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Trekking in the Piatra Craiului Mountains, Romania (3 days)

Join UIMLA certified mountain guide Florin for this exciting and beautiful hike across the northern ridge of the Piatra Craiului Mountains in Romania!


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Carpathian Mountains

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Oct

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

  • Discover the amazing beauty and panoramic views from Piatra Craiului mountains
  • Challenge yourself with a demanding hike along a ridge that gives big rewards
  • Join a certified, experienced and enthusaistic guide who instills confidence

Description

Welcome to the Piatra Craiului mountain range, this stunning natural landscape is a true Romanian jewel awaiting exploration. If you want excitement and a real hiking challenge then look no further!

Part of the greater Carpathian mountain range, the Piatra Craiului (Prince’s Stone) mountains take shape as a narrow ridge of roughly 25km.

Reaching its highest point ‘Piscul Bacliului’ at 2,238m on Varful La Om mountain, this formation creates an exciting hiking route and provides wonderful views over the surrounding landscapes!

We will be taking the northern ridge of the Piatra Craiului, the actual route itself will be done in one day but we will need one day on either side of the hike in order to approach and leave the site.

Renowned as one of the most picturesque parts of the Carpathians, you will witness rising mountains, deep gorges, winding rivers, alpine forests and much more.

On the first day we will be hiking in to the area in order to reach the start of the trail – Curmatura mountain hut.

The day of the ridge hike we will arise early. Once we reach the ridge, if the skies are clear you will enjoy full sweeping panoramic views.

After reaching the summit of Piscul Baciului (2238m) and enjoying its views, we will descend towards the village of Pestera whilst passing pretty mountain villages on route.

The final day will see us hike out and meet the driver who will escort us back to Brasov. Please see the below itinerary for more trip details.

This will be a long and challenging day of walking. We will need to do scrambling, some technical skills (no technical equipment required) and we must pay attention as we go.

To join this trip you should be an experienced hiker, have a decent level of fitness and be someone who enjoys challenges.

If you’re keen for a real hiking challenge in a wild and wonderful Romanian location, then sign up now and don’t miss this glorious opportunity to explore the Piatra Craiului Mountains!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Please see below for more details.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Brasov-Zarnesti-Crapaturii Valley-Curmatura mountain hut

In the morning I will pick you up from your accomodation (or other place that has been notified in advance).

Then we’ll drive to the small town of Zarnesti.

From Zarnesti we’ll follow a trail through the Crapaturii Valley that will lead us to the Curmatura moutnain hut.

In the afternoon, we’ll have the final preperation for the ridge day; dinner and accomodation will be provided at Curmatura mountain hut.

Day 2: Curmatura mountain hut-Turnu Peak (1923m)- Ascutit Peak (2150m)- Piscul Baciului Peak (2238m)- La Table- Magura Village

Early in the morning we’ll leave our hut and start our ascent to the ridge.

Once we arrive at the ridge, during the clear days, we can enjoy all around panoramas.

Walking the ridge will be challendging and demanding.

It will request all our attention, as a long fall is not an option!

We will have to pass some points by scrambling (not technical-climbing equipment is not necessary).

After reaching the highest summit of Piatra Craiului Mountains (Piscul Bacuiliu-2238m), we’ll descend to Pestera village (via grindu refuge, La table, Joaca Saddle).

Here we’ll enjoy a tasty dinner and well deserved rest.

Day 3: Magura village-Fantana lui Botorog-Bran village-Brasov

After breakfast we’ll walk by the beautiful and picturesque villages of Pestera and Magura.

We’ll complete our tour near Fantana Lui Botorog (Botorog’s well), where we will meet our driver for the transfer to Bran and back to Brasov.

On request, it is possible to descend to Moeciu de Jos village or Bran village.

Details

More info

The following items are included in the cost of this program: -24/7 services provided by a professional, English speaking Mountain Leader -Accommodation (See details above) -Entry fee to the Piatra Craiului National Park -Entry fee to the Bran Castle

The following items are NOT included: -Transportation -Any other items not listed as "included"

Meeting point

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 International Sinaia Sinaia Romania
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Hotel Carpathia Sinaia Romania
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New Montana Hotel Sinaia Romania
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About the guide: Florin

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Florin

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Mountain Leader

After a 20 year military career in Romanian mountain troops, I started developing and running my own business as a freelance international mountain leader, national mountain guide and tour leader in 2008.

From the very beginning, I decided to use all my experience and knowledge to provide the highest level of guiding services and safety to all my friends and clients.

I am a member and instructor of SGLM – Societatea Ghizilor si Liderilor Montani (Mountain Guides and Mountain Leaders Society), a professional association that is internationally affiliated to UIMLA.

Usually I guide in Romania, but I also run some international expeditions in Morocco and Nepal as well.

Languages

English

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about this trip

Gillian

5.00

Florin is an excellent guide who takes all measures to keep clients safe while providing the best walking experience possible. We had a fantastic hike in the Piatra Craiului.

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