Bearwatching Tours in The Carpathians, the last stronghold of the large carnivores populations of Europe.
Let’s go bearwatching in the Carpathian Mountains! Here is where intact forest habitats and low degree of anthropogenic fragmentation made possible the existence of around 6300 brown bears, almost 3000 wolves and around 1800 lynx. These numbers represent about 50% of the population of large carnivores in Europe (except Russia).
More than bearwatching. Let’s get to learn about them!
The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) is considered to have originated in Asia, spreading across the entire northern hemisphere. And they also reached the North American continent, where the frightening Grizzly Bear lives.
In wildlife observations, chances aren’t always 100% to see bears. Although, during our bearwatching tours it only happened once in over 50 visits not to see any. Even then, other animals may occur, like wild boars, foxes or even wolves.
The hide is a facility where wild bears are attracted with food for close-up observations. Once they are attracted by the food, they tend to return in search for more. This way the bears are also less tempted to go farther in the villages and cause damage to the livestock or crops, and they are safer that way as they don’t attract the peasants anger on them.
This activity takes place in the afternoon/evening (precise hour to be confirmed) until almost dark. You will have to consider also a transfer option as the bear hides are placed deep in the wildest Carpathian forests.
!!! Some of the Transylvanian/Carpathians tours have this activity already included in the program.
Transfers are not included but can be booked with us.
*This is the basic price for the bearwatching activity, to be added to a tour.
Wearing strong perfumes or bringing food with you should be avoided.
Smoking is not allowed and there’s no possibility to use a toilet during the visit.
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