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Kayak/SUP on mountain lake near Cluj

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 62 reviews.Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Experience hosted by Romana

5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Tarnita lake is the most beautiful nature spot around Cluj-Napoca, simply because it has natural diversity with its surrounding mountains. Experience its scenery and learn more about Cluj-Napoca and Transylvania in this half day tour.

You will be picked up from anywhere in Cluj-Napoca area. Then, we will drive 40 minutes to a lake house which will serve as the launching point for the kayaks. Also, I will introduce here the basics of kayaking and will provide you with the equipment.

Afterwards, the paddling begins and we will start exploring the lake. The tour has two main parts: the kayaking itself and a hike up an amazing cliff from where you can take the coolest pictures and enjoy a snack.
When kayaking, we will stop in different places and I will share with you fun facts about history and wildlife.
P.S. The scenery is stunning in every season!

If you're not paddling with me, you'll be guided by Szili, a local with lifetime experience in kayaking and adventures. Our goal is to ensure you will have an unforgettable time and so far all our guests said this was the highlight of their holiday in Romania!

For dog lovers: My dog loves to SUP/kayak and for those of you who want to take cool pictures he'd love to join us!
Tarnita lake is the most beautiful nature spot around Cluj-Napoca, simply because it has natural diversity with its surrounding mountains. Experience its scenery and learn more about Cluj-Napoca and Transylvania in this half day tour.

You will be picked up from anywhere in Cluj-Napoca area. Then, we will drive 40 minutes to a lake house which will serve as the launching point for the kayaks. Also, I will introduce here the basics of k…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I provide you with:
    - kayak and/or Stand up Paddle and/or hidrobicycle...
From ₹4,420
/ person
Fri, 23 Oct
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
₹4,420 per person
₹4,420 per person
Sat, 24 Oct
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
₹4,420 per person
₹4,420 per person
Sun, 25 Oct
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
₹4,420 per person
₹4,420 per person

Meet your host, Romana

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 62 Reviews
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I spent most of my life at Tarnita lake so my experience in kayaking, stand up paddling and basically every other water sport is 20+ years. Also I've been to every corner of the lake and every mountain top of the area where this experience will take place . I strongly believe that this will be the highlight of your Cluj Napoca visit and all of our guests confirmed this . Having traveled often, I speak fluent English and German and I love interacting with people from other cultures. If you are looking for a memorable, one of a kind experience in the middle of scenic lakes and hills, this is the perfect one for you!
I spent most of my life at Tarnita lake so my experience in kayaking, stand up paddling and basically every other water sport is 20+ years. Also I've been to every corner of the lake and every mountain top of the area where this experience will take place . I strongly believe that this will be the highlight of your Cluj Napoca visit and all of our guests confirmed this . Having traveled often, I speak fluent English and German and I love interacting with people from other cultures. If you are l…
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Where you'll be

After picking you up from Cluj, we will first have the safety briefing and instructions at my lake house. Next, we will paddle through the beautiful mountainous Tarnita lake. We will visit bays, paddle along the shore and also make an easy hike up a cliff which many guests claim to have one of the most amazing views they have ever seen!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Kirill
September 2020
Amazing experience, a real gem to discover while visiting Cluj! Thank you guys for such a wonderful day, You are awesome! Already missing your lovely dogs 😊
Mitzi
September 2020
this Kajak trip was the highlight of Cluj! it is just beautiful to be in the nature and to be guided by Romana and her partner Sczili! great people to be around!
Diana
September 2020
Great experience! I created unforgettable memories (and caption them all 📸). And the host was amazing, answered all of our questions (and we had a lot 😁). For sure will visit again ✌🏻!
Irina
September 2020
Super experienta. Imi doream de foarta multa vreme sa vizitez lacul Tarnita si ma bucur ca am gasit aceasta experienta cu kayakul. Cred ca partea de hike a facut experienta si mai speciala pentru ca noi, ca turisti, nu am fi stiut si nu ne-am fi gandit ca putem sa imbinam aceste doua activitati. Szili este o gazda super primitoare. Ne-a placut asa mult sa povestim impreuna incat ne-am intins la vorba si dupa ce am terminat plimbarea cu kayakul. Eu si prietena mea ne simteam ca acasa si ne-a fost tare greu sa ne desprindem de realitate si sa ne luam “la revedere”. Sper sa ne intoarcem curand :).
Super experienta. Imi doream de foarta multa vreme sa vizitez lacul Tarnita si ma bucur ca am gasit aceasta experienta cu kayakul. Cred ca partea de hike a facut experienta si mai…
Alexandru
August 2020
Iesirea cu caiacul pe lacul Tarnita si drumetia pe dealurile din jur au reprezentat punctul culminant al city break-ului din Cluj. Desi este dificil sa faci turism si sa descoperi un loc nou in plina pandemie, experienta oferita de Romana si Szili reuseste sa faca asta si reprezinta un « hidden gem » din cel putin 4 motive : 1) tot timpul ne-am simtit in siguranta in ceea ce priveste igiena, distantarea fizica si purtarea de masca, precum si vestile de salvare cat timp am fost pe lac; 2) zona Tarnita este foarte frumoasa, vederile panoraice sunt spectaculoase si nu am fi descoperit acest loc fara aceasta experienta; 3) lacul este locul ideal sa inveti sa folosti caiacul pentru ca nu ai curenti; 4) Szili e un ghid foarte bun si un povestitor talentat. M-as intorce cu drag sa repet experienta si sa descoper zona Tarnita si in alte anotimpuri.
Iesirea cu caiacul pe lacul Tarnita si drumetia pe dealurile din jur au reprezentat punctul culminant al city break-ului din Cluj. Desi este dificil sa faci turism si sa descoperi…
Amalia
August 2020
It was a wonderful experience, even though it rained. Not only was the kayaking very fun, but also the hike was great, with amazing views. Romana and her boyfriend are very friendly and communicative and they made us feel very welcomed.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

More tips

Stand up paddling can be done only between May-September.
No prior experience for any of these activities is needed.

What to bring

- swim suit if you want to swim + towel if you want to swim

- sport shoes if you also want to do the hike