Day Trip to Traditional Mountain Villages: Magura & Pestera

Marian With: Marian 18
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 the area and have a traditional & delicious lunch!


Moments to expect in the mountain villages tour:

  • Life in the Romanian countryside

    Life in the Romanian countryside

    We start our tour by driving from Brasov 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!

  • The most picturesque area in Romania

    The most picturesque area in Romania

    This valley between Piatra Craiului Mts and Bucegi Mts with village houses dotting the hills is probably the most picturesque area to go hiking in Romania. Absolutely stunning!

  • Traditional Romanian cheese & lunch

    Traditional Romanian cheese & lunch

    After our hike we stop at a local guesthouse for a well-deserved lunch! First, we do a tasting of Romanian cheeses typical for the region, including the rare branza de burduf: a smoked cheese specialty kept in fir wood and matured - uniquely delicious! Our lunch will be a traditional mountain dish prepared with fresh, tasty 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!

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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