Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

The Slow Food Trail (Poteca Slow Food) is a project implemented by Slow Food Sibiu with the aim of bringing children closer to nature, to the village life, to traditions and to the concept of slow living.

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Biking has been one of my favorite outdoor activities since forever (thanks, mom&dad, for buying me my first bike when I was about 7 and getting the chance to spend all of my childhood summers riding a bike in the countryside). In recent years, mostly due to an improper personal time management and to not having the right people around, I almost forgot all about biking for the fun of it ( I use my bike in the city, but it’s purely a practical and easy way to move around).

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In an attempt to spend more time outdoors with our daughter and driven by a personal childhood dream, this summer we spent 3 nights in a remote, yet easy to reach by car, sort of wooden tree cottage, with noting else around, but trees, pastures and all the attractions that nature provides: fresh air, beautiful views, lots of plants, insects and mushrooms to observe and discover.

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Spring in our part of the world officially starts when the first snowdrop flowers come out of the last layer of the winter snow and show off their beauty and perfection. When I was a child, the appearance of snowdrops in March was definitely a moment of joy, as I knew that the warmer days are coming and summer was also around the corner.

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Here we are in the last day of our trip, traveling from Alma Vii to Mihăileni for just a couple of hours and waiting for our ride back home, to city life.

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We are slowly getting to the end of our trip, here we are in our 6th day of trekking, going from Richiş to Alma Vii, through the forests and over the pastures, for about 15 kilometers and 5 hours in total.

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We left Mălâncrav early in the morning aiming to get to Richiș by the afternoon. We walked almost 30 kilometres in total for the day and an elevation of 793 meters, so a lot of hills going up and down.

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The 4th day of our Saxon Trek was the longest one and marked passing from the Hârtibaciu Valley to the Târnavelor Plateau which is also known as the „Weinland”. Villages like Biertan, Richiș and Saroș were famous for the terraced vineyards they had and for the local wine they produced called “Neuburger”. We walked 26 kilometers from Dealu Frumos to Mălâncrav.

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24 kilometers of walking in our third day of Saxon Trek from Chirpăr to Dealul Frumos, via Veseud. A bit cloudy and chill for the day, but not that bad when you’re on the move.

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Our second day of Saxon Trek meant about 24 kilometers of walking in total, leaving Hosman in the morning and passing through Fofeldea and Ilimbav, with Chirpăr being our final destination for the day.

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