3 independent reviews for Romania walking holiday, self guided

Reviews for Romania walking holiday, self guided

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review 6 Jun 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The whole holiday was excellent, the walking was obviously our highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take a flower book, there were so many we could not recognise. We were a group of four vegetarians, the food was fantastic whether you were a meat eater or not. All thoughtfully prepared.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

All accommodation was run locally with products purchased in nearby towns and villages.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Amazing, we had great fun.

review 30 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

This was a great walking holiday. Hard to pick a most memorable....The country was really beautiful.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The walk directions were particularly good. The last day surprisingly hard! Take walking poles and good boots as some sections quite muddy.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We always stayed with local people and ate locally.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great holiday. Romania is a beautiful country. The people were always friendly and helpful. Our accommodation was always clean and comfortable. We ate well and the walks were very good...varied terrain. Definitely recommend use of walking poles... The walk directions were very good and we managed perfectly...except for one slight detour. Romania is well worth a visit.....Bran Castle and Rasnov Citadel added value....we also spent a couple of days in Bucharest...highly recommended.

review 14 Aug 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We were bowled over by the unspoilt Romanian countryside. No tractors or combined harvesters, just people creating hay stacks using pitch forks, horses and wooden carts being used for transport and horses dragging logs down from the forest. Each place we stayed was interesting in its own right and visits to the Black church in Brasov and Bran Castle added to the holiday.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Unfortunately, or fortunately, we didn't see any bears on the walk. We found out that there are viewing platforms where feeding areas can be watched at a safe distance. Might be worth staying an extra day to go and see the bears. We also enjoyed our few days at the end of the walk visiting Sibiu and Sighisoara (especially the fortified churches near the latter).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the tourism that walking holidays such as this are obviously helping the local community, though Transylvania itself is one of the better off areas in Romania. We met lots of friendly local people including confident optimistic young people, a lot of whom spoke good English which they had learned from the TV (explained some of the american accents)

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. A moderate walk which left plenty of time and energy to relax and chat to the local people.

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