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Carpathian Mountains and unspoiled villages

5 days / 4 nights
Transylvania - Independent walking
Self-guided - Short journey - Families - Singles - Comfort - Luggage transfer

price from 325 €

This 5 days self-guided tour in the most beautiful mountains of the Carpathians will offer you the best brief experience available. Piatra Craiului and Bucegi mountains are two amazing Romanian massifs and although they are easily reachable, their wilderness will astound you! Take this trip and see for yourself their beautiful fauna and flora, have your lunch in bright and colorful clearings, alongside sheepfolds, and experience the most spectacular natural landscapes and medieval fortresses. You will also have the chance to be inspired by the local rural activities and find out more about the rich local history which will certainly spark your imagination. ll fascinate you there, and you will be impressed by sheepfolds and medieval fortresses.

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, 14km, +300m, -600m). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

4
The Bucegi Mountains

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 train station.
End
  • 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 are ensured. You only have to carry your things needed for the day (picnic, camera...)
Options
  • 1h stop at Rasnov fortress during your private transfer from Moieciu de Sus to Brasov on Day 5 (price per person) : 10€
  • Private transfer from Bucharest airport to Bucharest hotel or train station for maximum 3 people : 25€
  • Single supplement : 50€
  • Single traveler supplement : 75€
Included
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (from dinner Day 1 to breakfast Day 5)
  • Train transfer from and to Bucharest
  • Road-book
  • Maps
  • Luggage transfer
  • Permanently reachable local assistance.
Not included
  • Transfer to the Starting point and from the point of dispersion
  • The insurances
  • The drinks other than water
  • Personal expenses
  • Visit entries

Map

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