Guided Cycling Tour - Turda Gorge & Salina TurdaWe start out our cycling day from the western side of Cluj and for the first 10 km we are following beautiful forest-roads where beech-woods and pine-groves vary each other. Passing the forests and getting to a pasture, we are welcomed by a nice panorama and an enjoyable downhill.
We are going to cycle through villages and unpaved dirt-roads, until we get to the canyon's upper entrance. We will traverse the canyon, with its walls reaching 200 m along the Hesdat River, and cross some suspension bridges.
Leaving the 3 km long Turda Gorge, we will continue cycling towards Turda, where a fantastic underground world is awaiting us, the Salina Turda, the most amazing former salt mine in Romania.
It is the coolest underground place in the world, according to Business Insider. Boating, underground ferris-wheel and other fun surprises are waiting for us.
Transfer to Cluj.
The Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj/Zilele Culturale Maghiare din Cluj/Kolozsvári Magyar NapokThe Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj take place between the 16th and the 23rd of August, in more than 30 locations in the center of the city.
Approximately 500 events will be included in The Hungarian Days: from live concerts in Unirii Square and Kogalniceanu street, to dance festivals, theater plays, movie nights, art exhibitions, book presentations, craftsmen fair, Medieval Street (Potaissa), children's activities, cooking contests, wine tastings and, last but not least, parties in Continental Hotel.
In 2014, The Hungarian Cultural Days of Cluj had a total of 200.000 participants. The live concerts in Unirii Square have an average of 20.000 people in the audience.
Some of the most important artists and bands who will go on stage this year are: Koncz Zsuzsa, Republic, Bikini, Ossian, Lajkó Félix, Budapest Klezmer Band, Magna cum Laude, Magashegyi Underground, Nightlosers.
Kogalniceanu Street is The Festival Street and will host concerts, culture and youth tents, as well as food area.
The Hungarian Days have as objectives:
The celebration of the founding of the city: On the 19th of August 1316, Károly Róbert gives back the privileges of Cluj and gives it the title of city.
Creating a community building event for the Hungarian people of Cluj and the people who have their origins in Cluj but now live elsewhere: Cluj, as the cultural capital of Transylvania wishes to message all the people who once lived here, but now live elsewhere. Once in every year the city awaits them for a united celebration and to strengthen the feeling of togetherness. Thus, the Hungarian Days become the celebration of the former founder and present Hungarian community.
Networking and keeping the contact with the cities in or out of the country: The role of Cluj in the past and present of the Hungarians from Transylvania and the Carpathian basin is undoubted. The Hungarian Days is a perfect opportunity to present the Hungarian cultural life of the city. We look forward to the participation of several invited people from Transylvania and the Carpathian basin, so that we can maintain a good relation with them and to develop the city together.
The presentation of the Hungarian culture: As the cultural capital of Transylvania, Cluj is home to the Romanian majority's community. The Hungarian Days can be a good opportunity to prove the vitality and colorfulness of our community, our valuable work, and to offer the possibility of a dialogue not only on culture, but on other aspects of the common living space too.