Around Malancrav

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  • Malancrav manor form the church - © William Mackesy
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  •  First walk - © William Mackesy
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  • Floresti - © William Mackesy
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  • Second walk - © William Mackesy
  • Malancrav from second walk - © William Mackesy
  • Second walk - © William Mackesy
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  • Walk 2 - © William Mackesy
  • Shepherd - © William Mackesy
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  • bear print - © William Mackesy
  • Deep ancient track - © William Mackesy
  • Descent to Nou Sasesc - © William Mackesy
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  • Orchard - © William Mackesy
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  • Walk 2, the ridge west of Malancrav - © William Mackesy
  • Fagaras range - © William Mackesy
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Key information: Around Malancrav

  • Enchanting walking around this classic Saxon village, combining uniquely resonant landscapes and villages.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating92
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest16
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating92

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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Walk 2, the ridge west of Malancrav - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

Walkopedia did 2 walks around this enchanting village, climbing away on either side of the valley.

To the east, head up through deep notches gouged by centuries of cart traffic through alternating woodland and meadows to the forested high ridge. Drop gently into the valley the far side (picnic time?), walking down, northward, to slightly melancholy, emptyish Floresti. Check out its very simple church, take in its atmosphere, then head back up the forested ridge until it is time to drop back to the Malancrav valley. 3 hrs?

To the west, climb through apple orchards to a low ridge, then drop to a long, beautiful, empty valley. A long and lovely climb up the meadows on the far side gets you to a higher, thickly forested ridge, with an enormously deep track-gouge which leads down (walking its lip may be sensible if wet) to the track to the Nou Sasesc, which is a rare non-jewel as it was rebuilt after a disastrous fire. 3 hrs? 

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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walk 1 - © William Mackesy

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