This relaxing hike has a little bit of everything: the beauty of the varied relief forms spreading across The Făgăraş Gates in Ţara Oltului, a wholesome brunch and idyllic walk around the lovely Saxon village of Cincșor, and a tour of the only Cistercian Abbey in Eastern Europe.
Duration: 8 hours
Bus Ride: 135 min
Hiking: 180 min
Difficulty Level: easy
Level difference: 370m/-370m
– Transport in a comfortable bus
– Tour Guide for the whole day
– Guided tour in Cincşor and Cârţa
– Entrance fee in Cinscşor and Cârţa
– Brunch in Cincşor
How to book
Group Bookings will be available starting 1st of June 2020.
Individual Bookings will be available starting 1st of August 2020. Please find more details here.
1. Travel by bus to Rucăr
2. Hiking in the Rucăr area
3. Travel by bus to Cincşor
4. Cincşor Village and Church visit
5. Brunch in Cincşor
6. Travel by bus to Cârţa
7. Cistercian Abbey visit
8. Travel by bus to Sibiu
Our hike across the hills near Rucăr offers a breathtaking view over The Făgăraș Region and its Mountains. On the hills near the villages, we will admire varied relief elements, including the “Pyramids”, to which the Romanian locals attributed various legends.
“Pyramids” at Valea Stâncioiului © cartitaplimbareata.ro
The Cistercian Abbey at Cârța is the only Cistercian Abbey that has been preserved in Romania, being also the most eastern Cistercian construction in Europe. The monastery was built by Cistercian monks from France-Citeaux (Burgundy) at the beginning of the 13th century. It is the first monastery that combines Romanesque style with early Gothic.
The Cistercian Abbey, Cârţa
The Cincșor Fortified Church was built at the beginning of the 15th century by the Saxon community. It has two defense walls and 4 towers, providing shelter to the locals, but also a place of storing supplies.
The Cincșor Fortified Church