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Transylvania Hiking Tour

Country: Romania
City: Sibiu
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Hiking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Sibiu

Arrival in Sibiu. Meeting with the english speaking tourguide at the airport. From here the group will be transfered to Rasinari. Accommodation for 5 nights in a family guest house 3*. Welcome Dinner with an introduction to the theme of our tour, made by your guide.

Day 2: Rasinari – Fantanele – Sibiel (4 - 5 hours hiking)

After exploring Rasinari, a curious village of shepherds (here we will visit the Orthodox Episcopal Church, which exterior is covered in paintings) we will go to Sibiel. Afterwards we hike on the Fantanele mountain . After a break in a rustic cabin in the mountains, we head back to Sibiel, where we visit the Museum of Icons and where a hearty dinner with romanian specialties awaits us . Of course, we cannot spare a glass of tuica (romanian housemade brandy) .

Day 3: Rasinari – Magura Peak – Cisnadioara (5 - 6 hours hiking)

All day long we hike: from the village Rasinari, which got its name from the resin collectors (resin = rasina) we head to the “Rose Garden”, at about 1100 meters above the sea level and to the Magura Peak at the hight of 1300 meters. From here we have a great view over Transylvania. On our way to Michelsberg (Cisnadioara,) we´ll reach the “Half-Stone” with fossils from the Limestone Age. Next we visit then the roman basilica in Cisnadioara, a typical Transilvanian Saxon village. Dinner at a peasant family in Rasinari. We return afterwards to Rasinari with a horse carriage.

Day 4: Paltinis – Rasinari (5 - 6 hours hiking)

Early in the morning we go by bus to Paltinis (Hohe Rinne), the highest situated 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 = the European Capital of Culture 2007

We will drive to Sibiu with regional means of transport. Sibiu is the city nearby. There you have a guided tour on foot in the old city, where you will get to know the sights of the European Cultural Capital 2007. In the afternoon you have free time. You can take a walk trough the city, you can visit the Village Museum, you can also go to take a bath in the salt lakes of Ocna Sibiului (Salzburg). Dinner and overnight in Rasinari.

Day 6: Rasinari – Balea Lac – Sighisoara – Biertan (3 hours hiking + 180 km driving)

Today we leave the region of Sibiu and go to the highest Carpathians Mountains of Romania: the Fagaras Mountains. Trip to the Balea glacial lake (2.033 m). We can expect wonderful views on our approximately 2 - 3 hour hike. After a picnic break at the Balea Waterfalls we continue our trip to Sighisoara (Schäßburg) passing through Trappold (Apold), where we visit the fortified church. In Sighisoara, the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe, we will see the 64 m high Clock Tower, the landmark of the city, and the Museum of History (inside), among others. We will see Vlad Draculs birthplace and climb the Covered Staircase until we reach the Church on the Hill. Behind the church, under some old trees, you can visit the cemetery of the hill, which is probably the most beautiful in Transylvania. Dinner and accommodation for 2 nights at the Pension in the fortified church of Biertan (Birthälm) .

Day 7: Biertan & the Transylvanian Saxons (4 - 5 hours hiking)

In the morning we explore the impressive fortified church of Biertan with its three defensive walls (UNESCO world cultural heritage). 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 with some grilled specialities.

Day 8: Biertan – Medias – Sibiu (80 km driving)

We will drive through Medias back to Sibiu (Hermannstadt). Arrival in Sibiu at about 13.00 o´clock.

Included services:

  • English speaking specialized guide for hiking from/to Sibiu
  • All transfers according to the program (privat transfers and local transport)
  • 7 x accommodation in verry nice 3* 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
  • Entrances according to the program
  • Info material, Romania map and Carpathian map

Not included (Optional):

  • Single room supplement
  • Arrival/departure by flight or train or bus
  • Photo fees
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks or other private costs (souvenirs etc.)


  • The price and tour are guaranteed starting from 4 participants
  • We can do the tour also for 2 participants; for this we will calculate a new price
  • On request we can send you the prices in USD, GBP or PLN
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