Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour From Brasov

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am
  • Departure Details :
    The History Museum Piata Sfatului Square, central Braşov
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Explore the pristine Piatra Craiului National Park on this small-group day hiking tour from Braov. With an expert guide, head to Romanias Carpathian Mountains and follow one of two 5- to 6-hour routes, according to the weather and your groups preferences. Depending on your route, cross the narrow Zarnesti Gorge, walk through forests and meadows, learn about local industries such as mountain shepherding and cheese-making, and visit mountain villages or a mountain hut for a rustic lunch. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience. Entrance fees not included.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in central Braov and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Piatra Craiului National Park in Romanias Carpathian Mountains. Known for its forests, meadows and steep Zarnesti Gorge, the park boasts one of Romanias highest mountain ridges, and wildlife such as deer, chamois, wolves, lynx and bear.
On your roughly 1-hour journey, discuss the days hike with your guide and your group. You can choose from two 6- to 9-mile (10- to 15-km) routes depending on the weather and your groups experience.
Whatever the route, your hiking tour ends with a drop-off in central Braov. If time allows and your group agrees, stop to visit Bran castle (own expense) the inspiration behind the Dracula legend on the way back to Braov.
Mountain Villages Route Easy to ModerateWalk through Piatras wooded lower slopes, absorbing the breathtaking views on route. See the Zarnesti Gorge, meadows and shepherds huts, and as you trek, spot wildlife and learn how the locals eke out a living farming sheep and making cheese.
Stop at two villages, Magura and Pestera, and watch the villagers go about their daily tasks. Snack on any lunch youve brought with you or have lunch (own expense) at a guesthouse, choosing from simple fare like bean soup or polenta. After around five to six hours of hiking, drive back to Braov.
Mountain Hut Route Moderate to HardTrek into the mountains through forests, valleys and meadows. Cross the Zarnesti Gorge and visit a sheep farm (June and September only) to learn about local shepherding and try some sheeps cheese.
Stop for lunch (own expense) at a mountain hut, savoring dishes such as buiz polenta with cheese. Or, refuel with any snacks youve brought with you.
Leave the hut, and if you wish, take a harder route up to 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) and hike part of Piatras main mountain ridge taking your original 5- to 6- hour walk to an extended 9-hour trek. After your hiking, arrive at your vehicle and return to Braov.

Itinerary:

Mountain Villages Route – Easy to Moderate Walk through Piatra’s wooded lower slopes, absorbing the breathtaking views on route. See the Zarnesti Gorge, meadows and shepherd’s huts, and as you trek, spot wildlife and learn how the locals eke out a living farming sheep and making cheese.
Stop at two villages, Magura and Pestera, and watch the villagers go about their daily tasks. Snack on any lunch you’ve brought with you or have lunch (own expense) at a guesthouse, choosing from simple fare like bean soup or polenta. After around 5 to 6 hours of hiking, drive back to Brașov.
Mountain Hut Route – Moderate to Hard Trek into the mountains through forests, valleys and meadows. Cross the Zarnesti Gorge and visit a sheep farm (June and September only) to learn about local shepherding and try some sheep’s cheese.
Stop for lunch (own expense) at a mountain hut, savoring dishes such as buiz — polenta with cheese. Or, refuel with any snacks you’ve brought with you.

Inclusions

  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
  • Professional mountain guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Piatra Craiului National Park
  • Entrance fee to Bran Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress warmly: Compulsory sturdy and waterproof hiking shoes; warm clothes recommended

Route may be changed without notice due to weather conditions

Minimum booking numbers apply (2 pax). If you would like to join as 1 person please note that the price for 2 is be applicable

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