Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge, Cluj-Napoca

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Hike in one of the lushest natural areas in Romania, Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge. Visit the 2.9 km (1.8 mi) gorge nestled in the Apuseni Mountains, and explore the surrounding forests and limestone cliffs dating back to the Jurassic era. If you like to rock climb, this area is one of the most popular spots for it in the country. Look for the approximately 60 caves in and around the 300 m (984 ft) tall cliffs and rock formations. Also, keep an eye out for the gorge's 67 different animal species. Make Cheile Turzii - Turda Gorge part of your personalized Cluj-Napoca itinerary using our Cluj-Napoca travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you're gonna be like me and do absolutely zero research before going there, you're in for a treat. It's basically one hour of hiking and it's awesome! Make sure you start at the beginning and not a...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The walk starts fairly quiet and well maintained. It is a pretty touristy piece under by the gap. You should therefore regularly on the side to oncoming traffic to miss. This is one of the reasons why we have chosen to get to the end to hiking/climbing up and bovendoor to go back. What a steep and long climb, but what a great perspective, definitely worth it so.
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  • August 8, 2017
    After visiting the salt mine, this is a great way to continue your day. We were not charged at entrance, although there is a sign saying that they do. It took us about 1,5h to go and come back. The pl...  more »

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