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Walking Holidays in Romania

Romania • TRANSYLVANIA • Bran & Saxon villages

Sighisoara

The saxon villages and pastures of Transylvania

During the 12th and 13th centuries peoples of Saxony were invited by the Hungarians to live in Transylvania and to aid the defence against Turks and others. Not only did they build enormously ordered villages but they also constructed fortified churches in which to withstand a siege. Today these villages remain a reminder of that period but many now struggle to survive. Each house has its vegetable plot and beyond that lie the orchards and fields of the village, usually cropped with maize. Higher up lie meadows and pastures while beyond those are ancient oak and beech forests.

We start in the south of the region near Brasov and finish in the medieval town of Sighisoara where we stay within the stunning walled citadel.

Anyone particularly interested in these regions should read – Along the Enchanted Way by William Blacker. It is a beautiful read by a man who lived and explored Transylvania for eight years.

Where we stay

Hotel Cehov, Bran

A rural retreat just a short distance from Bran castle with great views over the Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains. Great hotel owners with a deep love of the mountains. A lovely sense of peace at the end of the day.
Maramures Maramures

Hotel Sighisoara, Sighisoara

Built in 1520, the hotel was once a bishops house, and formerly the City Hall. It has retained the period features its time, and the conference room of 1575 depicts hunting scenes. Situated in the heart of the ancient citadel, this three star hotel sits alongside beautiful towers and medieval structures and is near to cafes and shops.
Hotel Sighisoara
Airport transfer time
Longest transfer time 3 hrs.
Location
Lovely central 500 year old hotel
Bran village – close to Dracula’s castle
Good traditional food
Wonderful hill country and ancient villages
Wonderful wildlife including bear, wolf, lynx, chamois, fox, deer and eagle
Rich in wild flowers and meadow lands
Optional activities
Visit the fortified town church
Horse riding
Mountain biking
Visit old Brasov
Visit the fortified towers of the guildsmen – the cobblers, rope makers and tailors
Visit museums including the house of Vlad Dracul
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