Day 2: Discovery of Fetesti Nature Reserve often named the “Little Switzerland of Moldova”
Corjeuti – Caracusenii Vechi – Trinca – Fetesti – Corjeuti
After breakfast at the hotel, you will enjoy a bike ride from Corjeuti to Caracusenii Vechi (~13 km), during which you will be amazed by the natural beauty of the region. In order to get to Corjeuti you will have to pass through “Tirla Builor”, the “Tatar Rock” and “Huci”, three massive rocks, the guardians of these places since the beginning of times. You will also cross the waters of Lopatnic, that sculpted the surroundings. You will go through a forest and finally reach Borta Ciuntului gorge
, a nature monument with massive limestone blocks reaching the height of 100 meters.
Later on, you will discover the village that bears the story-like nickname of “Country of brooms”. Caracusenii Vechi is known for its broom producers and the fact that there is almost no single household that doesn’t own a broom shop.
After a little walk around the village (~3 km), you will visit a broom master’s house.
The day will continue with a bike ride from Caracusenii Vechi to Trinca (~10 km), where you will meet the locals and have a lunch break.
After lunch, you will cycle from Trinca to Fetesti (~ 6 km). You will discover Fetesti Nature Reserve
, often named the “Little Switzerland of Moldova” because the surroundings that give the illusion of being in a mountainous region, when in fact, there are no actual mountains. You will be amazed by the uniqueness of Northern Moldova’s nature characterized by steep cliffs and imposing rock formations around the Prut River. You can be assured that while climbing your way up some of those cliffs and taking a look at the impressive views, your adrenaline levels will skyrocket!
You will explore Fetesti village for a while, after which you will cycle from Fetesti to Corjeuti (~14 km) along the Lopatnic River.
While at the hotel, you will enjoy some free time and a tasty dinner.
Borta Ciuntului gorge