Hiking in Caras River’s Gorge
125 km from Timisoara, in the National Park Semenic – Cheile Carasului, we can find Cheile Carasului (Caras River’s Gorge). In order to arrive here we have to pass through Resita City – the capital of the Upper Banat Region. This city had a glorious industrial past ended sadly when the communist era ended in Romania. The steam locomotives produced here 140 ago, can be now find in an open air museum – we’ll visit it shortly.
We continue our trip towards Carasova, one of the 7 villages of Croat ethnics – their ancestors came her from northwestern Bosnia and settled here more than 700 year ago. From here we enter the beautiful Caras River’s Gorge. They are one of the longest and wildest gorges in Romania. The path following the river is easy-moderate difficulty. We’ll see here a lot of karst land-forms like caverns, caves, rock walls, sink holes. Comarnic Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Romania and can be visited with a local guide, if we make an appointment. From April to October the vegetation, containing many endemic species is an attraction itself.
The tour includes transportation. Pick up and drop off at your accommodation is provided. Lunch will be a picnic – everybody will provide his own food.