If you want to do something new and exciting this summer while visiting Romania, then you’re in the right place.
Summer in Romania is another way of saying adventure time. The country offers plenty of outdoor activities tourists can engage in to get the most out of their visit.
The diverse terrain provides the ideal setting for a summer vacation, experiencing new things, and of course, for making unforgettable memories along with your friends.
Here are some of the best outdoor activities to include on your to-do list if you’ll be visiting Romania this summer.
Wildlife-Watching in the Danube Delta
The Danube Delta, the second-largest river delta in Europe and the best preserved on the continent, offers a one-of-a-kind landscape. This natural treasure is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and it’s most certainly one of the most beautiful regions in Romania.
Starting with late spring until mid-fall, the Danube Delta becomes the home for more than 300 species of colorful birds.
You don’t need any special equipment in order to spot the black and white pelican colonies, purple herons, egrets, herons, swan, spoonbills, ospreys, cranes, and cormorants. However, a pair of binoculars can help you see the beauty of these birds in more detail.
There are plenty of locations in the Danube Delta from where you will be able to spot the region’s wildlife, but we recommend going there with a professional tour operator. They’ll know exactly where to take you.
In our Black Sea and Danube Delta tour, we made sure to include a boat tour that will allow the tourists to enjoy and discover the delta’s typical landscapes and birds.
Exploring Remote Villages and Areas
There’s a saying about the country which goes like this: Romania starts where the asphalt ends.
If there’s one thing you should know about spending a few days of summer in Romania is that escaping the city is never a bad idea.
Most of the Romanian mountain villages located in Maramures, Transylvania, and Bucovina kept their traditions, culture, and heritage alive.
The locals are always happy to welcome tourists. Many of them have even transformed a part of their home into a guest house so people can experience the authentic Romanian countryside – with all it entails.
In the proximity of these three regions, there are quite a few tourist attractions you can explore, as well.
For example, in Maramures, you have internationally famous wooden churches. Some of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and some of the oldest ones have been built more than 400 years ago.
In Transylvania, you can visit the Saxon villages along with the medieval castles and fortified churches.
Lastly, Bucovina, which can be translated to “the Land of Beech Trees”, will amaze you with its painted monasteries which have unique and original frescoes. We should not forget about the rural life and picturesque sceneries neither.
If you plan to fully relax and enjoy the countryside life in Romania, then exploring remote villages and areas should be on your to-do list.
You can discover here all the tours we provide in these regions.
Visiting Impressive Caves
What better way to escape the summer heat than by visiting some breathtaking caves? Romania is definitely the place to be if you want to go on a caving adventure.
Until now, there have been discovered more than 12.000 caves. This fact places Romania in second place in Europe as the country which has the most.
Some of them are close to Bucharest, so you can even explore a couple of them in a single day.
The Valley of the Fortress Cave is located near Brasov and it’s one of the most impressive ones in Romania because of its height. In 1949, an explosion took place due to the exploration work in the area. It’s how the cave was created.
The cave was open to the public in 2010 – after it was restored. Because of its impressive height, it has amazing acoustics and it’s often being used for classical music concerts.
Dambovicioara Cave is also close to Bucharest and what makes it special is the fact that it was formed during the Jurassic Period on limestone, which is a type of sedimentary rock. If you want to see limestone formations, such as stalactites and stalagmites, then you should consider visiting this cave.
If you want to explore some of the most beautiful caves in Romania and escape the scorching heat of a summer day, then read more about our tour.
Enjoying an Off-Road Adventure
If you and your group of friends are adventurous kids, then we’re certain you’ll enjoy a 4×4 adventure tour while discovering some of the most amazing mountain areas in Romania.
The greatest advantage of a 4×4 vehicle is that it can help you escape the urban areas and take you to those wild, not easily accessible places, where the purity of nature meets breathtaking views.
In the mountain areas, there may be chances of rain during the summertime, but regardless of the weather conditions, the 4×4 vehicle will provide safety and comfort.
We’ve kept all these important aspects in mind when we created the two off-road adventure tours we offer.
The first one takes about 12 hours and it will take you to Peles Castle, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. During the tour, you will also explore the natural forests of the Carpathian Mountains and get the chance to view the surroundings from above.
The second tour lasts three days and it represents a great opportunity for you to discover Transylvania and its beauty. The main attractions included in this off-road adventure tour are:
- Bolboci Lake
- Lespezi Peak
- Bucegi and Baiului Mountains Plateau
- Peles and Bran Castles
- and the Brasov traditional villages.
The professional guides, who will ensure you’ll have an amazing experience, are trained in doing these kinds of 4×4 off-road tours. They will choose the best routes, so you’ll get to see the most magnificent scenery.
Hiking and Camping in the Mountains
The Carpathians Mountains stretch in the shape of an arch in the center of Romania for more than 900 km. This means there are hundreds of trails you can choose from to hike, depending on your fitness level and experience.
Exploring these mountain regions will reveal the wilderness, impressive caves, or traditional villages. Romania also has more than 400 parks and nature reservations which protect hundreds of species of flora and fauna.
There are a lot of villages in the mountain area which offer all the necessary facilities for tourists who want to set up their tent. However, you can set up your camp in remote areas, as well.
It’s important to remember not to venture on your own in the mountains, even if you’re going with a group of friends.
Make sure you either book a hiking tour or at least be accompanied by a guide who knows the area very well. That way, you’ll get to discover the best places and not worry about getting lost.
Visiting Constanta and the Seaside
Constanta is a city close to Bucharest located on the Western coast of the Black Sea. If you’ll be staying in Bucharest, you can visit the main attractions of this history-rich city in just one day.
Interesting fact: Constanta is the oldest Romanian town that was attested. The first document which mentioned the presence of the city dates back to 657 BC. At that time, a Greek colony called Tomis had been founded there.
There are plenty of tourist attractions you can admire in Constanta.
Here are some of them:
- the Museum of Archeology and History
- the Roman Edifice with mosaic
- the statue of Ovidius
- the Muslim Mosque
- the Aquarium
- the Casino.
Of course, let’s not forget about the beach.
If you’re interested in discovering as many cities as possible besides the capital while you’re in Romania, then you can check out our one-day tour to Constanta.
Attending a Music Festival
Music festivals attract plenty of tourists every year in Romania. Regardless of the music you’re into, we’re certain you’ll find one to suits your preferences.
Neversea is a music festival that features some of the biggest DJs and electronic music artists in the world, such as Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Alan Walker, Steve Aoki, Tujamo, and many more others. The event will take place on 5-8 July in Constanta.
Then, we have Electric Castle, which starts on July 18th and ends on July 22nd. The festival will take place in Bontida, which is a village near Cluj-Napoca. If you want to see Damian Marley, Jessie J, London Grammar, Icona Pop, and many other artists, then you should definitely join them.
Untold is an iconic music festival in Romania at this point. This year, it will take place on 2-5 August in Cluj-Napoca and will feature The Chainsmokers, Afrojack, Jason Derulo, Tiesto, The Prodigy, Armin van Buuren, Modestep and of course, many more others.
These are just three of the major music festivals which will be happening this summer in Romania and guarantee lots of fun.
Summer in Romania Is Anything but Boring
As you can see, if you decide to visit Romania this season, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from and you’ll make unforgettable memories with your friends.
When traveling around the country, the most efficient (price and time-wise) way to experience the best of what Romania has to offer is to book tours. That way, you’ll make the most out of your trip no matter the region you want to travel to.
Have any questions about the tours we offer? Then feel free to contact us at 40 735 525 710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.