Experience the countryside in Romania – a hands-on vacation

Traveling is most of the time about the experiences we have and the people we meet. It does not happen very often to remember very well the museums we visit but we happily think about the cooking lessons, the hiking trails, the hosts and locals we have met during our trips. Because we love these types of experiences, all our guided tours in Romania include moments like this. Below you will find only a couple of examples of experiences that you can enjoy in the countryside in Romania.

Learn how to bake a traditional bread in Transylvania

In Hoghiz village in Transylvania you can meet a woman that bakes tens of big breads every morning. If you are interested you can take part in the process and learn the recipe. It is not any type of bread but a special local recipe, slowly cooked on a hard cover. Back in the days, people used to keep this type of bread in the basement for months.

Bread making in Hoghiz – Check it out on Instagram

Also in the saxon villages of Transylvania and especially in Criț you can take a cooking lesson and learn how to make “lichiu”  – this is a local recipe for a sweet pastry.

Saschiz village – Check it out on Instagram

Pottery in Transylvania and Oltenia de sub munte

Romania is famous for its colorful pottery and you can learn how to do it also in many places but we recommend Saschiz village (Transylvania) and Horezu (Oltenia de sub munte). Here you can try to replicate some of the traditional patterns or you can be creative and make your own design on a mud plate and take it home with you as a souvenir.

Pottery in Saschiz – Check it out on Instagram

Be a farmer in Penteleu Mountains

If you are nostalgic about your childhood when you used to spend your holidays in the countryside with your grandparents or you want to experience the Romanian farm life for the first time, you can do it in Buzau county, at a local farm. You can feed the chickens, ducks, the goats, milk the cows and clean the stables. At the end of a very exhausting day, you will be invited to enjoy the delicious farm food and the clean mountain air.

Penteleu farm – Check it out on Instagram

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