Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Fagaras Best of Romania Trek

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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.

Private

Carpathian Mountains

8 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Visit the famous Bram Castle
  • Discover gorgeous wilderness areas in the Romanian mountains
  • Stop at local mountain villages and experience the culture and hospitality.

Description

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!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Bucharest. Transfer to Busteni (120 km, a 2-hour drive). Accommodation at a 3* hotel. Traditional Romanian Dinner.

Day 2: The adventure begins

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.

Day 3: Piatra Craiului National Park

Breakfast.

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.

Day 4: Bran Castle + Fagaras Mountains

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.

Day 5:

Breakfast.

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.

Day 6: Podragu Chalet – Moldoveanu Peak

Breakfast.

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.

Day 7: Bucharest

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.

Day 8: Departure

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

 

Details

Accommodation

mountain chalets and boarding houses

More info

Deadline for booking is 20 days prior to the trip start date.

Meeting point

Bucharest

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: waterproof hiking boots and warm clothes.


About the guide

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.


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Prices per person

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

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

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

Not included:

Drinks, personal expenses




 

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