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Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov

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Brașov, Romania
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icon6 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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 half-day 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.
  • Trek through the spectacular scenery of Romania’s Carpathian Mountains
  • Choose from two routes depending on weather and your group’s experience
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Don’t worry about getting lost in the national park—this guided hiking tour has you covered.
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Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
Professional mountain guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Entrance fee to Piatra Craiului National Park
Entrance fee to Bran Castle

Departure Point

Muzeul Județean de Istorie, Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
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Piatra Craiului National Park
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.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Active Travel Day Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov.

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  • "I didn’t bring hiking poles, but luckily Marian carried extras for me." See review
  • "A great way to spend the day exploring the area." See review

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Beautiful countryside
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, Jun 2019
This was a really interesting day. As it turned out we were the only ones and not well enough to do the full hiking tour. Marian was flexible and took us on a half day tour, including the gorge and a hill village. He is very knowledgeable and committed to ecotourism and supporting local business. One minor criticism is that the notes did not make it clear that we should bring lunch as there may not be the opportunity to buy any.
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Being winter, my friend and I were...
Caitlyn M
, Jan 2018
Being winter, my friend and I were the only ones on the tour and were essentially treated to a private guided tour! Our guide Chris allowed us flexibility in essentially designing our own tour and resulted in a lovely, personalised day out! A great way to spend the day exploring the area.
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Marian was the best! If you are...
Brittany R
, Dec 2017
Marian was the best! If you are thinking if you should book this, don’t hesitate and just do it. The landscape was breathtaking and the hike was enjoyable, even in the winter. I didn’t bring hiking poles, but luckily Marian carried extras for me. I even booked a 2nd trip them the next day!
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I would highly recommend this full...
Emily B
, Sep 2017
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!
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Bogdon led this hike through the...
Marcia H
, Jul 2017
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.
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Beginning of December. The mountains...
Eugenia G
, Dec 2016
Beginning of December. The mountains are fully covered with snow create a fairy tale atmosphere. Beautiful hiking! And a very good guide, thanks Bogdan!
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Good weather, great scenery and a...
Glen
, Sep 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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Beautiful country and great...
Marion R
, Aug 2016
Beautiful country and great knowledgeable flexible guide. Just let
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We had such an amazing time on this...
Katelynn V
, Apr 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!
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Could not have asked for a better...
Alexander V
, Nov 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.
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