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COBOR Biodiversity Farm

COBOR Biodiversity Farm

Cobor is a perfect blend of high nature value pasture, biodiversity conservation, organic farming, a hidden gem for travellers & a haven for horses & cattle.

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Bunea Wilderness Cabin

Bunea Wilderness Cabin

Located above Pecineagu Lake with a spectacular view over the Făgăraș and Iezer-Păpușa Mountains, Bunea is the perfect blend of comfort and pristine nature.

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Comisu Wildlife Hides

Comisu Wildlife Hides

Up in a high meadow above the tree line lie the Comisu I & II wildlife observation hides, a great place for those who love adventures off the beaten track.

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Equus Silvania - Horse Riding & Wilderness Centre

Equus Silvania – Horse Riding & Wilderness Centre

At the foothills of the Transylvanian Carpathians, in the traditional village of Șinca Nouă, you can find a guesthouse and equestrian centre dedicated to the highest standards of ecotourism.

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Valea Vladului Chalet

Valea Vladului Chalet

Tucked within the breathtaking Făgăraș mountains, at an elevation of 1248 m, lies a hidden gem – Valea Vladului Chalet. Whether you seek solitude, adventure, or simply a a serene getaway.

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Poiana Tămaș wilderness camp

Poiana Tămaș wilderness camp

Poiana Tămaș wilderness camp, situated in a picturesque meadow, at an elevation of 1460 m, offers an unforgettable experience near the Făgăraș Mountains in Romania.

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An „initiatic” parcourse:
a profound and noble experience of pure nature that has the power to transform lives for the better.

The beauty, the wildness and the natural peculiarities such as the virgin forests or the large carnivores of the Carpathians make the area ideal for ecotourism development.

At Travel Carpathia, we believe in sustainable tourism that doesn’t harm the environment while helping the local communities.

Whether you wish to venture deep in the heart of Făgăraș Mountains and stay at one of our wildlife hides or explore the Transylvanian Hills from our Biodiversity Farm in Cobor, you are in the right place.

“We are all committed to creating memorable experiences, one guest at a time!”

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More than just tourism

See why Travel Carpathia is an exceptional example of a conservation enterprise that embraces and preserves local nature and wildlife to offer a once-in-a-lifetime ecotourism experience.

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Travel Carpathia

The Carpathian Mountains and the Transylvanian hills are amongst the most valuable natural areas left in Europe. More than half of the European Union’s virgin forests are located in the Romanian Carpathians and about a third of Europe’s large carnivores roam the forests of these mountains.

Besides them, the centuries-old land management of the Transylvanian hills has preserved an incredible variety of plants, insects, birds, and enchanted wood pastures. This all mixed with picturesque medieval villages and an ancient lifestyle makes a unique experience for all nature-loving visitors.

Today, Travel Carpathia offers visitors the opportunity to discover wildlife by taking a unique wildlife tracking tour, spend the night at our eco-friendly hides and learn about the rewilding and restoration projects.

Besides that, we warmly recommend you include our Biodiversity Farm at Cobor to enjoy the raw beauty of Transylvania and learn more about our sustainable farming practices.

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Wildlife watching

Location: Equus Silvania

Bear watching

Bear watching

For those interested in an afternoon bear watching experience, we collaborate with the local forestry administration to offer a short three-hour bear watching trip.

Accompanied by our guide, you’ll depart from our guesthouse and drive to Strâmba Valley, where a local ranger awaits. Together, you’ll access a wildlife observation hide, providing a safe vantage point to observe wild bears in their natural habitat. This offer is only for in-house guests at Equus Silvania.

  • €35 per Person
  • minimum 3 persons
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Location: Equus Silvania

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

The area surrounding our Equus Silvania guesthouse is great for spotting birds. Join one of our guided birdwatching tours and get ready to spot fascinating birds like…

…the lesser-spotted eagle, great grey and red-backed shrikes, kingfishers, black storks, or various wood-pecker species (in the surrounds of Equus Silvania, all 10 European wood-pecker species are present). In the forested areas, keep your eyes peeled for treecreeper, goldcrest, and various species of tits. Our knowledgeable guides will lead the way, sharing their insights into these winged wonders.

  • €40 per adult
  • €24 per child under 14
  • minimum 3 persons
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Location: Comisu Wildlife Hides

Capercaillie Lek Tour

Capercaillie Lek Tour

Join us for a special three-day getaway in the heart of the Făgăraș Mountains, for a chance to witness the captivating spectacle of…

…male Capercaillie parading for the attention of females through their unique ‘dance’. Our exclusive three-day guided tour, available between April 10th and May 10th, takes you far from the tourist trails to explore the preferred areas of this shy bird. With only three spots available per group, this intimate experience is perfect for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers alike.

