This Transylvanian Snowshoeing tour will take you in two different regions of the Carpathian Mountains, highly appreciated by tourists from all over the world. The Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains are especially well preserved and offer perfect surroundings for unforgettable hiking. You will understand this as soon as you will see the pure natural beauty and splendor of the landscapes. But what will impress you even more are the tranquil, peaceful rural areas where you will be immersed in a long forgotten traditional world.
An unforgettable journey, a surprisingly step back in time.
Your day by day program
Private transfer form Bucharest airport to Brasov, the most beautiful town in Romania in winter time. 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. Brasov downtown was 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. Evening visit of the town.
Today we begin our snowshoeing tour walking to the most traditional hut in the Carpathians Mountains. Single-trail paths through dark woods pierced by bright meadows will lead us to the Transylvanian chalet. After a tasty meal we return to our village passing through the impressive gorges of Zarnesti. Stone walls high as 200m will impress us while crossing the canyon. Dinner and overnight in a wooden guesthouse in Magura. (~ 5h) BLD.
Depending on the snow layer conditions, today we can practice different types of snowshoeing or take a horse sleigh ride that leads us to Bran Castle. The famous castle of the infamous count Dracula is spectacularly hanging on a hill top and looks even mistier in winter clothes. Dinner and overnight in the same place as yesterday. (~3h) BLD.
Today we hike to the foot of Piatra Craiului ridge, the longest limestone ridge in the Carpathians, with a length of almost 30 km. From here we will have a magnificent panorama of the region we furrowed. We will trace our way through snowy pastures, meadows, forests and scattered villages. (~ 5h) BLD.
This day awaits us with winter trekking which will lead us to cross villages that reveal the countryside in complete harmony with nature. Among them, the village of Fundatica is probably one of the best known for its pastoral traditions. Famous for its smoked cheese, this village will give us the occasion of a nice stop for tasting. Dinner and overnight in agro tourism pension at the foot of the Bucegi massif. (~5 h) BLD.
Our last walk will take us in the Bucegi Natural Park. We wonder at the foot of the spectacular ridge of Bucegi. This place offers us wonderful scenery and magnificent views over the King`s Stone Mountains ( Piatra Craiului) that we left the day before. Night in the same place as yesterday. (~ 5h) BLD.
We leave the mysterious Carpathian Mountains to spend the afternoon in the Romanian capital city - Bucharest. We will spend a few hours here, which will give us an idea of the tormented history of Romania's twentieth century. From different architectural styles we learn about the influences under which the city has lived: the influence of Ottoman empire, contemporary western influences, neo-classicism and socialist architecture. Surprising blends that will make you understand a culture in search of recognition. Night in a 3* hotel located in the heart of historic downtown. BL.
Private transfer to the airport after breakfast. End of the trip. B.
Every day from December to February, subject to availability of the accommodations, answer under 48 hours, from Monday till Friday.
- Bucharest international airport.
- Bucharest international airport.
- Nights in guesthouses or central hotels in double rooms.
- Minimum of 4 people. Maximum of 12.
- Requires a medium fitness level. Maximum of 5 hours trekking a day.
- The transfers of your luggage is ensured. You only have to carry your things needed for the day (e.g. picnic, camera)
- Snowshoes rental (without trekking poles) : 55€
- Single supplement : 90€
- English-speaking guide. 7 nights in double room (5 in guesthouses and 2 in hotels in Brasov and Bucharest). All the transfers (including the transfers of the luggage). 7 breakfasts, 6 picnics and 5 dinners.
- Trekking poles, the insurances, the drinks and the personal expenses.