Gilău Mountain range which are part of Apuseni Mountains and Tarnița Lake


  • Tarnița Lake
  • Gilău Mountains


At only 40 minutes drive from Cluj Napoca we reach the Tarnița Lake in the Gilău Mountains which is one of the best nature sites in Cluj county. Here we will explore nature through some long forgotten trails where we will explore rare flowers and wild vegetation. If we are lucky we will be able to see as well deers, stags and wild boars!

The trail will take us through some virgin forests and the main objective of the trail will be the Lucaci Stone, which is a specatcular rocky formation with a breathtaking view over the Tarnița Lake and Cluj Napoca city!

Last but not least please take your swimming suite because at the return if the weather allows us, we can enjoy the lake with a refreshing swim in some remote, small, hidden bays, near the lake!

Transportation: We will leave from Cluj-Napoca, and return to the city by private car or minibus (depending on the size of the group)

Recommended group size: 1 to 8 people

Flexibility: The tour is flexible and can be altered on the spot, depending on the group request, weather condition, and your physical training.

  • Type: Hiking and swimming
  • Recommended gear: Hiking boots/rain coat/small backpack/hiking poles/water bootle/food/swimming suite
  • Difficulty: Moderate (5.5 - 6 hours hiking with 600 meters elevation
  • Distance from Cluj-Napoca: 40 minutes drive