The Arieş River Valley and Trascău Mountains (Apuseni mountain range)


  • The best view point in Apuseni (the balcony near the Dragons Cave)
  • The Dragons Cave (Peștera de la Groși)
  • The Dragons Portal
  • Șipote waterfall
  • Bedeleului rocks
  • Sipote waterfall
  • The picturesque wooden huts unique in Romania


In this one day hike you will witness one of the most spectacular view points in Romania (the Dragons cave balcony) which is a viewpoint on the top of the Bedeleului Rocks (part of Trascău massif in Apuseni) with stunning views towards the Aries river valley (the most important river valley in the Apuseni Mountains) and the northern part of the Apuseni mountain range. Beside the view points I must witness that the trail is exceptional. We will have on our way ancient hamlets, ancient forests, hidden waterfalls, spectacular viewpoints, one of the biggest inaccessible caves in Trascău mountains in which we will enter.

If 7 hours hiking doesn’t scare you and you have a good fitness condition, this is the trail you want to explore!

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 cultural sightseeing
  • Recommended gear: Hiking boots/rain coat/small backpack/hiking poles/water bootle/food/headlamp
  • Difficulty: Medium (Red) – (7 – 7.5 h hiking 800 meters elevation)
  • Distance from Cluj-Napoca: 1.5 hours drive