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Hiking Tour of the Southern Carpathian Mountains in Romania

Tour ID: 1082
Tour Theme: Active, Adventure and Wildlife Tours
Regions: Carpathian Mountains, Brasov
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
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Introduction:

Hiking Tour RomaniaHike the Carpathian Mountains on a this 6 days tour. Explore the beautiful views from Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Piatra Mare and Ciucas Mountains which are part of the Southern Carpathians group. The mountains offers you a diverse variety of landscapes which include peaks, rocks, waterfalls, forests, plants and animals. Come to experience the beauty of Carpathian Mountains and youâ™ll wish to come back again and again.

The Bucegi mountains cover the central part of Romania and own their fame to the spectacular landscapes and the accessibility of their routes. Well known for hiking, winter sports and alpinism, these mountains are high compact blocks, edged by steep slopes which dominate the Prahova Valley, a popular land for its mountain resorts.

Hiking Tour RomaniaPiatra Craiului Massif was declared a natural reserve on 28 of March 1938. The Ministry Council took this decision "due to the unique character of the massif, where rare species like: Dianthus callizonus, Hesperis nivea, Minuatia transilvanica, Leontopodium alpinum are living, and also because of landscape beauty."

In 1938, when the natural reserve was set up, it was only on 440 ha. This surface increased in 1972, at 900 ha, nowadays the special conservation area (core area) covers 4879ha, and the buffer zone stretches on 9894 ha.
 

Hike the Southern Carpathians with a local Mountain Guide!!!


 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST - BRASOV
- Your English-speaking specialist guide will pick you up from your location in Bucharest (Hotel, Airport, etc...)
- Departure from Bucharest to the Medieval Town of Brasov
- Overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Casa Wagner***
Option B: Flamingo Guesthouse***


Day 2:
ROUTING: HIKING THE BUCEGI MOUNTAIN
- Breakfast
- Depart for Sinaia - "Pearl of the Carpathians"
- Today's Hike will be a medium to difficult day
- The journey starts in Sinaia; we then go by cable cab to Furnica Peak at 2000 m altitude. Continue on to Furnica â“ Piatra Arsa chalet â“ "Babele" â“ "Sfinx" â“ Babele chalet. Hiking time: 3h30min.
- From the Babele chalet one can admire the surrounding landscape. It is possible to serve lunch at the chalet restaurant or for picnic lunch.
- For the less experienced hikers there is the option to take a cable cab back to the mountain foot in Busteni.
- For the more advanced hikers the route will continue: Babele chalet â“ Stag Valley â“ â˜Jepii Mari" mountain â“ Busteni. Hiking time: 3h-3h30min.
- The group will rendezvous in Busteni, and take a short 10 minute train ride back to Sinaia
- Return and overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Casa Wagner***
Option B: Flamingo Guesthouse***
B


Day 3:
ROUTING: HIKING ON PIATRA CRAIULUI MOUNTAINS
- Breakfast in Hotel
- Today is time to explore "Piatra Craiului" Mountains. The Piatra Craiului Mountains are a mountain range in the Southern Carpathians. In Romanian; "Piatra Craiului" means "Rock of the King". The Piatra Craiului mountains form a narrow and saw-like ridge, which is about 25 km long. The ridge is regarded as one of the most beautiful sights in the Carpathians.
You can choose from the following routes:
1. Medium difficulty - Gura Raului Chalet â“ Botorogâ™s Fountain â“ "Prapastiile Zarnestilor" â“ Curmatura chalet. Time: 4h-4h30min. Possibility of lunch at the chalet or picnic.
Return to Gura Raului chalet. Time: 2h.
2. Advanced - Gura Raului Chalet â“ Botorogâ™s Fountain â“ "Piatra Mica" â“ "Saua Crapaturii" â“ Curmatura chalet. Time 4h-4h30min. Possibility of lunch at the chalet or picnic.
Return to Gura Raului chalet. Time: 2h.
3. Advanced - Plaiul Foii chalet â“ Bearâ™s Valley â“ Diana hut â“ cross the mountain ridge â“ "Saua Grindului" â“ Spirlea Hut â“ Plaiul Foii chalet. Time 8h30min-9h. Lunch will have to be served as a picnic.
4. Advanced - Plaiul Foii chalet â“ mountain ridge â“ Turul pick â“ "Padina Hotarelor" â“ Big Barsa Valley â“ Plaiu Foii chalet. Time: 9 h.
- Return and overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Casa Wagner***
Option B: Flamingo Guesthouse***
B


