ATV trip in Transylvania  

dates are free to choose 

entrance of the ice cave
Ice formations
the Ghetarul de la Virtop cave
harvester settlement at the Calineasa Meadow

There are many ways to explore nature. The ATV trip offers you a lot of excitement and diversity. The trip  takes place in one of the finest landscapes of the Apuseni Mountains or West Carpathians with endless forest, beautiful lakes, canyons, vertical cliffs and a wild and authentic nature. The big carnivores as wolf, bear and lynx still inhabit the most remote regions.

There are thousands of kilometers forestry roads, country roads and tracks all through the mountains. The landscape offers a lot of diversity and open meadows interchange with dark forest. You travel over alpine meadows and through narrow gorges. Altitudes vary between 300m and 1850m. Sometimes there might be snow as late as May or as early as September on the high ridges.

The mountains are also inhabit and there are remote authentic villages and settlements up to 1500m where people harvest the forest or herd sheep and cattle during the summer months. 


An experienced guide will assist you during your trip. There is technical assistance (special ATV + mechanic) all the time with you during the trip.


You stay overnight in very comfortable accommodation. We choose a few fine hotels and guesthouses that have rooms with private bathroom. Dinner you will enjoy at the local hotels or guesthouses. A lunch will be provided during the trip.

We offer 2 trips:

A short 3 day trip near Cluj Napoca and a 6 day trip to the highest peaks of the Western Carpathians.

 

 See special page about the Apuseni Mountains:

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We've included a video clip of the region

 

Highlights of the programs:

short trip:

Turda Canyon

Lita Fortress

Plopi Monastery

Long trip:

Turda Canyon

Lita Fortress

Plopi Monastery

Scarisoara Ice cave

Ghetarul de la Virtop cave

Wood-carver at Patrahaitesti

Biharia peak (1848m)

 

 

PROGRAM 3 DAY TRIP

 

Day 1: Cluj - Cheile Turzii - Livada - Agris - Liteni -
Lita fortress - Plopi monastery Gilau, Accommodation vila Gong in Gilau***. Distance: 70 km. Trip through the hilly country side to the south and east of Cluj Napoca with as highlight the famous Turda Canyon, nature reserve.

 

Day 2: Gilau - Dealul Ijar - Marisel - Crucea Iancului - Dobrus - Racatau - Dobrin - Balta - Plopi - vila Gong - 80 km. Round trip in the remote regions of the Gilau mountains and you climb up to 1300m altitude. Accommodation Vila Gong in Gilau***. Nice panorama's and a splendid nature, authentic villages.

 

Day 3: Gilau - Gura Rastii - Hasdate - Savadisla - Ciurila  Valea Agrisului - Livada - Tureni - Faget - Cluj. Distance 65 km. Trip again in the hilly countryside around Cluj Napoca, trip over dirt-roads, tracks, open meadows and patches of forest. 

Price 3-day trip: 

Price includes ATV for 3 full days, accommodation in full board for 2 nights, (double room with private bathroom) guiding and service ATV with mechanic (stays with the group for the whole trip). Extra fuel: about 25 Euro / day / ATV

4 persons: 625 Euro/ person

6 persons: 585 Euro/ person

8 persons: 555 Euro/ person

10 persons and more: 525 Euro/ person

 

PROGRAM 6 DAY TRIP

 

Day 1: Cluj - Cheile Turzii - Livada - Agris - Liteni -
Lita fortress - Plopi monastery Gilau, Accommodation Vila Gong in Gilau. Distance: 70 km. Trip through the hilly country side to the south and east of Cluj Napoca with as highlight the famous Turda Canyon, nature reserve.

Day 2: Gilau - Somesu Rece - Ijar hill - Marisel -
Crucea Iancului - vf Petreasa - Albac. A
ccommodation
pension Steaua Ariesului***  Distance 65 km. Trip through the Gilau mountains and the Bihor Mountains, pure, wild nature with some remote settlements and the Petreasa mountain peak at 1564m

Day 3: Roundtrip: Albac - Fata - Costesti - Dealul Clujului -  visit Scarisoara ice cave - Casa de Piatra - Calineasa - Ursoaia pass - Albac Distance 65 km. Accommodation pension Steaua Ariesului*** Trip in the mountains above 1000m with visit of the famous Ice cave Scarisoara (where even in the hottest summer days is snow and ice) optional visit of the beautiful decorated Ghetarul de la Virtop cave and the Calineasa Meadow with very primitive remote settlements.

Day 4: Roundtrip: Albac - Rogoz - Floresti - Fata Lazesti - Plai - Iarba Rea - Patrahaitesti - Biharia - Arieseni - Albac  Distance 75 km, Accommodation pension Steaua Ariesului***. Trip to the highest mountain peak of the West Carpathians: the Biharia with 1848m. Alpine meadows, remote villages.

Day 5: Albac - Lamasoaia mountain peak (1578m) - pass Steaua - Balomireasa peak (1632m) - Pasul Prislop - Valea Ierii - Gilau. Distance  75 km Accommodation Vila Gong*** Trip through the very remote regions of the Gilau - Muntele Mare Mountains, open meadows, dark forest, primitive settlements.

Day 6: Gilau - Gura Rastii - Hasdate - Savadisla - Ciurila  Valea Agrisului - Livada - Tureni - Faget - Cluj. Distance 65 km. Trip again in the hilly countryside around Cluj Napoca, trip over dirt-roads, tracks, open meadows and patches of forest. 

 

Price 6-day trip:

Price includes ATV for 6 full days, accommodation in full board for 2 nights, (double room with private bathroom) guiding and service ATV with mechanic (stays with the group for the whole trip). Extra fuel: about 25 Euro / day / ATV

4 persons: 1.095 / person

6 persons: 1.045 Euro/ person

8 persons: 1.015 Euro/ person

10 persons and more: 975 Euro/ person

Extra night in Cluj Napoca: 25 Euro/night/ person (B&B)

Red line - 3-day trip     Blue line 6-day trip