and Bride's Waterfall
The Vlădeasa Mountains represent the northernmost segment among the three prominent central massifs of the Western Transylvanian (Apuseni) Mountains.
Spanning approximately 50 kilometers, the primary ridge of the Vlădeasa massif features the impressive Vf. Vlădeasa, standing tall at 1836 meters. This summit ranks as the third-highest point in the Apuseni Mountains.
Embark on a memorable journey, commencing at 8 o'clock in the morning with a convenient pickup from your Cluj-Napoca accommodation. Our adventure spans 80 kilometers, leading us to the quaint Rogojel Village. Before our hike kicks off, we'll take a brief pause at the Sequoia tree. Here, amidst authentic wooden houses, the enduring traditions of Romanian culture are on display.
The trek commences from Rogojel village, a 2-hour hike guiding us to the Vladeasa Chalet, where a delightful Romanian picnic awaits.
Following the break, our exploration continues with a 2-hour ascent to Vladeasa Peak. On our return journey, we'll visit the White Stones, a scenic spot providing a panoramic view of the entire region. Within approximately 3 hours, we'll return to Rogojel village.
During the winter, the Vlădeasa Mountains transform into a captivating snowy landscape, where the snowfall can accumulate up to 2 meters, and even the waterfall freezes into a stunning icy spectacle. This winter journey offers a medium to challenging level of difficulty, ideally suited for individuals with excellent physical fitness.
For those who relish the cold season and the magic of snow-covered scenery, this area becomes exceptionally beautiful and is definitely worth the challenging hike. The winter expedition promises not only physical exertion but also the reward of witnessing the unique charm that the frosty season imparts to the Vlădeasa Mountains. It's an adventure tailored for those who appreciate the pristine beauty of a snow-clad wilderness.
From Rogojel, a 30-minute car ride takes us to witness the enchanting sunset at Rachitele Waterfall, also known as Bridal Falls. Legend has it that the cascade originated from the tragic fall of a bride from a lofty cliff during her wedding. Her veil, suspended on the cliff, gave rise to the waterfall – a poignant tale that adds a touch of mystique to the experience.
Concluding this day of adventure, we'll transport you back to Cluj-Napoca, ensuring a comfortable return to your accommodation.
With a hike difficulty level ranging from easy to medium in summer conditions (7 hours of hiking with a 500-meter elevation gain) over 18 kilometers, our comprehensive day hike promises excitement and scenic beauty.
Please review the recommended day hiking equipment list to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
The most imposing tree from Apuseni Mountains arrived at the base of Vladeasa Mountain more than a decade ago. Is situated on God’s Hill.
Gal Silvestru, a Hungarian baron who liked to study the trees, planted several rare species in the area, such as sequoia, black pin and Zada The two giants staring nostalgia for more than 150 years on the snowy peak of Vladeasa dreaming of the North American lands where they were brought.
White Stones - Summer time
Bridal Veil Falls
Mushrooms identification - Autumn
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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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Anastasia and Iulian
This was really amazing day! Much needed escape to the nature after long time. Guides Tudor and Manu are super lovely people, who also provided us necessary hiking equipment. The atmosphere was very friendly and we had a lot of fun. All respect for Tudor and Manu - a true sample of excellent tour guides! Thank you so much, hope to see you soon again!:))