Tracking experience in the Tarcu mountains

Explore the Carpathian mountains in Romania while learning about it’s wildlife from professional trackers and guides, all while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Experience highlights

  • A chance to see bison in the wild
  • Culture, nature and active 
  • fully guided with local experts
  • Open from May - October 
  • from 2 - 6 people
  • Includes listed meals and activities, local transfers and guides
  • Rates include all listed experiences, accommodation, guides
  • Starting from EURO 760 per person sharing, min two guests
  • Tailored experiences or packages can be arranged

Tracking on foot in the mountains

You will spend four nights in a comfortable tented camp in the Bison Hillock, accompanied by traditional and locally sourced meals. Dinners around the campfire under the stars is a magical way to finish each day.

The days are spent tracking and trailing wildlife with an emphasis on trailing European bison. The area is also home to wolves, lynx, wild boars and bears, among many others species and all offer great learning and tracking exposure.

Located in the 52.000 hectare Tarcu Mountains Natura 2000 site in the Southern Carpathians, the Bison Hillock is home to an ambitious project aimed to rewild the European bison and conserve this remaining wilderness stronghold in Romania.

Since 2013, Rewilding Europe, WWF Romania and the local association AMZA are working together in the Southern Carpathians rewilding area to bring the European bison back into the wild. The first bison releases took place in 2014 and 2015.

In June 2016, the third bison release took place, now part of the “LIFE Bison” project funded by the European Commission. During the next four years, annual releases of at least another 80 bison in total will take place in cooperation with the local community.

Access the area via Timisoara airport, with good connections to international airports such as Munich, Madrid, Eindhoven and others.