Escape the city and travel straight to the heart of rural Romanian life on this private trip to Bran Castle and Piatra Craiului National Park from Brasov. Ideal for lovers of the outdoors, this excursion combines striking natural beauty with insights into ancient Transylvanian traditions: visit a bat cave replete with Jurassic limestone formations, enjoy a hike through beautiful mountain villages, and sample handmade cheese in the national park’s oldest guest house. The moderate walking routes of this private tour can be customized according to your fitness level.
Private day trip to the Piatra Craiului National Park from Brasov
Customize the walking route of this private tour according to your fitness level and ability
Visit a Jurassic cave inhabited by bats and sample handmade cheese at one of Transylvania's oldest guesthouses
Experience the beauty of the Carpathian mountains on a hike
Lunch and round-trip transport from Brasov hotels are included
Your tour begins with pickup at your Brasov hotel, where you’ll board a vehicle destined for Bran Castle. Explore the castle with your guide and learn about its history.
Continue on to see the natural splendors of Piatra Craiului National Park. During a scenic 45-minute drive, your guide discusses your hiking route options and decides on a course suitable for your fitness level and hiking experience.
The first stop is Lilicilor Cave, a Jurassic cavern inhabited by hundreds of bats. Admire limestone formations and gaze at the endangered bats that reside in the cave’s crevices.
Then, embark on a moderate hike that takes you through the dramatic landscapes of Piatra Craiului National Park: see mist-shrouded pine forests, meadows filled with grazing sheep, ice-capped gorges, and traditional mountain villages.
After working up an appetite, stop at the oldest guesthouse in the national park to sample handmade cheese and feast on a hearty lunch. Enjoy farm-fresh ingredients and opt to purchase wine or beer as a welcome reward.
Following a further one hour of walking, return to the vehicle and bid your guide farewell after hotel drop-off.
It was absolutely amazing tour with Mihai! He is very friendly and nice. His work is is hobby and passion. We did highly wonderful walking in mountain villages and it was like walking with old friend. Thank you. And I absolutely recommend the Romania trip to my friends and yours walking and hiking tours in mountain.
I made this tour in August 2017 and had a great time! Tourguide Marian picked me up at hotel and was really friendly to me. He had a lot of patience cause of my hiking experiences. It wasn't easy for me but it has paid off. We had a beautiful view all over the landscape. The countryside alone is worth the trip, from the rough mountainside to the mysterious forest.
I had a great trip with Cristian who was great company and knew the area very well. The walk was paced just right among some beautiful scenery. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get out and see the countryside around Brasov.