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… (>>>)
We will never forget our wonderful trip to the Carpathains thanks to Iulian. We stayed four days with him, and he prepared everything in a way that our ski tours with him were perfect. We had a lot of fun, and enjoyed every minute we stayed together. He is a perfect Mountain Guide with an incredible knowledge of every single mountain, but he is much more than that: He is is a great cook, he can prepare nice and different plans plans adapted to the fitness of everybody, he even became my backpack porter when he felt I was too tired, and most of all, … (>>>)
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 us in … (>>>)
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… (>>>)
Hi Iulian, Thank you for the concerns! My way back to home was well, only in Moscow I had to pedal a little. About the tour everything was just fine. May be the weather was not very good few days. But we managed to make the schedule more versatile so we hadn’t lost much time because of the weather. Many thanks to Christian for that. As well as for the little interesting excursions in different places and few cities across the country and for the good guiding. It was the first time I visited Romania and I’ve got only good impressions after the tour… (>>>)
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 mou… (>>>)
Adding ten days of hiking in Transsilvania to our down-the-Danube cycling trip Annabel and I sought to top off one adventure with another. Logically, our erratic way of communication should have led us straight into the desert, but thanks to Iulian’s golden patience we got golden Horia to take us through Postavaru, Piatra Craiului, Bucegi and Fagaras Mountains. A somewhat unseasonal snow storm greeted us upon arrival in Brasov October 1st. Our exceedingly wild expectations matched only by our exceedingly lacking equipme… (>>>)