Some things are too good to be true, but in this case, they are just natural. Just like Sibiu City, Sibiu County has an abundance of highlights worth seeing. From well-preserved villages, to protected areas and landscapes that are almost no longer found in 21th century Europe.
All Eurorando participants will get to experience the best of Sibiu County. All trails are carefully curated by The “Der Siebenbürgische Karpatenverein” and promise to encompass the essence of this magical region.
Herd of Sheeps
The Cheese Route in Mărginimea Sibiului
The most awarded and cherished region is Mărginimea Sibiului, a rural region near Sibiu City. In 2015, Marginimea Sibiului received the honorable title “Destination of Excellence”.
Cheese is, by excellence, part of this region’s culinary and cultural tradition and its diversity is given by its high pastures and specific production techniques. In the alpine pastures of Mărginimea Sibiului the locals continue the ancestral tradition of telemea cheese, sour milk, burduf cheese, kneaded cheese or urda.
If in the 18th and 19th centuries the shepherds would travel all the way to Crimea during the transhumance periods, today some of them have settled mainly in Banat and Dobrogea and others still practice the local shepherding at the sheepfolds from the Cibin Mountains.
The Făgăraş Gates in Ţara Oltului
This region is a holiday destination for nature lovers and sports fans – fishing, horseback riding, hiking, cycling, MTB, climbing, paragliding, extreme skiing or ice-skating. Each settlement is the starting point of several marked tourist tracks towards the peaks of the Făgăraş Mountains up to the highest summits of the Romanian Carpathians which go well over 2500 m.
Get ready to admire spectacular mountain landscapes with delicate flowers, pointed, bald peaks, glacial lakes, and valleys, rapid falls and giddy heights. The Transfăgărășan Road will take you to the top, where you can and admire a spectacular panoramic view. In 2011, the Transfagarasan Road was declared “the best road in the world”, by Top Gear. It took 20 tons of dynamite to forge the path of the Transfagarasan, and now as it sits between Curtea de Arges and Cartisoara as the most majestic piece of road in the known world.
Ride The Transfăgărășan Road will take you to the top and you will reach the famous Bâlea Lake.
During the cold season, one can enjoy an extraordinary experience: a night at the Ice Hotel at an altitude of 2034 m. Tourists can also enjoy the restaurant and church, made entirely out of ice blocks.
Ice Church at Bâlea Lake
Route of Fortified Churches on Târnavelor Valley
The villages along the Route of Fortified Churches on Târnavelor Valley are quaint settlements, renowned for its majestic fortress-churches, which maintain their charm of yore. Thanks to their valuable cultural heritage, the villages of Biertan and Valea Viilor are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Alma Vii Fortress
The city of Sighișoara was built in the 12th century by Saxon settlers. The Historic Centre of Sighișoara is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is an inhabited medieval citadel.
Alba Iulia, Brașov, and the famous Bran castle are just a few hours away from Sibiu. These cities share a lot in common with Sibiu and are promised leave you breathless.