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Active Weekends

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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About Active Weekends
My name is Marius Popa, certified mountain guide, and owner of “Active Weekends”, the starting point for your hiking tours on Transylvanian trails!
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One day trekking in Vlădeasa Mountains with certified mountain guide

I’m Marius, certified mountain guide, and I set up this website to share with you some of the most beautiful places the Carpathians have to offer. I love the mountains and the vibes and energy they charge you with! Practically, I grew up hiking. My first trail was the one winding up to my parents’ chalet, in a mountain hamlet somewhere in the Great Mountain (Muntele Mare) massif of Northern Transylvania. Spending my time outdoors and exploring nature has become part of my day-to-day life.
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7 hours
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One-day hike to “Piatra Secuiului” and the village of Rimetea

Despite all the wonderful places I have seen, I must admit that the Apuseni (Western Carpathians) are the place I enjoy most every time my feet take me there. It is why I want to share their landscapes with as many people in search for an active, healthy and relaxing way of spending their time.

Hiking in nature encompass real benefits for the body, mind and soul. That is why in my tours you will learn new things about these benefits, about the complex aspects of nature, you will learn the hiking techniques, how to use a compass and a map and we’ll talk about gear recommendations too. We’ll observe the landscapes, the flora and the fauna and, last but not least, we’ll enjoy an active day in the mountains and you will discover the stories and the legends of the area.
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5 to 6 hours
from $117.49

One day trekking in Turda Gorge with mountain guide

Servus, and welcome to “Active Weekends”, the starting point for your hiking tours on Transylvanian trails!

I’m Marius, certified mountain guide, and I set up this website to share with you some of the most beautiful places the Carpathians have to offer. I love the mountains and the vibes and energy they charge you with! Practically, I grew up hiking. Spending my time outdoors and exploring nature has become part of my day-to-day life.

Everywhere travelled I also enjoyed discovering beautiful and authentic people leaving in sparse, mountain villages, forgotten by time. Despite all the wonderful places I have seen, I must admit that the Apuseni (Western Carpathians) are the place I enjoy most every time my feet take me there. It is why I want to share their landscapes with as many people in search for an active, healthy and relaxing way of spending their time.
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5 hours
from $117.49

5 days trekking in Apuseni Natural Park

The Apuseni Nature Park is a place of tradition and wilderness, and one of the largest, well-cured places in Europe. The picturesque ‘Padis’ area is considered to be one of the most beautiful carst landscapes on the continent. It is the perfect place to be for any true nature lover. Its hundreds of caves, secular luxuriant forests, glades covered with flowers offer an unforgettable experience for any true nature lover.
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5 days
from $840.95
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Manuela M wrote a review Dec 2020
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I have met Marius and the "Active Weekends" more than a year ago and since then I attended several hiking trips with him , one day trip or multiple days tur. Marius is an exemplary ture guide, very well prepared , careful on details. During our trips he is concerned about the safety of all participants and more than happy to share with you his love and passion for the mountains. Long story short, if you want to hike in the Apuseni mountains or anywhere in the Romanian mountains Marius is the best mountain guide that you can find. Thank you Marius, I am very glad that I met you, I learned a lot of interesting and useful things from you and is always a pleasure to hike with you. All the best !
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ridetopia.ro wrote a review May 2020
Cluj-Napoca, Romania8 contributions
Me, my girfriend Tunde and Zokni, our dog love the forests and the mountains. Marius and Active Weekdns are one of the reasons. He is a great mountain guide and all his trips are verry well organised. 100% recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ionut T wrote a review Apr 2020
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Awesome trip with professional guidance. Very knowledgeable guide in regards to geography and fauna. Will definitely go again
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Marius Constant... P, Owner at Active Weekends
Responded Apr 24, 2020
Hi Ionut, Many thanks for the review and hope to see you again soon!
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Andrei Joldoș wrote a review Apr 2020
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I've been on about 15 Active Weekends one-day tours in the Apuseni Mountains so far and looking forward to many next. Being an outdoors, natural beauty and photography fan, I got more than I expected on the trails. I was unaware there are so many stunning places so close to Cluj-Napoca! Marius is a highly certified mountaineering guide and will inspire confidence and support all the way. You'll also learn a lot of useful hiking tips & tricks, together with answers to your every question. Marius is also a people person and that has a positive impact on the entire group. If you're ever in or around Cluj and want to explore beyond the city, I wholeheartedly recommend this experience!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Marius Constant... P, Owner at Active Weekends
Responded Apr 24, 2020
Hi Andrei, Thank you for the nice words, much appreciate! Looking forward to meet you again, maybe at a camping tour ? :) Thanks and take care!
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Ioana C wrote a review Dec 2019
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Marius is the best tour guide! I got the chance to see awesome views and mountain landscapes during the trips with Active Weekends. And the most important thing is that you feel safe because Marius is very well prepared and always checks before the mountain trails.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Marius Constant... P, Owner at Active Weekends
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Hi Ioana, Thank you for the review, I am glad you enjoy Active Weekends hikes! This is a very imporant thing to take in consideration. Take care and all the best!
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