About Active Travel

  • About Active Travel

Active Travel Romania - tour operator - offers unique private and small group tours from general touring to wildlife viewing, to wilderness trips around Romania. Our main goal is to promote responsible, sustainable and durable tourism in Romania. Active Travel is committed to creating more opportunities to showcase the natural beauty of Romania while preserving these natural assets for future generations. Conservation and tourism do not have to be at odds. We have a vision for ecotourism that brings people into contact with nature, not in conflict with nature.

City tours Brasov, Bucharest, Sibiu, Sighisoara and more: if you are visiting this cosmopolitan city of Brasov make sure not to miss our Brasov day trips; Castle tours - Rasnov, Bran, Sinaia; Poienari (Vlad Tepes' Residential Castle); Rhein Azuga Cellar for a sparkling wine tasting; Sighisoara - considered to be the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadel in Europe; Fortified Saxon churches: Viscri, Biertan, Prejmer, Harman; Racos Geological Complex; the Transfagarasan road - built as a strategic military route, is the second-highest paved road in Romania and considered by some to be the most dramatic; the TransAlpina road -  winding its way through valleys and plateaus up to 2145m – a height not reached by any other mountain passage in Romania – offers breathtaking views together with lots of driving excitement; Highlights of Romania - Transylvania, Maramures and Bucovina.

Adventure tours in Transylvania, Maramures, Bucovina, Danube Delta: Themes include general sightseeing, natural history, hiking, trekking, biking, paragliding, canoeing, rafting, ski touring, bear watching, photo hunting featuring with eco-tour styles from cozy, small lodges to camping.

Biking tours in Transylvania, Maramures, Bucovina: join us to one of our active mountainbike tours in the surroundings of Brasov - Piatra Craiului National Park, Fagaras Mountains, Baiului Mountains.

Solo walks-Self guided Romania tours: it is a complete service package including transfers, but much more flexibility than group/guided tours - half the price of guided, no minimum group size, better discovery, any travel date possible, expert local support, professional planning.

ACTIVE TRAVEL offers you 2 types of itineraries:

CULTURAL TOURS utilize only established lodging and are quite comfortable. These are our most accessible trips and by consequence, our most popular. Cultural itineraries visit many of the same delightful locations as the Adventures, but with a greater emphasis on amenities, and are suitable for all ages. They don't demand a great degree of physical conditioning, though walking is included, with some hiking optional.

ADVENTURE TOURS include some camping interspersed with nights in comfortable accommodations. They are for those desiring to get further afield and involve varying degrees of wilderness travel in the form of hiking and/or biking, trekking, canoeing, rafting.  Adventures are designed for beginners, intermediates and advanced hikers and require a moderate to hard degree of fitness.

I founded the business in 2007, after I was working in the biggest travel agency in Brasov for 13 years. The main reason for doing this was to promote Romania as an eco destination. In 2008 Active Travel become a Member of the Association of Ecotourism in Romania. Active Travel is awarded with "Eco-Romania" logo for good practices in ecotourism for 4 hiking programs. "Eco-Romania" is a certification programme implemented by the Association of Ecotourism in Romania (AER).

I am the owner and product manager of Active Travel ("The Organizer"). Licensed mountain guide and tour guide no 10114. Professional experience: 16 years as a licensed tour and mountain guide. 22 years of experience in hiking/trekking and during this time I was hiking a large part of the Carpathian Chain - the Romanian side. Trekking 3 times the E4 European Walking Path in Crete Island, from Paleochora to Chora Sfakion.

The company has 3 employees and is working with a team of licensed guides (national and/or mountain guides).

We are a dynamic team, with more than 16 years of experience in City & Adventure tours.

Our goal: to promote responsible, sustainable and durable tourism in Romania.

Articles about us:
Hermannstadter Zeitung
We organize:

- cultural sightseeing tours;
mountain tours: trekking & hiking;
- mountainbiking tours;
- photo hunting;
- self guided tours - solowalks;
- combined active travel with cultural sightseeing tours.

Have a look into the PHOTO GALLERY. All photos are originally taken by ACTIVE TRAVEL. Now we are waiting to share all the experience with YOU:  great landscapes, freedom to live an active life!


Marian - Owner and product manager of Active Travel ("The Organizer"). Licensed mountain guide and tour guide no 10114. Mountains - a real passion for me since childhood... Professional experience: 16 years as a licensed tour and mountain guide. 21 years of experience in hiking/trekking and during this time I was hiking a large part of the Carpathian Chain - the Romanian side. Trekking 3 times the E4 European Walking Path in Crete Island, from Paleochora to Chora Sfakion.
Language: English
Activities: Trekking, hiking, mountainbiking, cultural tours


Bogdan Bogdan - Licensed tour guide no 4202, mountain guide no 4203 and paraglide guide no 4204. "Bogdan has a very interesting background and was a friendly and enthusiastic guide - you can tell that he really enjoys his job!"
Language: English
Activities: Trekking, hiking, mountainbiking, ski touring, ski instructor, ice skating, paragliding, climbing, cultural tours


Karcsi (aka Charlie) - Licensed tour guide no 4871. Karcsi has over 9 years of guiding experience in cultural tours and mild walks in nature. Enjoys his job more than anything, likes being around people and proudly happy to present Romania to its visitors." His kindness and enthusiastic about his country and ensuring everyone in the tour was comfortable and happy. He made more than my expectation and we will keep in our memories this gorgeous visit, in fact time passed so fast. WARM RECOMMENDED!"
Language: English, Hungarian
Activities: Cultural tours, walking tours


Dan - Licensed tour guide no 5194. "He loves to sing and we really enjoyed listening to him sing! He's very knowledgeable about the history of Romania, and he's very proud of his country."
Language: English
Activities: Cultural tours, walking tours


