duminică, 9 septembrie 2012

Vaser Valley trains and timetables

The train runs now only up to Paltin station (22 km upstream), not anymore at Faina or Valea Babii.
This year (2012), the regular trains will run until 28th of October (Thursday-Sunday, once daily, departs at 9 AM returns at 3 PM). The fares cost between 29 and 42 RON (7-9 euros).
During winter holidays, they will be special trains in 26, 29 and 31th of December, and 2th January.
Then, the 2013 season will start around 1th of May.
We can guide small groups or individuals on Vaser Valley: regular tours with the touristic train, or special trips (hiking, bear searching) running logging trains.

New: accommodation and guiding tours in Maramures

A new accommodation was opened in Sighet's area: Amizadil House, provides B&B to up to 4 guests. The website is http://www.amizadil.com. Amizadil provides guiding tours in Maramures, for small groups.
They are also specialised in “off the beaten path” tours: isolated hamlets without electricity or road access, little known artisans, water powered flour mills, fulling mills, carding mills, laundries, alcohol copper stills for distilling local brandy, ancient customs or beliefs, traditional witchcraft, virgin nature, bear and wolf tracking searching, minerals searching, etc.
They can do all the necessary arrangements: reservations, accommodation, meals, transport and contacts.