The forests and mountains of Buzau county are home of a large variety of animals: wild boars, bears, deers, pheasants, wild ducks, rabbits etc. Hunting trips in the Carpathian Mountains can be organised in cooperation with local hunting associations for registered hunters as well as foreign hunters – upon official invitation and according to national regulation (hunting list, hunting season etc.) Please contact us for further information: [vfb id=’2′]

Buzau county offers an exceptional panorama trail for kayaking on Buzau river. The complete equipment is at your disposal (special boats, neopren swimming costume, life vest etc. ) Kayaking is perfect for a group of friends or as teambuilding activity. Season: from April to October (depending on the water level) Duration: ca. 2-4 h incl. instruction (depending on the trail) Necessary material: only towels, professional equipment is inclusive Minimum participants: 10 (individuals may join an existing open group) [vfb id=’2′]

The Muddy Volcanoes are extended over four different plateaus. Most tourists only visit one of the touristic places. This tour will show you the complete area of the the Muddy Volcanoes and the future Geopark Buzau, incl. the hidden places in the forests- which tourist never see. The majority of the route is on the old petrol road – off the national roads – which offers a spectacular panorama view  to the Subcarpathian Mountains. Features of this tour:

  • Berca Monastery
  • Petrol Volcanoes & Volcanic Labyrinth of Berca
  • Muddy Volcanoes – Paclele Mari
  • Muddy Volcanoes – Paclele Mici
  • Muddy Volcanoes of Beciu
  • Traditional Picnic/ Barbecue at the Muddy Volcanoes

For groups > 8 persons Starting Point: Tourism Infopoint Buzau in Berca [vfb id=’2′]

Visit a land full of mystery and legends in Northern Buzau. Here you can find many cave churches dating from the pre-christian era, and admire hills covered with meadows and an abundance of flower species. The Mud Volcanoes, one of the most impressive natural wonders from Buzău area, are waiting to be discovered. And this is not all: salt mountains, wild dark forests, old monasteries and remote villages: an experience during 6 days of adventure. Come and join a unique cycling experience in a land that Europe hasn’t discovered yet! The route is addressed to nature lovers and cyclists with a good physical fitness. Highlights: 

  • Cave churches from pre-Christian era 
  • The Mud Volcanoes
  • The Salt Mountain from Lopătari
  • Hiking in beautiful wild forests with a local guide
  • Bisoca, still having one of the oldest village configurations, with scarce houses, specific to mountain area
  • Visiting a local hunter and trying to spot wildlife next to him
  • Visiting local craftsmen: weaver, potter, wood carver
  • Visiting traditional monasteries & churches:
  • The Amber Museum from Colți, one of the fewest in Europe. We will find here the biggest amber stone in the world, of 3,5 kg

Technical details:

  •  Length: 7 days
  • On the bike: 5 days (+1 day for hiking)
  • Overnights: 6 nights
  • Distance: 45km + hiking + 42km + 58km + 30km + 35km
  • Total distance: 210km
  • Average distance/day: 42km
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Ascent ↑/Descent↓: 657m↑/401m↓ + 314m↑/523m↓ + 830m↑/128m↓ + 258m↑/813m↓ + 320m↑/512m↓
  • Highest / lowest point: 910m / 149m
  • Terrain type: asphalt (70%), dirt road (30%) dirt

Organizing details:

  • Best time of year: June – October
  • Start and end point: Berca, 150 km away from Bucharest
  • Start time: 10am, Day 1
  • End time: 10am, Day 7
  • Group size: 4-10 persons
  • Accommodation dd type: basic 2-star pensions and 3-star pensions

Suggested overnight before the tour: Bucharest / Buzău / Berca [vfb id=’2′] Starting Point:

Buzau county offers an interesting variety of extraordinary locations and meetings rooms for international board, VIP or management meetings in Romania:

  • Wineries
  • Private luxury lodges
  • Wood cabins in the Carpathian Mountains
  • Traditional country-inns

All the locations are just 1 to 1 1/2 h driving time from Bucharest. You can leave your hotel, company or event location in the morning and come back in the evening. For your business meetings coffee-breaks and catering are offered. After the business meeting an additional programme for you and your guests can be organised, i.e.

