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    Transylvania Landscape Photo: Robert Balog, CC0,
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    Landscape image from Transylvania Photo: Molnar Szabolcs, CC0, Flickr
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    Time stands still in this pittoresque Romanian village Photo: Dumphasizer, CC BY-SA, Flickr
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  • Hilly Landscape in Transylvania Photo: Robert Nyman, CC BY, Flickr
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Transylvania is the largest region of Romania and probably the best known one. When you visit Transylvania you dive into a mix of cultures, nature and history. The outdoor traveler will find in the center of Transylvania green hills and crystal clear rivers. The region is surrounded by the Carpathian mountains offering a great scenery with lots of hiking or climbing possibilities.
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Top difficult Stage 1
14.9 km
7:00 h
1,060 m
349 m

Ein wildes Tal am Bach Cheita, der Kammweg zum Gipfel des Ciucas und bizarre Konglomeratfelsen prägen den ersten Tag unserer Wanderung.

from Thomas Schwindt,
Top difficult Stage 2
12.3 km
6:00 h
1,403 m
903 m

Heute geht es über den Negoiu-Gipfel, den zweithöchsten Punkt unserer Tour, zur Transfagaras-Strasse. Erst Bergeinsamkeit, dann Trubel...

from Karsten Seliger,
Hiking Route · Transylvania
Apuseni Mountains 10 days hiking trip
Top moderate
87.1 km
26:09 h
3,192 m
2,929 m

We are crossing the main ridge of Apuseni Mountains in a wonderful ten days trip. 

from Arin Pernes,
Top difficult
67.4 km
26:20 h
5,321 m
5,071 m

We are crossing the main ridge of Fagaras Mountains in a wonderful nine days trip. 

from Arin Pernes,
Top moderate
24.3 km
9:39 h
1,792 m
1,792 m

Dreitagestour mit einsamer Gipfellandschaft sowie einem eindrucksvollen Blick über das Fagarasgebirge. Zu- und Abstieg zur Cabana Suru durch ...

from Thomas Schwindt,
Scenic Route · Transylvania
Transfagarasan Highway
96 km
1:36 h
3,183 m
3,357 m

The Romanian hinterland is full of stunning mountainscapes and hidden scenic gems. Discover picturesque lakes and spectacular views of a nearly ...

from Wolfgang Paulus,   Outdooractive Editors
Top difficult Stage 5
15.5 km
7:00 h
1,135 m
1,879 m

Heute steht der höchste Gipfel des Fagarasgebirges und ganz Rumäniens auf dem Programm: der Vf. Moldoveanu (2.544 m)

from Karsten Seliger,
Stronghold · Transylvania
Cetatea Mălăiești

Cetatea Mălăiești este o fortificație medievală din secolul al XIV-lea din satul Mălăiești, comuna ...

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
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Accommodations in Transilvania

Transylvania (in Romanian Transilvania or Ardeal)  is rich in myth and misty medieval sites: there about 100 castles and fortresses and about 70 fortified churches. Romania‘s greatest and best preserved castles and fortresses are to be found here. But for the more curious traveler, there are many small villages with old houses and fortified churches. 

The nature is protected through natural and national parks like Apuseni, Grădiștea Muncelului or the Gorge of the upper Mureș.

Most big cities are very western Europe like, and the infrastructure is generally good, making it easy for travellers.

All regions

Alba County

The Alba county is located in the central part of Romania and has a landscape that mainly consists of high plateau, hill and mountain regions.


The particularly picturesque nature of the county as well as the numerous cultural, artistic, historical and natural monuments create conditions for a rich tourist activity. The residence and the cultural, educational and economic center of the district is the municipality of Târgu Mureș.


The diversity of the landscape offered by the mountains Făgăraş, Lotru and Cindrel, the ethnography of Mărginimea Sibiu, the customs, the popular costumes, the museums and the historical and architectural monuments make Sibiu County a main star in the constellation of the Romanian culture and ...


Salaj County is a county in the regions of Crișana and Transylvania and the sub-regions of Silvaniei and Călatei Country, in northwest Romania. The residence and cultural, educational and economic center of the county is the municipality of Zalău. Sălaj county has a wide range of tourist ...


Brașov county is full of tourist objectives and unique places. It is located in the south-east area of Transylvania, on the middle course of Olt, inside the Carpathian arch, occupying, from a geographical point of view, the majority of the depression of Brașov and Făgăraș.


You will remember your vacation in Covasna for a long time. Find information about Fantastic routes in our Travel Guide, where there is also space available for your own content! Use the Route Planner to publish your best experiences so that they appear here.


Harghita is a county situated in eastern Transylvania, in central Romania. The residence of this county is Miercurea-Ciuc municipality. Harghita county is mostly inhabited by Hungarians. This county surprises you with every destination you visit.


Hunedoara county is located in the region of Transylvania and its residence is Deva. The relief of Hunedoara county is predominantly mountainous (68% of the county's surface) and has natural riches such as gold-silver ores or thermal waters that together with all cultural elements (artistic, ...

Cluj County

With a predominantly hilly and mountainous relief, the county of Cluj offers us a pleasant climate, of moderate continental type, being influenced by the vicinity of the Apuseni Mountains.


Bistrita-Năsăud is a Transylvanian county that was established in 1968 by the territorial reorganization of Cluj. The county's residence is the city of Bistrița which is also the largest city in the county.

Parks, Reserves and Regional Highlights

Contributions from the Community

Velorusali 2021 Gesamttour by Gustav
April 06, 2021 · Community
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Cetatea dacică Sarmizegetusa Regia by Gabriel
February 11, 2021 · Community
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