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7 days – Mountain running in Apuseni Mountains, Romania


Experience the best of the Apuseni Mountains and put your endurance to the test on a week of running with a certified guide from Zaiko Adventures.

Carpathian Mountains

7 Days

May - Nov

Very high



* Experience the beautiful scenery of the Apuseni Mountains

* Run on a variety of terrains from grass to stone trails

* Cover up to 52 km of terrain in one day


Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to run through the Apuseni Mountains over 7 days. Join one of our experienced guides exploring awesome routes while taking in some of the best scenery.

We’ll cover hundreds of kilometers of terrain on this week-long adventure. We’ve carefully chosen routes that not only are great fun to run but which also let you take in some great tourist attractions in these mountains.

We also want to keep you on your toes, so, you’ll get to experience both stone trails and grass paths. All our guides are accredited and experienced so you can be sure that you’re in the best hands!

The places we’ll visit include the beautiful natural reserve of Piatra Grăitoare and the Bihor Peak. The landscape here is filled with all kinds of colorful landscapes.

During the nights, you’ll stay at the Skipass boarding house which, complete with green spaces and outdoor terrace, sauna and swimming pool, is the perfect place to relax.

This is an awesome and unique way to see some of Romania’s stunning mountains. Get it touch today to secure your spot.

While you’re in Romania, you should also check out the Bucegi Mountains (a different section of the Carpathians) on our 4-day hiking experience.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast


Day 1: Vârtop Route - Bihoru Peak

21 km with a 1,200 m altitude difference ran over approx. 2 – 3.5 hours

Day 2: Varttop Route - Rusty Cave - Galbena Gorges

19.5 km with a 1,350 m altitude difference ran over approx. 3 – 4.5 hours

Day 3: Vârtop - Glăvoi - Cave City Rădesei - Padiş - Vârtop

43 km with 2,340 m altitude difference ran over  5- 7.5 hours

Day 4: Vârtop - Bihorul peak - peak chicken (Cross Avram Iancu)

52 km with a 2,460m altitude difference ran over approx 6 – 8 hours.

Day 5: Scarişoara Circuit Route

37.5 km with a 1,950 m altitude difference ran over approx 4.5 – 6 hours

Day 6: Bears Cave Route

26 km with a 1,700 m altitude difference ran over approx 3 – 4.5 hours.

Day 7: The Focu Viu - Ponorului fortress circuit

26 km with a 1,750m altitude difference ran over 4 – 5.5 hours.


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Tour Operator

We are a mountain guide agency focused on guiding across the wonderful trails of Romania. In Zaiko Adventures, we love helping our participants to discover the natural beauty of this country in especially designed programs.

From camping trips for children and families to mountain lessons, hikes and guided tours, we offer a wide variety of programs with all kinds of activities. Naturally, all of them will be under the supervision of the certified mountain guides in our team.

If you follow us on our adventures, you will be able to climb the mountains of Romania and contemplate landscapes that you have rarely seen. Or, if you prefer, you can get away from the crowds and relax in a peaceful natural environment. Choose the most suitable program for you from our selection below!



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What people are saying about Cosmin



Thanks Lucian for an amazing trip in the Făgăraș mountains, he was very skilled and flexible with regards to shifting conditions. Although we did not reach the peak due to bad weather, he made up a new route and I got the full 2 days regardless. Would strongly recommend to people with a little bit of hiking/climbing experience at least. Bring warm clothes, gloves and headwear!



I had an incredible hike with Lucian and can't recommend this company enough! Brilliant communication and very accomodating. Lucian was an incredible mountain guide who was super flexible, kind, funny and it was like hiking with a friend. He knows so much about the mountains and the trails. It really was one of the best hikes I've done! Thanks again



Great trip !!



Mark Elod was our guide. He is very good, very knowledgeable and understanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike! Thanks! Ravi and Asha

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