Retreats

Well-organized retreats in the heart of beautiful Transylvania

GOIN organizes retreats in Transylvania, where everything is about your journey. The region around Cluj-Napoca is ideal for some peace and quiet in beautiful nature. Our themed retreats are about personal development, spiritual growth, or just to relax and unwind. All retreats are well organized and you will feel well taken care off. Since we can’t do everything ourselves, GOIN works together with local and international professionals.

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Relaxing Retreat Cluj
30 May - 6 June 2020

This retreat is all about a relaxing time for you. Get away from it all for a week, with everything being taken care of. The retreat includes 7 nights accommodation, vegetarian meals, transport, a relaxing massage, yoga, excursions to Cluj, Sebes/Sibiu and Turda (mines and gorge). Click the button for more information.

book your relaxing retreat transylvania aug 2020

Relaxing Retreat Cluj
22 - 29 August 2020

In the late summer of 2020 GOIN hosts the second edition of our relaxing retreat in Cluj-Napoca. This retreat (7 nights accommodation) includes massages, vegetarian meals, yoga, and excursions to Cluj, Sighisoara, up the Transfagarasan, and a hike in Cheile Turzii. Click the button for more information.

Self-drive tours Transylvania

Starting in summer 2020, we offer self-drive tours in Transylvania. Maybe you just want some tips and ideas with a route to follow. Or you want GOIN to book everything for you in advance. We are happy to help... Things work a bit differently in Romania, so it's good to be prepared. Already interested? Mail:

Transylvania… possibly the most beautiful part of Europe, and yet it is largely unknown for many. The good thing is that mass-toursim has not found its way yet to this Romanian pearl (except with the story of Dracula). Large parts of this area are still truly unspoiled, and some of the woods are among the last remaining primeval forests of Europe (together with Bialowieza in Poland). Transylvania is an adventure, a chance to discover something new, to taste a traditional kitchen and to experience the rich cultural history of one of the oldest parts of Europe. Transylvania will catch you and it will invite you to keep coming back. Check what Lonely Planet and Tripdvisor have to say about Transylvania, or visit tourism websites like this one.

Cluj-Napoca - the capital of Transylvania

GOIN’s retreats are held near Cluj-Napoca, the “unofficial capital” of Transylvania. The city has a rich history, with especially a large Hungarian influence. It’s also a young city, as far as average age is concerned. There are several universities and because of that, many tens of thousands of (international) students. It gives the city a vibrant and exciting feeling… you won’t feel bored easily here. Cluj is also home to many small festivals and even some really big ones, like Untold and Electric Castle. The culinary and bar scene are very active. In 2019 I have counted at least four large food festivals, three beer festivals (Cluj has some proper craft beers), a wine festival, and much more.

The area around Cluj is covered with large forests and fields between rolling hills. It is the perfect place to get away from your busy life, and lose yourself in nature. The energies in this area are strong and profound. Like an old tree… the roots go deep. The hills and forest on the south side of the city are ideal for hikes… and for story telling. Here is the Dragon Egg Forest. In the ground are huge boulders, that look like fossilized dragon eggs. They are slowly being uncovered, because of the moving earth. In the north is the Haunted Forest. Many years ago, a shepard  took his sheep into there to take shelter from bad weather. They disappeared, as did all that went in to search for them. In the middle of the forest is a circle of trees that are all growing outwards… and nobody really knows why.

Joining a retreat of GOIN means:

  • You are very well taken care off. You don’t have arrange anything while you are there.
  • Everything is thought out and any changes will be dealt with directly and professionaly.
  • You will see new places and beautiful nature, meet new people, eat different food and have just amazing experiences.
  • All you have to do is… relax, take pictures, and tell the stories when you are back home.

Upcoming retreats in Transylvania

There are a few upcoming retreats, either planned or already finalized. For more information on this Relaxing Retreat  in the spring of 2020 in Dutch, please visit THIS website as well. If you find a retreat that is not final yet, but you are interested, or if you just want to be kept up-to-date about retreats in Transylvania, then please let us know via email: retreats@gointravels.com. Check here for some of the posts I wrote about Transylvania (or Romania in general) for the blog of this page.

relaxing retreat Transylvania aug 2020 single room

Relaxing Retreat Cluj
30 May - 6 June 2020

This retreat is all about a relaxing time for you. Get away from it all for a week, with everything being taken care of. The retreat includes 7 nights accommodation, vegetarian meals, transport, a relaxing massage, yoga, excursions to Cluj, Sebes/Sibiu and Turda (mines and gorge). Click the button for more information.

book your relaxing retreat transylvania aug 2020

Relaxing Retreat Cluj
22 - 29 August 2020

In the late summer of 2020 GOIN hosts the second edition of our relaxing retreat in Cluj-Napoca. This retreat (7 nights accommodation) includes massages, vegetarian meals, yoga, and excursions to Cluj, Sighisoara, up the Transfagarasan, and a hike in Cheile Turzii. Click the button for more information.

Self-drive tours Transylvania

Starting in summer 2020, we offer self-drive tours in Transylvania. Maybe you just want some tips and ideas with a route to follow. Or you want GOIN to book everything for you in advance. We are happy to help... Things work a bit differently in Romania, so it's good to be prepared. Already interested? Mail: