality meal in Aiud Fortress Restaurant- 10 eur/person
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Hotel booking

Contact 

e-mail: office [at] transylvaniawalks.com
transylvaniawalks.com
Phone: 0040 744 776393

 Specification

Clubul Montan Apuseni (Apuseni Mountain Club) is an association created under the Romanian Law (Law 26/2000) whose purpose is to protect the endangered species and to promote responsible tourism. Based on our member's qualification as travel guide we are legally offering assistance and guidance for the tourists. The gains will be used for achieving organization’s goal. 

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