Euan’s Travel Review: Hiking in Romania

Bran Castle in Romania
Bran Castle in Romania
Euan's travel companions enjoy the view while hiking in Romania.Euan's travel companions enjoy the view while hiking in Romania.

At UTracks we make it a habit to ask about your experiences upon returning from your active holiday with us. We do this via an online survey and each traveller is free to decide if they like to provide a holiday review. In May this year, we received Euan’s form and we thought the type of feedback he provided us with, could be very helpful for those that are considering to go hiking in Romania’s Transylvania area (made famous by Dracula’s Bran Castle). He was kind enough to share some of his images as well, so here you go. We hope you enjoy his travel review.

This 6 day Transylvania Castles and Mountains self guided walk was absolutely fantastic from start to finish and I could recommend it to anyone looking for something slightly out of the ordinary.
Bucegi Mountains are home to a diverse range of landscapesBucegi Mountains are home to a diverse range of landscapes. The Transylvania hiking trip finishes in the charming town of Brasov. The Transylvania hiking trip finishes in the charming town of Brasov.

The Region of Romania

Transylvania is a mountainous area of forests, streams, and lush meadows with people living in remote villages and carrying on a lifestyle that reminded me of England in the 1950s, cutting crops by hand and travelling by horse and cart.

The Hiking

The ridge walks are spectacular, most of the climbs and descents are reasonable with one or two challenges, and the tracks and paths are well marked for the most part.

The Accommodation

The guesthouse accommodation and food was excellent, and the hospitality outstanding.

The UTracks Service

The pre-trip information was very comprehensive, although a map of the route would have been helpful before we got there, and the travel arrangements worked as planned with our bags waiting for us each evening. The walking guide times and distances were pretty accurate, and the recommended holiday budget of 600 lei per person was spot on.

Review in a Nutshell

This trip combines the challenges of walking and map reading with the excitement of seeing part of a country once under control of the old Soviet bloc.

Euan’s Tip

We stayed an extra night in the ancient town of Brasov - strongly recommended - as is the whole trip.

Well done UTracks.

Curious to learn about the trip that Euan wrote his travel review about? Find all details on the Transylvania Castles & Mountains walking holiday here.

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