Things to do in Transylvania – more than expected

Tired of touristy destinations? Come to Transylvania, in Romania, to discover this unique part of Europe, which is still untouched by the mass tourism.

Things to do in Transylvania - cycling

Explore this fantastic land on a bicycle or hike on the numerous trails scattered around the rolling hills and high mountains. The Carpathians are the third longest mountain range in Europe and Romania has 50% of them on its territory. So you can imagine the diversity of flora and fauna present around here.

Rhododendrons in Bucegi mountains

If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you can set your base camp in the beautiful city of Brasov and start exploring the beautiful mountain ranges around, all accessible all year round. From easy and relaxing trails to more demanding ones, Ciucas, Piatra Mare, Piatra Craiului, Postavaru and Fagaras mountains offer endless possibilities for everyone.

Things to do in Transylvania - hiking in Ciucas mountains

And Romania doesn’t have only nature and mountains. Because of the Saxon and Hungarian heritage, in Transylvania you can still find authentic villages with beautiful architecture and impressive fortified churches that withstood the test of time. Not mentioning the locals, who are among the friendliest and most hospitable people you’ll ever encounter.

Things to do in Transylvania - Viscri village and church

It’s this mix of cultures that makes Transylvania perfect if you’re looking to discover the local communities, their traditions, food and particularities. And, as the famous food vlogger Mark Wiens can confirm, we have delicious food!

Food in a local household

Being blessed with a lot of nature and untouched forests, Romania is home to the biggest population of brown bears (Ursus arctos arctos) in Europe. Although they can reach up to 400-450 kilograms in weight, they are not as aggressive as you might think. In fact, they are extremely cautious and generally avoid interactions with humans. This is why a bear watching tour in Romania, to one of the safe bear hides, situated in the wild, not in an enclosed area, is the best way of seeing these magnificent giants of the Carpathians, from just a few meters away.

Things to do in Transylvania - Bear watching tour in Brasov

If bears don’t impress you, try one of the bird watching tours in Romania. The Danube Delta offers many possibilities for birding enthusiasts and all day long boat tours if you want to take photos of migrating birds. The season starts somewhere in April – May and ends just before winter comes in.

Things to do in Transylvania - Sunset above Brasov

If you’re coming here with your family, it’s good to know that there are many activities that are suitable, even for the kids. They will definitely look away from their smartphones and enjoy the tours, caves and even a Dino park 🙂

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