Escape to the Romanian countryside and enjoy a laid-back getaway in Pojorata. The village is set on the banks of the Moldova River and surrounded by forests and peaks. Hike in the Rarau Mountains, ski at a family-friendly winter resort and enjoy hearty Romanian cuisine.
Things to do in Pojorîta
Admire everything from farming tools to musical instruments at the Wood Art Museum. The museum was founded in the 1930s and boasts one of the most impressive collections of wooden objects in the country. Highlights include a beautifully carved wooden sled and a sculpture by famous Romanian artist, Constantin Brancusi.
Several hiking trails start in Pojorata and immerse you in the natural beauty of the Rarau Mountains. Over millions of years, the limestone rocks have been shaped into dramatic towers, some more than 70 metres tall. They’re known as the “Lady’s Stones” and are steeped in local folklore. The thick spruce forests that surround Pojorata are home to bears, deer, lynx and wild boars. You can also spot multiple bird species, including grouse, snow finch and nutcrackers.
In the winter months, Pojorata is a great base to ski and snowboard at nearby Rarau Ski Resort. Explore more than four kilometres of groomed slopes and enjoy spectacular views over the Eastern Romanian Carpathians. North-facing slopes mean the resort often stays open until April.
Pojorata is dotted with family-run restaurants where you can try traditional Romanian cuisine. Trout caught in the Moldova River and mushrooms foraged from the surrounding forests are local specialties. You’ll also see items like “sarmale” cabbage rolls and beef tripe soup. Both are a great way to refuel after a day of hiking or winter sports.
Getting around Pojorîta
Pojorata is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The village is in Suceava County, a four-hour drive from Cluj-Napoca and five hours by train. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore the region at your own pace. Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest is a seven-hour drive away.