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Full Day 4×4 Adventure in the Eastern Carpathians

Created with Sketch. Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
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6-10 h

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No Cancellation

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Group Size

40 people

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Deutsch, English, Română


Step off the beaten track and embark on a full day 4WD adventure in the Ciuc and Hasmas Mountains starting your tour from Miercurea Ciuc. Besides the stunning scenery, you will meet on the route local people and you will be witness of their traditional way of living, scenic lookout points and thrilling wilderness routes.

We pass through small villages, hidden valleys and along mountain ridges giving you a unique experience with great photo opportunities. For lunch you can choose between picnic in nature or freshly baked trout at a local family. Optionally, you can enjoy an easy 3-hour hiking in the rocky Hasmas Mountains, visiting a Carpathian sheepfold or a guided via ferrata tour in the Bicaz Gorges.

Your adventure tour starts in Miercurea Ciuc where your guide awaits you to set off with a 4×4 vehicle into the mountains and forests of the Eastern Carpathians. Depending on the season and on the weather conditions first you will ride on the wilderness trails of the Pagan Mountain (1350 m) and the Naskalat Mountain (1553 m) where you will enjoy great lookout points to the Ciuc Basin, then continue your tour along the bare ridge of the Naskalat Mountain, pass through Tarcau glade, then get to the border of the Bicaz Gorges – Hasmas National Park where you have picnic from local products and go on a 2-3 hour easy trekking tour to the top of the 1707 m high Ecem Peak.

From the craggy ridge of the Ecem Mountains you can enjoy the silence and a great panorama over the surrounding mountains. When you get back to the car, continue your trip riding on remote forest routes and through mountain traditional areas to the small dispersed village of Haromkut. Here you can witness the traditional way of living and taste locally raised fresh trouts served by a local family. In the surroundings of the village you may meet horses, sheep and oxen flocks grazing, guarded by shepherds.

From Haromkut head to the breathtaking Bicaz Gorges riding along the picturesque Bicajel Valley with wooden houses and haystacks, dense forests and small waterfalls. After admiring the massive gorges and a short walk along Red Lake or a guided via ferrata tour, a 1,5-hour ride follows back to Miercurea Ciuc through the dispersed mountain farms of Covacipeter located at 1325 m altitude where you can also visit the spring of the Olt River.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

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  • 100 euro/pers in case of 2-3 people booking
  • 80 euro/pers in case of 4-5 people booking
  • 70 euro/pers in case of 6-8 people booking
  • 60 euro/pers in case of groups of 9-40 people


  • 4x4 car rental and fuel
  • licensed bilingual guide
  • picnic lunch in nature or freshly baked trout at a local family
  • sunrise departure option
  • optional hiking tour in the Ecem Mountains
  • pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation in 15 km distance around Miercurea Ciuc
  • guided via ferrata tour in the Bicaz Gorges – available at a surcharge (5 euro/pers including equipment rental) between April and October
  • visiting an authentic Carpathian sheepfold and cheese tasting - available at a surcharge (5 euro/pers) only between May and September

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Miercurea Ciuc, Romania


What to bring?
Please dress warmly and bring water. Sturdy, waterproof footwear and warm clothing is recommended for walking in nature.
Can passengers drive the car during the tour?
You can enjoy self drive experience assisted by our guide only on some parts where the terrain is not too difficult.
What route we will ride on?
The route can be modified depending on the weather conditions or adding other options like hiking or via ferrata, but you will ride on forrest roads and valleys of the Ciuc and Hasmas Mountains.
How many passengers can sit in a car?
We provide 4wd cars having 3, 4 or 5 seats for passengers besides your driver.
Do I need any prior climbing experience for joining the via ferrata tour?
With a secured route and all necessary equipment provided, this fully guided tour is available for first timers as well. The only condition is be fit enough to climb a ladder and the lack of vertigo from height.


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Vali D


So much fun!

This was a great way to travel on paths we wouldn't normally take through the area and see views we might have missed - it was great that we could have a say on what route we would take. Also, the experience of traveling in a 4x4 on bumpy forest roads is so much fun! We also tried one of the via ferrata paths, event though we had never done anything similar before. Our guide was patient with us while we slowly made our way through - it was a very rewarding experience.
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