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Short hiking trip in Piatra Craiului

3 days / 2 nights
Transylvania - Walking short trips

price from 120 €

During this 3-days hiking trip you will explore the Piatra Craiului massif, some of the most popular mountains in Romania. Come and discover the variety of flora and fauna,forests and spectacular landscapes.

Your day by day program

Arrival in the mountains

Arrival in the evening at your accommodation, a family guesthouse, located at the foot of Piatra Craiului. You will enjoy a tasty dinner, prepared by your hosts, with natural products. Dinner included

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

Bran Castle

Breakfast. If you have some more time, today you can do another hike:

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 the guesthouse, where the trip comes to an end. (around 4-5h, 11km, +300m, -600m).

End of the trip

Departure board

From April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • At the guesthouse located at the foot of the mountains
  • At the guesthouse located at the foot of the mountains
  • 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.
  • Single supplement : 10€
  • Private transfer Bucarest - Magura (1-3 pers) : 145€
  • Private transfer Bucarest - Magura (4-7pers) : 210€
  • 2nd walk option (private transfer included) : 10€
  • Luxury Acommdoation supplement : 55€
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Road-book
  • Maps
  • Permanently reachable local assistance.
Not included
  • Transfer
  • The insurances
  • The drinks other than water
  • Personal expenses
  • Visit entries
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