The only way to rich Cheia is by car. Otherway by train till Maneciu (26 km far from Cheia) and after by bus.
In fact this in a custom all over Romania, but I lived it also in Cheia, on 31th December. Children singing and dancing the traditional dance 'capra' (the goat).
Let me translate it into English, Irina: Where exactly do you start in Cheia to reach Chei-Cheite.
A: Sincerely I suppose you mean Valea Cheii/Cheitei, that's right near the raod going to Bratocea. I don't know other place with that name in the surrounding mountains. If that is the place, just follow the street going to the right, just after entering Cheia resort (as you come from Maneciu). It'll lead you to Valea Berii, but before reaching it, try to step down the river and follow the river until Valea Berii , having the road at your right.
Hope this helps. If that is not the place you're looking for, please provide more details, I'd be glad to help. Please check this page about hiking in Ciucas, it might give some helpful hints:
This New Year's Eve, we had a wonderful romanian night at a hotel in Cheia, and a night before, this nice camp fire was set up to warm the athmosphere...well...the wine and the palinca did that already..but...hey :)
Small rural village...18km from Cheia...Study the customs and hike the trails..Here is the closest railwaystation to Cheia!!
Favorite thing: Great place to ne in the winter and also in the summer...you can escape the city heat by lounging in one of Cheia's hotels.
The view of the mountains
Fondest memory: Great place for hiking...what you see there...one of those is the peak Ciucas