Hiking Trails Around Artisan Wineries

  • Number of routes: 2
  • Difficulty level: easy / medium

Moldova is a wine country with one of the longest historical wine heritages in the world.  If you are a fan of hiking and tasting good wine, be sure to try one of these new hiking trails around small wineries in central and northern Moldova.

Tourist attractions of the route

Route: Hiking trail at Crama Tudor

  • Length: 6 km
  • Travel time: 1 h
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Bicycle rental: yes
  • Starting point: Crama Tudor, Sadova village
  • Ending point: Crama Tudor, Sadova village
  • ASL: 128 - 273

Route description:

Crama Tudor winery in Sadova village in northernwestern Moldova is the result of the hard work of its  winemaker and founder, Tudor Aghenie. The passion to produce wine inherited from previous generations has been combined with that of promoting rural tourism and hosting guests. To make the travel experience even more memorable, a hiking trail now connects the rustic atmosphere of the winery with that of nature and vineyards at the edge of the forest.

On this route, tourists can enjoy rustic views, discover local food and enjoy quality wines from Crama Tudor on the edge of Codri. The winery offers wine tours and food options.

Route: Hiking trail at Crama Mircesti

  • Length: 3 km
  • Travel time: 1 h
  • Difficulty level: medium
  • Bicycle rental: yes
  • Starting point: Crama Mircești
  • Ending point: Crama Mircești
  • ASL: 300 - 370

Route description:

Crama Mircești Winery is located in Mircești village  in Ungheni district in central Moldova.  Although it has only been around for a few years, the winery has become an emblem of small wineries in Moldova, thanks to the modern approach to wine production. This region, especially the village of Mircești, has historical importance and a great terroir for wines with a strong character. Arcadie Foșnea, the owner of the winery, laid the foundations of a winery and began the renovation of the neighboring mansion, keeping its specific architectural features.

This hiking route expands the activities at the winery and offer visitors the opportunity to discover the surroundings. This includes a visit to one of the largest meteorological stations in the country, a Monastery and a former Soviet radar in the form of a giant dome, something you won’t find anywhere else. Walking along hiking trail takes you into the hills so that you have special views and landscapes are opened up towards the districts of Calarasi and Ungheni, as well as Nisporeni. The highest point in Moldova can also be seen from the meteorological station. On the way back to the Crama Mircesti Winery, visitors can pass through the vineyards of the winery and enjoy views like in Tuscany.

In addition to offering wine tours and wine tasting, Crama Mircesti has a restaurant with traditional Moldovan and European dishes. It also offers comfortable accommodation with modern rooms.