Local Tour Operators
Independent, in-country tour operators that have set itineraries or can tailor-make a trip for you.
Run by Ramona Cazacu, My Romania offers a range of eco-tourism trips throughout Romania, specialising in walking trips and cultural tours, home-grown food and traditional meals, photography, wildlife-watching, traditions and local customs.
With a focus on supporting family-run hotels and guesthouses, walking undiscovered trails and exploring hidden corners of the country, Ramona and her team of experienced guides will give you a deeper insight into rural Romania.
More details can be found on their website HERE.
UK Travel Companies
Independent, UK-based small group walking holiday companies can offer some great hiking without all the fuss associated with arranging everything for yourself. Usually, you will be accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide who knows the routes and can add greatly to your understanding of a country, it’s customs and culture.
Increasingly, these kinds of operators are also offering self-guided options too – they research routes, sort transfers, book all the accommodation and provide detailed walking notes, maps, etc: all you do is choose your walking companions and enjoy the experience at your own pace.
Specialist walking and trekking company Walks Worldwide offer small group and private guided itineraries to Romania. They can also book suitable flights to co-ordinate with their itineraries, making the whole process very easy.
They have good knowledge of the destination, and it is quite likely you will deal with someone who has been there themselves. They provide detailed trip notes, with plenty of information and advice about each trip and whether it is right for you, and they are able to arrange tailor-made itineraries too.
The Walks Worldwide website can be found HERE.
Go Barefoot is an award-winning travel operator specialising in responsible travel, ecotourism adventures and cultural itineraries in Europe, Asia and Latin America. European destinations include Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Armenia and Georgia, and they offer both set itineraries and tailor-made options in each case, with tailor-made being a particular strength.
The itineraries sometimes cover more than just hiking, and often include cultural visits, food and drink tasting, and other elements that help give a fuller flavour of each destination, and personalised itineraries can be devised to suit your particular interests, budget and available time.
A strong social and environmental ethos runs through the company, and the use of local homestays, small guest houses and traditional accommodations allows visitors a great insight into cuisine, culture and daily life of the country or region visited.
The Go Barefoot website can be found HERE.