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Datenbank der Projekte zur ländlichen Entwicklung

Supporting Tourism on the North-Eastern Versant of Fagaras Mountains


The project initiated by S.O.S. Fagarasului Country Association aimed to preserve the natural heritage of the North-Eastern side of Fagaras Mountains and to capitalise on the tourism potential of the area.



S.O.S. Fagarasului Country Association was set up in 2005 by a group of locals to contribute to the development of tourism in the area. The fall of industry in Fagarasului Country led to a severe economic and social downfall of the villages at the base of the mountains, with most of the young people leaving to work abroad. The exceptional tourism potential of Fagarasului Mountain offered a genuine chance to revive the area, by valorising its traditions and crafts.


The main objective of the project was to "revitalise" the Fagaras Mountains, supporting and encouraging tourist activities. Furthermore, the project also aimed at protecting and promoting the rural heritage and local beauty of this area.

Main activities

Prior to the project, no support was provided for the tourists who would venture climbing the 10-15 km of extremely toilsome mountain roads and steep ascents. Thanks to the project, mountain retreats were constructed on the North-Eastern side of the Fagaras Mountains. Tourist direction signs to access the crest were also installed and connection routes were created. Moreover, in order to strengthen the promotion of the area, brochures and flyers have been produced and disseminated.

Results & Benefits

Eight mountain retreats have been created in the following locations: Comisul Peak, Berevoiescu Peak, Bratilei Corner, Urlea Lake, Amiaza Peak, Piciorul Batran, Langa Peak and on the route between Trasnita and Cataveicu peaks. Through informational materials (brochures, flyers) tourists as well as local population became more and more aware of the natural and historical heritage of the area.

Lessons learnt

Some volunteer teams supported the implementation of the project activities and are contributing to the maintenance of the retreats after their completion: the direct involvement of the local community in the execution and promotion of the project proved to be a successful factor to develop a sense of “ownership” and commitment.

Project location and other information

Harseni, Recea and Lisa Commune - Fagaras Mountains, Brasov County



RDP Territory


Total project cost (€)

137 209

EAFRD contribution (€)

109 767

National contribution (€)

27 442

Contact name

Vasile Grecu


+40 740131561

Languages for contact

English, Romanian

At a glance



Final beneficiary type

Non-governmental organisations

Budget range

€100 000 - €500 000

Start date:


End Date:


Theme / Measure:

• Rural Quality of Life & Economic Diversification
• Rural economic diversification
• 313. Encouragement of tourism activities


Rural tourism, Tourism, Mountain area, Natural heritage, Recreational facilities

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