Rivers of Romania

River Cerna

River Cerna
  • Location: Take E70 from Caransebeş or Orşova, turn on Dn67D to Băile Herculane.
  • Starting point: Motel Dumbrava on the right hand side of the road, beyond Băile Herculane.
  • Lengh and duration:
    1. Part 1: 4 km, 1,5-2 hours
    2. Part 2: 8 km, 2-3 hours
  • Difficulty: moderate, WW II – IV

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River Jiu

River Jiu
  • Location: Take E79 from from Petrosani or Targu Jiu.
  • Starting point: Hotel Lainici, on the right hand side of the road, at approximately 20 km from Bumbesti Jiu.
  • Lengh and duration:
    1. Part 1: The canyon section - starting above Lainici, length: 13km, 2-3 hours.
    2. Part 2: The lower part - starting below Lainici, length: 9 km, 2-3 hours.
  • Difficulty: easy / moderate, WW I / III+

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River Aries

River Aries
  • Location: Take DN75 from Turda or Campeni.
  • Starting point: Downstream from Salciua, at the right side of the road, just outside the village, near the small bridge other the river.
  • Lengh and duration: The Rafting part between Salciua and Ocolis is 13 km long and takes approximately 2,5-3 hrs.
  • Difficulty: easy, WW I / II

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Crişul Pietros

River Crişul Pietros
  • Location: Take E79, turn to DJ763.
  • Starting point: The Frutti Fresh factory in the village Sudrigiu (the confluence of rivers Bulz and Galbena).
  • Lengh and duration: Beius - Pietroasa, 5 km, 2 hours
  • Difficulty: moderate, WW II – IV

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Crisul Repede

River Crisul Repede
    • Location: Take E60 or train from from Cluj or Oradea.
    • Starting point: Bratca village, at the bridge over the Crisul Repede river. Or, in low-water conditions - Ungurul Mare cave in Șuncuiuș.
    • Lengh and duration: Bratca - Vadu Crişului, 16 km, 3 hours
    • Difficulty: easy, WW I / II

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River Lăpuş

River Lăpuş
  • Location: Take E58 and than DJ109F to Răzoare from Târgu Lăpuş.
  • Starting point: Răzoare or Sălniţa - depends on the itinerary.
  • Lengh and duration:
    1. Short itinerary: 14 km, Sălniţa - Buteasa Râu, 2.5-3.5 hours.
    2. Long itinerary: 42 km, Răzoare - Remecioara, 1 or 2 days depending on the current.
  • Difficulty: easy / moderate, WW I / III

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River Mures

River Mures
  • Location: Take DN15 from Reghin or Toplita.
  • Starting point: Neagra village - the bridge near the station.
  • Lengh and duration: Neagra - Rastolita, length 20 km, approx 3-4 hrs.
  • Difficulty: easy, WW I / II

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River Olt

River Olt
    • Location: Lunca Calnicului – Podu Olt / Brasov.
    • Starting point: Lunca Calnicului.
    • Lengh and duration: 17 km, 3-4 hours
    • Difficulty: Easy, WW I

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Rivers Buzau and Basca

River Basca
    • Location: Take DN10 from Brasov or Buzau city.
    • Starting point: The intersection between DN10 (Brasov-Buzau) with DJ203K (Nehoiu – Comandau).
    • Lengh and duration:
      1. Part 1: Starting below the Siriu Lake, length: 10 km, 2-3 hours.
      2. Part 2: Starting above the Siriu Lake, length: 7 km, 2-3 hours.
    • Difficulty: Easy / moderate, WW I / III+

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