Self guided walking holiday in Transylvania

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“Self guided walking holiday in Transylvania”


written by on 05/06/2017

Have just returned from a 5 day walking holiday in Transylvania. We booked our own flights but were met promptly by the transport who took us to our first hotel in Brasov. This was not the same as the original booking because of a water problem in the original hotel. However it was welcoming and comfortable, clean throughout. Our dinner was not available even though we were expecting DB&B at all our accommodation. However this was not a problem as there were a wealth of places in Brasov city square, a five minute walk away. Breakfast was fine.
The standard of accommodation was good throughout our trip, always comfortable and clean. On some evenings we had a choice of menu, on others it was a set meal. We are all vegetarians and had anticipated some problems, however there were none. Each accommodation was anxious to establish what we would and would not eat and meet our needs. The food was plentiful, so much so we didn't order a packed lunch on most days. When we did, it was simple but adequate.
We used a gpx track for the routes and did not encounter any problems. Others we met, said the route description was good; a few errors but nothing concerning. The routes were varied and interesting, taking in spectacular views and great scenery. The wild flowers were a delight but there wasn't a bear in sight! We had to suffice with a slow worm and an unspecified snake.
The hosts and local people we met en route were happy to help, friendly and eager to practise their English.
Our bags were delivered to the next day's accommodation with no problems.
Do not expect five star accommodation, expect a homely, welcoming environment in small guest houses and inns, but that is part of the charm of this holiday.
The walks are easily managed each day with plenty of time to admire the views and stop in a cafe in the more populated areas. There is quite a bit of climbing and boots/shoes that can tackle deep mud are a must. Definitely take a walking stick to help with the steep ascents and descents and help you across streams.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time and look forward to another holiday of the same standard.

  • May 2017

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