Transylvania Winter Walk & Snowshoe

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4.5 Based on 17 Reviews
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  • Winter adventures
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Magura, Romania
  • Ends Magura, Romania
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The serene beauty of the Carpathian Mountains in Winter
  • Looking for wolf and bear tracks in the snow
  • Visiting Bran Castle, Dracula's home
  • Warm hospitality of the local people
Starting and ending in Magura, the trip "Transylvania Winter Walk & Snowshoe" is a guided winter adventures tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Pestera, Magura and Villa Hermani in Romania. "Transylvania Winter Walk & Snowshoe" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Transylvania - the name alone conjures up images of craggy mountains, gothic castles, horse-drawn carts and forests filled with hibernating bears. The reality is not that far off. Crisp winters add an extra dimension to this small corner of Europe as snow blankets the pastures, farmsteads and woodlands. Spend a week exploring this region, hiking or snowshoeing to small villages, into gorges, through valleys and up mountains as we also take time to visit a local bear sanctuary and of course one of the most famous castles in the world, Bran Castle, the fictional home of the infamous Dracula. From our comfortable guesthouse in the small village of Magura, we head out to uncover the region’s treasures on foot. Snow conditions will dictate whether we hike or snowshoe but, either way, we get into the wilderness. Along the way we meet locals who still live a traditional lifestyle, learn about the region’s rich folklore and history, enjoy the mountain scenery and, with a bit of luck, see traces of the local wildlife including wolf or bear paw prints in the snow.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 17 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 10 2020
5 - Excellent
A great week, despite very little snow.
“I'm just back from this trip, and had a great time. The trip was full, with 16 people, and everyone was lovely. Villa Hermani is a great small hotel, and the food is excellent. Katharine and Herman are lovely hosts, and their Romanian cook is excellent. Our walk leader was Leo, their son, and he was good fun and a very capable guide. He had to make some difficult decisions because of the dodgy and changeable weather, and the varying abilities in the group,which he handled very well. It was great to have Rares (Alex) along as a second guide, and we really needed him at times.Magura - like most of Europe - has had a strange winter, so there was only a dusting of snow when we arrived. But, with that and a couple of further dumps of snow during the week, we managed 2 walks with snowshoes and 1 with yaktrax, as well as ordinary walking in hiking boots.I liked the mix of walking and cultural visits - bears, Saxon history, Bran Castle. And I stayed for 2 days in Bucharest at the end to see a bit more of Romania. It was so different it seemed like a totally different country!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 15 2020
5 - Excellent
The most beautiful views I have ever seen...
“... and I've been to Canada, so that says a lot.Our group was extremely lucky with the weather. You basically walk up and down mountains every day, nothing interesting about that. It is the weather that controls what the views look like. I regret nothing.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 09 2019
5 - Excellent
Snowshoeing in Transylvania
“This was my first snowshoeing holiday and despite being a bit apprehensive beforehand I absolutely loved it. Everything combined to make it a fantastic holiday - a get away location in the middle of the national park, a very homely hotel with superb food and hospitality, stunning scenery on each walk and a very interesting daytrip to some of the local places of interest. Add to that a really friendly group of fellow travellers and it truly was a week to remember.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 19 2019
5 - Excellent
A great intro to snow-shoeing in a really beautiful place
“A great intro to snow-shoeing in a really beautiful place, with 'warm up days' to learn how to do it.”
  • Day 1: Start Magura, Transylvania.
  • Day 2: Walk to a local bat cave and the village of Pestera.
  • Day 3: Explore Kalibash villages.
  • Day 4: Snowshoe or walk between Piatra Craiului and Bucegi mountain.
  • Day 5: Visit Libearty bear sanctuary, the village of Vulcan and Brasov.
  • Day 6: Walk to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's castle.
  • Day 7: Snowshoe through Zarnesti Canyon to Piatra Craiului Mountains.
  • Day 8: End Magura, Transylvania.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Transfers for group flights
  • Snowshoes and poles provided  
  • Any international flights to/from Magura are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Transylvania Winter Walk & Snowshoe tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Transylvania Winter Walk & Snowshoe tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Transylvania Winter Walk & Snowshoe tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Transylvania Winter Walk & Snowshoe tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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