If you’re up for a challenge and like to raise money for great causes, why not take on the WSPA charity Bear Adventure? This amazing trip is a fantastic way to visit the stunning Carpathian Mountains on your way to the WSPA bear sanctuary in Zarnesti, Romania.
The Bear Adventure has been running since 2007, and features a 50 mile trek over 4 days. This year is also possibly the last one that will be organised, so do try and take part if it is something you are interested in, there may not be one next year.
Gillian Dailly, who took part in the trek 2 years ago, said –
My trek over the Carpathian Mountains in Romania to raise money for the World Society for the protection of Animals was a great opportunity to see spectacular scenery, meet new friends but most importantly to see the WSPA’s work in action at the bear sanctuary. When I first saw a bear, so close in it’s natural habitat it made me so happy. Before going I learnt some of the history of the bear’s trauma and how unhappy they must have been living in small rusting cages outside of restaurants and in zoos from the WSPA’s website. Seeing them lying in the sun, playing in the pools and just doing what bears do, was an opportunity too good miss they just looked so content. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone in the future.
Here’s a quick look around the sanctuary, where you will spend your last day after the trek –
You only need £395 to sign up, then you can collect your sponsorship online with a simple ‘Just Giving’ page. This is a once in a lifetime trip to one of the world’s only bear sanctuaries, so if you like the sound of this amazing adventure, click on the link below for more information.