Romania walking holiday

Explore the untouched nature and biodiversity, unique and fascinating villages
Classic / Combined / Cultural / Easy / Prahova Valley / Private & custom / Transylvania / Walking


With spectacular mountains, ancient legends and medieval landscapes, Romania is a 
breath-taking country where wolves, lynx and bears still wander!

An undiscovered gem yet, including one of Europe's last virgin forests, our country is home to the spectacular Carpathian Mountains with authentic scenery and wonderful hospitality and offering a genuine walking holiday off the beaten track.

 The wildlife of Romania hides in this priceless area covered with woods, meadows, rivers and villages. Virgin forests, meadows hiding unique plants and small insect not found in any other corner of Europe. In the lower area of Carpathians there are cultural and historical spots, including medieval citadels and fortress, fortified churches, as well as old traditional farms and orchards.

The pastoral landscapes are suitable for all level of hikers, from occasional travelers to enthusiasts and professionals. Families with kids, as well as passionate botanists would enjoy this rich variety of wildlife.
We have prepared for you pleasant hiking trails, mixed with Romanian culture and history stories, including local crafts, wine tasting, historical visits and traditional farms.

Join us in Dracula’s home as we unveil our Transylvania walking tour, where you will experience thrilling days on foot, including a delightful mix of culinary and cultural experiences. We’ll glide along pastoral landscapes inhabited by Szekler, Saxon and Romanian communities at the same time. You will pass historic architecture, preserved since the Middle Ages.

Although the Dracula legends of Transylvania are an obvious reason to visit this region, the walking opportunities and the friendly atmosphere guarantees this will be a unique and memorable adventure.

from 1,100.00 €
7 days/ 6 nights
Start / End:
signature boutique hotels, restored castle and traditional guesthouses
Activity level:
23 Jun. 2024
20 Oct. 2024


  • 7 days to discover the Saxon legacy, the culture and the traditions of this Medieval Area
  • Explore the untouched nature and biodiversity, unique and fascinating villages
  • Local culinary experience, ancient crafts & wine tasting experience
  • Guiding and assistance with professional guide
  • Splendid mix of mediaeval castles, incredible wildlife, and welcoming locals
  • Gothic, Baroque and Patrician buildings and the UNESCO-listed Viscri Saxon village

Day by day

On your first day you will be welcomed in Bucharest capital city where you will meet your guides and enjoy a short walking tour through the city center. En route, we can stop for a short coffee and walk to Peles Castle, the summer residence of King Carol. We’ll give you the option to enjoy a late afternoon walk in the surrounding area. In the evening you and your guides will go over your program for the following days over a glass of Romanian wine.
Overnight: Bran/Pestera villages Meals: welcome drinks Activity: Bucharest city tour or Peles Castle visit

After a refreshing breakfast we will take a 3-4 hours easy walking trail from Pestera to the charming village of Magura, a typical mountain village in south Carpathians with a splendid view of Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. In Magura we will have a picnic or home hosted lunch and then we will follow another path to descend to Moieciu or back to Pestera village where we started our hike. The second part is following two small rivers, but also pastoral meadows with a great variety of flowers and butterflies. Later on, we will visit Bran Castle – the Romanian Queen Mary favorite mountain resort. In the evening we will return to our accommodation.

Overnight: Bran/Pestera villages Meals: B, L Activity: 3-4 hours, ±300 m ascent

Today we have the option to take a route from Pestera village (Folea House) to the forest road going through Prapastiile Zarnestilor gorge and Curmatura Hut or have a transfer directly to Botorog Fountain and follow a nice hiking loop trail to Curmatura Hut.
Overnight: Bran or Pestera villages Meals: B,L Activity: hiking, 5-7 hours, ~700 m ascent

A short transfer (30 mins) after breakfast into the Postavarul Mountains to walk along the Sticlariei Valley and descend into the medieval old town of Brasov. From Tampa hill we will have a splendid panoramic view of old city of Brasov. We continue through the old quarter to reach the town square, surrounded by Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, where we will take lunch before visiting the Gothic 'Black Church' with its world-famous Buchholz organ and a rare collection of oriental carpets brought back from trading missions to the Ottoman Empire. After lunch, we will be transferred by car to Viscri village (1,5 hours drive). The little village became famous when Prince Charles of Wales decided to buy a property here, as part of a bigger project to promote the traditional Saxon life. If we still have time before dinner we may enjoy a visit to the local bricklayer or felt slippers workshop and admire the hundreds cows as they wander along the streets and pass into their driveways as they return home from the pastures.

