Transalpina Road Trip & Cooking Lessons from Villagers

Ioana With: Ioana 2
A great way to experience Romanian rural life: we travel to a beautiful village at the base of Carpathian Mts to stay in an authentic household with orchard, outdoor oven, fully-stocked pantry and stable with friendly animals! Learn from friendly villagers how to cook old recipes using home-grown ingredients, admire an ethnographic collection and take a trip on Transalpina Road!


Moments to expect during the Transalpina Road & Cooking with Locals Trip:

  • Learn how to make the traditional Romanian desert 'cozonaci'

    Learn how to make the traditional Romanian desert 'cozonaci'

    If the group consists of min 3 people, we will make cozonaci. If less, other recipes!
    We will prepare the ingredients, knead the dough, cook the special stuffing with raisins and walnuts and see the final process of putting the "cozonaci" in the oven. In the meantime, we hear the stories behind the celebrations that have "cozonac" as a central dish (Easter, Christmas, weddings, baptisms) while tasting traditional drinks (plum brandy, sour cherry liqueur) and local dishes (aperitifs, soup, broth, polenta and smoked sausages). And, of course, cozonac for desert.

  • Stay in a typical Romanian guesthouse

    Stay in a typical Romanian guesthouse

    You'll stay in a traditional Romanian household, with private bathroom, private entrance, linings, everything else needed to make your stay pleasant - including friendly hosts and delicious food from their garden!

  • Learn about traditional Romanian hand-made costumes

    Learn about traditional Romanian hand-made costumes

    We will visit the private museum of Daciana Ungureanu, a local artist who inherited from her family many traditional Romanian objects. Two of the dowry coffers of the collection are full of costumes from the region of Otenia which are hand made with old lace. Extremely fine pieces, they are woven in amazing colors and details using various techniques and materials. "I do not have enough words to describe them, you must see them.", says Daciana who is very happy to receive guests.

  • 1800m view from Transalpina - also known as 'Devil's Pathway'

    1800m view from Transalpina - also known as 'Devil's Pathway'

    Transalpina is the highest mountain road in Romania linking the region of Oltenia to Transilvania. We will follow the road to it's highest point at 1800m and admire the splendid scenery from above the clouds.

Tour price: 2 x €306
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Location details

  • Starting point: Bucharest
  • Nearest airport: Henri Coanda Bucharest
  • Nearest train station: Gara de Nord Bucharest Railway Station
  • Landscape: Countryside, mountains

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