A wonderful combination of good walking, interesting wildlife, spectacular scenery and culture. Iulian proved to be the best possible guide – thoughtful, selfless, organised and highly knowledgeable and informative. Don’t go to the Fagaras Mountains without him!
William Stock, England, August 2003, Fagaras Mountains main ridge, from Urlea Chalet to Bircaciu Chalet… (>>>)
Hiking the Fagaras Mountains is like entering in a world of natural beauty. Even with an average altitude of only a little more than 2000 meters the mountains are sometimes rough. Beginning at the hilly part in the east, you sonly let the last trees behind you and reach the ridge, from where you can almost see (with a little imagination) the whole trail. Hiking the ridge trail is an extraordinary experience. On the right there are the steep valleys on their bottom you can see the mountain villages (in Romania the mountain villages are appa… (>>>)
I should begin by describing how I came to meet Iulian. I was travelling alone in Romania, and at this point in my trip I was at the beginning of a three-day hike in the Fagaras Mountains. We met at the Simbata Chalet. It seems that Iulian had been hired by two young men from France, and from what I understood through conversation with them, I learned that they had hired Iulian as a guide for the full duration of their trip in Romania. Iulian took care of all the planning, lodging and meals and on top of that, he had extensive experience hiking in t… (>>>)
I went in Romania during three weeks, in August and September 2001. I get in touch with Iulian by e-mail, and we planed the tour together. I decided to be with him during the first ten days, with a friend of mine.We agreed that all the accommodation, the meals and the information would be provided by Iulian. The first five days, we hiked in Fagaras mountains from chalet to chalet. During this trek, we rose to the higher pick of Romania (Moldoveanu peak, 2543 m).The five last days were devoted to visit the most interesting places of Transylva… (>>>)
Merci de nous avoir mis en relation avec Iulian Cozma; il nous a été pour nous quatre un guide parfait, en premier lieu au plan de la randonnée en montagne mais aussi aux plans des visites culturelles et des contacts avec la population du pays. N’hésitez pas à la recommander pour de tels programmes.
Merci encore. Yves Gonnord, J.F. Laurensberge, France, august 2001… (>>>)
I was very pleased to be asked to write this recommendation. I “discovered” Iulian via his website and all our communication was by email. I led a party of 11 for a four day trip to Romania with the emphasis on walking. Iulian was not only an experienced mountain guide. He stayed with us from morning until night and he was enormously helpful in enabling us to avoid all the pitfalls of travel in a genuinely foreign country. He arranged to meet us at the airport with a minibus, took us to the good accommodation he had arranged and stayed with … (>>>)
I visited Romania on a tour organised by Iulian Cozma to his homeland, a country largely fresh and un-exploited by tourism. My advice would be to visit while it is still such good value for money. The people are friendly, the food and wine excellent, the sights intriguing, and the scenery breathtaking.
Terry Ashton. may 2001… (>>>)
My father, my brother and I spent eight fully magically & excited days in Romania during the last September with Horia’s accompany and guidance, I will be glad to share with you our great experience, but first I wish to thanks you from the bottom of my heartת for more than two years of friendship, since the moment we first contacted you, and till the travel while we could always feel your fingerprint.
Horia, our hiking guide, opened for us a window to Romania, every day he leaded us professionally at Bucegi, Fagaras and Piatra mare … (>>>)