Discover Carpathia
The Food, Nature and Culture of Transylvania

Discover Carpathia is the result of several years of activity developing sustainable tourism  in rural Transylvania. In order to help ensure the continuation of the work done to help spread the benefits of tourism within local communities, a collaboration between a variety of individuals has been set up to bring you as guests to the region.


The team is a mixture of Romanian and British who have chosen to make Transylvania their home…. Once bitten and all that!!


All are committed to helping you discover the real Romania, its nature, culture and people. We want to bring you together with local people for genuine experiences and to help local communities flourish.  




About us

Our Commitment

Gavin Bell - a long standing protected areas and sustainable tourism development professional who settled in Transylvania in 2006. Working closely with local families, he has helped develop opportunities for them to share their daily life and passion for the rich nature and local culture with visitors. This helps bring much needed supplementary income to help conserve a traditional way life and encourage families to stay together.  (read more)


Andreea Bell - will share her passion for culture, arts and crafts. An English teacher by profession, she spent two summers auditing the Saxon villages and has opened doors to share wonderful crafts people, small producers, traditional products and hospitality with you.

Greg Helm - came to help in the mid 90s and stayed. Ran a local childrens home for many years and now is one of the leading equestrian guides in Transylvania. You will benefit from his incredible insight of Romania and knowledge of its natural and cultural heritage.

Quality - We do not aim to be the most luxurious or the cheapest, but we do aim to give the best value. We do not cut corners and we pay our local partners a fair rate for their services.


Satisfaction - We rely very heavily on word of mouth and repeat custom for our bookings, so it is imperative that we give you the best experience possible.


Feedback - At the end of every trip, we provide you with a questionnaire and a chance for discussion. We rely very heavily on your  feedback to maintain and improve the quality of our tours