Rivers of Romania

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+

The Eastern Jiu flows from the Retezat Mountains to join the Western Jiu, which starts in the Parang and Godeanu Mountains, to form the Jiu just before the river heads into the mountains through a deep, narrow rocky canyon. The Jiu is one of the largest south flowing rivers in the Southern Carpathians. It gives rafters the opportunity to take in many gorgeous sites. The Canyon section is considered to be one of the most spectacular rafting rivers in Romania. It offers challenging white water rafting in a narrow gorge with tight curves, huge rocks and cliffs that tower more than 30 meters overhead in spots.


To book Rafting on the Jiu River please fill in an event booking form or, alternatively, send us a message.

After the confirmation, we'll ask you to pay a deposit – 50% of the price. The rest could be paid upon the arrival.