Ski touring in the Carpathian Mountains
8 days / 7 nights
Transylvania - Walachia - Ski-touring
Guided - Singles - Comfort - Luggage transfer
This 8 days Ski Touring Holiday will unite the technicality of alpine skiing with the liberty offered by cross-country. It is the perfect way to explore the best of what the Carpathian mountains have to offer, whilst getting some exercise in. Our holiday will have you discover Romania's two greatest massifs. First, you will experience the beautiful and protected Bucegi massif. Then you will be introduced to the highest mountains of Romania, the Făgăraş range. Also known as the "Alps of Transylvania", these peaky giants are an absolute skier's paradise! This holiday will have you discover wild mountainous environments. You will be amazed at the multitude of slopes and the adrenaline will get to a high point whilst you're under the careful watch of your experienced guide. By the end of your adventure, you will also get a chance to visit the eclectic Romanian Capital, Bucharest.
Your day by day program
The trip starts in Bucharest. Reception at the airport and transfer up the Prahova Valley. We shall spend the night in a charming chalet or small 3* hotel with typical regional architecture, in Azuga or Sinaia, the former residence of Romanian monarchs.
Today we shall do a first warm-up stage in Bucegi Mountains, a generous mountain for skiing. Several route options for today and tomorrow that the guide will decide among according to your wishes and the weather / snow conditions. If the weather conditions allow it, we shall go up by cable car to the Bucegi Plateau at an altitude of 2,000 m. From there, many slopes and valleys await us to spend the rest of the day. At the end of the day, if the hotel is close enough, you can visit the exterior of Peles Castle, which in winter looks like a castle straight out of a fairy tale.
Breakfast, picnic, dinner.
Gondola included (+/- 500m)
Depending on the snow condition, we shall ski today either in Bucegi Mountains or across the valley, in Baiului Mountains. The guide will find the best places depending on the quality of the snow and the weather. In case of bad weather, we will have a morning transfer to Făgăraş Mountains, taking approximately 2:30 hours. Overnight in Balea Cascada, at the foot of Fagaras Mountains.
Cable car included.
This morning we shall go up to Balea Lake, at 2000 m.a.s.l., in the heart of Făgăraş mountains. We shall begin to explore these wild, majestic and technical mountains. The multitude of peaks and valleys offer a vast array of options for all ski touring enthusiasts. You will stay in a mountain hotel where access is only by cable car. It will make you feel like you are in a sumptuous environment in the middle of these wild mountains.
Breakfast, picnic, dinner. (Min+/-600m, max +/-900m)
Today, we continue to explore the magnificent glacial cirques around us. Many more or less wide and steep corridors await, and the same goes for passes and ridges between the main peaks of the Fagaras, located between 2300 and 2500 m.a.s.l.!
Breakfast, picnic, dinner. (Min+/-600m, max +/-1000m, depending on the group)
A full day exploring these wild and untouched mountains. This spectacular alpine environment, its steep peaks and Balea glacial lake will be your companions. A day to explore the winter nature and immerse in the solitude or the beautiful, untouched snow.
Breakfast, picnic, dinner. (Min+/-600m, max +/-900m)
Half day downhill skiing possible. Then you will say goodbye to your guide and get back on the road. Transfer to Brasov (2.5h) where you will be able to freely discover a charming medieval city.
Transfer to the airport (approx. 2.5h). Arrival possible at 11am. For groups with early flights out, we can plan the last night in Bucharest instead of Brasov.
Extra day/night possible in Bucharest – this stunning Eastern European capital is unlike any other. You will undoubtedly be struck by its eclecticism. The city does not reveal its charms easily, but by following the topo guide that we provide, you will be seduced by the richness, the diversity of this city between East and West! The architecture here is the result of the Latin, Ottoman, Slavic, Royal, Socialist and Capitalist rules... Today Bucharest is the fruit of all these stages, a city with a rich history, featuring a heterogeneous cultural blend, a city full of surprises and poetry.
Contact us for other departure dates in organized groups.
Departures for groups formed on request
- Day 1, in Bucharest city center or at Bucharest Otopeni Airport.
- Day 8, at Bucharest Otopeni Airport.
- In hotel and mountain hut, double room, exceptionally triple, with private bathroom.
-6 nights in chalet & mountain huts with typical regional architecture
-1 night in Bucharest, 3* hotel in the city center.
- From 6 to 8
- Expert level. 5 days of ski-touring, expert level (Min+/-600m, max +/-900m). The duration and distances are subject to change depending on the level of the group and the weather conditions. The hikes can be interspersed with other transfers.
- The luggage will be transferred by cable car. You’ll only carry with you the necessary belongings for the day (the picnic, camera etc)
- Extra night in Bucharest's city center, Hotel 3*, double room : 79€
- Extra night in Bucharest's city center, Hotel 3*, single room : 67€
- Single supplement : 200€
- 5 pax departure (price/pax) : 150€
- English or French speaking Romanian guide from Day 2 to Day 7, with a first aid kit, with a mountain guide degree
- 7 breakfasts, 4 picnics and 6 dinners
- all accommodation
- all transfers from the beginning (at Otopeni Airport) until the end (at Otopeni Airport).
- Baggage transfer by cable car.
- Other meals than the ones mentioned
- personal expenses
- assurances and payed entrees in museums
- AVD, shovel, probe, ice ax.
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