Key information: Copsa Mare
- Enchanting walking in the hills and woodlands above this classic Saxon village.
- Walkopedia rating92
- Natural interest15
- Human interest16
- Negative points0
- Total rating92
- Length: Your choice
- Maximum Altitude: N/A
- Level of Difficulty: Variable
A 2-4 hour circuit into the hills and woodlands from this laughably pretty village near the superb town of Bierten.
Start out down the valley, then swing right up the hillside to a ridge with fine views all round, then drop into the side valley running back into the hills, either traversing the right hand side of the valley to the col at the far end, or ascending steadily up the far bank through atmospheric old apple orchards before popping into the forest to follow the ridge (swing ever right) round to said col. Then drop back rightward, either side of the winding valley back to Copsa Mare.
This can be strenuous walking with changeable weather. Come prepared.
Dogs: sheepdogs are fierce and can attack, in numbers. Walk in a group, keep away from flocks, close up if they approach, carry/pick up a stick if near a flock. Walk steadily, don’t run.
Keep your wits about you in the forests: it really is easy to get lost, as few trails are waymarked; you could become painfully aware of just how empty the area is!
Bradt’s Transylvania is the guidebook, packed with valuable information, although little detail on walking routes. Find relevant books on Amazon.
For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Saxon South and Transylvania walk pages.
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