What to do
Many tourists come to the Tarnava Mare area because of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Biertan, Saschiz, Sighisoara and Viscri).but in total there are over 40 fortified churches to explore.
However, there are many more places and activities in the area to experience:
- Explore the villages on foot and enjoy stunning views and a glimpse of rural life;
- Walk in the wild flower meadows;
- Visit our shop in Saschiz to taste and buy our Pivnita Bunicii jams and cordials;
- Fish in local ponds and rivers for carp;
- Contact Slow Food Tarnava Mare and join a courtyard dining event;
- In winter, see the local brandy being distilled for home consumption (and of course taste some);
- Relax with a good book and glass of wine;
- See the evening cow parade returning to their owners homes for milking;
- Traditional bread making; Barrel making, blacksmith, charcoal burning, and weaving demonstrations;
- Meet the Bees: wear a fully protective bee suit and discover how honey is produced;
- Horse and cart rides to see sheep being hand milked and cheese being made;
- Visit Villa Vinea, our local commercial vineyard and taste some great wine;
- Ride on a motorised draisine at the Sibiu to Agnita narrow gauge railway;
- Fresh produce markets are held daily in Sighisoara, with a wide range of local produce on offer. Wednesday and Saturday are the busiest days. Rupea has a market every Friday.
For the more active, a series of meadow and forest trails (map of the area and the legend for Saschiz) have been developed that link into long distance hiking and mountain bike routes across the Tarnava Mare area.The map is available to purchase on-line or from Pivnita Bunicii in Saschiz.
Guides can be hired by the day, as can the mountain bikes, but why not book your tour with the Slow Cyclist.
For further information follow the links below:
Watch our documentary “Taste Transylvania” for a glimpse of this special area.