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The end of the summer can bring a certain nostalgia that only travel can cure. Transylvania, a bucolic landscape dotted with pastel-colored farmhouses, medieval fortified churches, and centuries-old castles that stood the test of time, awaits you in one of Europe’s richest natural landscapes. It is an area that can turn end-of-summer blues into a breathtaking getaway.
As autumn draws in, Transylvania’s vibrant landscape starts to change to awe-inspiring array hues: from burnt orange to caramel, from gold to mustard. It is arguably one of the best times to visit Transylvania when the weather is mild and the air crisp and fresh. Trust us when we say this place is impossible not to love.
In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the incomparable things you can experience during a Transylvania Luxury Holiday.
Holidays in Transylvania wouldn’t be the same without the amazing variety of places to stay. Depending on your preference, you can check-in at a simple, traditional guest house, or a more exuberant aristocratic estate.
During your getaway, you can take a step back and feel as though you are traveling through time, experiencing an array of culture, history, and culinary delights all within the comfort of modern-day luxury.
In this rather remote part of the world, smallholder farmers still thrive, and you will get to see scenes from their daily lives. From watching a herd of cows returning from a day out to pasture, or the clip-clopping of horse-drawn carts passing by, of roads temporarily blocked by flocks of sheep, tractors, or farm birds, these are just a few scenes that are hard to forget.
Traditional crafts are also a vivid part of most communities in Transylvania, so you can partake in things such as loom weaving, pottery making, metalwork, or straw basket weaving, after connecting with locals and expressing an interest in learning about their way of life.
Simple yet delicious food
Romania’s luxury holidays wouldn’t be the same without the excellent local gastronomy with a modern touch. If you are staying in a village, for example, you will have the opportunity to taste food from the best grocery stores around: peoples’ gardens.
As people still live closely connected to nature, growing one’s own food is still very much a norm in Romania, and especially Transylvania. This means that most gardens are filled with deliciously fresh vegetables, fruits, and aromatic herbs.
Homemade bread is a culinary craft that has been kept alive in Romania for generations to the present day. After tasting it, you’ll likely discover that you haven’t experienced anything quite like it before.
If you’re thinking about booking a holiday to Transylvania, don’t miss our recently opened kitchen barn, where our head chef Robert will prepare a culturally infused gastronomic experience.
Transylvania’s forests and meadows host an impressive amount of biodiversity, much of which cannot be found in other European countries. Vast tracts of virgin forests and lush pastures are a sight to behold, often leaving curious ramblers with a feeling they should return to explore more.
Cycling and hiking
The great outdoors is of course very appealing to nature enthusiasts, which can hike or bike over miles and miles of marked trails available in the area. “Colinele Transilvaniei” – a stone’s throw from Bethlen Estates – arguably includes some of the most scenic trails you’ll ever see in Europe. From rolling hills punctuated with centuries-old oak trees, to exciting descents through rich forests, and hills bustling with colourful wildflowers.
Curious about exploring Romania and booking a Transylvania holiday? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email or on our social media channels, and we’ll happily get back to you.
176 Criș, Judetul Mures