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Hike among the spectacular Carpathian Mountains on a guided, small-group tour of Piatra Craiului National Park from Brașov. Follow one of two routes on a 5- to 6-hour hike through alpine meadows, fragrant forests and country villages that seem untouched by time. See the cavernous Zarnesti Gorge, and learn about the traditional rural industries of cheese-making and shepherding. Refuel with hearty Romanian fare at either a mountain hut or a local village. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized hiking experience.

Highlights

  • Full-day hiking tour in the Piatra Craiului National Park from Brașov with an expert guide
  • Trek through the spectacular scenery of Romania’s Carpathian Mountains
  • Choose from two 5- to 6-hour routes depending on weather and your group’s experience
  • See the Zarnesti Gorge and traverse scented forests and alpine meadows
  • Stop at a mountain hut or the rustic villages of Magura and Pestera for lunch
  • If time allows, visit Bran Castle, known as Dracula’s Castle, on the way back to Brasov
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This hiking trip is a great opportunity to explore Piatra Craiului National Park in the Carpathian Mountains, an area pretty much untouched by the 21st century. Trek past gorges, forests and pastures where mountain shepherds still work, and see a side of Romania that's hardly changed in generations.

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov

Enjoy the epic scenery of the Piatra Craiului National Park

Situated among the craggy peaks of the Carpathian Mountains, Piatra Craiului National Park offers a chance to experience Romania’s scenic beauty and rural ways of life that remain largely unchanged by the 21st century. Make your way to central Brașov to meet your local guide, and climb aboard an air-conditioned vehicle for the 1-hour drive to the park.
Along the way, learn about the area’s geography and history, and decide with your small group which of two hiking routes you’d like to take, depending on weather conditions and the group’s abilities. Expect to cover 6 to 9 miles over 5 or 6 hours, including a stop for lunch. 
See Itinerary below for a detailed description of each route. 
After your hike, you have the option to stop at the fairytale-like Bran Castle on the return drive to Brașov (own expense). If the group agrees, explore the grand Gothic halls and turrets of this hilltop fortress, which has ties to the inspiration of the Dracula legend. 

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Stefania A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful experience and wonderful tour guide.

Marion R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Beautiful country and great knowledgeable flexible guide. Just let

Katelynn V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

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!

Alexander V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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.

Georgi O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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.

Glen New Zealand

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

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?

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