Day 4:
ROUTING: HIKING ON PIATRA MARE MOUNTAIN
- Breakfast in Hotel
- Option 1. Time for another day of hiking on âœPiatra Mareâ� Mountains which are also part of the Southern Carpathians (Romanian: Carpaţii Meridionali), also called the Transylvanian Alps, are a group of mountain ranges which divide central and southern Romania. They cover part of the Carpathian Mountains that is located between the Prahova River in the east and the Timiş and Cerna Rivers in the west.
Medium route: Dambul Morii chalet â“ 7 Stairs Canion - Bears Valley â“ âœSipotelorâ� Valley â“ âœSirul cu pietreâ� â“ Dambu Morii chalet. Time 4h-4h30min. Picnic lunch.
Advanced route: Dambul Morii chalet â“ âœSipotelorâ� Valley â“ 7 Stairs canion â“ Piatra Mare peak â“ Piatra Mare chalet â“ Dambu Morii chalet. Time: 7h. Picnic lunch.
or
Option 2. Medium route: Sinaia â“ Dogâ™s crag â“ Baicului ridge â“Garbovei mountain â“ Azuga town. Time 5h-5h30min.
- Return and overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Casa Wagner***
Option B: Flamingo Guesthouse***
B


Day 5:
ROUTING: HIKING ON CIUCAS MOUNTAINS
- Breakfast in Hotel
- Depart to Cheia where is the start point for a new day of hiking in Ciucas Mountains.
- Ciucas Mountains, easily accessible mountains, lie on a secondary road to Brasov, providing a fascinating ridge dotted with landforms of exceptional beauty, fashioned in limestone and conglomerates. These mountains present an extraordinary rich and varied relief, rarely encountered in the Romanian Carpathians. The upper part reveals a unique association of towers, needles, columns, mushrooms, bare rocks and sphinx-like forms.
- Return and overnight in Brasov
ACCOMMODATION:
Option A: Casa Wagner***
Option B: Flamingo Guesthouse***
B


Day 6:
ROUTING: BUCHAREST
- Breakfast in Hotel
- In the morning transfer to Bucharest for your flight home
B


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Prices, Dates & What's Included:


Option A: High Standard Hotels (Fully Guided Tour)
 
Group Size Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
1 Person 1322 (EUR)
2 People 765 (EUR) 919 (EUR)
3 People 624 (EUR) 779 (EUR)
4 People 624 (EUR) 779 (EUR)
5 to 6 People 564 (EUR) 718 (EUR)
7 to 8 People 497 (EUR) 651 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level and group size specified above. Prices are valid for the year 2010 except holiday periods. All prices are in Euros.
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Option B: Medium Standard Hotels (Fully Guided Tour)
 
Group Size Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
1 Person 1208 (EUR)
2 People 671 (EUR) 785 (EUR)
3 People 530 (EUR) 644 (EUR)
4 People 544 (EUR) 658 (EUR)
5 to 6 People 483 (EUR) 597 (EUR)
7 to 8 People 416 (EUR) 530 (EUR)
PRICE PER PERSON based on occupancy level and group size specified above. Prices are valid for the year 2010 except holiday periods. All prices are in Euros.
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The Tour Includes:
- 6 nights accommodation as described on the itinerary
- (B) Breakfast daily, except on the day of arrival
- English-Speaking Local Mountain and Cultural guide for the duration of your trip
- Transportation by Minivan, or larger depending on group size
- cable cab tickets (Sinaia and Busteni)
- All Local taxes

Not Included:
- Airfare
- Alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities
- Entrance fees to the monuments
- Extra charges of hotel, eg. Laundry, telephone or fax charges, room service, etc..
- Insurance


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