Category: Hiking testimonials experience tours in Romania

First trip with Charlie in Romania

I’ve hired a few professional guides over the years and Iulian is by far the best and the nicest I’ve come across. He’s totally competent and professional, which is what you pay for and expect, but you don’t often get the feeling that your guide is enjoying the programme as much as you. Iulian goes way beyond the call of duty. I can’t fault him in any way, and we certainly tested him! On top of having such a congenial guide, the Carpathians are a wonderful combination of really wild mountain country like you probably can’t find a… (>>>)

Hiking in East Europe Romania

Full of energy, full of useful information, a fully tailored experience; this was our ideal guide for a time-starved trip through Romania. Iulian not only provides everything you’d hope, he is also an outstanding character. I don’t remember ever experiencing such charm and magnanimity from someone I previously didn’t know. I plan to return to the Carpathians for this very reason, and I cannot emphasise enough how much our mountain experience, and Romanian experience, was enjoyable directly due to Iulian’s assistance (… (>>>)

Estonian hikers in Romania

We, 6 Estonian women, visited Fagaras Mountains with the help of Iulian in the beginning of July. Some of us had had experience in trekking in the mountains but in general we consider ourselves amateurs. We expected many Kodak, Pentax, Canon, etc. moments and to move around the Fagaras range as much as possible. Our expectations were fulfilled, even more; we learned a very good lesson. We were preparing ourselves going to Podragu chalet (from Balea) on our third day but it was pouring and even snowing. The wind wanted to fly us back to Est… (>>>)

Irish hikers in Piatra Craiului national park

Thanks Iulian for organizing such a great trip for us! Our guide was friendly, generous, flexible and professional at all times. Very difficult to organise such a trip without a guide. Mountains were spectacular, hikes varied, some challenging – some easy, as we requested.

June 2007 – Dick Delaney, Galway, Ireland… (>>>)

Dutch hikers in Piatra Craiului national park

The hiking tour in the national Parc Piatra Craiului was really a fantastic experience for all of us. It was tuff. But is was very rewarding as well. The steep parts of the tracks, the rock climbing and the gletchers gave us some trouble here and there. But at the samed time these were the highlights of the tour. Along of course with the great views of the area and yes! yes! yes! … the four bears (not beers) which we spotted from a short distance. Really great! We didn’t see a single human being for more than three days, that’s very unusual … (>>>)

Climbing Fagaras mountains

We enjoyed a fantastic trip hiking the mountains of Romania with Iulian Cozma in September 2006. Others have documented the beauty and rewards of climbing in this region, our comments are about Iulian. Iulian is a true professional who knows the mountains of Romania as only one who has spent years hiking and climbing there can. The behavior of the climate, terrain, trail, light, wind, fog, ice, and water are dynamically in his grasp at all times. This, together with his understanding of the skill and condition of the people hiking with … (>>>)

American hikers in Romania Fagaras mountain

Well in advance of a trip my wife, Susan, and I were planning to go to eastern Europe for some snowshoeing/winter hiking in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. We began looking for a guide. We are both experienced walkers and ordinairly don’t use guides or join groups because we enjoy the adventure of getting maps, guide books and the like to find our our own way. Because much of the geology in the areas we planned to visit includes limestone formations with caves and sink holes that could be hidden under snow, we opted to use a guide, at least o… (>>>)

Hiking in Retezat national park in Romania

Our trip in Romania during September, 2006 provided the perfect combination of cultural and hiking activities. I especially enjoyed hiking in the Fagaras Mountains to Varful Laitel and to and from the Podragu Cabana. All of the peaks in the Transylvanian Alps are spectacular. Highlights of the trip included lunch at your grandmother’s home and the farewell dinner in Bucharest. I also enjoyed visiting the towns of Sighisoara and Sibiu. There is so much wonderful history in such places. You are to be commended for organizing such a… (>>>)

South African hiker in Romania

In the late fall 2006 when I was on a business trip to Romania, I found I had a few days without any direct work activities, and I decided to try and book some hiking in the Carpathian Mountains, which I had always wanted to do. I found Iulian Cozma’s details on his web site, and in no time at all I had made contact and booked a short hiking trip with him. We met the day before, as arranged, in Brasov. I would like to say that immediately, any concerns that I had were alleviated by his very professional manner. The overriding impression that I rece… (>>>)

Weekendk hiking in Romania

Dear Iulian, I want to thank you for the wonderful day you arranged for me on Saturday. It was so much more than what I was expecting and I enjoyed every minute. I’m, looking foward to the next adventure. Best regards,

Heather Steil, Los Angeles, USA – 21 october 2006, Piatra Craiului Mountains hiking… (>>>)