A perfect combination of easy walking, superb scenery and great sightseeing. This tour will take you deeper into the beautiful Romanian countryside to discover untouched nature and quaint villages, along with incredible historic sites. Add the delicious Romanian home made food on top of that and you have the perfect Romanian experience
We will set the base camp in Bran, a scenic little town on the edge of two National Parks in the Carpathian Mountains, a perfect location for day walks.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bucharest Airport or hotel|
|Tour type||Hiking, Sight Seeing|
We will collect you from Bucharest, airport or hotel.
Drive across the Carpathian Mountains to Transylvania.
Check in at our “base camp” lodge in Bran. A short walk to explore the area in the evening.
We will spend 6 nights at this lodge so you don’t have to pack and unpack every day.
A 3 hours round trip through the foot hills of Piatra Craiului National Park, up to the remote village of Magura.
In the afternoon visit the Bran Castle. Built in 1377, the castle guarded the Carpathian pass, which connected Transylvania to the the Ottoman Empire. Because of it’s location the castle is believed to be the “dracula’s Castle” in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel.
Return to Bran for dinner
A scenic round trip in the Bucegi National Park.
We start walking upstream the Bran Valley deeper into the national Park. Pass a little bear observatory, and plunge into the thick forrest on a small trail.
After a couple of switch backs we get to the top of our trail. The forst is thinner as we descend and after a few minutes we come out of the forest to a superb post card view.
The trail descends through the open pastureland back to our lodge in Bran
Overnight in Bran
Sightseeing – Medieval Transylvania
Visit the Rasnov Fortress – founded around 1225 by German Teutonic Knights. The superb location of this fortress allows us a great view over the surrounding mountains.
Onward we reach Brasov – the most important medieval city in the area and one of the most visited cities in Romania. Great sites to visit as The Black Church, the main square, the old defense walls that are still well preserved on the south and west side of the old city the watch towers and the narrowest street in Europe are just a few points on this day’s agenda.
Optionally there is a 2-hour hike to the Tampa peak located in the middle of the city and provides an amazing view over the surrounding area.
Transfer back to our lodge in Bran.
Discover the traditional Romanian village – walk through the mountain village of Fundata.
Fundata is the highest village in Romania, typical mountain village with households spread at large distances from one another.
Descend to Vladele Meadow for a picnic lunch.
We continue passing along many sheepfolds until we arrive back to Bran.
Accommodation in Bran
Walk through the spctacular Zarnesi Gorges in the Piatra Craiului National Park. This narrow stone valley used to be a cave who’s ceiling collapsed millions of years ago forming this spectacular canyon.
Overnight back in Bran
Distance 12 km, ascent 600 Meters, descent 600 meters – Duration about 5 hours
If your schedule allows we can do a short hike before leaving for Bucharest
The drive back to Bucharest takes about 2.5 hours