8 days Eco-friendly Holiday in UNESCO world heritage site – Rosia Montana


8 days Eco-friendly Holiday in UNESCO world heritage site – Rosia Montana

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Tour Highlights: Tour Highlights: This tour is perfect to reconnect with nature and absorb the cultural heritage of over 2000 years of history! Based in one of the most virgin part of the Transylvania’s mountains, Rosia Montana is a live theater of Romanian spirit.


  • A unique UNESCO site with over 2000 years of cultural heritage
  • Eco way of traveling: Trekking, walking, cycling
  • Food locally sourced
  • Gold mines from 3 eras: Roman, Habsburg and Communist
  • Eco-guesthouse in Rosia Montana
  • Eco activities: Farming, Dinning at locals, Workshops
  • Visit sunken village Geamana
  • Steam Train ride
  • Visit to Ethnographic Museum
  • Difficulty: Cycling – Easy to Medium (10-30 km./day), Trekking (5-10 km./day)


  • Single Room supplement – 150 euro/person
  • Electric MTB – 50 euro/person


  • Difficulty: Cycling – Easy to Medium(10-30 km./day), Trekking (5-10 km./day)
  • Departure dates: 9-16 October 2020 and 8-15 October 2021

Early bird price until 31st of March! 

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Day 1 –  Arrival to Rosia Montana

We will transport you from one of Cluj (Ro) Debrecen (Hu) or Budapest (Hu) airport to Rosia Montana and accustom you with our friendly hosts at Casa Petri.

Day 2 – Historical Center of Roșia Montană

On the first day in Rosia Montana, we discover by foot the multiple cultures and communities that have influenced the development of Rosia Montana, being one of the reason why it was proposed as UNESCO heritage site. We will observe how each ruler that has come to exploit gold from Rosia Montana has left a bit of culture heritage behind. A multicultural day to say the least!

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Walk around historical center of Rosia Montana

14:00 Stories and drinks at Zeno

16:00 Romanian stew at the Unitarien parochial house

18:00 visit the Unitarian church and see the sunset from it’s tower


Day 3 – tour of the lakes and sightseeing around Rosia Montana village

In the past, people have created lakes in order to have a source of water for the times of drought. These were crucial for the good running of the gold mills. On this day, we will walk around 3 such beautiful lakes and present you the history and the beautiful sights that surround them. From the Sulei peak we can admire the breathtaking Apuseni Mountains!

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Walking around the lakes: Tăul Țarinii, Tăul Mare

13:00 Picnic on the Sulei peak

15:00 Trekking on to Corbului Rock and at the lake Taul Brazi

17:00 Dinner at Casa Petri, our accommodation


Day 4 – The golden day – tour gold mines galleries from 3 different eras

After enjoying a healthy breakfast, we take a tour 200 steps underground in the roman gold galleries that are over 2000 years old. We continue our tour to a Habsburg gallery. We end our gold-rush tour, admiring the sunset from a goldmine gallery opened in the communist time. We end the day with a documentary night about the history that surrounds all that has been seen on the day in the picturesque garden of Casa Petri

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Tour of the Roman Goldmine galleries and the Mining Museum

13:00 Tour of Habsburg gallery

15:00 Lunch at Casa Petri

19:00 Tour of communist gallery

20:00 Documentary night in the garden


Day 5 – Geamăna, The sunken village

On our 4th day in Rosia Montana we make our way to Geamana, a village that was once full of life but it has slowly been turned into a lake of waste from the copper quarry Roșia Poieni. We will cycle around the lake and present the history of this tragic land.

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Transport to Geamana lake

11:00 Cycle around the lake with a stop for picnic and stories (25km.)

15:00 Lunch at Apuseana guesthouse

17:00 Transport to Rosia Montana

19:00 Dinner


Day 6 – Steam train and copper quarry

On our 5th day in the eco-destination Rosia Montana we will admire the beauty of the Apuseni Mountains on a steam train. Used before to transport the ore from the mines and quarries, the train has been converted for touristic use. On our way back, we will visit the Rosia Poieni copper quarry on bikes, the biggest of its kind in Europe at the time when it was open.

