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  • See special self guided trips info page: click here

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The trips are especially made for those tourists who want to enjoy the splendid nature and lovely villages of the Apuseni Mountains in a very relaxing and original way. Especially families with small children will enjoy this trip. Horse and wagon enables you to see more each day, without you have to take care about luggage, distances or even the weather. The trip was especially for the Johan's Green Mountain area, Apuseni Mountains.

Virtually everybody with a bit of knowledge about animals can drive the wagon by himself. Just be aware that a horse (just as a dog) will test you in the beginning when his master isn't around anymore. The roads are very well chosen so you don't drive along busy roads. Practically all the time you're on secondary or gravel roads. The first day, you go together with an experienced driver who will teach you how to handle the horse, how to deal with the harness and how to take care about the horse. During the first part of your trip, the farmer of the place where you stay will also assist upon arrival and by departure.

In case you would like to enjoy the trip but are not so sure about your abilities to handle the horse and wagon we can give you a driver with for one or more days. That will be somebody from the region that only deals with the horse and wagon. You still will have your privacy with family or friends.

Accommodation is provided at local farms in guestrooms. All houses have bathrooms. The guestrooms in Stana, Rasca, Sancraiu and Rachitele have private bathrooms. Every night you will enjoy a typical warm meal. You'll also have breakfast and a lunch-packet for noon.

The wagon is covered. The horse can pull under normal conditions 4 adults or 2 adults and max. 4 children. Once in a while, when the road really climbs 7 to 10 % it is recommended that all but one adult walk that part by foot. Upon arrival we provide you with a detailed itinerary and a map.

We've included a special page about the Apuseni Mountains: click here

THE PROGRAM:

There are 2 different programs:

a 6-day program, and a 11 day program

 

6 DAY PROGRAM: THE KALOTASZEG TRAIL

 

5 nights, 4 days riding. The trail goes through the hills of the ethnic Hungarian homeland "Kalotaszeg". trails over country roads, wagon tracks and open grassland.

DAY 1: arrival and introduction in Stana.

DAY 2: Instructions and trip under guidance in the surrounding hills of Stana. Distance 12km, 4-5 hours driving.

DAY 3: Trip along country roads and wagon tracks to the ethnic Hungarian village Sancraiu. Distance 14km, 4-5 hours driving.

DAY 4: Trip to Rasca. Trip along wagon-trails, country roads and open pasture. You cross the village Valeni where you can visit the beautiful fortified Romanesque church. It goes further over a large plateau to the settlement Fonogea. From there you descend to the village Rasca, a Romanian village at 1000m altitude. Distance 16km. 5 hours driving

DAY 5: trip back to Stana. You leave Rasca and ride along the village Cristesti to Manastireni. From here it goes over Bica, Horlacea and Saula back to Stana. A trip along trails, country roads and over open meadows. Distance 18 km.(5-6 hours driving)

DAY 6: trip ends after breakfast.

 

11 DAY PROGRAM: THE MOUNTAIN TRAIL

 

10 nights, 9 days riding. The trail goes through the homeland of the ethnic Hungarians and further through the mountains to the borders of the nature park Padis. You go completely around Lake Fintinele.

DAY 1: arrival and introduction in Stana.

DAY 2: Instructions and trip under guidance in the lovely country side around Stana. Distance 12km, 4-5 hours driving.

DAY 3: trip to Rasca. Trip along wagon-trails, open pasture and country roads. You can make a stop to visit the lovely wooden Orthodox church in Bica. You cross the village Manastireni, an ethnic Hungarian village with a beautiful fortified Romanesque church. You climb to Rasca a Romanian village in the mountains at 100m altitude. Distance 18km. 5-6 hours driving.

DAY 4: Trip to Rusesti. You leave the village Rasca to Dealu Mare and Lapustesti (church has a nice painted interior) from where you descend a 7 km long winding road to the village Rusesti where you stay in guestrooms. In Rusesti you find a working watermill and "piua" (that something you'll have to see for yourself). Distance 18 km. 5-6 hours driving.

