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Get ready to embark on your trip to Transylvania. On this page, you will learn everything you need to know about the Via Transilvanica trip, taking place July 2nd-12th, 2020.

Via Transilvanica is a 1,000 km hiking trail that will reposition Romania on the world tourism map. Together we will discover the backcountry of Transylvania.


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Learn more about previous year trip:


Trip Organizers:

This trip is organized by Mihai Lehene in collaboration with Alin Useriu of Tasuleasa Social, the nonprofit behind Via Transilvanica.

Trip Cost:

The trip is expected to cost roughly $3,000 per person (assuming an airfare cost of about $1,000). This includes airfare, lodging, and all other trip expenses, including hotel accommodations and restaurants in Cluj and/or other cities we may visit. The actual lodging and food during the trip are very cheap. You only pay for your own expenses, so this may be highly variable, but we're trying to provide an estimate. This does not include any donations or fees/funds for either Romanian United Fund or Tasuleasa Social. However, donations are always welcome and highly encouraged.

Trip Route:

TBD. Arrival: Cluj. The location is definitely going to be different from last year (Gura Humorului, Vatra Dornei, Tasuleasa, Cluj). Most likely we will visit the Caras Severin section.

Hiking Route:


Join the Group:

We meet in Cluj on or around July 1st.

Alternatively, you can join the group from Vatra Dornei, on July 4th!, at 10 am.

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Confirmed participants:

Trip Route: Cluj, ..., Cluj

Updated as of: January 1st, 2022

TOTAL 42     9   12
  # of people signup date   Tasuleasa Camp   Little kids camp
Annie & Jimmy Faklis 2 08/05/2021   Nicky Moigradan   Eliza Luput
Claudia & Mihai Lehene 2 08/05/2021   Alexandra Lehene   Maya Daraban
Gabriela & Alex Turik 2 08/05/2021   Stefan Lehene   Noah Daraban
Keith Kirkland 1 08/05/2021   David Bora   Robert Apostoaia
Monica Ferchi & guest 2 08/06/2021   Gruia Radu   David Apostoaia
Ioana Salajanu 1 08/06/2021   Ana Guset   Denisa Zaharia
Ioana & Sebastian Micle 2 11/02/2021   Justin Luput   Lucas Guset
Monica & Calin Moigradan 2 11/02/2021   Alexa Zaharia   Sofia Bodi
Monica & Mihai Bora 2 11/02/2021   Timea Nagy   Sara Bodi
Mona & Claudiu Radu 2 11/02/2021       Sebastian Antal
Ioana & Ionut Guset 2 11/02/2021       Alexandru Antal
Anca & Cristian Pop 2 11/02/2021       Andrei Antal
Simona & Cristian Luput 2 11/02/2021        
Liviu & Anamaria Olos 2 11/02/2021        
Cristina & Gabi Zaharia 2 11/02/2021        
Chichita & Chisu 2 11/02/2021        
Ligia & Radu Apostoaia 2 11/02/2021        
Alex & Daniela 2 11/02/2021        
Marina & Aurel Busu 2 12/15/2021        
Diana Muresan & guest 2 12/15/2021        
Lavinia & Viorel 2 12/24/2021        
Monica Ferchi's 2 guests 2 12/31/2021        


Trekking and day by day person count - overnight lodging shown in blue

  #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18


Mihai Lehene


Mihai is a Founding Member and the President of RUF. Passionate and caring, Mihai’s goal is to inspire all around him to be better and help each other, especially his fellow Romanian Americans.