Discover Apuseni Mountains
Scarita Summit, Sipote Waterfall and Dumesti Village
Go in search of rare wildflowers, wonderful mushrooms, endemic plants and experience the pristine nature of the Apuseni Mountains on this tour from Cluj. Travel into the mountains to the village of Posaga de Sus, where you’ll begin an alpine hike through beech forest to Scarita peak, which sits at an altitude of 1384 meters (4541 feet). Due to the altitude and difficulty of the hike, participants require a moderate fitness level for this tour. Tour suited to those interested in flora and fauna, hiking, and photography
Go at your own pace and ask all the questions you want.
The trip starts at 8 o'clock in the morning with a pickup from your accommodation in CLuj-Napoca.
We will travel a distance of 79 km in 1 h and 30 min until we reach Posaga de Sus.
Our hike started at Posaga de Sus village, followed by an abrupt path through a beech forest, which led to an alpine zone with an exquisite sight to the calcareous, white cliffs. We passed by some abandoned wood hovels, than climbed to the ridge, reaching the highest peak (Scarita)
The views up here are worth it!
The Scarita-Belioara is a botanical reserve. This natural wonder is home to a diversity of rare plants. Some of them have survived from the cold glacial periods:
There are rare fauna elements, such as butterflies, but also the golden eagle, the largest raptor bird recorded in Romania nests on the abrupt cliffs.
From there we could easily identify the valley of the Aries river, the Trascaului Mountains at the south, and the Muntele Mare plateau.
On the hiking, route will be full of wildflowers and fungi which we will identify :)
On our return if we have time left we will visit a beautiful waterfall that is called Sipote and Dumesti village in a remote location.
In the evening we will take you back to your accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.
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This tour is flexible and may change and adapt depending on the size of the group, arrival and departure date, physical condition and needs of the group.
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Hi all! I am so happy to share my unforgetable impressions of the Scarita Belioara tour. Amazing place, adventure and fairytale alike fabulous views, all together in one amazing experience ❤️ And of course our tour guide Tudor exceeded all our expectations with his attentive approach, professional guidance, entertainment and a lot of fun for my teens 😄 I would love to return to the place many more times with Curly Giude Tours! 😉