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1+ day Hiking around the Prahova Valley, near Sinaia (Baiu Mountains)

Join this great day hike and reach the top of the Baiu Mountains, around the Prahova Valley, near the tourist town of Sinaia, along UIMLA Mountain Leader Ioan. Discover breathtaking views and beautiful landscapes!

Mountain RangeCarpathian Mountains
Duration1+ day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the top of the Baiului Mountains

  • Go on a great hike walking through forests and beautiful meadows

  • You can join this hike all year round, but in winter views are truly amazing!

Description

I invite you to join me on a day hike around the Prahova Valley, near the town of Sinaia in Romania, just 140 km from Bucharest. I will take you to the highest peak of the Baiului Mountains (1895m), in a 8 or 9-hour trip with great views all around, walking through wild forests and alpine meadows. In winter, the trip would require snowshoes, but the views are even better!

If you prefer, an easier route is also possible, using the gondola to gain altitude. Also, if you want to spend 2-3 days in the mountains, there is a lot to see in the area, so we can talk about it!

The Baiului Mountains are easier to climb than the neibouring Bucegi Mountains, and you can see more than five mountain ranges from the top. Once you are there, you can easily walk on the main ridge if the weather is good, enjoying  the view of stunning landscapes.

This trip is available all year long, but the best time to come would be May-June, for the flowers, September- October for the autumn colors of the forest and better weather conditions, and during all winter.

Up on the crest of the mountain the weather can be tough sometimes, with fog, strong wind and, in winter, snow storms, but we will adjust the trip depending on the weather, to keep the group safe. But in good weather, the views from up there will make it worth the effort!

If you come to the area one day in advance, you can visit Sinaia and Peles, the royal palace, or Busteni, a small mountain town, and you can find accomodation all around, in order to meet early in the morning for a full day out on the trails.

We will meet in Poiana Tapului village, near Sinaia. From there we will have about 4-5 hours of hiking to the highest peak of Baiului Mountains (1895m). In clear weather, we will be able to observe the more rocky Bucegi Mountains, but also other mountains around.

The ascent will be part walking through the forest, part through an alpine meadow. There is a positive altitude difference of about 1000m. If the weather is good, we can easily walk on the main ridge of the mountain. After that, we will descend on a different trail to Sinaia. Overall we will have about 7-9 hours of hiking, on marked but also unmarked trails.

No technical abilities or equipment is requiered for this trip, however the 1000m climb means you need to be in a decent physical shape, in order to be able to enjoy the trip.

So what are you waiting for? Just send me a request and come join me on this day hike! We will spend a great day in the Baiului Mountains.

Disclaimer

If the weather is bad on the day of the trip (we can only know 2-3 days in advance), we can change the route for a safer itinerary (same area), while still enjoying a good day in the mountains.

More info

Required Equipment: - Waterproof mountain boots/shoes (winter or 3 season) - Proper clothing (windstopper, rain jacket, trekking pants (long), headlamp (just in case) - At least 2 litres of water and something to eat on the trail - Bandanas/hat, gloves (autumn - winter - spring). We will talk in more detail about this later.

Meeting point

Poiana Tapului village, near Sinaia. If needed, I can arrange transportation from the airport to the Sinaia area.

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About the guide

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For me, mountains are not about high peaks or adrenalin, but about inner peace, joy, freedom and a chance not just to get to know better the nature around you, but also yourself.

I love the wilderness in the Romanian mountains, especially the less known mountains, where you can really get closer to nature, and I would like to give as many people the chance to discover that feeling of being "into the wild".

I have been hiking since childhood, but got much closer to mountains in 2006, when I went on my first solo trip in to the mountains. Since then I have been in countless trips all over Romania, and from time to time in other mountains in Europe.

I am a certified International Mountain Leader (since september 2017), but I have been organizing trips in the mountains since 2011.

I am also a nature photographer and movie maker, the creator of the mountain episodes (broadcasted on TV and also on Youtube) called "Pe poteci, spre inima ta" ("On the trails, toward your heart) - movies about trails and trips in the mountains.


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Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 155 each

Group of 2

EUR 93 each

Group of 3

EUR 73 each

Group of 4

EUR 57 each

Group of 5

EUR 47 each

Group of 6

EUR 42 each

Group of 7

EUR 37 each

Group of 8

EUR 31 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

Price details

• The price includes guiding fee and guide's expenses, and also a few digital photos of you and your group (if requested). The price does not include transportation, accomodation, meals, lifts (if necessary), gear rental (snowshoes for example).


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