Day Trip to Traditional Mountain Villages: Magura & Pestera

Marian With: Marian 9
Just outside of Brasov there is a magical place where traditional mountain villages spread across picturesque valleys are protected by towering mountains ! Unspoilt by civilisation and modern lifestyle, locals here still live as they used to 50 years ago. Let's go on a beautiful hike to explore the villages of Magura and Pestera, meet locals in th area and have a traditional & delicious lunch!


On certain days of the week this tour runs as a group tour.
Check the calendar to find out exact dates.

Moments to expect in the mountain villages tour:

  • Life in the Romanian countryside

    Life in the Romanian countryside

    We start our tour by driving into Piatra Craiului Natural Park, unmistakable with its rugged peaks scratching the sky. We visit the fascinating Bat Cave and then start our walk towards the village of Magura. On our way you will stop many, many times to admire the beautiful scenery and quiet, peaceful life here. Wave to villagers while seeing them at work or leisure, happy and contempt with living off the land!

  • Traditional Romanian cheese & lunch

    Traditional Romanian cheese & lunch

    We continue our walk - and work up an apetite - to the oldest guesthouse in the area, Curmatura Hut. But first we stop at a local farm for a tasting of branza de burduf: a Romanian cheese specialty smoked, kept in fir wood and matured. After this delicious treat, we continue to our lunch spot where we enjoy a traditional mountain meal prepared with fresh and locally-sourced produce from the area.

  • One last moment of peace & quiet

    One last moment of peace & quiet

    After lunch we make our way back to the car with a 1h walk crossing mellow hills and the village of Pestera. The simple and quiet life, beautiful natural scenery, friendly locals (& animals!) and delicious food will make your time in the Romanian countryside unforgettable! This tour is a great way to spend your day in Brasov and experience authentic Romanian culture!

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Tour price: 2 x €65
How it works
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Location details

  • Starting point: Brasov
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest International Henri Coanda Airport
  • Nearest train station: Brasov
  • Landscape: Hills, mountains, wide paths
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