First day after the state of emergency ended, we decided to explore in a hike the Vârghiș Gorges, located in Covasna County, with access from Merești.
We left on Friday afternoon, from Targu Mures, so that it would arrive during the day time, in order to find a good tent place. we stayed until Sunday, in a tent.
Saturday we took a walk through the Gorges, explored some of the known caves in the area or others less known, we filmed, we toke some pictures and we relaxed in the evenings at the campfire. It was a very good decision, choosing this area, considering the first day of the state of alert, and we want to go back someday. The Gorges are pleasant for trekking, with a lot of possible activities to do, from trekking, caving, mountain biking, to climbing routes.
In conclusion, we warmly recommend the area. It is very beautiful, but it is not exploited for tourism, meaning that there are no accommodation places, but the Gorges are arranged for visiting, with cable paths and many bridges over the river so that they can be crossed by anyone, even familyes with children and there is no need to cross through the water.
The visiting fee for the Gorge is 5 lei per person and if there is no one at the entrance, it is very likely that you will be greeted by the zonal ranger, as it deals with the park on the route. The access can be made quite easy from Merești, on the one hand, or from Vârghiș one te other side. Varghis access is the most visited due to the large camping place at the entrance to the Gorge, near the river, with car access.