Offroad in Our 4X4

With Opportunities to Drive Some Offroad Sections.

Day 1   Start in Bran with a visit to Dracula’s Castle; then take the road to Campulung, followed by an epic mountain journey to Lake Vidraru.

Day 2   Experience the famous Transfagarasan Highway from a perspective unreachable by the average traveller, with spectacular high altitude views of the Fagaras Mountain Range where you are almost certain to encounter remnants of snow even in high summer.

Day 3   Round off your trip through traditional, rural Transylvania, where rustic Saxon villages feel like time capsules from 100 years ago; finish in the fortified, medieval town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Day 1   From the picturesque mountain resort of Predeal, take an offroad route to Bran; pause to visit Dracula’s Castle there, before taking the scenic road through Piatra Craiului National Park.

Day 2   Travel offroad through the Bucegi Mountains – and deep forest teaming with wild bears – on the way to the Transfagarasan Highway. As the Highway is closed due to snow for most of the year, take the cable car to the summit, Balea Lake, where you could explore the famous Ice Hotel even out with normal winter months.

Day 3   Round off your trip through traditional, rural Transylvania, where rustic Saxon villages feel like time capsules from 100 years ago; finish in the fortified, medieval town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Day 1   Start in Bran with a visit to Dracula’s Castle; then take the road to Campulung, followed by an epic mountain journey to Lake Vidraru.

Day 2   Experience the famous Transfagarasan Highway from a perspective unreachable by the average traveller, with spectacular high altitude views of the Fagaras Mountain Range, where you are almost certain to encounter remnants of snow even in high summer.

Day 3   Enjoy traditional rural Transylvania, where rustic Saxon villages feel like time capsules from 100 years ago; finish the day in the fortified, medieval town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4   Travel off-road through rolling hills on your way to Corund, the centre of production of Romanian handcrafted wooden and pottery souvenirs. On the way there, you’ll get to experience how charcoal is made, when we stop at a traditional manufacturing site to pick some up for the evening BBQ.

Day 5   Complete your off-road travels with a route over high ground, and through forest and woodland, to the village of Vlahita, with a lakeside lunch stop on the way.

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Day 1   From the picturesque mountain resort of Predeal, take an off-road route to Bran; pause to visit Dracula’s Castle there, before taking the scenic road through Piatra Craiului National Park.

Day 2   Travel off-road through the Bucegi Mountains – and deep forest teaming with wild bears – on the way to the Transfagarasan Highway. As the Highway is closed due to snow for most of the year, take the cable car to the summit, Balea Lake, where you could explore the famous Ice Hotel even out with normal winter months.

Day 3   Enjoy traditional rural Transylvania, where rustic Saxon villages feel like time capsules from 100 years ago; finish the day in the fortified, medieval town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4   Travel off-road through rolling hills on your way to Corund, the centre of production of Romanian handcrafted wooden and pottery souvenirs. On the way there, you’ll get to experience how charcoal is made, when we stop at a traditional manufacturing site to pick some up for the evening BBQ.

Day 5   Complete your off-road travels with a route over high ground, and through forest and woodland, to the village of Vlahita, with a lakeside lunch stop on the way.

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Day 1   Start in Bran with a visit to Dracula’s Castle; then take the road to Campulung, followed by an epic mountain journey to Lake Vidraru.

Day 2   Experience the famous Transfagarasan Highway from a perspective unreachable by the average traveller, with spectacular high altitude views of the Fagaras Mountain Range, where you are almost certain to encounter remnants of snow even in high summer.

Day 3   Enjoy traditional rural Transylvania, where rustic Saxon villages feel like time capsules from 100 years ago; finish the day in the fortified, medieval town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4   Travel off-road through rolling hills on your way to Corund, the centre of production of Romanian handcrafted wooden and pottery souvenirs. On the way there, you’ll get to experience how charcoal is made, when we stop at a traditional manufacturing site to pick some up for the evening BBQ.

Day 5   Continue your off-road travels over high ground and through forest and woodland to the village of Vlahita, with a lakeside lunch stop on the way.

Day 6   During this challenging day of off-road driving, you can explore deep caves on a short river walk before pushing on through deep forest tracks on your way to Sfanta Ana volcano lake.