The Capercaillie tours require early departure at darkness to arrive at the little observation tents before the crack of dawn, but also include secluded mountain trails during the day and the night in a cosy wilderness cabin located at 1600 m altitude, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

  • Duration: 3 days – 2 nights
  • Accommodation: Comisu wildlife observation hides
  • Starting from €445 per person depending on group size (max. 3 participants)
  • Included:
    • full board accommodation
    • knowledgeable local guide
    • off-road transportation and hiking tours in the area
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Bison Tracking Day Tour

Bison Tracking Day Tour

Come along and discover the majestic comeback of the European bison in the Făgăraș Mountains of Romania!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to hear the echoes of the red deer roaring through the Carpathian Mountains? As you wander through picturesque meadows and forests, keep your eyes peeled for these iconic creatures grazing in their natural habitat.

In most cases, you will be able to see these gentle giants, but we will definitely also come across a lot of tracks and marks left by them. Along the way, take in the beauty of the wilderness and spot a variety of wild animal tracks, offering a fascinating peek into their world. Contact us for more information on the route of our excursion, which may vary based on recent sightings and on satellite positions given by their radio-collars. 

  • Duration: One day
  • €135 per person (min. 2 participants)
  • Included:
    • guide and conservation ranger
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Location: COBOR Biodiversity Farm

Cobor Birdwatching tours

Birdwatching tours

Our guided birdwatching tours at COBOR Biodiversity Farm offer an opportunity to observe a variety of avian species, including…

… bee-eaters, lesser-spotted eagles, golden orioles, hoopoes, common and honey buzzards, kestrels, Ural owls, or little owls at night.

Our guided birdwatching tours at COBOR Biodiversity Farm offer an opportunity to observe a variety of avian species, including bee-eaters, lesser-spotted eagles, golden orioles, hoopoes, common and honey buzzards, kestrels, Ural owls, or little owls at night.

  • € 40 per adult
  • € 24 per child under 14
  • minimum 3 persons
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 Location: Poiana Tamaș Wilderness Camp

Red Deer Rut Tour

Red Deer Rut Tour

Considered the king of the Carpathian forests, the red deer is always an impressive wildlife presence.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to hear the echoes of the red deer roaring through the Carpathian Mountains? In the autumn, once the leaves change colour, the rutting season is a true spectacle and needs to be experienced at least once in a lifetime.

Accompanied by a guide who knows the area very well, you will have the chance to observe the stags rutting in their natural habitat. The wilderness experience is combined with cosy accommodation in our wilderness camp, tasty picnics, hikes and breathtaking views over Făgăraș, Iezer-Păpușa Mountains and Piatra Craiului National Park.

  • Duration: 4 days – 3 nights (September – October)
  • Accommodation: Poiana Tamaș Wilderness Camp
  • Starting from €445 per person depending on group size (max. 6 participants)
  • Included
    • full board accommodation
    • knowledgeable local guide
    • off-road transportation and hiking tours in the area
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 Location: Poiana Tamaș Wilderness Camp

Chamois Watching Tour

Chamois Watching Tour

Watch the most experienced mountain climbers right in the heart of the Carpathians, where limestone cliffs pierce the sky! The agile chamois will lead the way!

Known for their ability to quickly traverse steep, rocky terrain, chamois can be observed in their natural habitat throughout the whole year.

The mountain ranges of Piatra Craiului National Park bordering the eastern Făgăraș Mountains are amongst the most beautiful in the Romanian Carpathians. Here, you can enjoy great hiking trails and look for wildlife with a high chance of observing chamois. The exact route of our excursion may vary depending on the latest sightings, so please contact us for more information.

  • Duration: 4 days – 3 nights (June to Mid-October)
  • Accommodation: Poiana Tamaș Wilderness Camp, guesthouse closer to Piatra Craiului and guesthouse in Nucșoara
  • Starting from €445 per person depending on group size (max. 6 participants)
  • Included:
    • full board accommodation
    • knowledgeable local guide
    • off-road transportation and hiking tours in the area
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 Location: Dracsin Cabin

Beaver Watching Tour

Beaver Watching Tour

Set off on a captivating expedition to observe Romania’s beavers in their natural habitat!

Guided by our experienced guides, you will have a very high chance of witnessing these hardworking creatures firsthand. In the early hours of the morning or at dusk, keen observers may catch a glimpse of beavers going about their daily routines.

As you journey through nature, soak in the sights and sounds of the wild, from the gentle sway of trees to the tranquil ripples of nearby waters. Our route may be adapted based on recent beaver activity, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further details.

