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Vaser Valley Forestry Railway - Day Tours

Strada Cerbului 5, Viseu de Sus 435700, Romania
+40 262 353 381
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Original, organized and clean

We went with Mocanita on the Great Union Day (1st of December). It was a special day organised by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Iulia V
via mobile
Great experience - beautiful scenary

Went with the Mocanita (steam train) after the great storm in the West and North of Romania. I... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Brussels, Belgium
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Sometimes known as the Vaser Valley Railway, the forestry railway of Viseu de Sus is a unique example of technical cultural heritage. Travelling over a network of some 60 kilometers of narrow-gauge track, you can still find wood-burning steam locomotives running alongside several diesels and railcars. The CFF Viseu de Sus ("CFF" stands for "Caile Ferate Forestiere" - forestry railway in Romanian language) is probably the last real forestry railway still operating with steam locos in Europe. For the enjoyment of our numerous visitors, we are keeping the tradition of steam railways alive in Viseu de Sus, offering regular steam trains, charter trains with catering services and trains for special events.
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Strada Cerbului 5, Viseu de Sus 435700, Romania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with Mocanita on the Great Union Day (1st of December). It was a special day organised by people from CFF Viseu. There were 4 trains which started their journey at 9 AM in the morning. Everything was very very beautiful, very organised and...More

Thank Iulia V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Went with the Mocanita (steam train) after the great storm in the West and North of Romania. I mentioned this as due to the fact trees were fallen on the tracks we could only go half way, nevertheless it was worth it. You need to...More

Thank AlinaMC
Reviewed 22 September 2017

As part of our cycling trip in Maramures we went on this little steam train ride following the riverbed. A nice experience in beautiful surroundings. The on-board canteen produces some very tasty doughnuts & hot chocolate to go with it!!

Thank Ellen_Hun
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This trip really worth. Is very interesting experience traveling with an old steam powered locomotive, during the winter the carriages are warmed by wooden stoves. The trip is about 4 hours up the mountain and back. At the reaching of final station the locomotive takes...More

Thank Calin S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The tours are pretty good. If you do it in a sunny day is really pleasant. The tickets can be bought online. What it is not clearly mentioned is the fact that in busy times, they schedule departures at 9.00 and 9.40 and at 10.00...More

Thank Valentin M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Steam operated tourist train that follows the old wood railway. Great for kids and adults, watching the beautiful area of Maramures! At the final stop there are grills and snack to be purchased. I recommend it !!!

Thank Adina M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Interesting experience. Steam train was amaising. Nice places and folklore. A part of nature like 100 years ago

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you travel in Maramures this is the first thing you need to do. Visit the museum and you'll find out what the comunism did to a country, how it changed the romanian history.

Thank Costin M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely give it a try if you are in the area. Weather permitting, go rambling downtrend forest path. The train journey itself is like s journey to a place the time forgot.... Enjoy 😁!

1  Thank luoanads
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Best moment in Maramures. I waited for this trip for so long. And it was just...perfect! Our trip was on 1st of August 2017, from 09:30 till 15:30. The weather was great and the adventure unbelievable! Don't miss Mocanita if you're visiting Maramures county!

Thank BiancaMatei
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17 March 2017|
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Response from SolihullBob | Reviewed this property |
It is a long way from Bucharest to Viseu de Sus and if your only objective is the logging railway, it really is not worthwhile. We had a car rental and spent three weeks touring Romania. The train ride was a way of taking a... More
Robin A
29 July 2016|
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Response from EpureL | Reviewed this property |
Dear Robin! You should make a reservation only if you wish to buy tickets with food included, if not you don't need a reservation. You can buy from there a ticket without food and buy food/drinks when you make stops or in... More
31 March 2016|
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Response from Simona Mihaela N | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You can find their contact info on their website, cffviseu. Enjoy your trip!