Explore the land of vampires, werewolves and Dracula’s castle this winter on a guided snowshoeing holiday to the mysterious land of Transylvania.
On Whereabouts Holidays’ eight day snowshoeing tour you will trek through deep untouched terrain to the Carpathian Mountains in the heart of Romania; an area steeped in haunted history.
The tour takes in three sections of one of Europe’s longest and most varied mountain ranges where you can spot bears, wolves and lynx. You will visit the impressive Bran Castle, alleged inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Castle Dracula and a fascinating and beautiful attraction in its own right.
The trip involves a hike to a village perched 1000 metres up the mountain where you stay for two days and explore the local area. The tour finishes in the Romanian capital of Bucharest where you’ll spend a night in a charming small hotel, discovering the fascinating history and architecture of this captivating city.
Apart from being great fun, snow shoeing has the added benefit of improving cardiovascular fitness as it can burn up to 600 calories an hour, which is 45 per cent more calories than walking or running at the same speed.
This winter tour is available from December 2017 through to February 2018 and is priced from £609 per person including snow shoe hire.
Steven Rittey, product manager for Whereabouts Holidays said: “With its long and mysterious history, Transylvania is the ideal place for a chilling snowshoeing adventure. Although the art of snowshoeing goes back thousands of years, it is still new to many and is growing in popularity. Snowshoeing is easy to learn and the best way to pick up the skill is just to go out and give it a go. For those who enjoy walking through beautiful landscapes, this is an experience second to none. Romania still remains relatively undiscovered by tourists so hasn’t yet lost its romantic beauty or its closeness to the natural world and traditional life.”
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