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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.

Trip Organizers:

This trip is organized by Mihai Lehene in collaboration with Alin Useriu of Tasuleasa Social (brother of Tibi Useriu).

Trip Cost:

The trip is expected to cost roughly $3,000 per person (assuming an airfare cost of about $1,000).

Trip Route:

Cluj, Sibiu, Biertan, Sighisoara, Cund, Lacul Rosu, Cheile Bistritei, Valea Bistritei Aurii, Vatra Dornei, Tasuleasa, Cluj. The Vatra Dornei to Tasuleasa component is a 4-day hiking route, that will take you through the heart of Transylvania, and end at the Tasuleasa Social camping ground, where you will learn more about the wonderful organization that made everything possible.

Trip Details

July 2nd: Arrival in Cluj

July 3rd: We take off by bus, traveling to Sibiu. Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centers of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, along with the city of Luxembourg. Formerly the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city of Sibiu was ranked as "Europe's 8th-most idyllic place to live" by Forbes in 2008.


Videos and Photos

Beautiful markers sculpted by over 200 artists from all over the country mark each kilometer of Via Transilvanica.