Explore some of the most amazing spots in Romania on this 8-day Best of Romania Trek that will take you to the gorgeous Bucegi Mountains, Piatra Craiului National Park and Fagaras Mountains. Discover local villages and historical landmarks, as well as the gorgeous nature of this unique region.
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Would you like to explore Romania's wildest spots? Then join one of our certified guides on this 8-day adventure that will take you to discover the most amazing places in the Bucegi Mountains, Piatra Craiului National Park, and Fagras mountains.
On this unforgettable journey, we will set off from Bucharest to experience a wild adventure that will include stopping at Dracula's castle, climbing Moldoveanu (Romania's highest mountain), visiting authentic local villages, and crossing amazing meadows and gorges. The experience will end back in Bucharest, where you will also have a chance to explore the city. You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below.
Keep in mind that you will need to be in good physical shape, and have the resistance to trek long distances and in medium to hard conditions. Also, you will need to carry your luggage from days 5 to 7, although you can leave some of it in the car on day 4. Additionally, if the weather or conditions require it, we may also change the itinerary.
You can also join us on a 3-day hiking tour in the Carpathians if you prefer.
Contact us today and send us your inquiries so that we can start planning this unforgettable Best of Romania Trek!
Arrival in Bucharest. Transfer to Busteni (120 km, a 2-hour drive). Accommodation at a 3* hotel. Traditional Romanian Dinner.
Breakfast. We will take the cable car on the top of Bucegi Natural Park and begin the adventure. On the way, we will pass by the Carpathian Sphinx, the "Babele" rock formation, and walk on the main plateau for about 3 hours to Omu Peak.
From there, we will descend on Gaura Valley, the biggest glacial valley in Romania, to the Bran village area.
Accommodation in 3* guesthouse. Lunch to go. Dinner.
Duration 8 – 9 hours, medium to hard, uphill 300 m / downhill 1700 m.
Trekking in Piatra Craiului National Park. We will stop at an authentic sheep farm for a "special" lunch (from June to September), we will cross authentic mountain villages, cross beautiful gorges, or, depending on the weather and how you feel, we can also climb the highest peak in the National Park (2238).
Accommodation in Bran area at a 3* guesthouse. Lunch to go. Dinner. Duration 7 – 9 hours, medium or medium to hard (depending on the route we choose), uphill 1200 m / downhill 1200 m.
Breakfast. Bran Castle and then transfer to Balea Lake in the Fagaras mountains (150 km, about 3 hours driving). On the way, we will visit Balea waterfall.
Accommodation at Balea Chalet in double room, private facilities. Free time. Lunch to go. Dinner.
Balea Lake Chalet – historical Podragu Chalet (2136 m), on the main ridge of the Fagaras Mountains. Lunch to go. Duration: 5-6 hours, medium to hard, nice landscape, uphill/downhill walk: 1.100 m/1.000 m. Accommodation at a chalet in a room with 12-20 beds: toilets in the hall, cold water, no showers available. It is a basic mountain hut. Dinner.
Podragu Chalet – Moldoveanu Peak and back.
We will climb Moldoveanu Peak (2545 m), the highest peak in the Romanian Carpathians, as well as Vista Mare Peak, the third-highest mountain in Romania.
Lunch to go. Duration: 6-7 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 500 m. Accommodation in a chalet. Dinner.
Breakfast. Podragu Chalet – Podragu Valley – Victoria town. Lunch to go. Duration: 5-7 hours, downhill walk: 1400 m. Transfer to Bucharest (about 350 km). Accommodation. City tours by night. Dinner.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.
mountain chalets and boarding houses
Deadline for booking is 20 days prior to the trip start date.
Other gear: waterproof hiking boots and warm clothes.
We offer unique private and small group tours from general touring to wildlife viewing, to wilderness trips around Romania. Our main goal is to promote responsible, sustainable and durable tourism in Romania. Active Travel is committed to creating more opportunities to showcase the natural beauty of Romania while preserving these natural assets for future generations. Conservation and tourism do not have to be at odds. We have a vision for ecotourism that brings people into contact with nature, not in conflict with nature.
Nov 19, 2021
I had a very good experience booking the hike through Explore-Share. Communication with the team was prompt and clear and the booking process was seamless. The trip itself was also just perfect. Uroš was a fantastic guide, highly skilled and talented. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, thanks to him. He was always up to date on the weather forecast and planned the days around it, checked the conditions on the route ahead of me, if needed, discussed and adapted the routes to my level and always made sure I was safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him, as well as Explore-Share.
Oct 25, 2021
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Oct 17, 2021
Explore-share was easy to use and the staff and guide w ere very responsive. The trip descriptions were accurate and the pricing reasonable. I would definitely recommend the site for people looking to do guided hiking.
Oct 13, 2021
Excellent!! Great guide and service. I had a very good experience. Id do it again.
Sep 14, 2021
Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned a lot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!
Sep 14, 2021
The whole experience was great! The customer service of explore-share was really good. I always got an answer very quick. I would absolutely recommend to use explore-share if you are looking for a great guide in a foreign country. 5 stars!
Sep 10, 2021
What a trip, fantastic guide who picked me up and dropped me off. Would use again.
Aug 25, 2021
It's the 2nd time we have been booking with Explore-Share. The booking was super easy and both Explore-Share and the guide were fast in their responses. We did rafting as a family with 3 kids for the first time in Slovenia. The guide (José) was super nice. He was doing everything he could to make everyone at ease with rafting (he gave clear explanations), have a great team spirit (we were joined by 2 other girls) and have a good time. We had lots of fun and the nature there is so beautiful. Thank you Explore-share and Soca splash for the great afternoon! I would recommend this activity to anyone without a doubt. My kids immediately told me they want to do rafting again soon !"
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Aug 2, 2021
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Jul 5, 2021
I am very pleased to have booked with this group. All of my mails have been answered in no-time, I felt really safe on the rock and the atmosfere of the whole group helped a lot not to mind about stressing. Will be back for more!
Group of 4
|EUR 1340 Each|
Group of 5
|EUR 1340 Each|
Group of 6
|EUR 1093 Each|
Group of 7
|EUR 1093 Each|
Group of 8
|EUR 1073 Each|
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- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transportation start and back
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
The package includes:
Accommodation and boarding as mentioned
Transfer to/from Bucharest airport
Private transfers throughout the trip
Licensed mountain guide (English language)
Entrance fees to Bran Bran Castle and Piatra Craiului National Park; ticket for the able car in Busteni (Tuesday is closed)
VAT and all local taxes
Drinks, personal expenses
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