Walking tours in Romania

Arguably the most famous region of Romania, Transylvania has long been associated with Bram Stoker's Dracula, but there's much more to know about this fascinating place. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in Romania and uncover the natural beauty and Baroque and Gothic architecture that pierces the skyline.

Our walking holidays in Romania take in the extraordinary sights of Transylvania and the Carpathian Mountains. This spectacular mountain range cuts through Romania and is home to some of the wildest trails in Europe. Wild forests, ancient fortresses, timeless villages and soaring peaks come together in a visual symphony that will undoubtedly astound you..

Where can I go on a walking holiday in Romania?

Owing to its medieval castles, enchanting scenery and fascinating history, Transylvania is steeped in folk legends and has been the inspiration for fairy tales for centuries. During our self-guided Transylvanian Castles walking holiday in Romania, travellers journey along the Bucegi Plateau. Enveloped by the Bucegi Mountains, this is one of the best viewpoints for experiencing the magnificent scenery. Shrouded in mystery, Bucegi plays host to impressive monuments that have been shaped by the elements, with the Sphinx being the most recognisable.

Not only will you witness some of the country's most mind-blowing scenery on our walking holidays in Romania but you will also stay in stunning accommodation at each destination, with sumptuous breakfast and delicious evening meals included.

Below is a selection of some of the highlights you will be blown away by on our Transylvanian Castles walking tour in Romania:

  • Bran Castle: No trip to Romania would be complete without a tour of Transylvania's most iconic landmark, Bran Castle, styled as the home of the fictional Count Dracula.

  • Brasov: Spend the day exploring this evocative medieval city, wandering around the historic old town and paying a visit to the famous Black Church.

  • Piatra Craiului National Park: Make your way through deep, ancient forests and valleys, taking in superb views as you walk along the impressive Zarnesti gorge.

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Transylvanian Castles Walk
Romania: Transylvania

Transylvanian Castles Walk

This wonderful seven-night self-guided holiday explores the mountainous region of Transylvania, leaving the stories behind to uncover a beautiful country with a rich and fascinating history; full of medieval castles, high peaks, incredible wildlife, and -of course- warm hospitality.



  • Holiday codeW07RM
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1475per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2024  

  • 1 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Route notes provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

Frequently asked questions

Is Romania good for walking?

With vast areas of unspoiled natural beauty, ancient forests and stunning mountain ranges, Romania has so much to offer travellers embarking on a walking holiday.

Romania remains untouched by mass tourism, so you can explore the medieval towns and villages and take in the dramatic castles and fortresses safe in the knowledge that you won't experience the potentially overwhelming hustle and bustle of other tourist hotspots in Europe.

What should I pack for my walking holiday in Romania?

Your packing list should always reflect the type of activities you will be getting involved in on your trip and what sort of weather conditions you are expecting to encounter. As the itinerary for our Romania walking tour is quite varied, it's a good idea to pack both for hiking trails and for less strenuous walks around cities and villages. Here's a list of essentials you should bring with you:

  • A small backpack
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • First-aid kit
  • Sun protection
  • Head torch
  • Trekking poles
  • Mobile phone - you won't want to miss the opportunity to take photos!

What should I wear for my walking holiday in Romania?

Comfort is key for any walking holiday. You need to make sure that, no matter the activity, you are wearing comfortable, breathable clothing that will also protect you from the elements. Here are a few ideas of things you can take on your trip:

  • Sturdy and comfortable walking boots (preferably broken in to avoid blisters!)
  • Lightweight waterproofs
  • Sun hat
  • Plenty of comfortable activewear
  • Thick socks
  • Lightweight shoes for wearing in the evening
  • Thermals or fleece-lined items such as a jumper or jacket
  • Shorts and short-sleeved tops for warmer weather

What is the best month to walk in Romania?

The best time to visit Romania for a walking holiday is from May to October when the weather is pleasant and you'll be able to avoid the harsher, colder conditions of the winter months. With our Transylvanian Castles walking tour, you can do just that.

Summers in Romania are generally very warm, with temperatures often reaching between 25-30°C. It's worth bearing that in mind when deciding when you want to embark on your walking tour.

What is the most beautiful part of Romania?

Romania is full of unspoiled natural beauty, so it's difficult to single out one area more beautiful than another. From deep, timeworn forests to glorious gorges and vast, open, green plains that boast a diverse range of fauna, the sheer beauty of Romania is hard to encapsulate.

The wild Carpathian Mountains that carve their way through the country are home to the majority of Romania's national parks, which host an astonishingly diverse variety of wildlife, including roe deer, wolves, brown bears and wild cats.

Its medieval towns and cities, with their unique architecture and towering castles, are a sight to behold, and all across the region you will find picturesque vistas that seem like something from a fairytale.

How many days do you need in Romania?

To make sure you get the most out of your holiday to Romania, we would recommend booking our seven-night self guided trip. That way you can have plenty of time to take in all this wonderful country has to offer.

Why choose a walking holiday in Romania with Headwater?

To make sure you get the most out of your holiday to Romania, we would recommend booking a trip for a seven-night stay. That way you can have plenty of time to take in all this wonderful country has to offer.

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  • Award-winning: We are proud to have won a number of awards in recent years, including Best Travel Company to Central & Western Europe at the British Travel Awards.

  • Sustainability: Our People, Places & Planet plan demonstrates our commitment to protecting the planet we love so dearly, and we're striving to meet our Nature Positive goals.

  • Holidays crafted by experts: Our travel experts have a wealth of first-hand experience, so you can be sure your walking holiday in Romania will live up to expectations.