  • Duration: 4 days – 3 nights
  • Accommodation: Dracsin Cabin
  • €410 per person (max. 3 participants)
  • Included:
    • full board accommodation in a small wooden cabin
    • knowledgeable local guide
    • off-road transportation
    • hiking tours in the area and beaver watching opportunities
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Hiking & biking

Location: Nucșoara

The Forest of Immortal Stories – Nucșoara

The Forest of Immortal Stories – Nucșoara

Discover the Forest of Immortal Stories, a visionary project born from the deep-seated desire to safeguard Nucșoara’s ancient and majestic beech trees.

Featured by international media such as the New York Times:

While our own lifespans are fleeting, these venerable trees endure, almost immortal in their resilience. They stand as custodians of time, capable of recounting tales long after we’re gone. These arboreal giants bear witness to centuries of history and embody invaluable heritage.

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Location: Equus Silvania

Virgin forest Hike

Virgin forest Hike

Go on a forest road journey to the renowned virgin forest of the Strâmba Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy a two-hour guided hike, witness centuries old giant beech and fir trees, including the tallest known tree in Romania (a silver fir >60 m tall), and learn about the ecosystem of the mixed mountain forests of the Carpathians.

  • € 35-50 per person
    depending on group size
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Location: COBOR Biodiversity Farm

Bike tours

Bike tours

Experience the natural and cultural beauty of Transylvania as you pedal through villages and historical sites around COBOR Biodiversity Farm.

Situated near iconic fortified Saxon churches and scenic bike trails, Cobor serves as the perfect starting point for unforgettable cycling excursions. Discover charming destinations like Felmer, Șoarș, Bărcuț, Brădeni, Viscri, and Făgăraș on day trips from our farm. Whether you bring your own bike or rent one from us, we’ve got you covered. You can choose to have a guided tour or we can provide GPS tracks so you can navigate the beautiful landscapes at your own pace.

  • € 22 per bike rental per day
  • € 39 per person for min. 2 pers.
    hire a guide to bike with you on a 2-5h tour
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Location: COBOR Biodiversity Farm

Guided hiking tour

Guided hiking tour

The hills, forests and meadows around Cobor village are great for easy hikes and offer great views of the surrounding mountains and traditional Transylvanian villages.

We invite you to explore this wonderful area, rich in biodiversity, surrounded by centuries-old oak pastures and pine forests.

You can choose to have a guided tour (two to four hours) or we can provide GPS tracks so you can navigate the beautiful landscapes at your own pace.

  • Two hour Guided Nature Hike
    € 20-25 per person depending on group size
  • Four hour Guided Nature Hike
    € 30-25 per person depending on group size
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Location: Equus Silvania

Guided Hiking Excursion

Guided Hiking Tour

Uncover the tranquil beauty around Equus Silvania through our family-friendly hikes. Ranging from two to four hours, our hikes offer flexibility for varying preferences.

Opt for guided hikes to gain additional insights into the landscape, the birds and flowers, and the ecosystem around these parts.

  • Two hour Guided Nature Hike
    €20-25 per person depending on group size
  • Four hour Guided Nature Hike
    €30-25 per person depending on group size
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Location: Poiana Tămaș wilderness camp

Guided Hiking Tour

Guided Hiking Tour

Hiking around Poiana Tămaș is a wonderful experience. We can provide guided day hikes tailored to your interests and skill level.

Explore hidden spots, enjoy panoramic views and the natural wonders of the mountains surrounding this amazing location. Here, you can discover untouched scenery, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and create unforgettable memories out in the wilderness.

  • Mountain guide €180 per guide per day – depending on group size – for day hikes in the area
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Location: Poiana Tămaș wilderness camp

Dâmbovița Valley Circuit Hike

Dâmbovița Valley Circuit Hike

This is a five-day guided circuit hike in some of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts around the Făgăraș Mountains.

It starts from Plaiul Foii, from where you will hike about four hours to Poiana Tămaș Wilderness Camp and spend the night there. The camp is situated in a picturesque meadow, at an elevation of 1460 m. Panoramic views of Iezer-Păpușa, Piatra Craiului and the Făgăraș Mountains will provide a breathtaking backdrop to your stay.

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Horse experiences

Location: COBOR Biodiversity Farm

Horse cart ride

Horse cart ride

Enjoy a charming horse cart ride through the picturesque village surroundings of Cobor, where you can explore the tranquil beauty and rich biodiversity of the area.

Traverse the undulating hills, with meadows and forests, offering a serene backdrop – an ideal setting to relax and discover a sense of harmony.

Operated by local individuals and their horses, our horse cart rides offer more than just a scenic journey, it is a glimpse into village life. The unhurried pace allows you to appreciate the breathtaking views of nearby mountains and settlements, creating a memorable experience.

