So what did we do in these 3 days? From Cloasterf we visited: Saschiz, Mesendorf, Crit, Bunesti, Viscri, Sighisoara (sometimes by bike, sometimes by car). But let's start from the beginning.
Day 1 - arriving in Cloasterf, spending a couple of "wow moments" in our little house and then hopped on the bike.
Destination? Saschiz. On Day 1 we did a small bike trail : Cloasterf - Saschiz - partially Mesendorf as it was getting dark and we took a shortcut though the forest to return to Cloasterf.
Something funny happened on the way to Saschiz. As we were approaching the village, we saw a herd of cows on the side of the road, couple of meters away, directing their attention towards us. As we were approaching them, the cows started running towards us. I started to be afraid. I was terrified that all these cows would chase us. As we stopped they stopped as well and started moving as we started moving. We were not sure what the cows will do so we decided to just give it a go and pedal like there's no tomorrow. As we were speeding up the cows started to speed up as well and I was feeling my heart beating hard and my head ready to explode. Panic moment ended when the cows stopped near the fence. Apparently they were excited to see us as they thought we were bringing food. This is what happens when you spend your childhood among concrete in the city.
On our way to Saschiz and on our way back I bitched a lot about biking: oh it's too hard, it's too cold, too warm, I am hungry, wait for me, I can't do it anymore! but look at this view. If there's anything that restores peace in your brain, this must be it. I actually think some of the neurons came back from the dead after these peaceful days in the nature.
Day 2 - sunny day. My "trail master" aka boyfriend decided for the following approach: drive the car to Crit - start biking from Crit to Mesendorf and then back to Crit.
Day 2 / Stop #1. We arrived to Crit and before embarking on a new adventure to Mesendorf, I wanted to see how the fortified church in Crit looks like. Too bad it was closed. I was only able to see the surrounding areas and a cat.
Day 2, stop #2. Mesendorf village.
What is beautiful to Mesendorf and all the other German villages is the sense of space and openness you get from the way the villages and their roads have been built. And the architecture. The old German houses and a beautiful testimony of hard working villagers. Unfortunately some of the houses now have been abandoned and left to ruins. You get to see an interesting contrast around these places: green hills, beautiful landscapes, beautiful reconditioned houses and then, next to all these, ruined houses or badly reconditioned ones.
Day 2, stop #3. From Mesendorf we took the easy way out and returned to Crit by road. My boyfriend saw my long face after 3 h of pedaling through the woods and decided it was best for the both of us to go to Viscri by car. Stop #3 Viscri.
Viscri is a bit overrated as Price Charles bought a house or more here and everyone is hyped on it and the prices are super high. It is still a beautiful village with reconditioned houses, and a beautiful old fortified church. If we were to leave aside the road from Bunesti to Viscri which is so bad, all in all Viscri brings a positive karma (and you need a positive karma after a 30 mins bumpy ride). In Viscri we had a delicious lunch at Viscri 73 house. We've been here before and this time we ordered, lamb soup, sarmale and lichiu (which is a traditional desert).
Day 3, stop #2, we heard that Copsa Mare was pretty close to after a good meal we hopped on the car and went to see Copsa Mare
Day 3, stop #3. Sighisoara. As it started raining we decided to stop by Sighisoara as well. Although not the best representation of Sighisoara, it is one of the best examples of fortified cities in the country. The city center is absolutely beautiful although the city is not in the best shape possible.