Bear watching and lynx watching trip in Transylvania
This trip gives you an excellent opportunity to live for a few days in wilderness watching bears, red and roe deer, chamois, etc., then move to the comfort of a guesthouse and take morning and evening walks to see bears and – depending on how early in the year you take the trip – even lynx and wolves!
Important! As we are talking about wildlife in natural conditions there are no guarantees that you will see anything. We will take you to the best spots and maximize your chances to enjoy wildlife and especially lynx and bears, but weather and other uncontrollable factors can cause lack of success. From your side, you should make sure to wear appropriate clothing, wear comfortable walking boots/shoes and absolutely no „smelly” things (perfumes, detergents, creams etc)!
available 15th of April-September
for environmental reasons the maximum size of the group is 4 persons
difficulty grade: D – click here for explanations
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This is a trip for the physically and mentally fit people! The accommodation for the first part of the trip is a tourist cabana, with no proper toilet or shower. There is no food included on the first part of the trip (you can buy food at the cabana). You will not sleep long, as you need to be in the field before sunrise and you go back to the cabana/guesthouse after dark.
Transfer to Brasov area, where you will either set the tent or check in at a hotel in the medieval town of Brasov, and prepare for the first night of the trip. No food included for this evening
Early morning you will start hiking towards the tourist cabana. As bears/lynx are nocturnal animals, you will need to start hiking before sunrise to have a chance to see them on the way up!
Warning: you will need to carry your equipment. You will sleep in a tourist cabana in a proper bed with linen, so you will not need to carry your sleeping bags as well. There is no proper toilet or shower, so if you are looking for comfort – please check out our trips under „Wildlife watching in the wild” section.
Available also accommodation in a hotel in the medieval town of Brasov (different cost)
The morning departure will take place before sunrise. You will be driven to one of the valleys with recent lynx or bear activity. From the place where the researcher parks there will be about 1h hike (medium to hard difficulty, depending on the valley) to places where you have a good visibility over the area. This is where you will sit quietly for a couple of hours. In this way you will have a good chance to watch wildlife in its natural habitat.
Important about Bear watching and lynx watching trip in Transylvania!
As we are talking about watching wildlife in uncontrolled conditions – there are no guarantees that you will see anything. We will take you to the best spots and maximize your chances to enjoy wildlife and especially lynx and bears, but weather and other uncontrollable factors can cause lack of success. First of all, from your side, you should make sure to wear appropriate clothing, wear comfortable walking boots/shoes and absolutely no „smelly” things (perfumes, detergents, creams etc)!
You will return to the guesthouse, have a late breakfast and rest. Still, for the more active of you, as extra activities, during day-time you can do some hiking and wildlife tracking. You can visit a shepherd camp or some of the local historical places like Bran Castle, Peles Castle or the fortified church in Prejmer.
Bear watching and lynx activities in Transylvania trips
You can also go by horse-drawn cart on one of the beautiful valleys close-by, hike, bike, paraglide, ride a horse or just relax in the garden with a glass of home-made bilberry liquor or plum brandy, or the local “bear beer”.
In the afternoon you will be again picked-up by the researcher, who will drive you and hike with you (medium to hard difficulty) for 30’-1h to special places in order to see wildlife in their natural habitat. The chances to see lynx and bears are quite high, as the researchers know the perfect spots for watching these magnificent animals. Late in the evening (after sunset) you return to the guesthouse for a good night sleep.
VERY GOOD level of fitness required (grade C). Also you need to be able to cope with the lack of sleep for several days in a row.
Accommodation in a tourist cabana (days 2-4) and local guesthouse/hotel, in double room with en suite facilities (days 1 and 5-8)
Cost: upon request
Thank you for choosing us for your trip in Transylvania focused on lynx watching and bear watching!