Outdoor Activities

The most popular and appreciated outdoor activities in the central area of Transylvania include fishing, riding, climbing and winter sports.

Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia has a modern centre in this respect, with stalls and lockers realized ​​according to the European standards – the Riding Centre in Alba Carolina Town. Here you will find pure breed horses from the Netherlands and two ponies, especially for children.

A disadvantage is that you need special equipment in order to participate in riding sessions and this equipment is not provided by the respective centre.

Lancram Pond, Ampoi or Sebes are just some of the waters where you can fish in Alba County. However, you need a permit or paying an amount between in order to be able to perform this outdoors activity. The types of fish you can catch are: broad snout, catfish, perch or pike.

In Alba County throughout the winter, there are arranged the ski tracks of Vârtop Massive, at the border between Alba and Bihor Counties. The tracks are more exactly at Ariseni and they were set up at the end of 2010.


In Sibiu, in the cold season, the tourist can enjoy the ski tracks of Paltinis, a tourist resort located at approximately 30 kilometres of Sibiu City and at 1440 metres altitude (in Cindel Mountains). It is also equipped with chairlift, ski lift and baby lift.

In Sibiu County anybody can enjoy fishing, with lots of ponds on hand, including: Avrig, Sacel, Tocile Dams, Poligon Dumbraveni Pond or Mandra. There you will certainly catch fish such as: crucian carp, common carp, phytophagous, bream, perch, catfish and other species.

For those who like extreme sports, climbing is a good option, especially if they are in Sibiu, where there are many possibilities of practicing this sport.


In Covasna you can go horse riding at a center located in the Ilieni commune, Sâncrai village. Here there are five ponies and 20 horses, but also a space that covers several acres. The centre is famous even in the nearby counties, from where visitors come every weekend.

Şugaş Băi is one of the largest and the most famous ski resorts in Covasna County. It is also a balneoclimateric resort where those suffering from heart disease and circulatory conditions can benefit of treatment.


In Harghita County several ponds are available where anyone can enjoy the fishing passion. Here you can catch perch, pike, catfish, crucian carp or common carp.

Skiing, snowboarding
In Harghita County you can find Hamorod Baths, a balneal resort with several 200 to 1000 meters length tracks available. They have different degrees of difficulty, being suitable for children and beginners, but also for the advanced sportsmen.


In Rotbav, Braşov County, you can catch fish such as: bream, perch, crucian carp, common carp and common rudd. The Pond is located about 25 km from Braşov and the road up there is very good. In addition, the night fishing is also possible (up to 3 rods).

If you come to Brasov, you have at your disposal a few companies dedicated to paragliding. You can fly with paragliding in Lempes, Postavaru or Bunloc.


In Danes, a village near Sighisoara town, anyone can take a few riding lessons. There are several breeds of horses, but the instructors there recommend the Lipizzaner breed horses for beginners, as they are calm, docile, gentle and patient.

Bycicle riding
In Targu Mures the bicycle rental program works only on the basis of ID. The rental centre is located in Parcul Sportiv Municipal Street.