8-Day Hiking Tour through the Carpathian Mountains from Sibiu
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8-Day Hiking Tour through the Carpathian Mountains from Sibiu
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8-Day Hiking Tour through the Carpathian Mountains from Sibiu

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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.
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  • 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
Not included
  • Single room supplement
  • Arrival/departure by flight or train or bus
  • Photo fees
  • 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


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