Charming countryside in Transylvania
Charming old town in Sibiu
Hiking in Transylvania

Transylvania & Carpathian Mountains

Hiking like 100 years ago.

Your Carpathian walking holiday initially takes you to the old-Romanian shepherds villages Sibiel, Orlat and Rasinari. You walk through deciduous and coniferous forests, via alpine pads and mountain ridges. On the alpine pastures you come across shepherds with their flocks of sheep. The second part of the holiday takes you to Transilvania: Impressive chuch-castles, forgotten villages, where the time has stood still, but also encounters with Transilvanian Saxons turn this short walking holiday into a highly memorable experience. Highlights in addition to that are Schäßburg und Hermannstadt.


  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Transfer from Sibiu to Sibiel, idyllic located at the foot of the Cindrel, Sibiel is one of the most beautiful villages in Romania. Traps, stowed with hay and cows, which come from the meadow, are coining the picture of the village. Worth seeing is the Orthodox Church and the museum with old glass icons (glass painting).

Initially you walk into the quaint shepherds village Cacova. Worth noticing are the old, painted wayside crosses. Onwards via a side ridge of the Cindrel mountains and then you proceed downhill into the Zibinstal-valley with marvellous views. You spend the night in the ancient luberjack village Orlat.

approx. 6,5 hours
21 km
370 m
1.240 m

In the morning transfer up to the ‚Hohe Rinne’, in Romanian ‚Paltinis’, the former spa resort of the Transivlanian Carpathian society. After a short ascent via the ‚Wolfswiese’-meadow you reach ‚La Icoana’. Then onwards via meadows and high-altitude pastures, past the peaks of Tomnaticu, Grihan and Plaiul, you descend to the quaint shepherds village Rasinari. En route you enjoy stunning views over the Cindrel and the Fogarascher Mountains.

approx. 6,5 hours
21 km
370 m
1.240 m

Transfer to the Astra-openair-museum folllowed by a hiking tour to Hermannstadt. The three large squares lined by buildings dating back to the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque Era are very impressive. There is also a lot to discover in the lower town with its winding alleyways and stairs and the farmers market at the ‚Zibin’.

approx. 1,5 hours
6 km
0 m
0 m

Transfer through the wild-romantic valley ‚Harbachtal’ into the former wine-growing village Reichesdorf. The route leads you via Hetzelsdorf to the old bishop’s see Biertan. The impressive church-castle (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is - next to numerous imposing details - home to a late Gothic pictorial shrine. From the vineyards you enjoy a fabulous view onto the church-castle. .

approx. 4 hours
15 km
290 m
320 m

Walking tour to Malmkrog, where magnificent farm houses await. Formerly the village was owned by the nearby residing Hungarian aristocratic family Apafi and was located outside the ‚Königsboden’. You spend the night in lovely old guest houses, which used to be former farm houses.

approx. 5,5 hours
17 km
620 m
580 m

Short transfer to ‚Bethlenschlos’ in Kreisch, the most beautiful monument of Transilvanian Renaissance architecture. Then onwards via Peschendorf to Schäßburg/Sighisoara. The medieval city castle with its tower ‚Stundturm’, Drakula’s birth place and the mountain church – the ‚pearl of Transilvania’- is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.

approx. 5 hours
16 km
400 m
120 m

Tour character

Easy to medium level with walking tours of 1,5 to 6,5 hours. You walk over meadows and alpine meadows, past cows and through wonderful canyons. Those tours can be managed with good stamina without noteworthy experience.

Prices and events

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Season 1
May 10, 2018 - Oct 10, 2018
Transylvania & Carpathian Mountains 8 days, RO-SNWSS-08X
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Surcharge single room

Category: 2x 4****-hotels (Sibiu, Schäßburg), 5x guest houses of 3***-level and mountain hotels

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May 10, 2018 - Oct 10, 2018
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Transfer Schäßburg - Sibiu/Sibiel

Services and infos

  • 7 overnight stays as mentioned, breakfast included
  • 4 x half board
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to the program
  • Transfer from the airport/train station Sibiu to Sibiel
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Sibiu Airport (Hermannstadt) or arrival by train via Vienna, Budapest and Medias to Sibiu. Organised transfer to your arrival hotel, included in the tour price. 
  • Parking: hotel parking space in Sibiel, approx. EUR 20 per week, no reservation.
  • Return journey by train or by bus to Sibiu, or by train from Schäßburg to Vienna.
  • Organised transfser back to Sibiu/Sibiel, EUR 75 per transfer (1-3 people), reservation required, payable in advance.


  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
Franziska Schwaiger
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Franziska Schwaiger, Costumer service


4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Kurt Lechner AT | 24.03.2017
Tolle Erfahrung
Wir verbrachten eine tolle Zeit in der Natur. Die anfängliche Unsicherheit wurde uns durch die positiven Erfahrungen mit den Einheimischen sofort genommen.

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