The tour includes three-days trekking in Piatra Craiului National Park and a one-day trekking in Bucegi Nature Park. You will visit the picturesque mountain villages situated at the foot of the mountains. Depending on the weather, there is the possibility of climbing the highest peak of Piatra Craiului.
The average length of hiking every day will be between 5 and 8 hours and it includes one-day hiking in Bucegi Mountains and three-days hiking in Piatra Craiului Mountains (Zărneşti Gorge, visiting two extremely picturesque mountain villages, visiting a traditional sheepfold and the possibility of climbing the highest peak in Piatra Craiului if the weather conditions allow us). Accommodation will be made at one of the guesthouses in the area and the meals will include traditional dishes.
Group size is up to 8 people and you must have a good physical condition in order to enjoy this program. You will also need mountain equipment: boots, backpack, waterproof clothing, head-torch, hat, sunscreen.
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Piatra Craiului National Park aims to protect and preserve some types of ecosystems that are representative for the national biogeographic space. These ecosystems contain natural elements of outstanding value from the point of view of the physical geography, flora and fauna, hydrology, geology or palaeontology, offering the possibility of organising trips for research, education, recreation and tourism purposes. Piatra Craiului National Park includes Piatra Craiului Ridge and stretches from Braşov to Argeş counties, covering areas in the following places: Zărneşti, Moieciu, Bran, Rucăr and Dâmbovicioara. The total surface of the park is 14.773 hectares.
Zărneşti Gorge: located on the NE side of the massif, accessible from Zărneşti town on a forest road past the “Gura Râului” chalet. The gorge has a length of approximately 3.5 km and its steep cliffs that guard over the valley have heights of between 100 and 200 m, and thus are very attractive for climbing and for the observation of some rare bird species like the wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria).
The Bucegi Mountains. Of all the mountains of Romania, Bucegi Mountains offer perhaps the most spectacular view when they are looked at from the Prahova Valley (rising over 1,500 metres in less than 2 km). A solid massif with high peaks which nestle an immense alpine plateau, the Bucegi mountains are thought of as the cradle of Romanian mountain tourism. Even though their paths have been trodden for a long time and mass tourism has increased dramatically in the last years, they continue to hide wild places, off the beaten track, within a stone’s throw of “civilisation”.
Situated between two tourist routes, the Bucegi connect Transylvania to Wallachia, and are close to the capital and the heart of the country, offering us an immense variety of landscapes and cultural experiences. From the picturesque communities of Bran area, to the north-west, which send their herds to the sheep camps and alpine meadows in the summer, to the operators on the Prahova or Ialomița Valley who offer ecotourism activities, the area is fascinating and has many pleasant surprises to offer.
Along with emblematic places such as Peleș Castle, Bran Castle or the Sphynx, you can find amazing corners of nature less well known but equally spectacular (the Horoaba Canyon, the Vânturiș Waterfall, the precipitous paths in the Abruptul Prahovean) and maybe you will have spectacular encounters with wild animals.