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Choice of morning or afternoon departure
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Day 1: Arrival in Sibiu Arrival in Sibiu. Meeting our English speaking tour guide at the airport. Transfer to Rasinari. Accommodation for 5 nights in a family guest house 3*. Dinner in Sibiu. Day 2: Rasinari – Fantanele – Sibiel (4 - 5 hours hiking) After exploring Rasinari, a village of shepherds, we will go to Sibiel. Afterwards we hike on the Fantanele Mountain. After a break in a rustic cabin in the mountains, we go back to Sibiel, where we visit the Icon Museum and where a dinner with Romanian specialities is waiting for us. Day 3: Rasinari – Magura Peak – Cisnadioara (5 - 6 hours hiking) All day long we hike: from the village Rasinari we head to the “Rose Garden”(1100 m) and to the Magura Peak (1300 m ). On our way to Cisnadioara we´ll reach the “Half-Stone” with fossils from the Limestone Age. Next we visit then the Roman basilica in Cisnadioara. Dinner at a peasant family in Rasinari where we return with a horse carriage. Day 4: Paltinis – Rasinari (5 - 6 hours hiking) Early, in the morning, we go by bus to Paltinis, the highest health resort in Romania (1.400 m). This is the starting point for an approximately 6 hour hike in the Cindrel Mountains. Our route leads us from Paltinis, trough Oncesti and Tomnaticu to Rasinari. On the way we stop for a picnic at the Wolf Garden. Dinner in Rasinari. Day 5: Sibiu We will drive to Sibiu with regional type of transport. There you have a sightseeing guided walking tour of the city. Free time in Sibiu. Dinner and overnight in Rasinari. Day 6: Rasinari – Balea Lac – Sighisoara – Biertan (3 hours hiking + 180 km driving) Today we will go to the highest Carpathians Mountains of Romania: Fagaras Mountains. Trip to the Balea glacial Lake (2.033 m). We can expect wonderful views on our 2 - 3 hours hike. After a picnic break at the Balea Waterfalls we continue our trip to Sighisoara, the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe. Here we will see the 64 m high Clock Tower and the Museum of History. We will see Vlad Dracul`s birthplace and climb the Covered Staircase until we reach the Church on the Hill. Dinner and accommodation for 2 nights at the Pension in Biertan. Day 7: Biertan & the Transylvanian Saxons (4 - 5 hours hiking) In the morning we explore the UNESCO fortified church of Biertan. Then we`ll take a walk around the hills that form a unique landscape between the villages of the Transylvanian Saxons. On the way we have a picnic and we´ll visit some fortified churches. For dinner there will be barbeque in the courtyard of the castle. Day 8: Biertan – Medias – Sibiu (80 km driving) We will drive through Medias back to Sibiu. The arrival time is about 1 PM.
English-speaking specialized guide for hiking from/to Sibiu
All transfers according to the program (private transfers and local transport)
7 x accommodation in very nice 3-star guesthouses (double-room with own bathroom)
Full board: 7 x breakfast, 6 x picnic (at lunch), 7 x dinner (3 course menu and water)
1 x dinner at a Romanian peasant family in Sibiel
1 x dinner at a Saxon peasant family in Cisnadioara
1 x transfer with the Romanian traditional horse wagon
Info material, Romania map and Carpathian map
Single room supplement
Arrival/departure by flight or train or bus
Alcoholic drinks or other private costs (souvenirs, etc.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Minimum age is 18 years
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately