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Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains
Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains
Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains
Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains

Romanian Village Trek in the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains

Enjoy a unique Romanian Village trek and explore the amazing Carpathian mountains on an 8-day tour that will take your from Bran Castle, through stunning wilderness areas, and to discover some of the most authentic villages in Romania.


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Carpathian Mountains

DURATION

8 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Apr - Oct

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Discover some of the most iconic landmarks of Romania, including Dracula's castle in Transilvania.
  • Explore authentic mountain villages.
  • Enjoy lovely hikes in uncrowded and wild natural environments.

Description

On this 8-day trekking adventure, we will explore some of the most stunning spots of the Romanian Carpathian Mountains.

Every day, we will set off on a different trekking adventure and discover unique spots such as Bran Castle in Transylvania, some of Romania's oldest mountain villages, and unique wilderness spots including gorges, waterfalls, forests, and more. You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

Group departures will take place every Saturday. The average trekking time per day will be between 4 to 6 hours. Therefore, although this is not a technically demanding program, you will need a good fitness level.

If you would like to join this unique village trekking tour in Romania, send your request and we can start planning an unforgettable adventure together!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Included:

-7 nights accommodation

-Breakfast, dinner, 6 lunch packs

-Certified English speaking mountain guide from day 2 to day 7

-All car or minibus transfers

-Luggage transfers

-Entrance fees to “7 Ladders Canyon”, Piatra Craiului National Park and Bran Castle

Optional:

1 extra night in Bucharest, with 4-hour Bucharest Panoramic Tour included - from 140 euro/person (minimum 2 people). More details about it at the time of the booking.

Not included

Airfare, tips, travel insurance, meals and drinks not listed in the program, upgrade at 3* to 5* hotels in Brasov located in the old city center (for example, Bella Muzica, Safrano Palace, Casa Chitic, Schuster Boarding House, and Radisson Blu Aurum - subject of availability)

Note: The prices listed are €1,599 if you book in 2024. If you book till 31.12.2023, you will have a 15% OFF.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Transfer Otopeni Airport - Brasov (the most important touristic city of Romania) approx. 3 hours or Brasov Airport - Brasov (20-30 minutes). 

Accommodation at a 3* guesthouse/hotel located nearby the old city center. Depending on the flight time we can have an evening Brasov walking tour.

Welcome Traditional Romanian dinner. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with Gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films.

Day 2: Bran Castle

Breakfast. 40-min transfer to Bran village where Bran (Dracula's) Castle is located—we will explore the castle’s Gothic chambers and learn about the ties to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Then, we will begin our hike in Piatra Craiului National Park toward Magura village - an authentic and cozy mountain village. The path links the Bucegi Mountains to Piatra Craiului National Park. It's an easy to medium hike through a forest and meadows, with great views of both mountains and the Bran area with its mountain villages.

4-6 hour hike, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk 750 m / 450 m, 8 km.

Accommodation: 2 nights at a village guesthouse in Magura Village. Lunch pack and homemade dinner.

Day 3: Piatra Craiului National Park

Breakfast. Today we trek in the heart of Piatra Craiului National Park crossing the epic Zarnesti Gorges up to Curmatura hut at 1470 m. 

Info about the hike: 5 - 6 hours, medium, uphill/downhill walk 700 m, 14 km. Picnic lunch. Dinner at the guesthouse.

Day 4: Piatra Craiului National Park and Bucegi Natural Park - Magura - Pestera - Sirnea

Breakfast. We will trek and cross beautiful authentic mountain villages from the bottom of the Piatra Craiului National Park and Bucegi Natural Park. We will pass through Magura, Pestera, Sirnea, Ciocanu, and Fundata, meeting the locals on the way.

Trekking time: 5-6 hours, easy to medium, uphill/ downhill walk 1083 m / 890 m, 15 km. Lunch pack. Home-made dinner and accommodation at a 3* guesthouse for 3 nights.

Day 5: Fundata and Fundatica

Breakfast. We will hike through Fundata and Fundatica villages. 

Duration of the hike: 4 - 5 hours, easy to medium, uphill/downhill walk 300 m / 300 m, 10 km. Lunch pack and homemade dinner.

Day 6: Bucegi Natural Park

After breakfast, a 40-minute transfer to Simon village. Full-day hiking trip in Bucegi Natural Park. We will hike on the wilder northern part of the mountain which is not so touristic. On the way, we will stop at Devil's Mill Waterfall and a local sheep farm where we can enjoy a Shepherd's lunch (from mid-June to mid-September). We will transfer back to the guesthouse.

Hiking info: 5-6 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk 800 m / 800 m, 14 km. Lunch pack and dinner.

Day 7: Ladders Canyon

Breakfast. Transfer about 1 1/2 hour to the starting point for "7 Ladders Canyon" from Piatra Mare mountain. The canyon has been carved in Jurassic limestone and is composed by seven waterfalls, the tallest being 15 meters high. The trail within the canyon is arranged with metal stairs and platforms.

Duration: 4-5 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 400 m, 8 km. Lunch pack. Transfer to Brasov (about 30 minutes). Accommodation at a 3* guesthouse/hotel located nearby the old city center and farewell dinner.

Day 8: End of services

Breakfast. Transfer to the Bucharest airport (about 3 hours) or to the Brasov airport (about 20-30 minutes).

Details

More info

UPDATE: 2 people each signed in for 20.05.2023, 03.06.2023, 09.09.2023 and for 07.10.2023

Guaranteed Departures: Every Saturday!

Departures every Saturday, March 2nd to November 2nd, 2024

Meeting point

Otopeni Airport

Equipment you will need to bring

waterproof hiking boots and clothes; warm clothes.

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Epoque Bucharest Romania
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Hotel Novotel Bucharest City Centre Bucharest Romania
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Hotel Trianon Bucharest Romania
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About the guide: Active Travel

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Active Travel

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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.

Languages

Romanian | English

Certificates

AGMR

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What people are saying about Active Travel

Brendan

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Active Travel (Marian) was outstanding from start to finish. Every query, every phone call or WhatsApp was answered within minutes. Would highly recommend. A first claw service.

Eynat

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Great guide in a beautiful place. Very well organizef

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