Welcome to Huedin Microregion
The Kalotaszeg is much beloved by Hungarian folklorists as a stronghold of pastoral Transylvanian Magyar culture. Experience it through immersion: stay the night in a never-changing village like Sâncraiu, indulge in Hungarian pastries, and learn woodwork and embroidery from local artisans.
The area’s namesake, Huedin (Bánffyhunyad in Hungarian), 52km west of Cluj-Napoca, is an unengaging highway town. Nonetheless, it has the bulk of local amenities, so it's worth pausing here to stock up on food, fuel or mobile-phone credit.