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          Trekking in Transylvania                     

Take time to discover the amasing world of South-Eastern Transylvania, while hiking along mountain trails through villages scattered high in the foothills of the Carpathians. You will be looking for signs of bears, wolves, lynx, red deer and wild boar, along forest and mountain tracks, be charmed by the huge variety of wild flowers in the upland meadows, and have memorable encounters with shepherds and local villagers.

On this journey you will explore parts of two protected areas of Romania, the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains, both renowned for the rare plants and wild animals that can be found here, and walk up to he mountain villages of Sirnea, Pestera and Magura where traditional occupations such as sheep farming, wool spinning and weaving and cheese making are still practiced. The last day of your journey will be spent visiting Bran castle, built as part of a defensive system against Turkish invasion, and then strolling through the mediaeval streets of Brasov, a fortified town founded by the Transylvanian Saxons in the 12th century when they were invited to Transylvania by the king of Hungary to guard the mountain passes.

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