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Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii)
Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii)

Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii)

Str. Dr. I.Ratiu 45 A, Cheia, Romania

The basics

Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii) is a go-to for city dwellers who want to escape to nature. Guided hikes, often departing from nearby Cluj-Napoca, typically include round-trip transportation as well as a hiking guide to accompany participants on the trails. Adventure-hungry travelers can tackle the gorge’s Via Ferrata climbing route; rails and rungs are embedded in the rocks for assistance.

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Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
$81.33 per adult
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Amazing experience
Tudor was an amazing guide and we had tons of fun! It's a long day of activities but absolutely worth it. Would recommend to anyone coming to Cluj!
Eric_D, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cluj-Napoca

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A great full-day trip
Jonathan_M, Jul 2022
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
Tudor is a truly great guide. He's knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and flexible. We really enjoyed our trip - it covered a wide array of fun activities. Booking an experience like this takes some trust. This is the one to do, you won't regret it.
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Tudor, our tour guide,...
SHIRLEY_L, Jul 2022
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
Tudor, our tour guide, was delightfully pleasant and knowledgeable! Turda Salt Mine was beyond amazing! Absolutely incredible!
star-5
Perfect first via ferrata experience
Salah_E, Jun 2022
Private Climbing and Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii
The trip was great. Beautiful views and some good adrenaline for rookie climbers like me. Anrei was very accommodating and flexible. He is extremely knowledgable of the area and culture.
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SO MUCH FUN!!! We had an...
Julie_B, May 2022
Private Climbing and Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii
SO MUCH FUN!!! We had an absolute blast! The views were incredible and we got some amazing pictures.
star-5
Wonderful tour of Turda area with a fantastic tour guide
Edouard_L, Jul 2022
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
The sights are truly breath-taking and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered each and every annoying questions we had with kindness and patience. The Turda salt mine are unforgettable, the Rimetea area is just beautiful and picturesque, the local village is so quaint and cute and the people so welcoming. Then we stopped at an impressive nunnery fully painted by nuns and we finished with taking photos of the Turda Gorge from a high point.
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Highly recommended!
Jens_H, Jul 2022
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
Wonderful day trip, good mix of sightseeing and activity. The tour was ideally tailored to the possibilities of the group participants (enough breaks but also no underchallenge). In particular, the hike through the Turda Gorge and on the southern ridge was a great experience!
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The most memorable part...
Lucian_M, Jul 2022
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
The most memorable part of the trip was the guide. Knowledgeable and funny. And Turda's Gorge. Astonishing nature and challenging walk. Salina Turda is impressive. It looks like a sci-fi decor.
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Amazing experience
Martin_B, May 2022
Private Climbing and Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii
We had so much fun with Tudor. The experience was amazing. I recommend it to everybody who likes outdoor activities.
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Great fun in the beautifull Cheile Turzii mountains
Noah_R, Apr 2022
Private Climbing and Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii
The hike is very doable and a lot of fun thanks to the tour guide Tudor. Definitely a must do while you are in Cluj!
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We had a great day. We...
Caterina_S, Jun 2022
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
We had a great day. We enjoyed every part of the trip, from the Salina Turda, the Turda gorge, Rimetea village and the Orthodox Church. Our guide was very enthusiastic, well organised, and very friendly
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Amazing tour
Mehlika_S, Oct 2021
Day Trip From Cluj - Turda Salt Mine,Turda Gorge and Rimetea Village :)
Tudor is a great tour guide, very friendly and easy to talk to. He picked me up at my accomodation on time. The tour was fun, informative from beginning to end and definitely worth it. It's also nice for solo travellers that want to spend a day in good company. I can highly recommend to do this tour with him. Such an memorable experience.
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Adrenaline filled adventure with great sights and guide
PaulaP, Aug 2021
Private Climbing and Hiking Experience in Cheile Turzii
Tudor was very open and friendly. As we were first time via ferrat'ers we had no idea what we are getting in to, but he clearly explained us everything we needed to know and helped us along the way by calmly pushing (sometimes literally) us forward. There was no rush and whenever we got tired or didn't know how to proceed he was there to help us. We think that if you feel a bit more adventures this defiantly beets the other offers we saw for this location. You can challenge your fears, see the park in unique and thrilling way. We drove with a rented car. He gave us the location for meetup and took us to the park and dropped us of afterwards. We loved the challenge and most of all the feeling of accomplishment after the climb. As for tips - maybe you should be able to do a pull up 1-2 times to make it easier, come on a weekday (as there were no other climbers and we could take our time), get a beer with Tudor at the parks restaurant after the climb!
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Things to know before you go

  • Turda Gorge is a must for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Bring along water and wear hiking shoes with plenty of grip as the rocks can be slippery when wet.
  • The main trail along the river is flat and relatively easy, and takes about 40–60 minutes to complete (one-way). More challenging trails are also available.
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How to get there

Turda Gorge is about nine miles (15 kilometers) southeast of Cluj-Napoca. Driving will take 50–60 minutes. If you’re coming from Turda, take the bus to Cheia, and make the 3-mile (5-kilometer) walk from there to the gorge entrance.

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When to get there

Visit in spring and summer when daylight lasts longer and the weather is milder. Many city dwellers head to the gorge at the weekend, and trails can get busy; get here early to beat the crowds.

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Flora and Fauna at the Gorge

Turda Gorge is home to more than 1,000 plant and animal species, from wild garlic to common wall lizards. Bird species including golden eagles, owls, wallcreepers, and rock buntings all nest here, while bats cling to the ceilings and crevices of the caves.

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