Transylvania walking and nature holiday in Romania

“Transylvania's glorious landscape was meant for exploring on foot and this hiking holiday combines miles of uninterrupted nature with comfortable guesthouse accommodation.”

Highlights

Carpathian Mountains | Vargyas Gorge | Harghita Mountains | The King's Stone | Piatra Craiului Mountain | Southern Carpathians | Rika | Attila the Hun's forest | Black Mountains | Csik Basin | Uzonka Furdo mineral water spa

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Responsible tourism

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Environment
We preserve values still largely unaffected by modern consumer society. Our region has remained under the spell of a centuries old harmony between the human community and nature itself. We are convinced that this is not merely one last remnant of a long forgotten world, but rather a sustainable model for a viable future. We focus on inherited values which we combine with the amenities of modern bathrooms and ecological heating systems. Human aspects and the respect of nature are always put in front of everything else.

All accommodations have been caringly restored and furnished with authentic antiques and textiles from the region. Our philosophy of restoring is characterised by utter respect for the textures and atmospheres of ancient buildings. The way we restore derelict houses is barely noticeable, rather would it seem that the buildings have aged gently and gradually without recent renovation.

We try to source and produce locally as much food as possible for our guests. Every location has its own vegetable garden and orchard. Milk, yoghurt and cheeses come from the village’s cows and sheep, and the honey from local bee-hives. All jams and preserves are prepared in our kitchens. The three-course meals with wine are prepared as of old by the cooks who have been passing down the recipes for generations. We also cater for vegetarians or special dietary requests.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

The entire staff are as local as ourselves (the host’s family has been documented here since 1252 AD), as we believe it would make little sense to import expatriates into the ancient communities our very aim is to preserve. We therefore might be a little less professional, yet perhaps all the more passionate about what we do.

Our Transylvanian walking & nature holiday provides employment for 6 families. Meals are prepared on site by local staff. Most of the food we serve is traditionally produced in the village and its surroundings. All our employees are local. We purchase most goods locally, even traditional building materials like handmade tiles, bricks and lime. Taxes are paid locally.

Our taxes help the local council to develop the village. Profit generated is re-invested directly in the restoration of our cultural heritage. Thus the entire village largely benefits from our undertaking.

We aim at restoring and preserving the historic architectural harmony of our village and its environment. The guest houses are part of the village and our guests become neighbours to the villagers for the length of their stay. We show our guests nature still in its unspoiled way. We monitor wildlife around the village and make the villagers understand why it is so important to preserve it. We promote sustainable tourism also by limiting the amount of rooms available.

Climate

4 Reviews of Transylvania walking and nature holiday in Romania

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Reviewed on 05 Oct 2018 by

The whole stay was excellent but the very best day was the horse and cart ride with barbecue. We also loved the remote rural position, the peace, the local produce (especially honey, apricot jam and raw milk), and the company of the other guests. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2015 by

The most knowledgeable guide I have ever had the privilege to meet, the stunning natural beauty, and the complete detachment from my day to day city life. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2012 by

It was wonderful. I was able to explore the scenery, the history and even meet some of the local people. The small number of people made the tours feel much more personal and the staff were warm and friendly. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Oct 2011 by

There were several very memorable aspects to my holidays. The walks/hikes and scenery in Romania was absolutely fantastic. I have never seen anything like it before.The scenery was stunning and the wild life even more stunning. Read full review

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