Everybody loves steam trains. Mocanita steam train ride will surelly be one to remember.
The train crosses a part of the Natural Park of the Mountains of Maramureş, a beautiful wilderness area, where there are no roads or villages, but only nature. The Mocăniţa from Maramures is the last forestry steam train left in the world that is still used for transporting wood.It was built in 1932 according to the Austro-Hungarian model, with narrow gauge (760 mm) crossing all the Vaser Valley.
The Vaser Valley – with its length of some 50 km – climbing from Viseu de Sus to the end of line near Comanu, is rather different from other valleys of the Carpathian mountains. With the exception of a few logging camps, the valley covers a vast area devoid of human population. It is accessible only by railway, along with a handful of logging roads that link key points on the line.
Starting from Viseu de Sus you will see a number of individual houses alongside a rough dirt road for a distance of approximately 8 kms.
The railway line passes through the most spectacular landscape of the whole route between Cozia and Făina: narrow, rock lined canyons; fast-flowing, sparkling mountain brooks; the colourful wildlife of the mixed forests; and no less than three short tunnels before Botizu station. Located above Făina station, you can visit a small church, built by Austrian settlers and dedicated to the famous Empress Elisabeth (“Sissi”).
Each time you visit the Vaser Valley – whether as a day-trip on the forestry railway or a longer hike with tent and sleeping bag – is always an adventure. With dense, dark forests, sun-drenched mountain pastures, lonely railway stations, and bustling logging camps you will discover a fascinating and different world.
– full day guided tour
– steam train ride
– traditional lunch at the last stop point
– amazing landscapes
Tour starts at 7:00 am and leaves from the Tourism Info Point in Sighetu Marmatiei. Expect to return around 5:00 pm.
– transportation and local guide in English;
– all entrance fees;
– traditional lunch in the village with drinks (water & local spirits)
Comfortable clothes, a lot of enthusiasm, and your camera.
Pictures of the Mocanita Steam Train Tour are coming soon.
The price of the Maramures tour of Sighet is 50 Euro per person. A minimum of 8 people is required to book this trip
Prices for groups bigger than 8 persons differ depending on the number of people. Please send us more information about your group at firstname.lastname@example.org