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Guided walking trip in Piatra Craiului & Bucegi mountains

5 days / 4 nights
Transylvania - Guided walking
Guided - Families - Luggage transfer

price from 470 €

This 5 days guided tour will take you to Piatra Craiului and Bucegi, the most famous mountains in the Southern Carpathian range. Behold the incredible biodiversity of the Piatra Craiului National Park and the vast pastures of the Bucegi Mountains as you advance through hidden high mountain sheepfolds.
This is also a great way to interact with the locals and find out more about this country's authenticity.

Your day by day program

1
Arrival at the guesthouse

Beginning of the journey in Magura village, a picturesque location with wide views over the wonderful mountain landscapes of Piatra Craiului. Dinner and overnight in a charming guesthouse. Dinner included.

2
Zarnesti Gorges

Our walk starts with a warm-up descent followed by a nice steady climb through woodland trails that are mysterious and rich in birdsong. We will reach spots where we can take-in the views of the ridge of Piatra Craiului (“Rock of the King”). We will head to Curmatura traditional Romanian mountain-hut, where we will have a tasty lunch. On our descent we will cross the fascinating Zarnesti gorges - Jurassic canyon dig by waters - nowadays exhibiting spectacular 200m high vertical walls. Accommodation in the same place as the day the before (around 6h, 18km, +900m, -900m)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

3
Bran Castle

We say goodbye to Piatra Craiului to meet the Bucegi mountains. Today we will walk on a small ridge going down to Bran castle. This castle was built in the 14th century and had a role of defense against the migratory people. Later it protected Transylvania from the Ottoman invasions. The castle was also associated with the fictional character of Dracula, who was based on the prince Vlad Tepes of Wallachia. Optional private transfer (13km) to visit Rasnov fortress. Private transfer to Moieciu de Sus. (around 4-5h, 11km, +300m, -600m). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

4
The Bucegi Mountains

Trek towards the Bucegi massif. A long hike which you will not regret: magnificent landscapes and sights of the Piatra Craiului’s crest. (around 6h, 18km, +650m, -900m). Possible shorter walk (around 4h, 12km, +400m, -700m).
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

5
End of the journey

After breakfast, we\'ll do the last walk of the program: a picturesque walk (~2.00 h) through rustic villages in order to have a better look at the rural life of Romania. We\'ll see a 200 years old house in Fundata, and we`ll have a tasty donut and coffee break at the traditional house of Ms. Stoian, an authentic Romanian woman. Once back at the guesthouse, you\'ll have a transfer back to the first house to retrieve your car.
End of the trip.
Breakfast & lunch included

Departure board

From April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Magura village
End
  • Moieciu de Sus village
Accommodation
  • Nights in guest-houses in double rooms with private facilities.
Number of people
  • Minimum of 2 people.
Level of difficulty
  • Requires a medium fitness level. Maximum of 5-6h walking a day.
Carrying
  • You only have to carry your things needed for the day (picnic, camera...)
Options
  • Single supplement : 50€
Included
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (from dinner Day 1 to lunch Day 5 - special lunches at a mountain hut & a traditional mountain household)
  • Transfer from Bran castle to the guesthouse & from the last guesthouse to retrieve your car
  • Specialized English-speaking mountain guide for the 3 walks
  • Permanently reachable local assistance.
Not included
  • Transfer to the Starting & ending point
  • The drinks other than water
  • Personal expenses
  • Visit entries

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