Hiking Magura – Endless green hills
Endless rolling green hills, elegant country roads enclosed by rustic fences (wonderful trails for adventurous cyclists), the snow-capped mountains of the Pietra Craiului and Bucegi that frame the entire landscape like a fairytale picture, wherever you look. The scattered houses, the simple people with a natural and modest life, the animals grazing freely on the green fields, the cheerful streams, the fresh smell of hay, the silence of nature and the birds’ chirping make this village a wonderful relaxing stop, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. We suggest you to visit this special place with the Hiking Magura trip. You will be accompanied by professional guides who will answer all your questions and will introduce you to the history of the area.
What are the benefits of Hiking Măgura?
A short weekend visit to Măgura as part of the Hiking Magura day trip can awaken in even the most discerning tourist a sense of reunion, belonging and soul rest. The village of Măgura is an easily accessible destination, as it is located in the centre of Romania, only 35 kilometres from Brasov, in Piatra Craiului National Park. However, not many people know about it, and pass by Bran without knowing it. It’s located at 1000 metres above sea level, and seems a place completely isolated from the „robotic” world we live in. The locals are very hospitable, even though they lead a harsh mountain life. There are about 400 inhabitants here. Măgura is a fairy-tale place worth seeing for yourself. Neither photos nor words can convey the beauty of the landscape and the village’s inviting atmosphere. Surely both you and the people you will travel with will have a great time. Surrounded by nature and fresh air, you will be able to reconnect with it.
What do we know about the history of the place?
The village of Măgura was also featured in the British newspaper Financial Times, which published the life story of writer Arabella McIntyre-Brown, who retired to this remote Romanian village in 2004. It was love at first sight. The journalist chose to live in Măgura because it was where she felt „at home” when she first visited Romania in the early 2000s. She travelled from Zărnești to the village in a horse-drawn cart. It doesn’t bother her that the nearest modern shop is eight kilometres from the village. She has a car, as do many of the owners there. If you would like to discover more about the fascinating history of this place, please join our Măgura Hiking trip.