This tour is an unrespectable mix of the best activities you can do in Transylvania. It gives you the chance to discover in a short time the most beautiful treasures of this region. You will hike in the wild Carpathians Mountains which keep a natural beauty preserved from humans. So you can enjoy your trip as explorer who looks for the brown bear. You will travel through the history along the Middle-Ages in the medieval fortress still intact. You will also go one crusade to see the fortified Saxon churches. Last but not least, to go deeper into the Romanian traditions you will meet local people who will tell you stories and legends about their lives, ancestors and territory.
Day 1 Hiking & bear tracking in Székely Land
In the morning, we leave Cluj in the direction of the Eastern Carpathians. In about 2 hours we meet our ranger companion and we start hiking through one of the most savage reserves of the Carpathians. We will walk for some 6-7 hours looking for brown bear traces. 90 % chances to see the bear and 100% to find other wild animal traces like boar, deer and even wolf. Level difference: <800 m. Picnic with traditional food & palinca (plum brandy) included. Overnight in Sovata region. (For more information see the Bear tracking tour).
Day 2Discovering Székely Land
Early in the morning we will leave for Praid in order to visit the salt mine and take a hike in the salt canyon. The next stop is at the old pottery center of Corund. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the fortified church of Darjiu, which is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Overnight in Sighisoara.
In the morning we will take a tour of the Medieval fortress of Sighisoara. Later on, our first stop of the day will be in Malancrav to visit the most beautiful and the best preserved Transylvanian Gothic paintings. Following stop is in Biertan where we’ll find one of the greatest Transylvanian Saxon fortified churches. At our next stop in Richis we shall discover the history of his village, of the local community and of its fortified church. We will reach Cluj in the evening.