Via Transilvanica is a hiking route of almost 1000 kilometers starting from the north of the country, in Bucovina, crosses Transylvania and ends in the south, at the Danube, in Drobeta Turnul Severin. In Sibiu, it crosses the northern part of the county, joining Sighisoara with Medias and then continuing further on Valea Tarnavelor, as far as Alba county. The route can be crossed both on foot and by bicycle or on horseback. It is intended for all nature and hiking lovers, regardless of physical condition. In Sibiu County, Via Transilvanica has a length of almost 100 kilometers and is part of the sector called Tera Saxonum, because it crosses areas that were inhabited by Transylvanian Saxons. The route goes through dense forests, grasslands, agricultural land, country roads and charming old towns and villages.
The first stage of Via Transilvanica in Sibiu actually starts in Mures county, in Sighisoara. It can be almost 30 kilometers and 700 meters altitude difference,
if we decide to start in Sighisoara and end in Malancrav or we can choose the shorter option, only up to Floresti, 20 kilometers, with 500 meters
In both variants, we have the possibility to visit a sheepfold, where we will be able to serve the meal.
Accommodation in Floresti or Malancrav at one of the guest houses belonging to the Prince Charles Foundation - MET.
Objectives to visit: Bethlen Castle in Cris, the fortified churches in Stejareni and Malancrav, the evangelical church in Cris.
Villages traveled: Stejareni, Cris, Floresti, Malancrav
The route goes through oak forests, meadows, dirt or asphalt roads, in villages.
On the second stage of our Via Transilvanica tour in Sibiu we will cover the distance between Malancrav to Biertan. Depending on where we have finished the previous day,
this stage can have a few versions, of different lengths:
This is probably the easiest stage of Via Transilvanica: : 11 kilometres with 400 meters altitude difference between Biertan to Richis. Or if we start in Copsa Mare,
15 kilometres and 550 meters of climbing.
Accommodation in Richis: guesthouses or campsites
Objectives to visit: Fortified Churches in Biertan and Richis, vineyards,
Villages travelled: Biertan and Richis
The route goes through oak, beech, acacia forests, meadows, dirt or asphalt roads, in villages.
The last stage of our Via Transilvanica tours in Sibiu: : 20 kilometres with 450 meters altitude difference between Richis to Medias.
Accommodation in Medias: hotels, guesthouses or apartments for rent
Objectives to visit: Medias, the old town and the fortified church
Villages travelled: Richis
The route goes through oak, beech, acacia forests, meadows, dirt or asphalt roads, in Richis and Medias.