Enjoy a day hiking trip to some of the remote villages in the Cerna Mountains to meet the locals and learn about their culture and ways of living.
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This tour proposes a trip to the remote villages in the Cerna Mountains, where you can connect with local traditions and culture, meet the hospitable locals and taste authentic cuisine. These villages are so remote that the locals live completely off-the-grid with no roads, but just a trail as means of access. We will be traveling to Ineleț, a village where the locals built a wooden stair to climb a wall in order to shorten the distance that they have to walk to the main road.
We leave early in the morning and drive to the city Băile Herculane and up the Cerna Valley. Optionally, we can have a stop in city and have a quick sightseeing around the historical city center. Later, we park our car on the river shore and start hiking towards the villages. Soon after we begin our hike, we reach the wooden stairs that we will have to climb. This is the quickest way tot he village and the one that is chosen the most by locals. After we climb up the stars, we make a small detour to visit a nearby cave, then we continue our way. After about an hour we arrive to Ineleț, where we will visit some local attractions, after which we stop for lunch at a local host. After lunch and some rest, we make our way back through the village Cracu Mare.
In the evening, we can enjoy a traditional dinner and some thermal baths in Băile Herculane, which is famous for their hot water springs.
Difficulty: T2 – Sustained hike on trail well cleared. Some altitude gain on sloped terrain. If present, exposed areas are well equipped and secured. No risk of falling given normal conduct and regular circumstances.
Equipment: Hiking shoes, regular hiking/sport clothes, small backpack, sun and rain protection are recommended.
Departure time: 7:00 am
Duration: ~10 hours
Departure and pickup: Departure usually happens from Timisoara and we can arrange pickup from any location. We can also agree on pickup from another city or location, but in this case there will be an additional transport charge, depending on location.
- Professional guide
- Private transportation
- National Park entry fee
- Entry to thermal baths