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Trekking in Varghis Canyon and cheese tasting

Created with Sketch. Merești, Romania
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Up to 2 days

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Group Size

20 people

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Deutsch, English, Română


If you need a break from the city or want to get up close and personal with nature, then a walking tour of Varghis Canyon is perfect for you. A truly hidden and surprising place of Transylvania, the Varghis Canyon is located between the Harghita and Perşani Mountains, part of the Eastern Carpathians mountain range.

Meet your guide in the small village of Meresti, (75 km from Sighisoara, 85 km from Brasov) or in Varghis (68 km from Brasov) and he will drive you on forest roads to the starting point of your fascinating journey. Walk through the 4 km long rock passage and visit some of the 100 caves registered in the protected area of the canyon together with your experienced local guide.

In caves you can meet the biggest bat colony of Eastern Carpathians. As you walk, learn about the canyon’s history and geographical make-up and drink in the untouched scenery. The trail goes along numerous wooden suspension bridges set above the Varghis stream which makes this trip even more exciting and fun, especially for children.

At the end of the trip you can pay a delicious visit to a 100 year old authentic barn turned into an artisan cheese-making workshop in Mereşti village, where you not only taste a rich variety of fragrant home-made cheese, but also learn a few production secrets during the tasting tour.

On request, it may be combined with a bear watching tour near Odorheiu Secuiesc.

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  • Price acording to no. of people (2 pers- 60 Eur/pers | 3 pers - 60 Eur/pers | 4 pers - 45 Eur/pers | 5 pers - 45 Eur/pers | 6 pers - 35 Eur/pers | 7 pers - 35 Eur/pers | 8 pers and more - 30 Eur/pers).
  • Free for children of 4 years old and less.
  • Children of 4-14 years old: 10 Eur.


  • guidance in English, German, Romanian, Hungarian languages
  • cheese tasting at a local family
  • round-trip transportation from Meresti village
  • nature reserve entrance fee
  • photos and videos about the tour
  • hotel pickup and drop-off available on request
  • food and drinks

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Merești, Romania


How much is the duration and the level of difficulty of the tour?
Depending on the chosen trail and the participants’ own pace, the duration can vary between 4-8 hours, beginner or intermediate levels.
What should I bring?
Comfortable, waterproof footwear and warm clothing, water and snacks. We provide headlights.
How many people can take part? Can children participate?
Group size varies between 2-20 persons (only your group), this tour is mostly preferred by families with children.


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Cheile Varghisului is one of my favorite places. The beauty and uniqueness of this place makes him a must see in Romania. The bridges are so lovely and fun along with the clear water river. We also saw bats in one of the multiple caves that can be found here. Istvan made this experience so much interesting , he gave us so many details about the history, geography, culture and fun facts about this place and all Harghita county,which is a beautiful and interesting place that need to be explored. It was the perfect vacation for us, it is not crowded , a safe place for this difficult year.
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