Active holiday in Transylvania: perfect mix of nature and culture.

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Start planning your holiday in Transylvania! There is magic in this historical land nested safe within the Carpathian curvature. All around, the modern cities and villages seem to be stuck in a time loop since medieval times. And there is no better way to experience them than by walking, hiking or biking. 

 - Outdoor Activities in Romania

 - Outdoor Activities in Romania

Transylvania is a great mix of nature and culture. You should come and explore the communities that keep traditions alive, working in tandem with the nature around them. In the next paragraphs we’ll share our tips and recommendations. 

Urban adventures

Firstly, take your map out and make sure your holiday in Transylvania includes at least one of these cities: Brașov, Sighișoara, Cluj or Brașov. Either of them will make for a great home base from which to go on and explore the region. All of them have wonderfully preserved medieval city centres dating from the XVI th to the XVIII th centuries. It is a great mix of both worlds, you can take in all that history while sipping on a Starbucks latte.

E-bike through saxon villages

Transylvania boasts the highest numbers of existing fortified churches from the XIII th to XVI th centuries. With different architectural style, some spread out around the area but a lot are clustered in a 30 mile radius between Brașov and Sighișoara. That’s a full fun day on an E-bike – take 2 or 3, there is much to see. 

 - Outdoor Activities in Romania

 - Outdoor Activities in Romania

Drive the Transfăgărășan

Take half a day to drive up and down the Transfagarasan road piercing through the Făgăraș Range near Sibiu. Called the Greatest Road in the World by the team at Top Gear, we’ll let them explain why. 

Spend the night in a traditional home

Old XV th century houses are reconditioned and turned into quaint little inns, keeping the flavour but updating to today’s comfort. Immerse yourself in the experience by spending the night in one of these traditional homestays. Our first picks are Mesendorf Gasthaus and Valea Verde Resort in Cund. 

Hiking in the Carpathians

Any day is a good hiking day! Wherever you are in Transylvania you have a mountain trail starting nearby. You don’t need detailed planning ahead but don’t forget to lay aside at least one day for a hike. We recommend Ciucaș Mountains, Piatra Craiului or Moeciu-Bran area in Bucegi. 

 - Outdoor Activities in Romania

 - Outdoor Activities in Romania

Lastly, we must check the obvious – Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s lair. This is a must see even if you disregard the legend. A mighty fortress built on top of a huge rock formation with a backdrop of the Bucegi Mountains. It leaves you breathless with or without the vampires 😉

Give us a call or an email and we can start planning your holiday in Transylvania. We create a flow that ensures you get to see as much as possible, in the best way possible. Here’s an example. 

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