Value Tour – Active in Transylvania: hidden gems, hiking and good food

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Overview Active in Transylvania: hidden gems, hiking and good food – guided tour

Welcome to a tour packed with so many wonderful things: hiking off the beaten track, beautiful home made food, cultural aspects, rural experiences.

Where: Transylvania
Highlights: hidden gems, hiking off the beaten path, food experiences, cultural aspects, photography
Available: July – October
Departure point: Bucharest
Recommended for: couples, families, small groups of friends
Customizable: yes

Detailed program – Active in Transylvania: hidden gems, hiking and good food

Day 1: Pick up from the airport (optional).

Accommodation in Bucharest (3 star/4 star hotel)

Day 2: Bucharest – Cheia – hiking in Ciucas Mountains 

Early start from Bucharest and drive to Ciucas Mountains, part of the Carpathians. This is a full day of beautiful hiking on forest trails and mountain ridges.

Accommodation in Cheia (3 star guesthouse)

Day 3: Cheia – hiking in Ciucas Mountains – Magura village

We start the day with a delicious breakfast. Later, we go for another hike and we aim for the highest peak in these mountains, Ciucas Peak (1954 m). Don’t forget your camera, the views will be breathtaking! In the late afternoon you will be transferred to Magura village.

Accommodation in Magura village (3 star guesthouse)

Day 4: Magura village – hiking in Piatra Craiului national park

A hike in the beautiful Piatra Craiului national park is not to be missed. Today we’ll explore beautiful trails, go through a gorge and make a stop at a charming mountain hut.

Accommodation in Magura village (3 star guesthouse)

Day 5: Magura – Bran area (visit Bran castle) – hiking in Moeciu area – Sibiel

Today we say Goodbye to the quiet Magura village and we move to Bran and Moeciu area. Benefiting from beautiful, rural landscapes, these areas are perfect for day hikes. The first stop is the famous Bran castle, followed by a hike on the rolling hills.
Later in the afternoon we drive to Sibiel.

Accommodation in Sibiel village (3 star guesthouse)

Day 6: Sibiel – hiking at Balea Lake – Carta monastery visit – Sibiel

The breakfast at Maria’s is plentiful and delicious; after such a breakfast some hiking is required thus you will be transferred to Balea Lake, on the Transfagarasan, for some spectacular hiking. After the hike we will visit the Cistercian abbey at Carta.

Accommodation in Sibiel village (3 star guesthouse)

Day 7: Sibiel – Sibiu visit and shopping – day at your leisure

This is a chill out day, in Sibiu. Sibiu, former capital of Transylvania, is a mixture of old and new: beautiful architecture, museums, concert venues, charming squares. After your tour in the old part of the city you will have time for shopping and downtime.

Accommodation in Sibiel village (3 star guesthouse)

Day 8: Sibiel – Geoagiu – Ramet circuit

We leave Sibiel and head to Geoagiu village, in Trascau Mountains. Todays’s menu is: hiking in Ramet area, charming and rural landscapes, a visit at the local pub at the end of the tour. What do you think?

Accommodation in Geoagiu(2 star guesthouse)

Day 9: Geoagiu – Ighiel lake and Ciumerna plateau – Geoagiu

We like it off the beaten path. Today we will do a hike to Ighiel Lake and the beautiful Ciumerna area.

Accommodation in Geoagiu (2 star guesthouse)

Day 10: Geoagiu – Rametea hiking – Salciua

Active day in the beautiful Hungarian village, Rametea, part of the UNESCO heritage. We will also visit the ethnographic museum and pay a visit to the local pub (that’s where the gossip is). Drive to Salciua in the late afternoon/evening.

Accommodation in Salciua (3 star guesthouse)

Day 11: Salciua – Scarisoara ice cave – Dumesti and Geamana Lake

Today’s highlights include the Scarisoara glacier in Apuseni Mountains, Dumesti area (great for photography) and the hidden gem at Geamana.

Accommodation in Salciua (3 star guesthouse)

Day 12: Salciua – drive to Bucharest.
Transfer to the airport or accommodation in Bucharest.

End of program.

IMPORTANT: The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.

Price upon request.

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