  • Winery visite & wine tasting
  • Sightseeing
  • Cooking class or cooking show

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Buzau county looks back on an exciting history. Being stragetically located between the Carpathian Mountains and the Wallachian plain, many tribes left their traces in the course of the centuries: Thracian, Dacians, Romans and many more. The first traces date back to the Iron age.  A period of the bronze dating back to 3000 BC is even called “Monteoru Culture” in sciences, named after the archaeological  site of Sarata Monteoru in Buzau county. This tour is lead by an archaeological guide and will lead you to the most interesting sites in Buzau county. Features of this tour:

  • Thracian tombs and prehistorcial caves at Naeni
  • Roman Fortress at Pietroasele
  • Archaeological site of Monteoru culture
  • Future stone age village of Vernesti

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Paragliding is a niche sport. Buzau has several interesting locations for paragliding fans and also a school for paragliding beginners. Locations for paragliding:

  • Muddy Volcanoes and surroundings
  • Dealu Istrita
  • Eagle´s Lake

Description: Start/ theoretic preparation, one flight day (4-6 flights from 20 and 65 altitude) for groups of min. 5 and max. 10 persons. Later leisure flights from 200 m altitude. It will be assured: school and leisure paragliders, body and head protection, radio/transceiver station and one instructor. Please contact us for further information: [vfb id=’2′]

Join an amazing trip to a forgotten world: a remote and difficult to access Romanian self-sustaining village is the starting point for a hiking trip to the Dacian Fortress “Piatra cu Lilieci” (Stone with lilac) that offers a spectacular view to Buzau valley and the Carpathian Mountains. The Dacians have chosen the peak of this Subcarpathian mountain for the fortress to control the access of Transylvania from Buzau valley. It dates probably back to the kingdom of Decebal (87-106 B.C.). Today, you have to pass the gardens of local inhabitants to reach the peak of this formerly strategic place. A good opportunity to see how  locals live today – the real rural Romania at a real Romanian “gospodarie”! Features of this tour:

  • Transfer from Grigorescu Mansion in Ratesti/Berca with 4×4 cars to the starting point
  • Hiking tour to the Dacian Fortress with a professional archaeolog
  • Visit of  the famous “Aunt Jenny” – a local character and passionate hobby chef
  • Tasting of home-made” visinata” (sour cherry spirit)  and Jenny´s famous gogosi (donuts)
  • 4×4 tour to Buzau river valley and picnic with local products

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One of the most interesting ecumenical sites in Romania is just a stone´s throw away from Bucharest, though far away from any civilisation or tourism circuit. An isolated and magical place, full of history, where time seems to stand still. The cave churches and settlements of Buzau are not less than the cradle of Christianity on Romanian territory – an archaeological and cultural treasure amidst breathtaking landscape, nicknamed ATHOS OF ROMANIA. Locals believe in the spirituality of this region, which has been used as a worship place for several thousands of years. Hundreds of legends and paranormal appearances have been reported. Even dictator Nicolae Ceausescu sent a special agent of his secret service to investigate the so-called enigma of Buzau Mountains. A local experienced guide will show you the area and the most spectacular sights of “Tara Luanei”. TOUR INFORMATION: Cave Churches Tour Tour type: 1 -Day Hiking Tour & Combined Weekend -Tour (incl. Geopark Buzau &  Muddy Volcanoes) (good physical condition necessary) Date: March to November, upon individual request Group size: minimum 4 [vfb id=’2′]

Traditional country-inns, guest-houses, hotels, wood cabins, luxury lodges or rural cottages: Buzau county offers in the meantime a wide range of  accommodation facilities, but quality and services vary a great deal. Buzau city is mainly a destination for short-term business tourists. Find here detailed information about accommodation units, classifications, prices and locations.

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