Romania Rural Tourism - Ecotourism in Romania
Nature & Rural  Tourism in Romania

In Romania traditions are best kept in rural areas. In these Romanian rural tours, we want to show you how subsistence farmers still mow hay by hand and carry it by horse cart or how shepherds still tend their sheep and make cheese like centuries ago. Or how craftsmen carry on crafts which are slowly disappearing. Around Easter, Christmas and other religious holidays there are many traditions and people still wear traditional clothes and go to pray in centuries old churches. And like anywhere, people from the smaller villages are the most hospitable and welcoming you can find in the country.

And it is villages which are the closest to the most untamed and beautiful nature in the country so they are ideal starting points for walks, wildlife and wildflowers observation.

Here are our top recommendations for active and rural tourism in Romania.


Velo-Transylvania cycling tour in Romania

Velo-Transylvania cycling tour in Romania

Discover by bike Transylvania’s old world charm
8 Days
This cycling tour of Romania brings you to Transylvania, Romania’s most intriguing and famous region. But instead of pedalling into Dracula land, you will immerse yourself in a well preserved natural, rural and cultural landscape.

German ethnics who lived here for over 800 years left behind many fortifications and medieval towns. As you slowly ride your bike you will have the feeling of stepping back in time when a horse cart will overtake you or you will see shepherds and subsistence farmers keeping up with old farming techniques.

Hiking Tour of Romania - Retezat Mountains

Hiking Tour of Romania

Discover the picturesque hiking trails of the Carpathians

9 Days

Explore the majestic Carpathian Mountains during this 9-day hiking tour of Transylvania. You will climb high peaks, pass by impressive rock formations and admire idyllic panoramas. But you will also get to discover the gentle hilly landscapes where sheep graze in the summer or walk through vegetable-rich gorges.

To make this a memorable trip, you’ll also explore the beautiful medieval town of Sibiu and the famous castles of Transylvania: Bran and Peles.

Maramures and Bucovina Tour
Maramures and Bucovina Tour
Discover the authentic way of life

7 Days

Explore the best of Maramures and Bucovina during this 7-day tour. See the only “Merry Cemetery” in the world, admire Europe’s highest wooden church, ride a narrow-gauge steam train, learn about the wood-carving culture and about the craft of painting eggs.

Amidst visits and explorations, enjoy the hospitality of the people and get drawn for a few days in the quaint way of life specific to Romanian villages.

Family Tour of Romania
Family Tour of Romania
Explore nature and quaint countryside

15 Days

Discover rural Romania by  wandering through idyllic villages, hiking to a sheepfold, spending a full day at a farm, learn pottery and brick making and horse-back ride through the countryside. And here and there stop for a dip in a pool, a heliothermic lake, a river or a waterfall.

The tour offers great opportunities for family bonding as it takes you through the most interesting regions of Romania: Transylvania, Maramures and Bucovina.