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Ski touring in the Carpathian Mountains

8 days / 7 nights
Transylvania - Walachia - Guided walking - Winter holidays
Guided - Singles - Comfort - Luggage transfer

price from 1050 €

This 8 days Ski Touring Holiday will unite the technicality of alpine skiing with the liberty offered by cross-country. It is the perfect way to explore the best of what the Carpathian mountains have to offer, whilst getting some exercise in. Our holiday will have you discover Romania's two greatest massifs. First, you will experience the beautiful and protected Bucegi massif. Then you will be introduced to the highest mountains of Romania, the Făgăraş range. Also known as the "Alps of Transylvania", these peaky giants are an absolute skier's paradise! This holiday will have you discover wild mountainous environments. You will be amazed at the multitude of slopes and the adrenaline will get to a high point whilst you're under the careful watch of your experienced guide. By the end of your adventure, you will also get a chance to visit the eclectic Romanian Capital, Bucharest.

Your day by day program

1
Discovery of the Prahova Valley

Beginning of the trip in Bucharest. Welcome at the airport and transfer to the Prahova Valley, in the town of Sinaia - the former residence of our monarchs. Night in a chalet with typical architecture of the region.
Dinner.

2
The summit of Bucegi

Today we will make a first stage in Bucegi, a generous mountain for ski. Several route options for today and tomorrow that the guide will decide according to your wishes and the weather conditions. If weather conditions allow it, we will ride in the cable car or we’ll ski to the Bucegi plateau at 2000 m altitude. From there, many slopes and valleys await us to spend the rest of the day. At the end of the day, if you still have energy, you could go for a short walk to visit the Peles Castle exterior, which seems to have come out of a fairy tale.
Breakfast, picnic, dinner.
Cable car Sinaia included – 2000m point

3
Transfer to Fagaras

This morning we’ll have a transfer by car to the Făgăraş mountains approx. 3hr. Once in Făgăraş, we will take the cable car to the Bâlea Lake hotel, at 2000m altitude, for the next 3 nights. You will stay in this high altitude hotel where access is made only by cable car, all these will make you feel like in a sumptuous environment in the middle of these wild mountains.
Breakfast, picnic.
Cable car included

4
Arrival in the of free-ride country

We will start to explore these wild, majestic and technical mountains. The multitude of peaks and valleys will offer every lover of ski touring what he wants. Beautiful glacial cirques, many more or less wide and steep corridors will be waiting for you as well as crest passes between the main peaks of Fagaras which are between 2400 and 2500m altitude!
Breakfast, picnic, dinner. (Min+/-600m, max +/-900m)

5
Snow-covered hills

Today we continue to explore all these snow-covered hills and unspoiled landscapes and breath in the fresh air. We will feel as if we are stuck in time.
Breakfast, picnic, dinner. (Min+/-600m, max +/-900m)

6
Around the Balea glacial lake

After breakfast we’ll enjoy our last ski stage in the mountains. Be ready to enjoy this unforgettable experience through snowy hills and crisp air. You’ll witness the incredible Romanian mountain landscapes one last time.
Breakfast, picnic, dinner. (Min+/-600m, max +/-900m)

7
Transfer to Bucharest

After breakfast we’ll take the cable car back down to Balea Waterfall. We say goodbye to our guide and start your transfer to Bucharest (4.5h). After checking into your hotel, you’ll have the afternoon free to discover Bucharest. This amazing capital city of Eastern Europe is like no other. You will undoubtedly be gripped by its eclecticism. The city does not easily reveal its charms. But following the guidebook that we will offer you, you will be seduced by the wealth, the diversity of this city between East and West! The architecture and atmosphere, so special of this city, are the result of the Slavic, Latin, Ottoman, socialist and capitalist influences... today, Bucharest is the outcome of all these times, a city steeped in history, blended from different cultures, a city full of surprises and poetry.
Breakfast

8
End of the trip

Transfer to the airport (about 50 min). Possibility to extend your stay in Bucharest.
Breakfast

Departure board

Contact us for other departure dates in organized groups.

Departure Return Price Guaranteed departure
20 January 2019 26 January 2019 1050 € 5 more persons required Book
17 February 2019 23 February 2019 1050 € 5 more persons required Book
03 March 2019 09 March 2019 1050 € 5 more persons required Book

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Day 1, at 17:00 pm in Bucharest city center or 18:00 pm at Otopeni Airport.
End
  • Day 8, at Otopeni Airport.
Accommodation
  • In hotel and mountain hut, double room, exceptionally triple, with private bathroom.
    -6 nights in chalet & mountain huts with typical regional architecture
    -1 night in Bucharest, 3* hotel in the city center.

Number of people
  • From 5 to 8
Level of difficulty
  • Expert level. 5 days of ski-touring, expert level (Min+/-600m, max +/-900m). The duration and distances are subject to change depending on the level of the group and the weather conditions. The hikes can be interspersed with other transfers.
Carrying
  • The luggage will be transferred by cable car. You’ll only carry with you the necessary belongings for the day (the picnic, camera etc)
Options
  • Extra night in Bucharest's city center, Hotel Trianon 3*, double room : 70€
  • Single supplement  : 125€
  • 4 pax departure (price/pax) : 95€
Included
  • English or French speaking Romanian guide from Day 2 to Day 7, with a first aid kit, with a mountain guide diploma
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 picnics and 6 dinners
  • all accommodation
  • all transfers from the beginning (at Otopeni Airport) until the end (at Otopeni Airport).
  • Baggage transfer by cable car.
Not included
  • Other meals than the ones mentioned
  • personal expenses
  • assurances and payed entrees in museums
  • AVD, shovel, probe, ice ax.

Map

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