Admiring the view in Romania's Piatra Craiului National Park |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i> Ascending through forest to the Bucegi Mountains in Transylvania |  <i>Kate Baker</i> Bran Castle, the fabled home of Count Dracula |  <i>Kate Baker</i> Overlooking Moeciu de Sus village |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i> Landscapes in the Bucegi National Park, Romania |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i> Glacier lake in the Carpathian Mountains, Retezat, Romania. |  <i>Adrian Lifa</i> girl hiking through a flock of sheep in the foothills of the Bucegi Mountains in Transylvania |  <i>Kate Baker</i>

Self Guided Walking Holidays in Romania

Venture back in time while exploring Romania on a self guided walking tour

Romania is a fascinating gem of Eastern Europe, blessed with intriguing history, rich culture and stunning mountain landscapes dotted with wildflowers, traditional villages and medieval castles.

Start out in Bucharest, Romania’s dynamic capital and one of Europe’s largest cities. Here you can explore the green parks, cosmopolitan restaurants and eclectic museums while the colossal architecture of the city is a constant reminder of the Ceausescu era. To the north is Transylvania, a region cloaked in myths and legends but in reality is a mountainous area with fairytale castles nestled amongst picturesque, unspoilt views.

Experience the legends of Dracula with a walking tour including Bran Castle. Hit the trails and hike the dramatic limestone ridges and gorges of Piatra Craiului for exceptional panoramas. Maybe even spot a bear in the wild (Romania is home to some of Europe’s largest bear populations). Further north in the Carpathian Mountains, hike among stunning alpine forests, flower-laden meadows and ragged limestone cliffs in the Bucegi Mountains and discover the painted monasteries of Bucovina; east of Bucharest is the Danube Delta, rich in birdlife.

Romania’s central position in Europe makes it a culturally diverse melting pot. Perhaps the most interesting people you’ll encounter are the Roma, who have faced many trials and tribulations throughout their nomadic existence. You’ll witness the distinct lifestyles of the locals as you wander through the timeless villages complete with wooden churches, horse-drawn carts and mystic Eastern traditions.

If you’re looking for a destination that will take your breath away, make you think, and reward you with exciting encounters on every turn of the trail, Romania always leaves a lasting impression on its visitors.


Self Guided Walking Specialists in Romania

We have have been operating active self guided walking holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Romania at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Romania

Our well priced trips offer great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your self guided walking holiday in Romania.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling on foot.


Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs)

Simple yet rich in local character, the B&Bs chosen are clean, comfortable and run by hosts that help add to your experience.

Guesthouses

Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.


Breakfasts are included on all our trips and in Romania usually consists of breads, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, tea & coffee. Evening meals that may be included will normally be a set 2 or 3 course menu. Traditional dishes include sarmale, cabbage rolls stuffed with rice and minced meat. Mici, grilled minced meat rolls or if you are game, ciorba de burta, beef tripe soup.  To satisfy your sweet tooth try papanasi


Currency

Romanian Leu

International Dialing Code

+40

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Romania is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Britain, Canada, USA and New Zealand for stays of up to 90 days. For all other nationalities and longer stays please contact the relevant embassy. Please note that if you travelling on to or from the Schengen area as part of your travels in Europe you can only stay in these countries for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 day period. Please see https://tinyurl.com/ybh5jads for more details.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.