Carpathian Walking & Bears

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Being in the bear hide and seeing 8 bears - one may have come more than once. The mum with two cubs was a total bonus especially when one of the cubs was trying to get onto a rock and having to have several attempts. I also really enjoyed the visit to Brasov.

What did you think of your group leader?

Thomas was a good communicator and walk leader. He gave us a lot of historical information about Romania. It was a delight to see him in his traditional Romanian costume on Friday evening.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Make sure that you wrap up really well for the bear hide. You are sitting still for a couple of hours and it gets VERY cold. If you don't have a walking pole, there are some you can borrow at Villa Hermani - you will find a pole useful at times. Be flexible about the itinerary, we had to make some changes due to weather conditions although it didn't affect our enjoyment.