Cerna-the king


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Cerna is the King of the rivers from Romania.  The landscape and the difficulty of the section makes this a "must paddle" for every rafting enthusiast.

How to get there: 
By car on E70 from Caransebeş or Orşova, on Dn67D  to Băile Herculane
Meeting point: Motel Dumbrava on the right hand side of the road, beyond Băile Herculane towards Cerna village

Rafting routes:
Route 1: 4 km km, 1,5-2 2-3 hours
Route 2: 8 km, 2-3 2-3 hours
Route 3: downstream from the dam, up to 8 kms

Difficulty level:ww2-4

The Cerna has its source on the south-east side of the Godeanu Mountains and flows into the Danube near the town Orșova. The upper part of the river is sometimes called Cernișoara. With a basin of 1433 square km and a length of 84 km, it carves an erosive tectonic valley with numerous gorges, quite deep sometimes. There is a man-made lake on it (Tierna), just before it crosses the Băile Herculane spa, to perpetuate the old toponimic od Dierna. The upper course of the Cerna is part of the Domogled-Valea Cernei national park.

The rafting on the two route provides a wonderful experience. The river-bed is narrow with a lots of curves, big stones and rocks. Often happens that we dont have any option to choose the direction, there is only one way to go. It is a steep river e little waterfalls are one after the other. The rafting routs on Cerna are taken step by step, we stop as often as it takes to make sure that the next session is safe to paddel.

Other activities what we organize in this region: canyoning, cycling tours, flying fox, rappel descent, archery, caving, trekking, kayak, canoe on the reservoir or on the Danube

Lodging: Pensiune Roua de munte (Băile Herculane city), Motel Dumbrava (upstream from Herculane)


-1 trip, 1 day (for a group of min. 8 pers.): 45 euro/pers

-2 trip, 2 day (for a group of min. 8 pers.): 79 euro/pers

Price includes: professional rafting gear ( boats, paddles, pfd-s,“life jackets”, helmets, neoprenes, and neoprene boots), safety instructions, professional guides (IRF certified), and of course lot of fun.
Price does not include: transportation to the meeting point, meals, drinks, lodging …

All activities are coordinated by experienced guides certified by the International Rafting Federation, taking all possible measures for your safety.


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