Romania walking tours

Tour type

Easy  walking tour

Tour duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

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Tour starts in Bucharest
Tour ends in Bucharest
Group size Min 2, Max 12
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Accommodation Hotels
Transportation Mini bus with A/C 

€790 / person

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Romania easy walking tours

Bucegi and Piatra Craiului National Parks  

 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 to this, the delicious Romanian home made food, 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. You will love your walks more with light 1 day backpacks, and enjoy your evenings in a comfortable room with private bathroom and hot shower.

 

Tour highlights

  • Bucegi National Park
  • Piatra Craiului National Park
  • Zarnesti Cayon
  • Bran Castle
  • Brasov medieval city 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Romania

We will collect you from Bucharest, airport or hotel, then drive across the Carpathian Mountains  to Transylvania. (3 h) 

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.

Day 2 - Piatra Craiului National Park

Drive to the head of the trail, in the Zarnesti Gorges. We start gently through a narrow lime stone canyon, a former cave who’s ceiling collapsed millions of years ago forming this spectacular Zarnesti Gorges.

After about 3 hours we arrive to Curmatura chalet. Enjoy  hearty lunch on the chalet’s terrace, surrounded by jagged peaks, and fairy tale meadows.

On the way down we take another trail through the woods, along the Cat’s Canyon, and back down into Zarnesti Gorges and to the pick up point

After the walk we explore the 13th century, mountaintop fortress at Rasnov Fortress. One of the most spectacular strongholds of Transylvania, built in the 13 Th century by the Teutonic Knights, Rasnov Fortress is one of the top 10 snow castles in the world according to Conde Nast Traveler

The fortress was enlarged by the villagers of Rasnov and it became a small walled city protecting the villagers from the invaders. The villagers had to build an impressive 480 feet deep well, to get the vital water needed during prolonged sieges, weeks or months long.  The construction took 17 years of hard labor, under precarious conditions.

Overnight back in Bran

Distance 10 km, ascent 600 Meters, descent 600 meters – Duration about 4 hours

Day 3 - Hiking to Magura Village

A 3 hours round trip to Magura, one of the most the picturesque villages on Romania. Traditional houses, scattered on superb green hills, wild flowers, and the tranquil sound of cow bells, all gathered in the most stunning mountainous landscape. 

Visit Bran Castle in the afternoon. The castle was built in the 14th century on the border between Transylvania (Hungarian Empire) and Wallachia (controlled but the Turkish Ottoman Empire) It is hard to imagine the magnitude of the battles that this castle withstood during it’s 600 years of existence. Latter in 1889 Bram Stocker picked Bran Castle to be the gloomy castle of the terrifying Count Dracula. The castle is anyway, one of the best medieval structures in Romania

Distance 10 km, ascent 200 Meters, descent 200 meters – Duration about 4 hours

Return to Bran for the night 

Day 4 - Brasov and Mount Tampa

Discover visit the medieval city of Brasov. As a young fugitive prince, Dracula spent several years in Brasov, an important community who’s support was crucial to his return on the throne of the neighboring country, Wallachia (at that time Wallachia and Transylvania were separate countries)  Enjoy a guided walk through this 13th century Saxon city. The main highlight is the Council Square, the Gothic Black Church – blackened by a fire more than 300 year ago – and the “Rope Street” – one of the narrowest streets in Europe. Outside of the city walls we get to the Black Tower for an amazing panorama over the old Brasov.

Hike the Mount Tampa – a 2.5 hours trail starting from the historic center of Brasov. At the top you will get an amazing view over the medieval town 200 meters bellow your feet. 

 Return for the night at Bran

Day 5 - The bears Sanctuary + Bucegi National Park

In the morning we visit the LiBearty bear sanctuary in Zarnesti. A place where brown bears were rescued from improper zoos and circuses. Here the bears have a second chance to a normal life, living in almost complete wilderness. 

After the sanctuary we take a scenic trail through the foothills of Bucegi National Park. As the trail follows the very edge of the mountain, you will get to see amazing panoramas over the jagged peaks ahead and green valleys bellow

Return for the night at the lodge in Bran 

 

Day 6 - Round trip to the highest village in Romania

The village of Fundata, is the highest locality in Romania at 1300 meters elevation, and boasts some of the best scenery in the country.

We will take a 4 hours round trip to Fundata, Depending on the date of your trip you may encounter the villagers doing their hay on the steep slopes of the mountain, or logging in the woods. 

Enjoy a hearty lunch at the Fundata ski resort overlooking the picture postcard views, before descending back to our lodge 

Distance 10 km, ascent 300 Meters, descent 300 meters – Duration about 4 hours

Day 7 - Departure

Transfer to Bucharest or Bucharest Airport

If you fly out on this day, you should allow a 3 hours drive to the airport 

Inclusions

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Accommodation

All nights in double rooms with private bathroom 

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Meals

All Brakfasts | All Lunches | All Dinners
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Entrance fees

All entrance fees to all the castles and museums from the itinerary
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Transport

All transportation with private air-conditioned minibus
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English Guidance

English seaking guide will assist you throughout the entire tour
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Not included

  • alcoholic drinks
  • airfares

Reviews

What a fantastic vacation!

5.0 rating
September 26, 2018

What a fantastic vacation! The housing, food, schedule, and the atmosphere of quaint Romanian villages made this a vacation to remember. The hikes were varied, fun, and filled with lots of interesting and historical sights. Dan and Nicole are some of the best guides/hosts anywhere, as well as being wonderful people! I will be back again and advise my friends of this truly unique vacation opportunity!

Nathan Kahn, Colorado Springs, USA

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