A beautiful Hungarian village at the bottom of the mountains
Trekking in Rimeteafrom
The ruins of a former citadel, a traditional Hungarian village and trekking with a great view – perfect tour!
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Trekking in Rimetea
Europa Nostra Village
When you think of Transylvania, you imagine an idyllic, picturesque place, hidden behind the Carpathians with villages and old towns spread between valleys and woody hills. But Transylvania was always in the way of the enemies, an entrance gate in Europe. Transylvania is famous due to its wonderful medieval castles, citadels and traditional villages.
At Colţeşti we’ll have a nice, relaxing walk up on the hill till we’ll reach one of the oldest fortifications in the area. The view from the ruins is spectacular.
Rimetea is the only village in Romania that was awarded the Europa Nostra title. It is a symbol of the Hungarian community in Transylvania, the perfect place to discover more about the cultural and ethnic diversity in our region. Depending on your request we can have a longer trekking tour on the Piatra Secuiului peak (1128 m/ 3700 ft) or a shorter trail, just above the village with a great view for pictures.
The tour includes:
- A visit (short trekking) to the former citadel of Coltesti;
- A visit in Rimetea (Europa Nostra heritage);
- Trekking tour above Rimetea village
The tour doesn’t include but we can add:
- A delicious Hungarian lunch at Conacul Secuiului
- A walking tour in Alba Iulia
- Location 1 Coltesti fortress
It is a traditional Hungarian village built in the 13th century. During the centuries it was a famous iron mining town (and also a trade town). Its soil and location were perfect for the wine craft… Today, we can still see the former terraces full with vineyards in the past… As well as the vineyards, the former mines were also abandoned.
But, the architectural structure of the village and the lovely restoration of its old houses brought to it the Europa Nostra Award, in 1999, the little town being now famous for its patrimony conservation.
Piatra Secuiului massif is a rocky/ limy mountain that starts from 543 m (1780 ft) and reaches 1128 m (3700 ft). It is quite a difficult/ challenging climb, it requires a bit of effort and good trekking shoes. The tough part of the climbing lasts about 40 minutes but the more we climb, the more of the view shall we enjoy. And, from the top, the landscape is just breathtaking… We’ll take plenty of time to rest and contemplate the nature! On our way back to the village we’ll take another route, softer through the forest.
- Location 4 Alba Iulia
Like the cultural tours, we can customize the active ones, too. We can have the long trail (more challenging) or we can walk as much as you can, through the village and a bit above it, good enough for some great pictures!
This is not only an active tour; it has the perfect mix between culture and nature. We’ll have the chance to visit two traditional Hungarian villages in Transylvania, learn more about this community and its role during the centuries. We’ll learn more about the local crafts, the changes the area went through in time and its recent history.
The hiking tour can be adapted according to your wish – we don’t have to force ourselves and be exhausted, we just have to enjoy our time out.
No problem! We can adapt it for you… Why not a walk through the village, a visit at the local little museum – a great occasion to learn more about the Hungarian community in Transylvania. There are plenty of things to do!