- Private minibus
- 3 Stars Hotels
- May - October
- Walking, Trekking
- All meals
What to expect on our Romania walking tours! Explore breathtaking landscapes and historic wonders as you take a stroll through the charming countryside. With only light backpacks to carry, you’ll get to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the country.
Our base camp in the picturesque town of Bran is the perfect starting point for your journey. Nestled on the border of two national parks in the Carpathian Mountains, you’ll get to enjoy lovely day hikes and unwind in comfortable lodgings with private bathrooms and hot showers. Plus, savor the delicious taste of Romanian cuisine for a truly delightful experience.
- Bucegi National Park
- Piatra Craiului National Park
- Bran Castle
- Zarnesti Cayon
Your guide will meet you at either Bucharest Airport or your hotel in Bucharest, and you will drive together to Transylvania, through the Carpathian Mountains, a journey of about 3 hours.
Upon arrival, you will check in at the lodge in Bran, where you will stay for the entire 6-night duration of the tour, so you don't have to worry about packing and unpacking daily.
Before dinner, there will be an opportunity for a brief exploratory walk in the surrounding area.
we embark on a hike through the breathtaking Zarnesti Gorges! As we begin our journey, we'll gently make our way through a narrow limestone canyon, a former cave whose ceiling collapsed millions of years ago, creating this spectacular natural wonder.
After about 3 hours of hiking, we'll arrive at the beautiful Curmatura chalet where we'll enjoy a hearty lunch on the terrace while surrounded by jagged peaks and fairytale meadows.
On our way back, we'll take another trail through the woods, along the Cat's Canyon, and back down into the Zarnesti Gorges and to the pickup point.
And that's not all, we'll also get to explore the 13th-century mountaintop fortress at Rasnov Fortress, one of the most spectacular strongholds of Transylvania, built by the Teutonic Knights and listed as one of the top 10 snow castles in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.
You'll learn about the rich history of the fortress, which was enlarged by the villagers of Rasnov and became a small walled city protecting them from invaders. The villagers even built an impressive 480-foot-deep well to get the vital water needed during prolonged sieges that lasted for weeks or even months.
After a day filled with adventure, we'll spend the night back in Bran.
Distance: 10 km, ascent: 600 meters, descent: 600 meters – Duration: about 4 hours.
A 3 hours round trip to Magura, one of the most photographed villages in Romania. Traditional houses, scattered on superb green hills, wildflowers, and the tranquil sound of cowbells, 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 its 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 our lodge for the night
Get ready to immerse yourself in history and culture as we explore the beautifully preserved, historic center of Brasov! On our guided walk, we'll discover the charming cobbled streets and marvel at the stunning architecture as we hear incredible, centuries-old stories.
Some of the highlights of our tour include the Council Square, the Gothic Black Church, blackened by a fire more than 300 years ago, and the "Rope Street," one of the narrowest streets in Europe. Then we'll venture outside of the city walls to the Black Tower for a breathtaking panorama of the old Brasov.
But the adventure doesn't end there, we'll also hike to Tampa Peak, a 2.5-hour trail starting from the historic center of Brasov. At the top, you'll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring view of the medieval town 700 feet below.
After a day filled with history, culture, and amazing views, we'll return to our cozy lodgings in Bran for the night.
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 at 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
Today we go for an easy 4-hour expedition to Fundata, the highest village in Romania perched at just 1300 meters above sea level! Feast your eyes on some of the most picturesque landscapes the country has to offer.
Indulge in a delicious lunch at the Fundata ski resort while taking in the mesmerizing views. On the way back, we'll take a scenic route through lush meadows facing the rugged limestone ridge of Mount Bucegi.
With a total distance of 10 km, an ascent of 300 meters, and a descent of 300 meters, this will be an easy day.
After a refreshing shower, we'll pack up and head back to Bucharest. We'll drop you off at either the airport or your hotel of choice in Bucharest
The Cost Includes
- Accommodation - in hotels (3*** and 4 ****)
- Meals - All Breakfasts | All Lunches | All Dinners
- Entrance fees - All entrance fees to all the castles and
- museums from the itinerary
- Transport - All transportation with private air-conditioned minibus
- English Guidance - English-speaking guide will assist you throughout the entire tour
- - Alcoholic drinks
- - Airfares
The tour involves walking for about 10.000 steps a day.
Old historical buildings like castles have lots of stairs and no elevators.
You must be able to stay active at least 5 hours a day
All hotel rooms have ensuite bathrooms with showers or bathtubs
You will be able to charge your batteries in the hotel rooms every night and in the minibus during the day
There are ATMs pretty much everywhere along the way
Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places.
The internet in Romania is typically fast and reliable
Important items you should have
– comfortable walking shoes
– light rain jacket or umbrella
– in the summer – sunscreen
– in the cold season a set of warmer clothes