Mihai - Licensed mountain guide and tour guide no 5341. "Our guide, Mihai, was excellent from start to finish. He is a very knowledgeable man with years of experience, including mountain guide experience. We all got what we expected, and then some, from Mihai. I really can not express enough gratitude for his genuine care for the tourism business and love for his own country."  He has 40 years of experience in hiking and rock climbing. He climbed Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Khan Tengri...and of course the Carpathians - the Romanian part.
Language: English
Activities: Trekking, hiking, mountainbiking, ski touring, ski instructor, cultural tours


Zsolt (aka George) - Licensed Tour Guide no. 6789. "We had the best guide, Zsolt! He really did make the entire tour great. He is a good story teller, who clearly transmits you his passion about the region and its history. Highly recommended!"
Language: English, Hungarian
Activities: Cultural tours, walking tours


Tiberiu (aka Tibi) - Licensed Tour Guide no. 6755. Passionate about history, art and nature, he is more than happy to share with you the amazing legends and stories of his "home", Romania.
Language: English, Hungarian, Italian
Activities: Cultural tours, walking tours


Stefan (aka Isti) - Licensed Mountain Guide no. 00224476.  “Awesome hike with Isti ! We had an amazing time with him! We went to crazy locations, hiked mountains through the snow and crazy weather, and made the experience a thousand times better. He has a lot of knowledge, shared funny insights and helped us with everything we needed in Romania, even after the trip.”
He has experience in hiking, rock climbing and ski touring. He climbed Mont Blanc, Mont Elbrus, Dolomites ... and the Carpathians - the Romanian side.
Language: English, Hungarian
Activities: Trekking, hiking, climbing, mountainbiking, ski touring, ski & snowboard instructor, rafting guide


Dan - Licensed Tour Guide no. 6750. A professional tour guide with a passion for the great outdoors and history. What started as a hobby become his full-time career and he is more than happy to share with you his knowledge and love for travel.
As an experienced guide, he leads groups on exhilarating mountain bike adventures, teaching skiing techniques and sharing fascinating insights on local history and culture. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or new to the outdoors, he is here to ensure that you have a safe, enjoyable and unforgettable experience.
He believes that travel is about more than just visiting new places; it's about connecting with people, learning about different perspectives and immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. With Dan as your guide, you can rest assured that you'll have a personalized, authentic and memorable experience that will leave you feeling inspired and refreshed.
So, are you ready to embark on your next adventure? Let's hit the trails, hit the slopes, or explore the city together! He can't wait to show you all that this incredible destination has to offer.
Language: English
Activities: Cultural tours, walking tours, biking tours, ski instructor


Andreea - Licensed tour guide and mountain guide since 2018.
I like the nature and everything related to outdoors, and the mountains are beyond doubt the most complex and beautiful expresion of nature. That is why my tours vary from easy and gentle treks through meadows and authentic villages, to climbing and mountaineering in the most rough winter weather. I believe that offering the confidence and the proper route for every tourist is the key to bringing nature closer to everyone. With experience in the Romanian Carpathians, Tatra mountains, High Atlas, Ararat, the Alps, Rila and many more, I can find something interesting for anyone.
Languages: English, French
Activities: Trekking, Cultural tours, Wildlife tours, Snowshoes tours


Radu: Hiking (since 1990), Mountaineering (since 1993), Alpine Skiing (since 2002), Mountain Biking (since 2002), Ski Touring (since 2004), Climbing (since 2005)
Certified mountain guide ANT no. 5094 / 2015; Tour Guide, National Guide and Trainer; Alpine ski monitor
Languages: English and French
I can, despite the cliché, say that I have been hiking since childhood.
I gradually started with more and more complex hikes, then going through all the branches (mountaineering, climbing, alpine skiing and touring skiing, mountain biking, via ferrata, mountain summer camps for children). Over time I have traveled many times most of the marked tourist routes and many summer and winter alpine routes in the Romanian Carpathians.
Then followed the trips in the mountains in other countries and so I climbed peaks or did technical and classical routes in Slovakia (Tatra Mountains), Greece (Mount Olympus), Bulgaria (Rila and Pirin Mountains), Turkey (Taurus Mountains), Morocco ( Atlas Mountains), but primarily in the French Alps (Mont Blanc, Beldone, Chartreuse, Vanoise, Brevent), Italy (Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso, Dolomites), Switzerland (Matterhorn), Austria (Grossglockner) and Germany (Zugspitze).
Expeditions have been an integral part of my life. Thus, I had the chance to participate in several expeditions in the Cordillera Andes (Peru, Ecuador, Argentina), in Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and in the Caucasus (Russia, Georgia).
For several years I have turned my initial passion into a job. Becoming an authorized mountain guide (member of the Association of Mountain Guides from Romania - AGMR) I am on the mountain around 4-5 days a week and divide my time between tours with groups of hikers, alpine routes, introductory courses in mountaineering or Carpathian climbing, climbing and ski touring or summer camps for children.
One of my goals is to instill passion and respect for nature by working in one of the most complex fields: the mountain one.


Sediu social: 
Brasov, str. Diaconu Coresi nr. 2, cod postal 500025
Licenta turism: 453/04.01.2019 - eliberata de www.mturism.ro
Brevet de turism: 3704/10.04.2002
Polita de asigurare privind rambursarea cheltuielilor de repatriere si/sau a sumelor achitate de catre turist, in cazul insolvabilitatii sau falimentului:  seria I, nr. 55993 - data expirare 31.12.2024 - eliberata de firma de asigurari OMNIASIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP, https://www.omniasig.ro/ro.
CUI: RO22299494
Nr.Reg.Com: J08/2287/2007
Capital social: 25700 lei
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