Turda Salt Mine - Hiking Piatra Secuiului peak - Rimetea village

Accueil Retro Tours Turda Salt Mine - Hiking Piatra Secuiului peak - Rimetea village

One full day hiking trip to Piatra Secuiului peak at Rimetea village

view over Piatra Secuiului peak

The goal of this tour is to reach the peak of Piatra Secuiului, but before going hiking we'll visit the Salt mine of Turda, a must for every traveller in this region.

Known as one of the most important salt deposits in the entire region of Transylvania, the mine has been in operation since the Roman times. The Salt Mine is mentioned in official documents from the middle of the 13th century, when the mine was offered to the Transylvanian Catholic Church leaders. In the Middle Ages, Turda was one of the largest places of salt extraction in Transylvania. It ceased activity in 1932, to be used as an anti-aircraft shelter during the Second World War. Starting from 1992 the mine entered into the tourist circuit. With its impressive galleries, mining system, great accoustics and very healthy microclimate, Turda Salt Mine is most definately a place to visit.

Rimetea (Torocko) village - located in front of a 1129 metre high rocky mountain, Remetea is an old Hungarian village built by German miners who were brought here for extracting iron. It was the Germans who built the remarkable houses in the village center that have a unique architecture, and are now part of European heritage. Between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Remetea became an important Hungarian cultural center, having a famous High School where many Hungarian leaders graduated. In addition, traditional costmes and mining hand-tools can still be seen on display in the village museum. Because of its location at the foot of Piatra Secuiului mountain, Remetea village is well known as the place where the sun rises twice. Observed from a specific angle, and only for a few weeks per year, the sun rises initially to the left of the mountain. It then appears for the second time in a middle gorge. Approximately two hours after leaving the village, we will hike to the peak of the mountain. The reward for your two hours of sweating will be an amazing view over the village, the Coltesti Castle, along with several other scenic valleys.

After an easy walk back from the top of the mountain, we will stop to visit the museum and indulge in a Hungarian lunch. Finally, in the village, you have the choice of visiting Remetea's church, doing some hand-crafts shopping, or maybe even both!

- duration - between 9 and 11 hours;
- validity - thoughout the year;
- minimum people required - 2.

- transfer and tour Cluj - Turda Salt Mine - Rimetea village - Cluj, by car, minibus, or bus;
- English, German, Italian or Hungarian speaking guides;
- snack and refreshments, in the car and while hiking the mountain;

- entrance tickets to the Salt Mine and the Village Museum in Rimetea;
- the Hungarian lunch in Rimetea village;
- personal expenses.


For a price quotation, please contact us directy at [email protected], mentioning the number of people interested to join the tour and the tour dates Thank you!

- we reserve the right to change the program according to the length of the day or the weather conditions;
- our tours are open to everyone interested, every day of the week. These rates are valid for our guests only!