Walking Tour In The Varghis Canyon And Optional Caving - Brasov

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Flexible
  • Departure Details :
    Parking lot nearby the Unitarian Church in Vargyas (Varghis) village (45 km from Baile Tusnad)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Discover a truly hidden and surprising place of Transylvania, the Varghis (Vargyas) canyon located in the Persani Mountains, part of the Eastern Carpathians mountain range. Walk through the 4 km long rock passage and visit one of the 100 caves registered in the protected area of the canyon together with your experienced local guide. The trail goes along numerous wooden suspension bridges set above the Varghis stream which makes this trip even more exciting and fun, especially for children. At the end of the trip visit a local young family which turned a 100 year old authentic barn into an artisan cheese atelier and taste their locally produced cheese and diary products in Homorodalmas village. Those craving for more adrenaline, optionally can try out even rock climbing on the walls of the canyon. Numbers are limited for a more personalized, small-group experience.

Know More about this tour

In Transylvania at the southern foot of mighty Harghita mountains you can find the legendary limestone canyon of Vargyas stream colored by steep rock walls, giant cliffs and numerous caves. Meet your guide in the small village ofMeresti (Homorodalmas,69 km from Baile Tusnad, 87 km from Brasov) and he will drive you on forest roads to the starting point of your fascinating journey. Stroll in the breezy canyon and discover its tiny secrets and legends as you walk along the shore of the stream, passing huge tree roots, hopping from rock to rock and going through numerous wooden suspension bridges set above the stream. As you walk, learn about the canyons history and geographical make-up and drink in the untouched scenery. The scene looks like a fairy tale stage. Let it be winter or summer, the creatures of the gorge live their undisturbed idyllic life. Dippers, river otters and European beavers rule the crystal clear waters, European wildcat goes for hunting in the forest and brown bears frequently visit the clearings and steep rock grass covered slopes. In caves you can meet the biggest bat colony of Eastern Carpathians, you can discover the tiniest creatures living on the bat-guano deposits on the cave floors, and also get familiar with the hunting methods of cave spiders. At the end of the tour you pay a delicious visit to the artisan cheese-making workshop from Mereti, where you not only taste a rich variety of fragrant home-made cheese, but also learn a few production secrets during the tasting tour.

Inclusions

  • Bilingual local guide
  • Nature Reserve entrance fee
  • Lanterns for the caving tour
  • Cheese tasting at a local artisan atelier

Exclusions

  • All the necessary equipment for rock climbing is available at a surcharge
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverage
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing

Minimum 2 and maximum 10 persons per booking

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

On request, it may be combined with a bear watching tour near Odorheiu Secuiesc or Baile Tusnad

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