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trek Transylvania for Marie Curie



Departure UK

We fly to Bucharest in Romania, meet our team on arrival and transfer to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Sibiu where we stay the night. On the way we visit the Poienari fortress, which is the only Castle that Count Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, built himself. From here we continue through the Olt valley to the Balea glacier lake. Our welcome dinner tonight will have typical Transylvanian specialities with some great Romanian wine.


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Dracula's Death - 14 km trekking

After breakfast we have a special visit to the cathedral where Count Dracula was killed and then the old centre of Sibiu with its Cibin vegetable & cheese market. From here we transfer to the start of our trek amongst the sheppard villages where life has not changed in centuries. Tonight there will be a dinner with a medieval show.


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Malincrav - 15 km trekking

This morning we make our way though the Harbach valley to Biertan. Our trek takes us to Copsa Mare and after a picnic between the walls of the fortified church we trek to Malancrav village. Along the route we will pass traditional Saxon villages and in Malancrav we are the guests of the Mihai Eminescu Trust (sponsored by Prince Charles) in local guesthouses and tonight our a dinner will be at the Apafi Manor.


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Sighisoara - 18 km trekking

Our challenge today starts from the Breite Plateau National Park, from where we trek to Sighisoara. We visit the old citadel which is another UNESCO heritage site with one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Transylvania. Here we listen to the stories of the family of Vlad the Impaler and have dinner in the Vlad Dracula house which has his last remaining image painted as a fresco on its walls. We stay here in Sighisoara overnight.


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The Carpathian Mountains - 15 km trekking

For our final challenge day we are in the Piatra Craiului National Park of the Carpathian Mountains. Another good trekking day and then in the evening we transfer to Rasnov where in the backdrop of a film festival on the citadel walls, we enjoy a celebratory meal.


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