Transylvania is known for its associations with vampires, werewolves, superstition and supernatural.
Actually, this is not the fact at all. Transylvania is a land at the crossroads of civilisations,
with an unique cultural heritage and a charming natural landscape. Is not gloomy at all, but full of life and joy.
When someone is planning to visit this region in the central part of Romania, the first things appearing in search are the castles
( Bran Castle, Corvin Castle), the beautiful medieval cities ( Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov) and fortified churches. But, Transylvania
is more than that.
If the visitor wants to see real Transylvania, they should walk on out of the beaten path, to explore the countryside,
to walk on trails from one village to another, to venture on the low altitude meadows or high on the mountain pastures. This will reveal to
the traveller an unspoiled image of Transylvania, with colourful compact villages, rolling hills covered with wildflowers and haystacks or sheep flocks.
Also, if you want to get to know better the soul of a region, you have to meet its people and taste its local food. Not the one from restaurants, but the one people are eating every day.
Having this in mind, we designed this multi-day trip in Transylvania countryside , trying to cover all the aspects mentioned above: nature, culture and food.
Each of this day trips can combine walking in countryside with a delicious lunch, cooked with local ingredients in the village. Also, another ingredient we will
as to our tours is a short visit to an important landmark of the village, usually the church.
: This would be used as an introduction in the Transylvanian countryside, walking through 2 neighbouring villages, but very different: a Romanian one,
, in Marginimea Sibiului, and a Saxon one - Cisnadioara
, just beyond the hill. We will have the possibility to visit one of the oldest fortified churches in Transylvania and
also to have lunch at one of the guesthouses in the area. The track is around 10 kilometres long and it has 300 meters difference in altitude. The tour will start in Sibiu from where we will drive to the village of Rasinari.
: Trekking in the Carpathians mountains.
On this tour, we will drive from Sibiu to Paltinis sky resort from where we will start a track of about 12 kilometres, with a 600 meters difference in altitude.
Depending on the season, we will be able to see different wildflowers, birds, sheep flocks and admire the mountain landscape.
: Trekking around Biertan
, the Saxon village listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. On this tour,
we will drive from Sibiu to the beautiful village of Biertan where we will start a guided walk to the nearby villages of Copsa Mare. The track is around
10 kilometres long, and the difference in altitude is around 300 meters.
We will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the 2 villages, and at the end of the walk, we will be able to visit the fortified church of Biertan,
a fascinating example of lay fortifications mixing with Gothic religious architecture. At the end of the day, we can enjoy a cooked meal in the nearby
villages of Richis, with the possibility of organising a session of local wine tasting.
: Trekking around Jina
, the shepherds' villages hidden deep in the Carpathians, the last village of Marginimea Sibiului. This tour will take us to Jina
(50 minutes drive from Sibiu), where will have a walk in around the village (about 10 kilometres long, 300 meters difference in altitude). We will enjoy
the picturesque views of the village and the pastures filled with flowers or hay, depending on the season. At the end of the walking, we will be able to
visit the Shepherding Museum and enjoy a shepherd style lunch in the village
: Trekking around Boita
a village at the foothills of the Carpathian mountains, the first one of Marginimea Sibiului. This guided walk will take us to Boita
(30 minutes drive from Sibiu), where will have a walk around the village, passing through the neighbouring village of Talmacel (about 8 kilometres long, 300 meters difference in altitude). We will walk on
farming roads, but also unmarked paths to be able to see the marvellous views of the Olt Valley, at the entry in the Carpathian Mountains. We will be able to have a break in the village, to observe the vibe
of the community and also, we can stop for lunch at one of the guesthouses in Talmacel.
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