János Kájoni meditation route

János Kájoni meditation route

Trekking / Tourist program


Șumuleu Ciuc– as the most important destination of pilgrims in the county – ”wove” many small pilgrim’s route around itself, with the aim to give opportunity for the people having arrived for several days, to spend a (half) day in nature, contemplating the flora and fauna with its visual and acoustic content. In this way, they can taste a different point of view and they can start looking at nature, at themselves and at their fellow being from another perspective.
It is named after the great Franciscan monk, organist, organ builder, songwriter, translator, botanist, printer and publisher, creator of Kájoni Codex.
It is a half-day long route, which goes from the shrine of Șumuleu Ciuc, touching upon the spring of sparkling mineral water. On the road it approaches the plateau between the two Șumuleu mountains where the Three Hills altar is also located. From there it goes on the road from the west to the Big Șumuleu mountain, and from there, with a small rise, we reach the second saddle of the Big Șumuleu mountain. Leaving behind the markings of K. Xantus and J. Écsy pilgrim routes markings, on a small path in the forest, following the K signs, we reach a saddle near the Big Șumuleu peak. If we make a 100-meter-detour to the left (SW), on a smaller mountain peak we find the ruins of the former St. Luke chapel and monastery. Turning back, we climb 300 meters up to the Great Șumuleu peak (1,033 m) where once the Great Șumuleu Castle rose, also called Salt Castle. Today, a watchtower is located on the hill, from where we descend in a beech forest to the saddle of the Small Șumuleu mountain, and near the (Suffering of Jesus, Salvator, St. Anthony) chapels we get back to the mineral water springs.
This is a medium level route. It is not advised for children under 12 and for beginners!

Place of the program: Harghita county
Tourism destination: Șumuleu Ciuc
Price of the program: min. 5, max. 25 people – 100 RON/group

Program overview

  • Nature
  • Culture
  • Trekking
  • Walk
  • Religion


  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian

Duration of the program

  • 3 hours/ore/óra

Tour guide

  • Molnár Sándor


  • Miercurea Ciuc and its surroundings

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