Day Trip to Traditional Mountain Villages: Magura & PesteraWith: Marian 9
What you need to know about the trip to traditional mountain villages:
- A private or small group day trip starting from Brasov in the morning. Duration 9-10 hours
- Included: guidance from a licensed mountain guide, transport by car, visit to the Bat Cave in Piatra Craiului National Park, cheese tasting, traditional lunch with eco products Not included: other drinks and meals
- We'll do a light hiking tour to explore this beautiful area: 5h in total, easy-to-medium difficulty, up to 12 km
- The villages of Magura and Pestera at 1,000m altitude will give you an unforgettable and authentic glimpse into Romanian countryside life!
- You will sample a unique type of cheese made only in this area matured and kept in fir tree bark, before enjoying a traditional lunch with simple, fresh and organic products!
Dress warmly: sturdy and waterproof hiking shoes and warm clothes or wind/rainproof jacket recommended. Route may be changed due to weather conditions.
Complimentary pick-up can be offered for this tour/activity (as specified on the tour). If you require this service please mention in the booking request
Check the calendar to find out exact dates.
Moments to expect in the mountain villages tour:
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
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
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!
- Starting point: Brasov
- Nearest airport: Bucharest International Henri Coanda Airport
- Nearest train station: Brasov
- Landscape: Hills, mountains, wide paths
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