Via Transilvanica

Are you hiking along Via Transilvanica in 2024? Fill in the Hikers Survey!
Are you hiking along Via Transilvanica in 2024? Fill in the Hikers Survey!

Roland Berger conducts a research on issues related to accommodation on the route. We want to find out more about hikers' needs, accommodation facilities or preferences. If you want to walk the Via Transilvanica this year, help the Trail that Unites and fill in the Hiker's Survey! Thank you!

Fill the survey
Are you hiking along Via Transilvanica in 2024? Fill in the Hikers Survey!
Are you hiking along Via Transilvanica in 2024? Fill in the Hikers Survey!

Roland Berger conducts a research on issues related to accommodation on the route. We want to find out more about hikers' needs, accommodation facilities or preferences. If you want to walk the Via Transilvanica this year, help the Trail that Unites and fill in the Hiker's Survey! Thank you!

Fill the survey
 With Alex Dima on Via Transilvanica
With Alex Dima on Via Transilvanica

Alex Dima's mini-series with our strategic partner Banca Transilvania will convince you to walk this wonderful path! [English subtitle available]

Episode 1
Long distance Hiking (Ro) book is now in our shop!
Long distance Hiking (Ro) book is now in our shop!

You can now buy the book Long Distance Hiking by Christine Thürmer (Romanian version only) in the VT shop along with the other books in our library: The Travellers Guide (also in English), Via Transilvanica - The trail that unites (Romanian version only) or 27 Steps (Romanian version only).

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About Via Transilvanica

Via Transilvanica, the "road that unites", is a 1,400 kilometer long distance trail, a tourist route that crosses Romania diagonally from Putna to Drobeta Turnu Severin. It's designed for hiking, cycling and horse riding. Via Transilvanica is marked with painted markers, signposts and at every kilometer, there is an individually carved andesite stone, therefore all these milestones can probably become the longest art gallery in the world, which accompanies travelers along the way.

The trail crosses ten counties (administrative units of the country): Suceava, Bistrița-Năsăud, Mureș, Harghita, Sibiu, Brașov, Alba, Hunedoara, Caraș-Severin and Mehedinți and is divided into seven cultural-historical regions: Bucovina, Highlands, Terra Siculorum, Terra Saxonum, Terra Dacica, Terra Banatica, Terra Romana. In total, Via Transilvanica crosses 107 administrative-territorial units in Romania, and highlights the natural and cultural heritage of each region.

Via Transilvanica is a long-distance trail inspired by the history of other such trails in Europe, North America and beyond. But above all, it is a social project, so the focus is on the community. The project aims to bring to light places in the country, seemingly forgotten by the world and largely depopulated due to economic limitations, and bring them to life. This revival is due to the backpackers who, after a long day on the trails, expect a minimum of hospitality and at least one welcoming face to share stories with. This is what the road that unites is all about.

Logo Banca Transilvania
Strategic partner

Our recommendation before starting to hike the VT trail

1. Download the guide, find out what hiking on Via Transilvanica is all about!
1. Download the guide, find out what hiking on Via Transilvanica is all about!
2. See which region or maybe regions you want to discover
2. See which region or maybe regions you want to discover
3. Prepare your itinerary
3. Prepare your itinerary
4. Prepare your backpack
4. Prepare your backpack
5. Download the gpx tracks and upload them to an app on your phone
5. Download the gpx tracks and upload them to an app on your phone
6. Safe travels!
6. Safe travels!

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