||Hiking, climbing and other activities in
Hiking, climbing and recreation in nature - or sightseeing:
Magura lays in the center and crossing point of a board of three different landscapes,
in an almost infinitely large natural area.
To the north, extending right from the neighboring village of Zărneşti, to Braşov and another 20 km farther,
you find a completely flat plain level.
In north-west to Sibiu and far beyond there is a low mountain range, which actually represents the typical
On the other side, ie in a southeasterly direction, the Bucegi mountains over 2,500 meters high, with
snow-capped peaks, almost within reach.
And just to the west of Magura begins the Piatra Craiului mountain range, which is about 2,200 m high.
This "King Stone" called mountain range is not only close to touch, you can really walk up
there directly from the guest-house Villa Hermani.
These three completely different, but directly adjacent landscapes invite you to walking, hiking,
mountain hiking, climbing or cycling for all age groups and in all degrees of difficulty.
Many excursions, tours or walkings in the surroundings can have such interesting destinations as
"Dracula's castle" in Bran, old fortified churches, public swimming pools, a large cave with bats,
mountain inns, climbing rocks, wolf and bear enclosure, bears in the wild, gorges, springs,
several mountain cable cars etc. So you will have no trouble motivating your kids and give them a
rewarding destination offer.
As an added incentive, there are many walking tours that offer the possibility of combining walking and
driving by open horse-drawn carriage or by car. That means, walk to the destination on foot, and return
without physical strain.
And if the weather does not cooperate or if you want no more nature, you can access and visit Bran castle
or the city of Braşov and other cities directly by car.
The guesthouse Villa Hermani and CNTOURS offer you for all tours and excursions multilingual guides who
are familiar with the place and nature.
Here is an excerpt from the most popular excursions and tours in the surrounding area of Magura:
- Day trip to Sibiu, European Capital of Culture 2007, former administrative center of Transylvania,
with rich cultural treasures such as the Brukenthalmuseum, the protestant church, the Liar's Bridge and other
landmarks. On the way to Sibiu, the orthodox monastery Brancoveanu at the foot of the Fagaras mountains or
the Cistercian ruins can be visited in Kerz.
- Day trip to Viscri, a Transylvanian Saxon village in the Reps country. The entire village is
UNESCO world heritage site. Responsible for the preservation of the traditional architecture is the
British Mihai Eminescu Trust, supported by the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles).
- Ride over the Transfogarasch high alpine road to Curtea de Arges. The road was built by
soldiers and prisoners as a political prestige project in the Ceaucescu-time.
At 2010 m altitude is the highest freshwater lake in Romania, Bâlea Lac. At the destination, Curtea de Arges,
the Hohenzollern kings of Romania are buried.
- Trip to St. Anne's Lake in the Székely land. The lake is 950 m high and is the only vulcanic crater
lake in eastern Europe. Nearby is a nature reserve with rare plants.
- Day trip to Sinaia, visit the summer residence of Romania's Hohenzollern kings.
- Hike on the Bucegi mountain range (full day trip).
- Rafting on the river Olt (multi-day raft trip):
First day: building a raft out of
logs. Second day: trip from Augustin to Mateias. Third day: trip from Mateias to Hoghiz.
You are welcome to join a tour group on the spot, and do jointly hikes in nature or day trips with visits
to towns and fortified churches, or even attend multi-day tours. More about multi-day tours on the following
Write in Transylvania
We are delighted to announce that between 24-26 April 2015, we will offer our first ‘Write In Transylvania’
(WIT) holiday, in partnership with Nicoaro Books. If you like to write and enjoy talking about books with
like-minded, creative people in a tranquil setting, then this holiday is for you.
Come and share your own creativity with our two guest speakers, who will offer their expertise in writing and
publishing. Topics will include short stories, the novel, writing for children, editing, self-publishing, and
marketing. Afternoons are free, so you can enjoy one of our nature tours.
The holiday costs €175 per person and includes half board (breakfast and dinner), twin shared accommodation
(two nights), course fees, and afternoon yoga. Single upgrades are available at €10 per person, per day.
Places will be limited to twelve participants. For more details, please visit
WIT Write in Transylvania
Book soon to reserve your place at WIT 2015. We hope to see you!
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