Leaving Poiana Stampei, you also leave the Bucovina region. You then go to Lunca Ilvei, which is already in Bistrița-Năsăud county, at the foot of the Rodnei Mountains. This is where the 277 km-long region of Highlands begins. Via Transilvanica passes through the mountains here and shows us that the harshness of the place has taught people to adapt to nature and the times.
Crossing a diverse landscape, from mountainous areas to lowland forests, from linear hills to vast fields, this stretch awaits the discovery of its natural beauty and sights, while the culture that has developed over hundreds of years through significant ethnic diversity gives it a special aura.