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Carpathian Mountains & natural reserves

5 days / 4 nights
Romania - Transylvania - Independent walking
Without guide

price from 299 € per pers.

Piatra Craiului and Bucegi's mountains, are two of the most amazing Romanian mountains. Their easy access didn't affect their wilderness, that's why we invite you to discover their rich fauna and flora, warm clearings and spectacular landscapes. Human activities and history will also be there, sheepfolds and fortress will be waiting for you.

Your day by day program

Reception in Bucharest

The trip starts in Bucharest. Arrival before 2PM. If you arrive by plane take the bus to the train station and then train to Zarnesti (change in Brasov).

Zarnesti Gorges

Our walk starts with a nice steady climb following woodland trails that are picturesque 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 had til Curmatura hut, where we will have lunch. On your way to the guesthouse you will cross the fascinating Zarnesti gorges with 200m high vertical walls. Dinner and night in a charming eco-guesthouse.

(around 5h, 15km, +700m, -500m)

Scattered villages

After a hearty breakfast we will be walking in Piatra Craiului National park through sheepfolds, clearings, woods and dispersed villages. We will discover today the traditional agriculture and how people leave peacefully in a perfect combination between the wild surroundings of the mountains and forests and old activities. Today’s walk takes you through a mix of quaint villages where traditional customs and cultures still exist.

(around 4h30, 14km, +300m, -250m)

From Piatra Craiului to Bucegi

Leave Piatra Craiului mountains and head to Bucegi mountains. End of the day in Bran village where you can visit the Bran fortress, long time promoted as Dracula castle. (around 4h30, 13km, +350m, -550m) Optional private transfer (13km) to visit Rasnov fortress.

End of the journey

Breakfast and transfer to Bucharest. End of the trip.

Departure board

From April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Bucharest airport or Bucharest train station.
  • Bucharest airport or Bucharest train station.
  • 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.
  • The transfers of your luggage is ensured. You only have to carry your things needed for the day (picnic, camera...)
  • Private transfer from Brasov train station to Zarnesti or from Bran to Brasov train station : 25€
  • Private transfer from Bran to Rasnov and back. : 20€
  • Single supplement : 48€
  • The nights, all meals (from dinner Day 1 to breakfast Day 5), road-book, maps, luggage transfer, permanently contactable local assistance.
Not included
  • Transfer to the meeting point and to the drop off point, the insurances, the drinks and the personal expenses.
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