Plopu, Romania·April 4 - 6 2024
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Discover the homerange of the bison in an exciting way, by getting the best of both worlds. Get on a high-performance Cube ebike and start from the hilly landscape of Armeniș, then cross onto the Bison Hillock through high meadows and forests on safe paths driven by our MTB guide. After the exciting trip, you slow down and follow the bison accompanied by our guide, whilst discovering all the interesting details that make the bison a biodiversity keystone species. You immerse yourself fully in nature by sleeping in the middle of nature in our comfortable tents.
Blend the excitement of going effortlessly on e-bikes with the exploration of the hilly landscape of the Bison Hillock and experience a childhood type of joy.
Explore the surrounding area where the bison live and learn about their way of life in a non-invasive way.
Sleep in comfortable tents with beds and linen, listen in on nature and enjoy the flavors of a campfire breakfast and dinner prepared by a local chef.
Whether it's in the wild or at the table, our experienced and knowledgeable hosts are conscious to create a welcoming space of comfort where each participant can relax and enjoy nature.
Matei is an experienced nature guide and ranger and will take on an incredible journey on the tracks of the wild bison. You will have a chance to get to know the story of this ambitious bison rewilding initiative, its impact on nature and local people. He is an involved member of the community and a local facilitator. He speaks fluent English and Romanian.
Cătălin is an experienced MTB sportsman and guide. He has been involved in organizing many MTB events at a national level. He has been a collaborator of WWF in the Bison Hillock area, hence he knows the area in depth and he was part of designing the local MTB trails. He speaks fluent English and Romanian.
Accomodation in a tented camp on folding beds with sleeping bags that we provide
Accomodation in a local guesthouse, with heating, bathroom, hot water
All meals, including picnic in nature on both days, handmade by local producers, sourced from small-scale farming
Local 4x4 transport necessary from the Armeniș Visitor Center located in the village, to more remote areas, where the nature safari starts and the bison roam freely
Transfer to Armeniș from airport/train station
We are based in the Southern Carpathians near the Bison Hillock rewilding area, where over 100 bison roam free across one of Europe's most bio-diverse natural landscapes. Experience the wilderness for yourself and activate your everyday nature awareness, thus contributing to this rewilding project by engaging the local community and supporting local green services.
This is an instrument that keeps giving back to nature by funding small conservation projects to help maintain the wildness of the area. The fund is managed by WWF involving locals in choosing and implementing the local projects. From small river restoration projects to reducing pressure on certain habitats, we give back 10% of what you pay to nature.
The WeWilder experience opened up a gateway for me to become aware of deeper aspects of Life. Learning about wildlife tracking, trailing, sit spots and sleep-outs transformed my relationship with myself and the more than human world and offered me the possibility to start understanding Life in a unique way. This experience put me on a path of eco-awakening and ever since I've encountered the gaze of the Wild Bison I have been nurturing my relationship with Nature in ways that I did not have access to before.
Paul, Experience Designer
Previously my appreciation of nature was superficial because I didn't know what I was looking at or even how to look. Now I learned a small but important hint in how to start seeing, listening.Thank you for opening my mind and senses. It is not an exaggeration that I feel I'm excited about life again, thanks to the WeWilder experience.
Nini, Graphic Designer
WeWilder activated my “biological sensitivity” in such a way that I—the guy that secretly despised birdwatchers no earlier than September 2020—ended up looking with loving eyes at any ruffled tit in the park.
Șerban, Advertising Company Director
Thank you for this awesome experience and for teaching me new things I never thought I would be interested in or intersect with! :)”
Bison Hillock offers you a lifetime experience that drives you from the comfort of an authentic house to the beauty of wilderness. A perfect location to reconnect with you and nature.
Otilia, Entrepreneur & Marketing
We set up a safari camp at a site with marvelous views to the Țarcu Mountain and surrounding hills, where you will hear only birds and the sound of the wind. There is an inspiring outdoor shower, built with natural materials like stone and a braided screen. In the dwelling you can find a well stocked pantry for the picnics during the experience. Electricity for battery charging is available via a solar panel.
Enjoy a peaceful night in a village accommodation with all the modern amenities, that helps you pace yourself after a long travel or the time in nature. It is either a traditional house that has been renovated conserving its charm, or a newly built wooden tiny house that is inspired by traditional crafts, like shingle cover or the gable roof.
The house is stocked with sustainable cosmetics produced locally and is observing the WeWilder principles of sustainability.