Programs

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Activities for families, children and young people

Ţara Dornelor offers great opportunities for families with children to enjoy their holiday
safely, choosing from a combination of active, educational and relaxing programes. Many of the guesthouses in the area offer purposebuilt play areas for children, or make their entire courtyard and garden available to the whole family, including a gazebo and swing.

Children can discover the world of domestic animals with a walk through the yard: they can see where good fresh milk comes from, what color the calves are, and whether it is really true that hens lay eggs!

An approach to the magical world of horses can open a new universe to the whole family. The experience can begin with an introductory riding lesson and can continue with a special holiday dedicated to a riding course for the whole family.

For holidays during the winter season, ski instruction can be arranged in a more personal atmosphere at the ski slope in Șarul Dornei, away from the crowded main slopes, with specialist ski instructors for children.

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Ecological education for young people and adults

For children, teenagers (10 – 18 years) and even for adults, there are opportunities to combine active tourism in Ţara Dornelor with educational activities related to ecology .

Junior Ranger Camps (in the Călimani National Park area) combine practical seminars on subjects related to nature conservation and discovery, with social activities, hands-on tourism-related activities and mountain survival training. These camps are offered for periods of 6 – 7 days.

A hike on the 12 Apostles Thematic Trail (starting in Gura Haitii) will give you a different perspective to understanding the area. By following this trail you will discover more about the Călimani National Park, the special nature of the area, and the traditional occupations of the people of Ţara Dornelor – in an enjoyable and innovative way.  On request this hike can be led by a specialist from the Park – a ranger or biologist.

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Summer programs

    TOUR PROGRAM “RAFTING ON THE BISTRIŢA RIVER”
    Destination: zona Toance
    Duration: 1 hour
    Route: sat Crucea – pod Barnar
    Availability Period: May-September
    Suitability: for all categories of tourist
    Departure point: Crucea village (transport can be provided to the point of departure)
    TOUR PROGRAM “BY HORSE TO THE 12 APOSTLES”
    Destination: 12 Apostles geological reserve, Pietrele Roşii (The Red Rocks).
    Duration: 2 daysRoute: Gura Haitii – Vf. Lucaciu – 12 Apostoli, Pietrele Roşii – Gura Haitii
    Availability Period: all year round
    Degree of difficulty: medium
    Suitability: for all categories of tourist
    Accommodation and meals: at guesthouses in the area; a snack can be provided on route
    Departure point: Neagra Şarului horse riding centre (Şaru Dornei village)
    TOUR PROGRAM “MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE BISTRIŢEI MOUNTAINS”
    Destination: Bistriţei Mountains
    Duration: 5 hours
    Route: Vatra Dornei – Obcioara (Bistriţei Mountains) – Barnar bridge (Holda village)
    Availability Period: summer
    Degree of difficulty: low
    Suitability: for all categories of tourist
    Accommodation and meals: at guesthouses in the area; a picnic can be provided on route
    Departure point: Vatra Dornei (transport can be provided to and from the point of departure)

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Winter Programs

    TOUR PROGRAM “SKI TOURING IN SUHARD”
    Destination: Ciocăneşti village, Sf. Cruce (Holy Cross) Hermitage, Mt. Fărăoane, Mt. Ouşoru
    Duration: 1 day (approx. 8 – 9 hours)
    Route: Ciocăneşti (Recele stream) / Coşna (Bancului Valley) – Mt. Fărăoane – Mt. Ouşoru – Dealul Runc, Vatra Dornei
    Availability Period: December – March
    Degree of difficulty: medium – high
    Suitability: for experienced tourists
    Accommodation and meals: at guesthouses or restaurants in Vatra Dornei
    Contact Guides: see chart at back of brochure
    Departure point: Ciocăneşti village or Valea Bancului village (Coşna community)
    TOUR PROGRAM “BY HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH”
    Duration: 2 – 4 hours
    Route: Neagra Şarului – Gura Haitii (Băuca)
    Suitability: for all categories of tourist
    Accommodation and meals: snacks, a barbecue and mulled wine can be provided on route
    Contact guides: see chart at back of brochure
    Departure point: Neagra Şarului horse riding centre