Category: testimonials

Two days hiking in Fagaras mountains

I found Iulian through his website and asked him to put together a 2-day program of day hikes for my wife and me. Iulian proposed some hikes in the Fagaras range and made the logistics very easy so we could easily rendezvous with him in Bran. I am certainly comfortable hiking on my own in my own country but I know we were a little more confident in these mountains because we had a guide. The views were beautiful and the terrain was a good mix of alpine meadow and bare rock. Iulian is an excellent hiking companion and we never were at a loss for thing… (>>>)

Hikers in Retezat national park

The whole trip was fabulous. If we need to choose, certainly our top two highlights were the hikes from Cabana Balea Lac to Cabana Podragu and back. What glorious views in every direction! The grasses and wildflowers were lovely. It was fun hiking along the high ridges, slipping in and out of clouds. One minute, we were in warm sun; the next, we were almost hidden from view. Those two hikes are probably the most spectacular we have ever done anywhere. The hike from Lac Balea to Varful Laitel was lovely, too. That’s the first time I think we … (>>>)

American hikers in Romania

We have been on mountain treks in several countries, always with guides, and in varying degrees of difficulty and exposure. We were most pleased with Iulian Cozma’s services during our recent hike in Romania (early September, 2006). He is professional in every respect and always has the interest of the hikers in mind. Safety is the most important factor and this was shown on several occasions on our trip with him. Adequate food and water (bottled), comfort, and educational experiences were emphasized and enjoyed by all. We left Iu… (>>>)

Turisti in muntii Fagaras

Stimate Domnule Cozma, Iti multumim frumos de ajutorul si stima acordata catre noi. Am avut 4 zile de calatorit prin muntii Carpati si am ramas foarte multumiti de ocasia acordata noua. Totul a fost la un nivel SUPER organizat si petrecut. Cu placere om oferi sa se foloseasca de Fa. Julian Cozma cunoscutilor si prietenilor nostri care iubesc muntii. Dar si noi vom veni din cind in cind la Romania. Muntii Carpati sint mari si se poate urca din mai multe directii. Data viitoare dorim sa stam mai multe zile in tara. Vrem sa vedem Brasovul si im… (>>>)

US hiker in Romania Fagaras mountains

It’s hyperbole — but only a little — to say that all I knew about Romania before going in August 2006 could be summed up in three names: Dracula, Nadia Comaneci, and Nicolai Ceausescu. In large part, Romania has been a sphinx to me, and, I suspect, to many others in the West. When I announced this trip to friends, the first question I often received was “Why Romania?” Why, indeed? You would do well to put that question to Iulian Cozma, whose obvious love and pride for his native land made the week I spent under his guidance memorable … (>>>)

En Transylvanie et dans les Carpates méridionales

Nous avons fait en juillet 2006 un voyage de 9 jours avec Julian. Nous avons visité diverses cités et villages d’origine saxonne et roumaine (Brasov/ Kronstadt, Harman/Honigberg, Viscri/Deutsch-Weisskirch, Sighisoara/ Schässburg, Biertan/Birthalm, Villea Viilor/Wurmloch, Sibiu/ Hermannstadt, Carta/Kerz; Christian, le monastère de Sambata da Sus, le village d’Ucea et Sinaia). Les cités historiques et les églises fortifiées sont superbes et dans l’ensemble remarquablement conservées. Lors de notre … (>>>)

Profitez de la randonnée en Roumanie

Nous revenons juste d’une semaine de randonnee avec Iulian et sommes ravis: d’abord, Iulian est tres sympathique et c’est tres agreable d’etre avec lui. La conversation avec lui est tres interessante et il nous apprend beaucoup de choses “de l’interieur” sur la Roumanie. Ensuite, les Fageras sont des montagnes tres attachantes, encore tres sauvages. On y trouve ce qu’il n’est presque plus possible de voir en France ou en Suisse: d’immenses troupeaux de moutons, de vrais bergers, et des refuges tout a fait au… (>>>)

Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Fagaras Gebirgstour

Lieber Julian, ich möchte mich für die 14 Tage in den Karpaten herzlich bedanken. Die Wanderungen durch die Berge waren ein wirklich beeindruckendes Erlebnis. Für uns aus dem norddeutschen Flachland war es toll so durch das fremde land geführt zu werden. Wir werden Dich gerne wieder besuchen und deine Führung geniessen. Durch dich haben wir mehr vom Land gesehen und erlebt, als wenn wir alleine die Wege gegangen wären. Auch waren unsere ausführlichen Diskussionen über Land, Leute und Politik wichtig, um Verständnis f… (>>>)

Fagaras Gebirgstour

Wir sind ein Ehepaar aus Norddeutschland. Wir verbrachten eine sehr eindrucksvolle Woche in Siebenbuergen, in welcher wir die Stadt Brasov/Kronstadt kennen lernten und eine Hochgebirgswanderung in den Fagerasch-Bergen machten. Bei dieser Wanderung wurden wir von Julian Cozma gefuehrt, und ohne seine Fuehrung haetten wir diese aufregende und anstrengende Wanderung nicht bewaeltigen koennen. Julian zeigte sich nicht nur als ein sehr erfahrener Leiter, der jeden Pfad und man kann sagen jeden Schritt in dieser Bergwelt ken… (>>>)

Enjoying hiking in Romania

Iulian was our guide for a trip in June, 2006. We can recommend him wholeheartedly. Iulian has the “Big 4″ characteristics of a great guide – safety first, – his client’s enjoyment 24/7, – an intimate knowledge of the area – and flexibility. From the moment we first made contact almost 2 years ago via email, Iulian has provided us with all the information we needed in a timely manner. As soon as we met, he quickly sized up the physical abilities of our group, our expectations and integrated that into the area we were headed to … (>>>)