HIKING IN TRANSYLVANIA
10 days guided tour - exclusive group programme
CARPATHIANS- MARAMURES - BUCOVINA
hiking tour in Transylvania is proposing you not only
hiking and trekking in one of the nicest and best preserved
zones of Europe, but also a few days for discovering the
Maramures and the Bucovina regions. The tiny village Lunca
ilvei is located at the feet of the Bargau Mountains (Northern
Carpathians). The kindness of its inhabitants and the
gorgeous scenery will stay engraved into your memory.
These four days of hiking in Transylvania will offer you
the true image of the meaning of rural life in Romania.
Sharp green meadows, flocks of sheep with their shepherds
and the watch dogs returning daily for milking at the
sheepfold, multicolor mountain flowers, and not for last
simple local people who, despite their rude life, preserve
their native humour- everything is present to impress
the visitors. Not to mention the perfect silence of the
high mountains,with no civilisation sound, which impresses
anybody living in a town!
Being modelled for all public, our short Transylvania
hiking and trekking tour does not ask for important hiking
the days of hiking in Transylvania we continue across
two other regions of Romania: the Maramures, land of the
wooden churches and the Bucovina, land of painted monasteries
(UNESCO Patrimony), but also paradise of local gastronomy.
For the entire duration of this Transylvania trekking
tour you will be accompanied by a specialized English
speaking tour guide, doubled on the hiking trails by a
local guide, who will take you off the beaten tracke,
following cattle and sheep pathes. For usthis hiling tour
in Transylvanian carpathians is one of the best and accessible
hikings in Romania.
Don't hesitate to share with us a great hiking experience!
about our next mysterious trekking in Transylvania
Cluj - Dej - Salva - Nasaud - Lunca Ilvei (180 km, 3h30)
in Cluj and departure (by minibus / bus) to Lunca Ilvei,
a mountain village between Maramures and Bucovine.
Dinner and overnight in rural guesthouse.
2 - Day 5
Trekking in Transylvania around
the Lunca Ilvei village
Ilvei is a mountain village located in the North-Western
Transylvania, limited by Bucovine on the upper Valley
The lanscapes are authenticaly vivid and comforting:
the small hills, overwhelmed by montains of volcanic
origin, the prairies and grasslands blended in shadowy
coniferous forests sheltering a rich and diverse fauna.
These days you will enchant your eyes with authentic
summer log houses. The peasents here live in isolated
rustical dwellings, often without any electricity, however
well located in the nature.
You will also discover a breathtaking view over the
entire Valley of Ilva. And don't be surprised to recognize
sources of mineral water.
About 12-15 km/ day, easy to medium level. Slope max.
350 m. Picnic lunch.
Accompanying : local guide
Dinner and overnight in rural guesthouse.
6 - Day 8
End of trekking in Transylvania
period - drive to the uncovered Maramures and Bucovina
days bus tour.
Drive to Sapanta, a village that became famous due to
its history, brilliantly illustrated in the Merry Cemetery,
unique for the colourfully painted wooden crosses. Stop
to visit the Orthodox Barsana Monastery which is a popular
pilgrimage spot in Maramures.
Dinner and overnight in rural guesthouse in Maramures.
Folklorique party with traditional local musicians in
discovering Maramures, departure to Bucovine - the land
of painted Monasteries. Each monastery is painted in
a specific colour : blue, green or yellow. Visit of
Voronet Monastery, included in UNESCO Patrimony and
named the Sistine Chapel of the East.
This monastery is highlighted by its unique blue colour
and the scene of the Last Judgement painted on the Western
wall is one of the most impressive achitectural and
aesthetic achievements of Moldavia.
Dinner and overnight in a rural guesthouse in Bucovina.
Day8, back to Lunca Ilvei by train, starting from Vatra
Dornei (famous health and SPA therapy resort).
Lunca Ilvei - Cluj-Napoca
to Cluj-Napoca by bus / train. Visit the city of Cluj-Napoca
(3 hours), one of the most important educational, cultural
and industrial centers of the country, also named the
historical capital of Transylvania.
The city tour is an excellent way of discovering its
gothic and baroque architecture
in the old center: St. Michael Cathedral, the Building
of the Babes-Bolyai University, the Birthhouse of Mathias
Corvinus, the Banfy Palace - today the Museum of Art,
the Orthodox Cathedral and the National Theatre and
Opera.Farewell dinner in restaurant. Overnight in a
to the airport for departure.
days / 9 nights
guesthouses (ocasionally, bathrooms shared between
tourists) and hotel
Rates do not apply in Easter period.
2. Price does not include: extra taxes for cameras
and filming (requested in some places - e.g. the monasteries),
personal drinks off the boarding, tips (optional).
IN TRANSYLVANIA - 2017 RATES
lodging: 8 nights in rural guesthouses and 1 night
in hotel (on a double room basis occupancy)
- boarding: full board (as specified in the programme)
- entry tickets for the visits included in the
- transport and transfers in Romania by car, minibus
- all road and parking taxes
- transport of luggage
- English speaking attested tour guide
- hiling guide
- all taxes
on request for other group sizes or discounts
for children under 12