Category: testimonials

Ossies hiking in Romania

Julian gave us good service before we even met. He kept in touch by e-mail, promptly responding to our queries regarding our traveling arrangements. He was able to avert a likely disaster by alerting us to an airline timetable change and helped us formulate an alternative travel plan. This even involved him travelling to Bucharest from Brasov in order to meet us at the airport. A taxi took us to the train station where he negotiated the purchase of train tickets (which would have been difficult and time-consuming for us on our own) and he … (>>>)

Skitouren in Rumänien Fagaras-Berge

Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie reisen im Februar in die Karpaten. Klar, zum Skifahren. Und – genauso klar – das war unser Problem: Kein Schnee. OK, ein bisschen schon. Aber eindeutig zu wenig. Die Pisten waren abgeschabt bis runter auf eine duenne Schicht, darunter Eis, teils Stein und Erde. Keine Aussicht auf Neuschnee. Da sassen wir in unserer Huette. Was tun, bevor der Lagerkoller kommt? S.O.S an Iulian! Im Nu hatte er ein skifreies Tagesprogramm für uns entworfen und rollte im wahrscheinlich neuesten, bequemsten und bestpolie… (>>>)

Swedish skier in Romania

Skiing in Balea Lac, Fagaras Mountains – a thrilling adventure. This is the story of one of the best days in my skiing life. In the middle of March 2007, I was staying with some friends on a mountain hotel in Balea Lac in Transylvania. There were only one option to come to the hotel and that was to use the cabin. During the summer there is normally an open road, but during our stay it was buried in lots of snow. Beside the skiing adventure I must highlight the amazing cultural experience with excellent local food and drinks. Morning The alarm o… (>>>)

Ski touring and free ride at Balea Lake in Romania

Skiing in Bale Lac, 2007. We are a group of Engineers from Sweden who like to try out new ski places in the world. After skiing in places in Norway, the US (Park City and Vail) we decided to try something new. Out of the blue came a suggestion, Romania. So Romania it was although most of us new very little about this country. To ski in Romania might seem to be far away. As it turned out, it didn’t take longer to get there then going to Norway to ski. Romania is known for its beautiful nature, however to our knowledge not very known for its skiing. Th… (>>>)

Skitouren in Rumänien mit einer österreichischen Gruppe

Die Reise hat uns sehr gut gefallen, organisatorisch perfekt. Auch die Skitouren – leider keine langen Abfahrten durch den massigen Schnee.

Franziska Rapp und Walter Cilecek, Wien – Austria – Ski tour, March 2007… (>>>)

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… (>>>)