Ilvei is a mountain village, located in North-Eastern Transylvania, between Transylvania and Bucovina,
on the superior watercourse of Ilva Valley. The area is part of Bargau Mountains, with altitudes
between 850m and 1450m, offering ideal conditions for holidays: healthy air, natural products
and specific country life activities.
The landscapes are very picturesque and strengthening, with slow peaks dominated by volcanic hills,
pastures and hayfields, combined harmoniously with shady coniferous forests sheltering a rich
and various fauna.
From the high hills, during cloudless days, you can admire the wide open landscapes up to Transylvania
Plateau and Dornelor County and to the crests of Rodna and Calimani mountains.
This region have passed in times more flourishing moments.
The gold exploitation in Rodnei mountains is still known since the Roman domination period, parts
of the Roman road built that times being preserved until today in Tihuta region. Later, in the
XVIII-th - XIX-th century, the villages from this area constituted a frontier guards regiment
to the east border of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and benefited of a lot of economic, social
and cultural privileges, conferred by the emperor Franz Iosef himself, who also visited these
People in these places owned since ever their forefathers properties. The folklore and popular
traditions have been well preserved and they are still present in daily rural life. The gastronomy,
based on natural local products, will give you the opportunity to discover savoury foods.
If you choose Lunca Ilvei for a holiday or just for a week-end, youll be able to take advantage
of natural exceptionally surroundings in all seasons.
In summer time, you can make hikes to a sheepfold or to the mineral water springs, you can have
horseback riding lessons, or you can take a ride in a cart.
In winter, you can practise ski (equipment available for hiring), downhill ski, or you can take
a ride in a horse drawn sleigh.
How to get there:
- by train on the Cluj - Iasi route until Lunca Ilvei train station
- by car on route Cluj - Dej - Salva - Nasaud - Ilva Mica - Lunca Ilvei ( 180 km)
This is where life goes on in simplicity, in harmony with the earth, the plants, the animals,
rain, sun and winds.
This is where the air has hay, flower, fir trees flavours.
This is the best place where you can spend a wonderful holiday away from the daily stress
"WELCOME IN LUNCA ILVEI !"