Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour From Brasov

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Overview

Explore the pristine Piatra Craiului National Park on this small-group day hiking tour from Braov. With an expert guide, head to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains and follow one of two 5- to 6-hour routes, according to the weather and your group’s 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

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Meet your guide in central Brașov and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Piatra Craiului National Park in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. Known for its forests, meadows and steep Zarnesti Gorge, the park boasts one of Romania’s highest mountain ridges, and wildlife such as deer, chamois, wolves, lynx and bear.
On your roughly 1-hour journey, discuss the day’s 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 group’s experience.
Whatever the route, your hiking tour ends with a drop-off in central Brașov. 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 Brașov.
Mountain Villages Route – Easy to ModerateWalk 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 five to six hours of hiking, drive back to Brașov.
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 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.
Leave the hut, and if you wish, take a harder route up to 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) and hike part of Piatra’s 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 Brașov.

Inclusions for Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour From Brasov

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional mountain guide

Exclusions for Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour From Brasov

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

Itinerary:

Mountain Villages Route – Easy to ModerateWalk 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 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 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.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress warmly: Sturdy and waterproof hiking shoes and 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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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9 reviews by the users

  • I would highly recommend this full day hike up in to the mountains even on a hot Saturday in September!. The national park is beautiful with breathtaking views from the top. We were very lucky as we had Bogdan as our guide. He is very enthusiastic, energetic and experienced with lots of tales to tell.
    Remember to take walking poles. They are invaluable on the way back down!

  • Bogdon led this hike through the beautiful park. I was afraid of bears and he told me about the very interesting history of Romania to get my mind off of them. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, the history, the people, etc. The scenery is breathtaking and we had lunch had a little cafe in the middle of nowhere that had the most wonderful soup I think I've ever had. I would recommend this hike to anyone visiting Brasov. And, no, we didn't see any bears.

  • Beginning of December. The mountains are fully covered with snow create a fairy tale atmosphere. Beautiful hiking!
    And a very good guide, thanks Bogdan!

  • Wonderful experience and wonderful tour guide.

  • Good weather, great scenery and a very knowledgeable and proficient guide in Bogdan. A really wonderful day out. It was perhaps a little difficult for him as I was so much older and slower than my day trip companion. But speaking for myself I had a beautiful day with lots of laughs, enjoyed a delicious soup lunch at the refuge and got home safely. What more could you ask?

  • Beautiful country and great knowledgeable flexible guide. Just let

  • We had such an amazing time on this beautiful hike. Would definitely recommend it to those looking to escape the city for a day and get outdoors. Our guide Cristian was very informative and funny!

    We opted for the more difficult route and it was the perfect level of challenge! Beautiful place!

  • Could not have asked for a better trip. Our tour guide, Christian, was insightful and kind. I definitely recommend this tour and specifically Christian as the guide.

  • We had an awesome experience with Bogdan Moise, our guide. He was very helpful, instructive and told a lot of stories. It was the first mountain we ever climbed. We did not go on top of the highest mountain ridge, but the little rock. Even so it was great. Greatly recommend the trip even for the first time mountain hikers. More experience can obviously climb the highest ridge.

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