The members of the Association of Ecotourism in Romania are small businesses, tour-operators and guesthouses focused on nature based activities and cultural activities in rural areas. They offer high quality experiences in small groups, in which you can walk, hike, cycle, ride horses, ski, climb, explore caves, photograph, watch wildlife, try your hand at traditional crafts, visit festivals, study wild flowers and plants, stroll in the countryside. Or you can just relax in the home of a village family and sample wholesome, country fare and homemade wine and plum brandy.

Bureau BALANS – pelgrimstochten in Roemenië Bureau BALANS is een klein bureau gespecialiseerd in wandeltochten met een zingevend karakter. De pelgrimstochten in Roemenië kenmerken zich door een bijzondere combinatie van het aardse en het mystieke: we lopen elke dag een tocht door de prachtige natuur, bezoeken een klooster, meestal voor de lunch, en overnachten in twee kloosters. Deze pelgrimstochten duren 8 dagen. Een groep bestaat uit maximaal 7 deelnemers. Er wordt in stilte gewandeld en elke dag heeft een thema. De begeleiding door Elisabeth Brouwer, samen met haar Roemeense tolk, is ook na 14 jaar nog steeds heel persoonlijk, met persoonlijke aandacht en respect voor de kloosters én de deelnemers.

Odysseia-In Travel (since 1990) specializes in active, eco & cultural tours and off-the-beaten track unique itineraries throughout Bulgaria and the whole Balkan Peninsula. We pioneered responsible travel in Bulgaria and as a result we became the first Travelife certified Bulgarian DMC. Also, we are a proud member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. Small group travel and customized trips is what we do best. Have a look at our website if you want to find out more about what we do. We work with small entrepreneurs, support local initiatives and develop the capacity of the hosting communities and their environmental awareness.

Plateau Cycling crafts guided and self-guided bike itineraries for small groups across Bulgaria and Romania since 2010. We provide relaxed to intensive rides suitable to active and nature-loving cyclists. Our team established a network of 4000km routes on quiet roads and greenways shaping the destinations Lower Danube and the Delta, Black Sea, Eastern Balkan Mountain and Thrace. Touring with us means interaction with locals and their past civilizations, enriched by Balkan food & wine. Plateau Cycling is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and partners with the Bulgarian Association for Rural and Ecological Tourism.

Cycling tours stretched along Danube river and its delta at Romania, by the cliff and sandy Black Sea coast at Bulgaria, thorough the plateaus of the Balkan ridge all the way to the Europe – Asia Gate at Istanbul /Turkey. We are ‘Special’ for those ready to explore milineum history crossroads, taste the food and wine with the locals, visit Unesco sites and activily submerge into the wonderful nature. We enjoy each of our cycling tours. 10 years already we make friends on a refreshing new experience. Meet us, we care.

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