The Bucovina and Transrarau Circuit: 7 days of history

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Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Northern Romania! This 7-day tour takes you through the heart of Bucovina and the Rarau Mountains, revealing a unique combination of culture, nature and fairytale landscapes;

What will you mainly visit on this tour?

  • Banffy Castle
  • The Sic hives
  • Bistrita
  • Colibița
  • Tinovul Mare Poiana Stampei
  • The bobsleigh run in Vatra Dornei
  • Ciocănești
  • The Transrarau Road
  • Pietrele Doamnei, Rarau
  • Rarau Pârtia

Here are some of the highlights included in the tour:

  • Banffy Castle: Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of yesteryear in this Baroque castle, nicknamed "Transylvania's Versailles".
  • Sic: Explore an aquatic labyrinth with rare plants and a mysterious atmosphere.
  • Bistrita: Discover the medieval city centre, punctuated by historic buildings such as the Evangelical Church and the Dogars Tower.
  • Lake Colibița: Relax on the shores of this enchanting mountain lake or venture out on a relaxing boat ride.
  • Tinovul Mare Poiana Stampei: Enter a unique nature reserve, renowned for its unique flora and fauna.
  • Vatra Dornei Bobsleigh Run: Feel the adrenaline rush on the longest bobsleigh run in Romania.
  • The Transrarau Road: Travel one of the most spectacular roads in the world, with breathtaking twists and turns and breathtaking views.
  • Lady Stones: Hear the legends surrounding this fascinating rock formation in the heart of the Rarau massif.
  • Rarău Trail:Enjoy winter sports or refreshing hikes, depending on the season.
  • Sucevita Monastery: Combine spirituality with art by visiting a UNESCO monastery, a symbol of medieval Moldovan painting.

This tour gives you:

  • A captivating mix of history, Bucovina tradition and stunning natural beauty.
  • Thrilling experiences, from boat rides to bobsledding.
  • Accommodation in unique places, including a Transylvanian castle.
  • Direct contact with northern Romanian hospitality.

Set off on the Bucovina and Transrarau Circuit and create unforgettable memories!

Estimated budget for the Bucovina and Transrauma Circuit (1 person):


  • Banffy Castle, Bonțida: 300 RON/night
  • Pension Colibița: 200 RON/night
  • Hotel Vatra Dornei: 250 RON/night
  • Cabana Rarau: 200 RON/night
  • Pension Suceava: 200 RON/night


  • Car rental: 200 - 300 RON/day - rental from Cluj-Napoca, delivery in Suceava
  • Fuel: 400 RON
  • Road tax: ~25 RON (preferably ask the car rental company)


  • Visit to the Sic Hives: free of charge
  • Visit to the Evangelical Church of Bistrita: 10 RON adults, 5 RON children
  • Boat trip to Colibița: 35 RON/person minimum 6 persons or 350 lei/hour
  • Visit to Tinovul Mohoș: 10 RON adults, 5 RON children
  • Vatra Dornei bobsleigh run: 30 RON/ride/people over 14 years old, 25 RON/ride/children
  • Hiking on the Transrarau: free of charge
  • Rarau slope: from 70 RON/10 points for the chairlift
  • Visit to Sucevita Monastery: 15 RON
  • The Castle of Suceava: 20 RON/person, 5 RON/children, 10 RON pensioners
  • Bucovina Village Museum: 16 RON/person, 4 RON/children, 8 RON pensioners

Estimated total: 3.300 RON


  • This budget is an estimate and may vary depending on the time of year, type of accommodation chosen, restaurant prices and other unexpected expenses.
  • It is recommended to purchase a travel case to cover any medical problems or accidents.
  • It is advisable to book your accommodation and rental car in advance, especially during the tourist season.


Saving tips:

  • Choose hostels or Airbnb accommodation instead of hotels.
  • Cook food instead of dining at restaurants all the time.
  • Take advantage of offers and promotions on flights and accommodation.
  • Visit the sights outside the tourist season.

We recommend:

  • Bring comfortable hiking clothes and shoes.
  • Bring appropriate clothing for cold weather (depending on the season).
  • Bringing water and snacks for hiking.
  • Bringing cameras to capture the beauty of nature.


Price Excludes
Inchiriere auto
Bilete de acces

Travel Styles

Nature & Adventure


700 - 799 euro
>800 euro

Trip duration

Medium (6 - 10 days)



Group type

Families with children's



Exploring type

Mandatory to go by car

Arrival in Cluj-Napoca and pick up the rental car.
Accommodation in Bonțida, near the Banffy Castle in Bonțida, a Baroque architectural jewel.

Visit to the Sic reed beds, a magical land with rare plants and a unique atmosphere.
Drive to Bistrita, where you will visit the Central Square with the Evangelical Church and the Dogars Tower.
Free walk through Bistrita.
Accommodation in Bistrita.

Excursion to Colibița, a picturesque mountain lake, where you can enjoy a boat ride or relax on the shore.
Visit to Tinovul Mohoș, a unique nature reserve with rich flora and fauna.
Evening departure to Vatra Dornei and accommodation in Vatra Dornei.

Adventure on the Vatra Dornei bobsleigh run, the longest bobsleigh run in Romania.
Visit to Ciocănești, Mestecăniș.
Accommodation in Vatra Dornei.

Spectacular route on the Transrarău Road, one of the most beautiful roads in the world.
Admire the Pietrele Doamnei, a unique rock formation with fascinating legends.
Departure in the evening and accommodation in Câmpulung Moldovenesc.

An unforgettable experience on the Rarau slope, one of the most appreciated slopes in Romania.
Visit to the Sucevita Monastery, a masterpiece of Bucovina art included in the UNESCO Heritage.
Visit to Pietrele Doamnei, Moara Dracului Gorges, Museum of Wood Art, "Acoperământul Maicii Domnului" Hermitage - Valea Seacă, Sihăstria Rarăului Monastery, Rarău Monastery

Departure to Suceava.
Visit to the Castle of Suceava, Bucovina Village Museum, Monastery "St. John the New" in Suceava.
Pick up the car at Suceava Airport.
Departure home from Suceava.

Visit to Turda Salt Mine, a unique salt mine with an underground amusement park.
Mini trip to Rădăuți on the way to Suceava.


This tour is open to all, regardless of age or previous hiking experience. However, it is important that you are in good physical condition to participate in the hikes included in the programme.

Comfortable clothes and footwear for hiking.
Clothing suitable for cold weather (depending on the season).
Water and snacks for hiking.
Cameras to capture the beauty of nature.

The tour is completely free. We do not charge participation fees, accommodation, transport or other additional costs. Costs for accommodation, transport, meals or other items are not our responsibility.

On our side you can participate, but check carefully your accommodation to allow pets to bring with you to your hotel/guest room.

We recommend that you purchase medical insurance.

Yes, we encourage you to take photos and videos during the tour. However, please respect the privacy of the locals and do not take photos without their permission.

Yes, please recommend this tour to your friends and family. The more people who attend, the better!



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