DAY 5: Trip to Marisel. From Rusesti you have to climb to one of the highest settlements of the Apuseni Mountains, the village Marisel at 1200m. You'll have beautiful panoramas. You will have to give the horse some rest from time to time because you climb almost steady for 8km. There is an altitude difference of 600m between the 2 villages. You sleep in the village Marisel in guestrooms at a local farm. Distance 14 km. 5-6 hours driving

DAY 6: From Marisel you follow the ridge to the village Poiana Horea. Just by leaving the village you arrive at the battleground from the anti Hungarian revolution of 1848 and you'll see the cross of Avram Iancu, placed there as a monument for the local hero of that revolution. It is a nice trip through the forest and along small rivers. You won't see a house for 10km. You stay in the village Poiana Horea, in guestrooms for the night. Distance 25 km. 6-7 hours driving.

DAY 7: Trip to Doda Pilii. You leave the village Poiana Horea and follow the river upstream. It goes over the ridge and through the forest to the lake Fintinele near the village Smida. From there you go to Doda Pilii where you sleep in guestrooms. Distance 18 km. 4-5 hours driving.

DAY 8: From the village Doda Pilii you go up the mountain to the village Dealu Botii. It is a nice trip over open pasture and through the forest with nice panoramas over the Lake Fintinele. From there it goes to the village Scrind where you stay for the night in guestrooms in pension Dariana. Distance 20 km. 5-6 hours driving.

DAY 9: Trip to Sancraiu. It goes over the Ruginoasa mountain, with very rewarding views over the Calata Valley during the descent to Margau. From Margau it goes to Bociu and further to Sancraiu. The last part of the trip goes through a strange eroded landscape. Distance 20 km. 6-7 hours driving

DAY 10: Trip from the village Sancraiu over Domos, Horlacea, Saula back to Stana. Again a trip through the Kalotaszeg region, along small villages with fortified churches, over open pastures and scattered forest. Distance 17km. 4-5 hours driving.

DAY 11: Trip ends after breakfast.

PRICE:

6 day program: the Kalotaszeg trail. (5 nights, 4 days riding). You drive a team of 2 horses.

Adults: 619 Euro per person (minimum 2 persons), 3rd and 4th person 286 Euro

Children: < 12: 125 Euro, Children below 3: free

Price includes: Accommodation in full board and horse and wagon, instructions and guidance day 1,2.

Single traveler: a supplement has to be paid for single room occupancy, horses and equipment.

11 day program: the mountain trail (10 nights, 9 days riding). You drive a team of 2 horses.

Adults: 962 Euro per person (minimum 2 persons), 3rd and 4th person 494 Euro

Children: < 12: 203 Euro, Children below 3: free

Price includes: Accommodation in full board and horse and wagon, instructions and guidance day 1,2.

Single traveler: a supplement has to be paid for single room occupancy, horses and equipment.

Extra days: for all programs you can take an extra days of rest: price 95 Euro pro person, (first 2 persons include the horses), 3rd and more: 35 Euro/ night. Children <12: 15 Euro. Children below 3: free.

Discover the wild Transylvania and the unspoiled landscape of Carpathian Mountains with our Green Mountain horse back riding and wagon active holiday program in Transylvania, Apuseni Mountains. 

Book now your wagon and horse back riding trip in Romanian Carpathian Mountains. 

We have no fences, it is one of our great advantage. Let your spirit to enjoy the freedom in Transylvania, Romania! Choose Transylvania and the Green Mountain as your active holiday destination!

How to get there:

(for links to airliners etc, click here)

Direct flights from London-Luton, Eindhoven, Tel-Aviv, Barcelona, Paris-Beauvais and Dortmund to Cluj-Napoca with Wizz Air.

Lufthansa operates a direct flight between Munchen and Cluj-Napoca.

We arrange further transport between Cluj-Napoca and Stana.

or:

Flights to Budapest (regular airlines and low-cost) and train to Huedin: there are trains departing the airport Ferihegy at 08.43 (arrival Huedin at 15.47) and 13.43 (arrival Huedin at 20.39)

(The trains depart at new train-station at airport terminal 1 and you have to change trains in Szolnok, time between trains is somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes)

Train connections: see at http://www.mav-start.hu/english/index.php

We arrange further transport between Huedin and Stana.

Back to Cluj-Napoca: we arrange transport, or by train, there are hourly trains between Stana and Cluj-Napoca.

Back to Budapest: train leaving Huedin at 07.16 arrives at 12.16 and train leaving Huedin 11.24 arrives 16.16