Romania will have two tourist trails of a European interest in the period ahead, aimed at trekking, thus joining another 35 European countries members of the European Ramblers’ Association (ERA) and the central Brasov city will be the venue of the Association Congress in 2017. The announcement was made earlier last week, after a meeting between the European Ramblers’ Association president Lis Nielsen and representatives of the Transylvanian Carpathian Tourists Association (a ERA member since 2010) and of the National Tourism Authority hosted by the Brasov County Council, Agerpres informs
‘We are currently being involved in drawing up the Romanian stretch of the 3rd European Trail and afterwards of the 8th European Trail. The 3rd European Trail will be on the Carpathian ridge and will start from Sighetul Marmatiei (northwestern Romania). We are in contact with our fellows in Ukraine, who are defining the Ukrainian side. The trail will go on the Carpathian ridge, linking various existing footpaths – we are not inventing new ones – down to Turnu-Severin (southwestern Romania), where we connect to the 3rd European Trail, finished by our Serbian fellows. The 8th European Trail, on which we are still working to finalize the route, will start from (western) Oradea and will join the 3rd European Trail in Massif Retezat’, the Transylvanian Carpathian Tourists Association (SKV) executive director Marcel Sofariu told a news conference.
In his turn, Nielsen was enthusiastic about Brasov surroundings and the potential of the area.