Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
How about a trip back in time? You may find this hard to believe but at only 2 hours from the civilization we will find hamlets that are completely isolated, without electric power, no roads, the only points of access are 4 ladders, vertically attached on the rock. Oh well, they really exist, and they are not a touristic trap.
Highlights: remote mountain villages, landscape, lunch with the locals, thermal bath
Available: all year round
Note:The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.
We will drive early in the morning to Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park. First, we will do a short stop in Baile Herculane resort, once known as , , The pearl of Europe'' and of the Austrian - Hungarian Empire. Although overlooked in the recent years, the landscapes around the city are amazing, and the place is known for its thermal water.
Later on, we will leave our car behind, and hike for two hours to Inelet and Scarisoara mountain villages. We will enjoy the amazing landscapes of Cerna and Mehedinti mountains, but also learning about these people simple and self sufficient lives. We will also have lunch at one of the locals house, where you'll be impressed by their stories from the everyday life and find out what they do on a daily basis, and how they manage in such a remote area.
Before ending our tour, we will enjoy the famous outside thermal baths near Baile Herculane. We cannot leave the place without trying the healing water ourselves, right?
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End location: Timisoara, established with the tourists.
Duration: 12 hours
Transport by private car.
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This day-long excursion was definitely the highlight of our honeymoon this past summer. The climb to the mountain villages is definitely moderately intense (just as advertised), but absolutely well worth the effort. Flavia's expertise is obvious: she has designed an itinerary that is packed with incredible scenery, generous local hosts, delicious food and a few authentic, off-the-beaten-path Romanian sights. We so enjoyed spending the day with her and her colleague Gabor, and would highly recommend it!