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Get to know one of the Transylvanian villages at a leisurely pace.

A Walk Between an Empire and a Kingdom

Get to know one of the Transylvanian villages at a leisurely pace. Get close to the real character of the mountain villages as you enjoy a relaxing rambling day trip with beautiful scenery and a network of trails that could be rewarding to explore on foot.

Located at 1 hour drive from Brasov, it's a great place for all kinds of outdoor activities – among them walking, the activity you experience with our licensed guides.

The rolling hills afford wide views over the entire region with stunning landscapes of the mountains: Bucegi Natural Park, Piatra Craiului National Park, Postavaru Massif.

Whilst many of the villages in the area are heavily visited, it is possible to walk here and experience real authentic village life.

The walking grade is easy to moderate, in a round trip for walkers looking to explore a corner of Transylvania way off the tourist trail.

At the foothills of Piatra Craiului mountains, on the former border of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Romanian Kingdom, lies a mysterious and remote village called Ciocanu.

A village which once blossomed thanks to the trade and economic benefits of a border settlement,  became  almost untouched as if time stopped passing since the unification  happened following the first War War. First established by three deserter Austro-Hungarian soldiers, and named the village Ciocanu, meaning Hammer, as the outline of the village is shaped like a hammer now is populated mainly by elderly living of their cattle and sheep farms.

We are inviting you to experience a walk/hike in this beautiful area to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of an authentic Romanian mountain village and take in the idyllic beauty of the landscape which doesn't stop amazing its visitors no matter of the season. Accompanied by an experienced licensed tour guide you will be introduced not only to the history and culture of the area but also to local legends and myths.

After our 10-12 km hike a well deserved lunch awaits for us at a local guesthouse, where we can taste local cheeses (sheep and cattle), pork sausages or lard, home grown vegetables or home made preserves/pickles.

Rates:

  • 119 euro for 1 person (When you book the rate as 1 person, in case we have other clients, we refund the difference you paid as solo traveler, after the tour).

  • 79 euro/person for minimum 2 people

What's included?

Professional guide English language
Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
Fuel surcharge
Lunch

Exclusions

Drinks
Gratuities

Meeting point: Muzeul Județean de Istorie 30 Piața Sfatului, 500025 Municipiul Brașov Brașov, Romania - 8:30 AM. Our guide holds the sign "Meeting Point GUARANTEED DEPARTURES DAY TOURS”.

Please note

    Not wheelchair accessible
    Sturdy waterproof walking footwear recommended
    Waterproof and warm clothes
    Not stroller accessible
    Not suitable for pets
    Not recommended for people with back problems
    Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Duration:  4 - 5 hours
Uphill / downhill: 300 m
Difficulty: Moderate. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Minimum age of passengers is: 10

Categories: Day trips and excursions / Nature / Photography / Walking tour / Outdoor / Eco friendly / Family friendly / Group friendly / Couples / Tailor made.
Live tour guide English.

Important Information

  • Your local contact is Active Travel Day Tours on 0040728804952.
  • Please note: Complimentary pick-up from Brasov is offered for this tour/activity. If you require this service you must contact Active Travel Day Tours at at least 24 Day(s) prior to your tour/activity date to verify your pick-up time and pick-up location. If you are not arriving within the specified timeframe, please contact Active Travel Day Tours prior to your travels, or immediately upon arrival at your destination.
  • Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

Cancellation policy

    We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
 

Other post-booking policies: we may reserve the right to cancel a customer's booking for a full refund in case of bad weather.

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