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These holidays contribute
to the resoration of the
castle at Miclosoara and
support the local community
through employment
and use of local
resources


DATES


Daily departures
3, 7. 10 & 14 nights

Prices from £ 795.00 per week
Discounts on certain flights

includes flights, taxes,
transfers, full-board,
activities & excursions.
Further discounts on group prices


HIGHLIGHTS


Unspoilt Nature & Traditions
Legends of Transylvania
History & Culture
Brasov & Bran Castle
Szekelerland
Gelence Frescoes
St. Ana Lake
Saxon fortified churches
Sighisoara & Viscri
Carpathian Landscapes
Flower meadows
Bear-tracking
Bird-watching
Horses & Carts
Walking & Fishing
Pied Piper Caves
Village Life
Winter Holidays



FLIGHTS


Recommended Flight Schedules
British Airways
Heathrow 09:45 – Bucharest 15:00; Bucharest 15:00 - Heathrow 17:15
Times are local and are subject to change; 2 hour time difference - UK & Romania

Alternative quality airlines include
Swiss, Austrian, Lufthansa or KLM
Regional departures on request
Transfers provided - 3-4 hours



In case you wish to stay longer
than a week, we offer as an option
3-day (2-3 night) tours by Land Rover
to more remote destinations, like
the famous painted monasteries
of Bucovina. Our British friend
and guide, Colin Shaw, of
"Roving Romania" will show you
around and eventually bring
you back to Miclosoara.

Tour options:
- The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina
- Lake Békás (Bicaz) and the Mystical
- Mountain of Ceahlau
- Carpathian Mountain Passes





A TOUCH OF CLASS HIKING 2008
Prices from £ 795.00 per week including flights, transfers, fullboard and activities to 1.5. 2008


HIKING ACTIVITIES at MICLOSOARA (MIKLÓSVÁR)
A programme of walks from east rambles to tough mountain hikes


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This page is dedicated to the Hiking Activities - please also refer to the separate ACTIVITIES page for the Cultural and Nature programme.
The two programmes can be combined if required
An easy walk near Miclosoara
Hiking activities take place in the countryside surrounding Miclosoara, which offers the walker a diverse variety of landscapes, including open hillsides with wild flower meadows, rolling woodland pastures, deciduous and coniferous forests, dramatic gorges and mountains.  We cater for the experienced hiker, as well as those wishing for gentle walks.  Those with an interest in history, nature and earth sciences will find these hikes of interest.  Hiking activities take place throughout the year, including the winter period.  If snow cover is deep enough in some areas, cross-country skiing is possible (we provide the necessary equipment, skis, boots and poles). 

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WHAT IS PROVIDED?

At the Kalnoky Guesthouses you will be provided with a hearty breakfast early in the morning and a dinner on your return in the evening.  A day’s hiking activity includes an information pack (information, maps), transportation to the drop-off point, a picnic lunch (with vegetarian options), and collection at a designated pick-up point.  You will also be provided with a mobile phone to be used during emergencies.  If you would like to be accompanied by a hiking/nature guide, this can also be arranged for selected hikes.   


WHAT YOU ARE EXPECTED TO BRING WITH YOU

Walking boots, a waterproof jacket (and trousers) and a rucksack are essential.  Hikers might want to bring along their own compass (maps are provided in the hiker’s information pack), as well as a torch.  Depending on the season, you should also consider packing some warm clothing.  Information on the temperatures expected will be provided prior to your visit.  Those with an interest in wildlife should bring along their binoculars, as well as nature guides to help with the identification of birds, plants, mushrooms, and animal tracks.  Insect repellent is also useful. 



The hikes outlined below have been grades as follows:


Grade A – EASY


Grade C – STRENUOUS


NEW FOR 2008
Stay in HRH Prince of Wales's house, recently refurbished by Count Kalnoky,
in the delightful Saxon village of Viscri (Deutschweisskirch).
These holidays provide a wide selection of activities
including guided walks and marked trails .


Grade B – MODERATE


Grade D – TOUGH


ARRIVAL

On arrival in Miclosoara you will be greeted by one of our team, who will provide you with information on the activities available during your stay. Before dinner in the cellar of the main house, you might want to take a stroll around the village. Dinner is served at 20:00.

DAY 1


MICLOSOARA (MIKLOSVAR)

Grade A
12 km



A traditional horse-drawn cart will take you to your starting point in the Aita Valley, which involves crossing the stream numerous times. You will also be able to visit a traditional charcoal burner. The hike along the ridge will take you through mature beech and hornbeam forests, medieval woodland pasture with oak and wild pear – good habitats for large mammals, reptiles and amphibians (including the fire salamander). You may meet Romanian shepherds with their flocks of sheep.


DAY 2

THE GORGE

Grade B
7 km



A Land Rover will drive you through pretty villages and forest roads to your starting point at the dramatic Varghis (Vargyas) Gorge – the ‘Almasch Canyon from the Pied Piper legend. * The hike over the top of the gorge will take you through beech forests, a stone meadow with Steppe vegetation, and wild flower meadows – good habitat for reptiles and insects (including the praying mantis). The gorge commands stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, such as the volcanic plateau of the Harghita Mountains. The ruins of a Tartar’s Chapel from the medieval period can also be seen.
*An alternative route can be taken if you wish to see the caves and bats.


DAY 3


KING’S STONE (Piatra Craiului)

Grade D (or C)
20 km



The starting point of the hike is Plaiul Foii at the foot of the Piatra Craiului Mountain, which is the most spectacular limestone massif of the Southern Carpathians. In order to reach the peak, you will have to climb steep and exposed rock faces. This hike, however, can be adapted to suit different levels of physical fitness, as there are alternative hiking routes in this area. Towards the end of the hike, you will reach a Zarnesti Gorge, where you might spot the attractive wall creeper and alpine
swifts.


DAY 4


FREE




This day can be spent relaxing in and around Miklósvár village or you can join one of our nature or culture tours, which may, for example, include visiting the fortified Saxon churches or a volcanic lake.


DAY 5


RIKA

Grade C
22 km



At the starting point of this hike you have the opportunity to visit what are believed to be the remains of Attila the Hun’s forest fortress, as well the as the burial site of his wife Rika. - This hike will take you through extensive forests of beech, hornbeam and oak. Towards the end of your hike, you will discover a basalt quarry, which is also designated as a geological site of special interest.


DAY 6


BLACK MOUNTAINS

Grade B
16 km



You will start from an old iron furnace, which was used successfully to make canons used in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-49. This hike takes you along the southern Harghita Mountains, where you will have wonderful views of the Ciuc (Csík) basin. The hike ends at a mineral water spa, Ozunca Bai (Uzonka Fürdo).


DAY 7


FOSSIL

Grade C
22 km



The starting point of this hike is Ormenis (Ürmös) village, where you also have the opportunity to see a marl cliff with fossilized clams and ammonites. This hike takes you over wild flower meadows, woodland pastures, and forested hills. The views during this walk are spectacular. Miklósvár can be spotted on the other side of the Olt River. - On the hillside you can find carpets of bleached white fossils exposed from erosion.



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