Day 7   Relax at the volcano lake – swim, sunbathe and BBQ – while our team takes care of any maintenance issues with your vehicles, to ensure that your onward journey is safe and trouble free.

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Day 1   From the picturesque mountain resort of Predeal, take an off-road route to Bran; pause to visit Dracula’s Castle there, before taking the scenic road through Piatra Craiului National Park.

Day 2   Travel off-road through the Bucegi Mountains – and deep forest teaming with wild bears – on the way to the Transfagarasan Highway. As the Highway is closed due to snow for most of the year, take the cable car to the summit, Balea Lake, where you could explore the famous Ice Hotel even out with normal winter months.

Day 3   Enjoy traditional rural Transylvania, where rustic Saxon villages feel like time capsules from 100 years ago; finish the day in the fortified, medieval town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 4   Travel off-road through rolling hills on your way to Corund, the centre of production of Romanian handcrafted wooden and pottery souvenirs. On the way there, you’ll get to experience how charcoal is made, when we stop at a traditional manufacturing site to pick some up for the evening BBQ.

Day 5   Continue your off-road travels with a route over high ground, and through forest and woodland, to the village of Vlahita, with a lakeside lunch stop on the way.

Day 6   During this challenging day of off-road driving, you can explore deep caves on a short river walk before pushing on through deep forest tracks on your way to Sfanta Ana volcano lake.

Day 7   Relax at the volcano lake – swim, sunbathe and BBQ – while our team takes care of any maintenance issues with your vehicles, to ensure that your onward journey is safe and trouble free.

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Enjoy the very best off-road experience with our flexible tours. The full tour passes through Brasov, Mures, Harghita and Covasna counties over 7 days, but we can package a variety of options, depending on how fast you travel and how much time you wish to spend taking in the sites of Transylvania along the way.

From Predeal, South of Brasov, this amazing tour sets off over upland country to Bran, takes an epic route through the Bucegi Mountains, follows the northern edge of the Fagaras Mountains, makes a detour south onto the Transfagarasan Highway up to the cable car, and then heads north across rolling grassland to Sighisoara.

On the way, you could visit Castle Bran (home of Vlad Tepes/Dracula), and the new visitor centre in the Piatra Craiului National Park, with its wealth of information on the history, geology, wildlife and flora of the area. The cable car (close to your accommodation) Bran Castle - Dracula's Castleprovides a trip to the top of the Transfagarasan for an evening meal, where, according to season, the ice hotel may be open to visitors and you could encounter summer snow.

North of the mountains there’s an opportunity to use a traditional pontoon river crossing, and gain privileged access to a fortified Saxon church, while the route passes through rustic Saxon villages that feel like time capsules from 100 years ago. The fortified medieval town of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is well worth a visit, and one of the buildings, now a restaurant, is said to be the birth place of Vlad Dracul/Dracula’s father.  That night’s accommodation offers a party atmosphere with food, drinks and music.

Dealu Frumos - Saxon ChurchAfter Sighisoara, the tour continues on tracks and open grassland to Corund, heads towards the Harghita Mountains and Vlahita, continues across to the volcano lake, Sfanta Ana, and takes a route through the mountains before reaching Ghelinta in the valley – a further forest and mountain off-road trip being available, time permitting.

You’ll stop at a traditional charcoal manufacturer to pick up “fresh” charcoal for a BBQ in Corund, which is itself the centre of production of almost all Romanian handcrafted wood and pottery that’s worth browsing. The remaining days offer natural attractions – viewpoints, a cave walk, and Sfanta Ana volcano lake and beach with time for swimming and relaxation – while the off-road driving encounters leafy forest floors, and steep winding descents among other challenges.

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WHAT TO BRING

The terrain, climate and diverse activities available here in Transylvania mean you need to travel with a wide range of clothing and equipment.  For example, in May you could find yourself swimming in a warm lake and sunbathing on its shores one day; then taking a trip above 2000m altitude the following day, where you will be up to your knees in snow.

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You'll be safeguarded

LRI Rescue has a capability similar to the Romainan Mountain Rescue (Salvamont),  with volunteer First Aiders, Medics, Nurses and Doctors available to deploy at a moment’s notice with the well equipped Land Rover Rescue/Ambulance vehicles.

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