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Varghis Canyon: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

Product ID: 178736
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The perfect walking tour to escape and get up close with the nature of Varghis Canyon. You can follow your guide across 4 kilometers of canyon trails, discover the caves, and finish your tour with a cheese tasting at a local farmer.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Hungarian, Romanian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Escape the city for an adventurous day with friends and family
  • Encounter wildlife across 4 kilometers of caves and canyons
  • Taste cheeses at an artisanal cheese-making workshop
  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
Full description
In Transylvania, at the southern foot of mighty Harghita mountains you can find the legendary limestone canyon of Vargyas, a stream colored by steep rock walls, giant cliffs and numerous caves. After meeting your guide in the small village of Vargyas (Varghis, 42 kilometers from Odorheiu Secuiesc), he will drive you on forest roads to the starting point of your fascinating journey. Stroll through 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, you will learn about the canyon’s history and geographical make-up, whilst drinking from it in the untouched scenery. Be it winter or summer, the scenery looks like a fairy tale stage, with the creatures of the gorge living an undisturbed and idyllic life. Dippers, river otters and European Beavers rule the crystal clear waters, European Wildcats go hunting in the forest and brown bears frequently visit the clearings and steep rock grass covered slopes. In the caves you will meet the biggest bat colony of the Eastern Carpathians, you can also discover the tiniest creatures living on the bat-guano deposits on the cave floors, and get familiar with the hunting methods of cave spiders.

At the end of the tour, you will pay a delicious visit to the artisan cheese-making workshop from Merești, where you not only taste a rich variety of fragrant home-made cheese, but also learn a few production secrets during the tasting tour.
Includes
  • Bilingual local guide
  • Nature reserve entrance fee
  • Lanterns for the caving tour
  • Cheese tasting at a local artisan atelier
What’s Not Included
  • All the necessary equipment for rock climbing (available at a surcharge)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverage
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Parking lot nearby the Unitarian Church in Meresti village, 6FM5+67 Merești, Romania

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing
Minimum 2 and a maximum 10 people per booking
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or those 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
Organized by

Carpathian Escapes

Product ID: 178736