Overnight: Viscri Meals: B,L Activity: walking tour, 3-4 hours, ~300m ascent

Today we start with an amazing and easy walk through the forested hills with wonderful views of the lush countryside of Saxon Transylvania. After a moderate walk of about 3-4 hours we will reach the secluded village of Mesendorf where our hosts will invite for some cheese tasting from the local farm and a local lunch. We continue our route to Sighisoara, again a UNESCO site, an old Saxon city, which is part of the “Siebenburgen” – the seven fortified cities network built in the 14th century by the Saxons colonists. Currently, it is one of the few medieval citadels still inhabited. We will explore the open squares and winding alleyways, admiring the medieval church, the Patrician houses and the guild towers (along with the famous clock tower). Late afternoon, a 40 minutes transfer takes us to the remote village of Cund and our rural hotel. The old traditional Saxon houses have been renovated, bringing a luxurious level to this hidden part of the world while, at the same time maintaining the harmony of local traditions. We’ll have dinner at the Valea Verde restaurant tonight, with our host Jonas Schaefer.

Overnight: Sighisoara/Cund Meals: B,L Activity: 4 hours hike to Mesendorf, Sighisoara city tour

Today we will experience the rural life around the small village of Cund or Biertan. Your idyllic hike route will pass from Cund village to the next village, across the hills. Then, we will be transferred by car to Villa Vinea winery for a wine tasting session and for lunch. Later on, a transfer will take us to our final destination – Sibiu (1.5 hours drive). Sibiu is a former European Cultural Capital – in 2007. We will have a short walking tour through Sibiu (visit the Old Town, the Medieval Fortress, the Big Square and the city sites). Farewell!

Overnight: Sibiu Meals: B, L Activity: Hiking 2 hours on hilly terrain, ~150m ascent, wine tasting session

In the morning you can take a short sightseeing trip to the open-air village museum Astra. The museum is built around 3 lakes in the Dumbrava Forest and features houses, churches, and water/windmills from all over Romania.

What si included


  • 6 nights 3-4* boutique accommodation (differs if optional days included)
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best and original accommodations.


  • all breakfasts, welcome drinks, snacks and lunches for all period
  • On our trip, you will sample the finest local delicacies from the region from the innovative to traditional dishes
  • Energising bars, fruits and hot drinks


  • Detailed trip description and programme, maps, GPX maps (on request)
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides (Romanian, English, French or German speaking possible)
  • Trekking poles


  • Tickets to several cultural and historical sights included in the itinerary
  • Local Taxes
  • Photos at the end on the ride

Not included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Alcoholic and additional drinks or meals during the programme
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Tips for your guide (5-10% trip price)
  • Individual travel Insurance for the trip (compulsory in order to be accepted for the tour)
  • Additional local guides, if required
  • Single room supplement
  • Wine tasting at Villa Vinea winery
  • All the other conditions are presented in the “Terms and conditions” document


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Dates & Prices

Please note this tour can also run anytime almost of the year between May and October, just contact us for your desired date. We recommend you book at least 1-2 weeks in advance.

The trip can also be booked on a budget style accommodation or for only 2 people for an additional fee, please ask us for a custom offer.


from 23 Jun 2024 to 29 Jun 2024 - 7 days/6 nights Book now
from 20 Oct 2024 to 26 Oct 2024 - 7 days/6 nights Book now


Price EUR/person/net price Bike rental not included Bike rental included Single room supplement
starting from € 1100 € not applicable € 299
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