Customize your ride to suit your fitness level, preferences, and needs, ensuring a personalised and enjoyable adventure. You can choose to have a stop along the way for a delightful picnic at a picturesque spot, adding an extra touch of relaxation to your exploration. The ride usually takes around 2.5/3 hours.

  • € 55 / cart
  • max. 4 pers per cart
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Location: COBOR Biodiversity Farm

Horse cart camping

Horse cart camping

Step back in time with our horse cart camping experience at COBOR Biodiversity Farm. This is one of the best ways to explore the peaceful forests and meadows surrounding Cobor village.

As evening falls, our team sets up camp, builds a warm fire, and prepares a delicious meal for you to enjoy under the open sky.

Away from the noise and bright lights of the city, you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature’s calm. Wake up to the gentle sounds of birds at dawn, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a peaceful night’s sleep. For those seeking an extended escape, prolong your journey for a few more days.

  • € 400 per night per cart
  • max. 4 persons per cart – (includes horse drawn cart with driver, guide and camping equipment – food costs are not included, an additional € 27 per person per day)
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Location: Equus Silvania

Riding lessons

Riding lessons

We provide tailored riding lessons suitable for both beginners and intermediate riders. Our experienced teachers adjust their methods to accommodate the skill level of each participant, ensuring a comfortable and enriching learning environment.

Our lessons cater to both children and adults, with a duration of 45 minutes per session. For children under 10 years old, we kindly request that one of their parents or a guardian accompanies them throughout the lesson. Minimum age for a riding lesson is six years old. After the lesson, participants can interact with the horses by helping to unsaddle them and giving them a treat if they wish. We offer riding helmets and half-chaps for your convenience, although we encourage guests to bring their own if possible.

  • €25 per hour per person
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Location: Equus Silvania

Hand-led riding trips

Hand-led riding trips

Perfect for beginners, these trips offer a taste of riding in the great outdoors. They range from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the group’s preferences and expectations.

Participants will have the opportunity to try out basic exercises on their horse, gaining insight into their position and balance while riding. Riders are guided by our experienced handlers and are not permitted to steer their horses independently. For families with children under 12 years old, a parent or guardian must accompany them throughout the trip.

After the trip, participants can interact with the horses by helping to unsaddle them and giving them a treat if they wish. We offer riding helmets and half-chaps for your convenience, although we encourage guests to bring their own if possible.

  • €15 per half hour per person
  • €25 per one hour per person
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Location: Equus Silvania

Guided riding trips

Guided riding trips

Aimed at intermediate and experienced riders, our excursions usually last 2–3 hours and lead you through the beautiful hills surrounding Equus Silvania.

Should you be interested in a full-day ride, please ask for options upfront.

Here, you can enjoy the stunning scenery, where lush landscapes and wildlife abound. Keep an eye out for wild animal tracks and birds soaring above. During the ride, guests are expected to handle their horses independently. Our knowledgeable guides adjust the route and pace to match the riding experience of each participant, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey for all. After the trip, participants can interact with the horses by helping to unsaddle them and giving them a treat if they wish. We offer riding helmets and half-chaps for your convenience, although we encourage guests to bring their own if possible.

  • €30 per first hour per person
  • €24 per every additional hour per person
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Location: Equus Silvania

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Cultural experiences

Location: Equus Silvania

Special Gourmet Dinner

Special Gourmet Dinner

Celebrate your special occasions at Equus Silvania, where birthdays and anniversaries become unforgettable.

Enjoy the delightful flavours of local organic foods and wines during our Fine Dining events. Indulge in an exquisite seven-course menu, expertly paired with various Romanian organic drinks for a memorable experience. Our specialised cooks source fresh vegetables from our garden, and the meats are from our own, free-ranging animals.

  • €72 per person
  • minimum 6 persons
  • only upon prior arrangement
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Location: COBOR Biodiversity Farm

Dinner at the Oak Forest

Dinner at the Oak Forest

Treat yourself to a distinctive culinary experience with a wonderful sunset dinner in an amazing Transylvanian rolling hills landscape by the centuries-old oak pasture near the farm.

As the sun sets, indulge in a delightful multi-course dinner. This exclusive dining experience takes place in the great outdoors, allowing you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking panorama.

  • Starting from € 44 per person
    (depending on group size)
  • minimum 2 people
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Location: COBOR Biodiversity Farm

Farm tours

Farm tours

Join us for an entertaining guided tour around our lively farm! Explore our facilities, hear the captivating stories behind our mission.

You will get to admire our Grey Cattle herd, a rare sight that should not be missed, as well as the graceful horses in our horse sanctuary. This isn’t just a tour, it’s a chance to connect with the charm of our farm in a fun and engaging way. Join us for an experience that’s as entertaining as it is informative!

  • € 22 / person
  • free for guests
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