Adventure in rocky areas and Szekler gastronomy

Adventure in rocky areas and Szekler gastronomy


Route: Băile Tușnad/Tusnádfürdő - Șumuleu Ciuc/Csíksomlyó - Mureş/Maros River source - Matured Cheese Manufactory - Red Lake - Bicaz Gorge - return home
Program description:
After breakfast we set off for our daily adventures. Touching Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda, our journey leads to the famous pilgrimage site of the Catholic Szeklers, Șumuleu Ciuc/Csíksomlyó, where we take a pleasant walk and see the Franciscan Monastery, followed by a typical “Szekler bath”. Continuing our journey, in Izvoru Mureșului/Marosfő we visit the source of the longest and most important river in Transylvania, the Mureş/Maros spring, within a small walking tour in a beautiful environment. Then we arrive in Gheorgheni/Gyergyószentmiklós, where we visit a real matured cheese workshop. We can get an insight into the processing of milk, long-keeping cheese made with Swiss technology, and the production of natural yoghurt. Of course, we can taste these delicacies accompanied by a tasty Transylvanian wine, as well as take part in a real Szekler “peasant” lunch with cheese fondue. From Gheorgheni/Gyergyószentmiklós we climb the 1250 m high Pongrác Peak, from where a magnificent view opens up in front of us. We spend the afternoon in nature at the Red Lake and the Bicaz Gorge, which are among the natural wonders of Szeklerland with their many wonderful sights, we hike on the shores of the lake and among the romantic rocks. In the evening return to the accommodation and dinner. 

Program location: Harghita county
Micro-regions: Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda and its surroundings, Gheorgheni/Gyergyószentmiklós and its surroundings
Program price: 115 RON / person, which includes:
  • price of a visit to a matured cheese manufactory + lunch: approx. 60-70 RON / person
  • guided tour, group escort: 40 RON / person

Program overview

  • Culinary
  • Artisan
  • Car round trip


  • Hungarian
  • Romanian

Duration of the program

  • 1 day/zi/nap

Tour guide

  • Lukács Attila


  • Miercurea Ciuc and its surroundings
  • Gheorgheni and its surroundings

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