Exploring the medieval fortresses while hiking
Program description: homeland and nature hiking tour – in the historic Covasna County, which today is called the Sepsi Szekler seat, in the surrounding territory of the Olt River (Oltfej), Olteni village, Mikó Castle (starting point).
Route: Olteni – Malnaș village (train station, 577 m) – Herec Fortress (705 m) – Kincsás Fortress (1053 m) – Bodoc mountain (1194 m) – Zoltán spring – Malnaș village (train station, 577 m) – Olteni.
Difficulty level: medium difficulty, safe tour route during all seasons.
Themes of the tour: homeland, plants, animals and nature photography. We will be visiting the ruins of two medieval fortresses.
Difference in level: 650 m ascent and 650 m slope.
Distance: 12 km.
Duration: 6-7 hours (with several stops / sights and photography, especially in good weather).
Required equipment: hiking backpack, smart phone or photo camera, casual clothes (hiking boots, change of clothes and appropriate clothing for the weather), food and drinking water for half-day.
The most important sights: Mikó Castle in Olteni, Herec Fortress, Kincsás Fortress, Bodoc mountain peak. In clear weather, you can see for more than 50 km away from the peak and sometimes you can admire and take photos in a nearly complete panorama.
- Kiss András - István