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Carpathian Mountains and unspoiled villages

5 days / 4 nights
Romania - Transylvania - Independent walking
Without guide

price from 325 € per pers.

Piatra Craiului and Bucegi's mountains, are two of the most amazing Romanian mountains. Their easy access didn't affect their wilderness, that's why we invite you to discover their rich fauna and flora, warm clearings and spectacular landscapes. Human activities and history will also be there, sheepfolds and fortress will be waiting for you.

Your day by day program

1
Reception in Bucharest

Beginning of the journey in Bucharest. Arrival before 2:00 pm. Reception at the train station or at your hotel in Bucharest. If you arrive by plane take the direct bus to the train station or add the option of private transfer. Train to Brasov. Private transfer to Magura village, a picturesque location with wide views over the wonderful mountain landscapes. Dinner and overnight in a charming guesthouse. Dinner included

2
Zarnesti Gorges

Our walk starts with a warm-up descent followed by a nice steady climb through woodland trails that are mysterious and rich in birdsong. We will reach spots where we can take-in the views of the ridge of Piatra Craiului (“Rock of the King”). We will head to Curmatura traditional Romanian mountain-hut, where we will have a tasty lunch. On our descent we will cross the fascinating Zarnesti gorges - Jurassic canyon dig by waters - nowadays exhibiting spectacular 200m high vertical walls. Accommodation in the same place as the day the before (around 6h, 18km, +900m, -900m)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

3
Bran Castle

We say goodbye to Piatra Craiului to meet the Bucegi mountains. Today we will walk on a small ridge going down to Bran castle. This castle was built in the 14th century and had a role of defense against the migratory people. Later it protected Transylvania from the Ottoman invasions. The castle was also associated with the fictional character of Dracula, who was based on the prince Vlad Tepes of Wallachia. Optional private transfer (13km) to visit Rasnov fortress. Private transfer to Moieciu de Sus. (around 4-5h, 11km, +300m, -600m). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

4
From Piatra Craiului to Bucegi

Trek towards the Bucegi massif. A long hike which you will not regret: magnificent landscapes and sights of the Piatra Craiului’s crest. (around 6h, 18km, +650m, -900m). Possible shorter walk (around 4h, 12km, +400m, -700m).
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

5
End of the journey

Breakfast and private transfer to Brasov, then train to Bucharest. On your way, optionally, you can also visit the Rasnov Fortress. The citadel was built as part of a defence system for the Transylvanian villages exposed to outside invasions. A decisive aspect for building the citadel on the actual location was the route of the invading armies which were coming from the Bran pass and were passing through Râșnov.
End of the trip.
Breakfast included

Departure board

From April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Bucharest airport or Bucharest train station.
End
  • Bucharest airport or Bucharest train station.
Accommodation
  • Nights in guest-houses in double rooms with private facilities.
Number of people
  • Minimum of 2 people.
Level of difficulty
  • Requires a medium fitness level. Maximum of 5-6H walking a day.
Carrying
  • The transfers of your luggage is ensured. You only have to carry your things needed for the day (picnic, camera...)
Options
  • Private transfer from Brasov train station to Zarnesti or from Bran to Brasov train station : 40€
  • Private transfer from Bran to Rasnov and back. : 20€
  • Single supplement : 48€
Included
  • The nights, all meals (from dinner Day 1 to breakfast Day 5), road-book, maps, luggage transfer, permanently contactable local assistance.
Not included
  • Transfer to the meeting point and to the drop off point, the insurances, the drinks and the personal expenses.
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