09:00 Healthy breakfast

10:00 – Steam Train tour

13:00 Lunch

15: 00 Bike tour in Rosia Poieni copper quarry

19: 00 Dinner

Day 7 – Natural reservation Detunata

We make our way to a few remote villages around the natural reservation Detunata. Detunata, is a rock formation made out of basalt with intriguing legends and stories. We will stop for delicious pies at the ethnographic museum Fefeleaga. We will also stop by the Buciumanilor museum which is a snapshot of 1900`s Romania.

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Detunata natural park on bike

13:00 Picnic at ethnographic museum Fefeleaga

14:00 Visit to the Buciumanilor museum

18:00 Dinner at Casa Petri


Day 8 – Departure home

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Transport to desire airport


We can answer all your questions!

Give us a call at : 0040 746 972 418

Email us at: hello@veloholidays.com

Additional information

What's Included

– All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

– Traditional eco-guesthouses

– Personal guide throughout your tour

– All transport included

– Bike hire and custom fitting

– All listed activities and entries to attractions

– Specialised sustainable activities

– Videos and pictures taken by us

– Flight advice
– A unique holiday experience

What's Not Included

– Flights (£150 Estimated Price)

– Travel Insurance

– Optional Excursions
– Personal consumption of alcohol

Making a Booking

Making a Booking:

To make a booking you must add to basket the desire product. You have two payment options: a 25% deposit for each participant or payment in full.

In the case you would like to personalise your tour – please fill in the form on the bottom of this page and we will send you an offer on your email address within 24 hours with the price. Once, you agree with the offer presented by us, you will be sent a invoice for 50% of the amount or payment in full. Your booking is only confirmed once you have paid your deposit.

After paying your deposit, you will receive an invoice showing you any remaining balance you might have and the due date,which is usually 8 weeks before your trip. If your trip is in less than 8 weeks, a full payment would be required to secure your holiday.

If your balance is not paid on time we may have to cancel your booking and retain the relevant cancellation charges.


In the case of needing to cancel your holiday please could you will need to call or email us with the name and date of your trip and the group size.

Depending on how far in advance you cancel you will be entitled to the following refund:

· 56 days or more before the departure date: you will forfeit 25% of your holidays value

· more than 28 days and less than 56 days: a 50% refund of the holiday price will be made;

· less than 28 days before the departure date: no refund will be given;

*** All holidays are provided by Velo Vacation Limited (company number 11271422), whose registered office is at The Old Court House, Clark Street, Morecambe, Lancashire, United Kingdom, LA4 5HR

Payment Method

25 % Deposit, Full

Departure Dates

9 – 16 October 2020, 8 – 15 October 2021

2 reviews for 8 days Eco-friendly Holiday in UNESCO world heritage site – Rosia Montana

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carina Ghita

    I really admire what these guys are doing! I was with them in the Apuseni Mountain on the eco-tour and they managed to surprise us with delicious gastronomy, beautiful views and great atmosphere all around! Really enjoyed the variety in activities, each day Dan and the other guides took us on another adventure. I should say that my favorite was the steam train ride. Rosia Montana is a unique cultural destination and I am not surprised more tourist are visiting the gold mines and the beautiful views.

    • danghita94

      Such a pleasure to read your review. Thank you for sharing this words with us and the community.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Silviu Lung

    We were invited to participate in a cycling trip in the Apuseni mountains in the area of Roșia Montana. The organization was impeccable: guides who know how to explain all the legends and fun facts of the area in which the trip took place. They prepared visits to roman gold galleries, we admired the landscape on a steam train and they prepared meals with all the local goodies. Last but not least, we were spoiled in a traditional accommodation at Casa Petri – hosts who became our friends.

    • danghita94

      Dear Silviu, so glad to hear that you made friends here. We warmly welcome you to join our next trips.

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