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Unspoilt mountain territory

You can still find unspoilt mountain territory in Europe, where ski touring, split-boarding, free-ride skiing and snowshoeing can be done on pure wild slopes, without ski lifts, high alpine roads or parking lots in sight.

Grab your gear and come for a winter outdoor adventure up in the Carpathian Mountains, South Transylvania, Romania.

The mountains around Brasov historical city offer great opportunities both for the relaxed ski tourers, and the more adventurous free-ride skiers. There are easy to moderate slopes in Bucegi Mou… (>>>)

Walking on the borders of old empires

The spectacular mountain ridges of the South Carpathian Mountains, stretching from East to West on the Southern limit of Transylvania, Romania, marked the historical border between the Central European great powers and the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire.

Physical borders, as well as empires, are a thing of the past. Cultural and historical heritage, though, are still present. The German order and efficiency is nicely completed by the Oriental relaxed attitude. You can see it in the way the houses are built, streets aligned, public se… (>>>)

Snow walking in Transylvania

It was freezing cold and pouring with rain the day I met Antonia and Annabel in the city center of Brasov. We were to discuss about our scheduled trekking tour up in the Carpathian Mountains and the weather wasn’t looking very promising.

I was in for a nice surprise. The two former Oxford students would not be put off by a few drops of rain, even if they hoped for a nice, warm, sunny autumn – as anyone would expect for an early October in Romania. It’s true that there weren’t just a few drops, but quite plenty, and not r… (>>>)

Vater und Sohn Expedition durchs Fagaras Gebirge

Ein unvergessliches Erlebnis war für uns die 3 Tagestour durchs Sambata Tal auf den Moldoveanu Gipfel. Es begann damit, dass Julian mit uns professionell für die Expedition einkaufen ging und wir den Inhalt unserer Rucksäcke überprüften. Zum Glück, denn wir konnten gemeinsam noch überflüssiges Gewicht reduzieren. Das war auch nötig, denn  der erste Tag , Aufstieg von 1800 Höhenmetern bis zum Refugio auf dem Portita Vistei Sattel auf 2310 m war ganz schön anstrengend. Unvergessliche Ausblicke über weite Täler,  Julian berich… (>>>)

Explore Romanian mountains, hiking and culture in Transylvanian Alps

June can be heaven or hell! Well not as hot as is in hell maybe, (I never been there. Yet) but sometime weather can be unfriendly! Of course, weather is not so important when you traverse half of the World for hiking in Transylvanian Alps, the important part is the equipment you bring with you for a tour like this, the adrenaline you have and the expectations. In small words, we get wet every day of our trip, but also we dried the equipment over the night, being ready for the next day adventure. And we enjoy every step we did in Bucegi and Fagaras m… (>>>)

Ski touring in Ciucas mountains

Some people do not even look for ski tour in Ciucas mountains,the are not so big, not big skiing there, and in a way is true. But even taking in consideration this facts, a ski touring day there offer very nice skiing, on lovely landscapes. Slopes are not so big, maximum 200 m difference, but the quality of the snow is one of the best in the region.

Iulian… (>>>)

Powder skiing in Poiana Brasov ski resort

Second day of powder skiing in Poiana Brasov ski resort. Winter came here fast and rich in snow, so it will be a great ski season. Last night we get -18 Celsius in Brasov, and Sunday the weather forecast is good, more snow 🙂

Enjoy skiing, Iulian… (>>>)

Hiking in Fagaras mountains, culture trip in Transylvania

A tour that allowed to me to meet very interesting persons, from diferent countries and cultures. We hiked in Fagaras mountains, the Transylvanian Alps, climbing the highest peaks in Romania, Moldoveanu and Negoiu peaks, and as always, we enjoyed a dinner on my grandmother village, Ucea de Sus. After our outstanding hike in Fagaras mountains, we enjoyed the visits in Sibiu city, the formes European capital of Culture in 2007, Sighisoara medieval town, Brasov city and not the last the capital city of Romania, Bucharest!

Very intere… (>>>)

Wandern in Rumänien, aktiven Urlaub in Siebenbürgen

Ich habe immer gesagt dass egal wie oft man in der selbe Ort geht, soll nie Langeweile haben. Jetzt habe ich erfahren dass außerdem Saison, Wetter und lokale Änderungen, die Menschen die in einem Tour mitkommen, beeinflussen das Motiv des Wanderung und auch wie man eine Tour erlebt. Die letzte Tour im Bran Gebiet mit Dorotheea und Kathrin ist eine liebe Märchen geworden voll mit Gedichte, Musik, andere Märchen und natürlich viele schöne Gefühle..

Danke euch für die schöne Märchen die wir zusammen geschrieben haben. Mihai, August 20(>>>)

Photo tour in Fagaras Mountains and Medieval Transylvania, Romania

Photo tour in Fagaras Mountains and Medieval Transylvania

Our very first guests from Hong Kong arrived in Romania this summer in order to see the Fagaras Mountains and some of the historical sites in the South of Transylvania. While the trekking proved to be more demanding physically and technically than anticipated, the photo opportunities where always in abundance.

Great weather up in the mountains but also at the fortified churches in Cincsor and Cincu, at the old Cistercian Monastery in Carta or at the Sambata Orthodox Monaste… (>>>)