Choosing Transylvania as a tourist destination is relatively new for
most tourists although the country offers an enormous variety of landscapes,
wildlife, historical and cultural highlights and folklore. A few dozen sites are on the
World Heritage List. Especially tourists who prefer a holiday away from an overcrowded
beach or resort will find in Transylvania what they are looking for. The rural part of the country
hardly changed over the last 50 years and tradition,
culture and folklore are still fully integrated and visible in daily life
in the numerous villages in Transylvania, Bucovina and Maramures.
The many fortified- or wooden churches, castles and fortresses, monasteries and wooden homesteads make that the country
looks like an open air museum.
The nature in the mountains is practically unspoiled and several micro climates
didn't even change since the last Ice Time. Transylvania has Europe's
biggest density of large carnivores as brown bear, wolf and lynx. There
are numerous larger and smaller nature reserves and nature parks.
We've included a video clip
All over the country new hotels are built and there is a fine choice for every
budget. Numerous rural tourism associations offer guestrooms. Romanian people are known for their hospitality and are eager to welcome
to share for a while what they have with the visitors.
guestroom in Sancraiu
pension in Rachitele
Most of our trips
take place in the "Apuseni Mountains". The name might sound
new or unknown to most tourists. They are also called "The Western
Carpathians" and are part of the Carpathian
Mountains and offer a big variety of landscapes on a relative small surface.
The greatest advantages are that they are easy accessible because of the
thousands of kilometer of forestry roads. Forest alternates with open pastures
and splendid panorama's appear after each ridge. The mountains are inhabited
and there are villages up to 1200 meter. The
people offer good accommodation in guestrooms or holiday houses. Hiking is
relatively easy because there are huge plateau's and you don't have to go up
and down several times a day.
The Apuseni Mountains offer also great
opportunities for sportive people. A big part of the region is limestone.
There are numerous canyons, hundreds of caves and a splendid and unique fauna
and flora. In summer 2004 a large part of the Apuseni Mountains was declared
Besides the Apuseni Mountains we offer
trips in Maramures, Bukovina, the Southern Carpathians and the heartland of