There are several options to get to our place. Of course you could walk, but that would take you 348 hours from Amsterdam, 405 hours from London, 367 hours from Paris, 242 hours from Berlin and still a respectable 79 hours from Bucharest. Without sleeping, etc. No doubt it might be an interesting adventure, but we understand it when you choose other options.
When you prefer traveling by bike, there is a beautiful route starting in Katwijk (Netherlands) and ending in Constanţa, that follows the old border of the Roman Empire. This route passes our campsite on just 6km. We know it’s a relative lot, but we promise you it’s going to be worthwhile, with a good view, a nice capuccino, and three incredibly friendly dogs to keep guard over you during the stargazed night. Follow the “camping” signs from Buces and call us if you need help with the last bit.
If you’re just too keen to get here, hop in your car and drive over. When we have visited the Netherlands, we usually cross the border at Nadlac (Szeged-Arad) and we manage to drive in two days (Amsterdam-Grohoţele is 1897km, regardless of whether you drive through Austria or Czech Republic).
From the border it’s best to keep following the highway (or it’s detour) until Deva, go north to Brad, east to Buces and follow the signs “camping” from there. Unless you navigate precisely to our campsite, we suggest you turn the navigation off and follow the signs, to avoid confused stares from the top of a hill in Grohoţele de Sus.
And there’s also the possibility of flying of course. We are comfortably located within driving disctance of three airports, Cluj-Napoca (three hours), Timişoara (three hours) and Sibiu (shortly over two hours).
From Cluj-Napoca you can rent a car and drive to us over the highway until Deva, where you go north to Brad, and then turn east again towards Buces. We’re sure you see the signs “camping” from there, and we ask you kindly to either turn off your navigation, or simply ignore it, because it will guide you to Grohoţele de Sus.
However, we would recommend turning right at Turda, and follow the winding road to first Abrud, then Buces-Vulcan, to slowly get lost in the fairytale of the Romanian countryside.
From Sibiu you can also rent a car and drive to us over the highway until Deva, where you go north to Brad, and then turn east until you reach Buces. We’re sure you can see the signs “camping” as well, and also would kindly ask you to either turn off your navigation, or simply ignore it, and follow the signs instead.
And from Timişoara, the route is a bit more interesting, since a small part of the highway isn’t finished yet. You can rent a car, I’m sure. But if the road is already more interesting, why not make the means of traveling enthralling as well, with a Volkswagen Campervan.
Drive towards Deva, turn north to Brad, east to Buces and follow the signs from there.