Would you like to do the most of your time during your trip in Transylvania? If experiencing something unique is your goal, this bearwatching tour will definitely satisfy you.
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.
This activity takes place in the afternoon/evening until almost dark. The bear hides are placed deep in the wildest Carpathian forests but can be reached by car and a short hike.
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. So they are less tempted to go farther in the villages and cause damage to the livestock or crops. This way, they are safer themselves as they don’t attract the peasants anger on them.
The bearwatching tour starts in Sibiu at 15:00 and it involves a 2hrs transfer to the bearhide.
Depending on your time, the bearwatching tour can be combined with other programs.
The transfer from Sibiu takes about 2 hours.
Extensions are possible.
Check out our other tours in the area.
This tour is recommended to be booked at least one day in advance.
Valea Doamnei-Balea – day hiking tour
Explore the pristine nature of Fagaras mountains in this full-day hiking tour. Our route starts at the Balea Waterfalls and takes us up to Balea lake through Valea Doamnei – a natural wild valley, climbing parallel with the famous Transfagarasan road, which we’ll use on our return.