Horse and Cart Ride in the Gyimes Valley

Challenge your inner explorer with a horse and cart trip in the unique Gyimes Valley. During this tour you can truly slow down and step back in time as you learn about sustainable and traditional living, meet traditional craftsmen, taste local food and enjoy the picturesque landscape of hills and valleys, wildflower meadows and dense forests surrounding the village.

Some drinks and picnic lunch from local produce is included.

At request and at a surcharge, we can also entertain you and your companions with an authentic folk show with live music and dances.

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4 to 6 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Bilingual local driver/guide during the whole itinerary
    • Round-trip transport from Miercurea Ciuc
    • Meals as specified in the description
    • Horse-drawn cart ride
    • Traditional crafts workshops
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Alcoholic and other refreshing drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Carpathian Escapes, Kossuth Lajos Street No. 19, Miercurea-Ciuc 530130 Romania

    Meet your English- or German-speaking guide in Miercurea Ciuc (100 km both from Brasov and Sighisoara) and he will transfer you to the Gyimes Valley for your horse and cart trip.

    Optionally you can also choose to meet your guide straight in the Gyimes Valley at the parking lot of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Valea Rece village, part of Lunca de Jos commune.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Biserica Sfântul Ștefan, DJ127A, Poiana Fagului 537145, Romania

    After 45 minutes ride from Miercurea Ciuc, you will arrive in Valea Rece village or as it is called in Hungarian, to "Hidegseg" (meaning the brook of the coldness). Here your guide will take you to one of the local families owning the horse carts so you can set off and dive into the cultural landscape of the area.

    The locals speak only Hungarian and Romanian, but your bilingual guide will facilitate the communication along the whole tour.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Catholic Chapel Jávárdi, Hidegségpataka, Jávárdi-hegy, 537145, Romania

    Before the cart sets off, your guide will consult with you regarding the options available for including various stops at local families and craftsmen along the itinerary. You may choose from visiting a traditional blacksmith atelier, visiting a gardon (folk instrument similar to cello) making atelier or visiting an authentic kaliba (traditional hut) out in the mountain meadows. During this 3-4 hour ride your guide will introduce you to the history and peculiarities of the local Csango community.

    At request, you may also enjoy a one-hour folk show with live music and dances in one of the courtyards.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Biserica Sfântul Ștefan, DJ127A, Poiana Fagului 537145, Romania

    You will get back to the starting point of the horse cart tour, the parking lot of St. Stephen's Catholic Church where you can say farewell to the local villagers before heading back with your guide to Miercurea Ciuc.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Carpathian Escapes, Kossuth Lajos Street, no. 19, Ap. SP.COM.II,, 1st Floor, Office no. 3, Miercurea Ciuc 530160, Romania
    2: Biserica Sfântul Ștefan, DJ127A, Poiana Fagului 537145, Romania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from any location (hotel, train station, etc.) in Miercurea Ciuc or the Gyimes Valley is included in the price of the tour free of charge.
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people per booking is required
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Carpathian Escapes Ltd

Activity ID: V-44994P6

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