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Our Romania walking and hiking tour is an extended trip, for 2 weeks, but depending on your time available we can shorten the length to fit perfectly in your travel plans. So, if the length of the trip is not fitting with your time here, we can trim the itinerary, so we can accommodate the time you have planned for your trip to Romania. For further details, please contact us or fill our custom tour form.
We designed the tour starting from Bucharest and ending in Cluj, but we can rethink the itinerary depending on your flight deals. The Romania walking tour is designed for moderate active travellers, so you don’t have to be an experienced hiker to attend this program. You need to be able to walk a maximum of 10 kilometres per day and our routes don’t have more than 500 meters difference in altitude.
The trip highlights are:
The price starts from 1080 EUR/person. This price is valid for a group of 8 persons and for an average price of accommodation of a maximum of 70 EUR/night for a double room, including breakfast. Please see below the price per person, depending on the group size. The hotels or guesthouses where we will stay will be chosen together; we will give you a few options and you will have the final word regarding the accommodation. Depending on the hotels you choose and the final itinerary, the price can change, so, for a custom offer please contact us.
We will pick you up in the morning from the airport in Bucharest and start the transfer to Bucharest. We will first visit the Parliament Palace in Bucharest and after the check-in at the hotel, we will have lunch and a walking tour in the old town of Bucharest. Overnight in Bucharest.
We will leave Bucharest in the morning and head to Ialomitei Cave, in the heart of the Carpathian mountains. After exploring the mysterious cave we will head to Sinaia where we will visit the Peles Castle, the residence of the first Romanian King. Overnight in Sinaia or Busteni, at the foothills of the mountains.
We will take the cable car from Busteni up to Bucegi plateau, and after reaching Babele lodge we will start the hike around the area (see the Babele and the Sfinx, if possible the Cross on Caraiman). Return in the afternoon in Busteni by cable car.
hiking distance: 10 kilometres, altitude gain: 400 m
In the 4th day of our Romania walking tour we will hike to Urlatoarea waterfall, and then we will go to Bran. We will visit the Castle and then drive to Zarnesti for a walk in Prapastiile Zarnestilor Gorges. We will have a shorter walk than the full itinerary, as there is not enough time. Leave Zarnesti and drive to Brasov. Check-in at our guesthouse in Pestera village.
hiking distance: 10 kilometres; altitude gain: 600 m
Today, we will hike in the mountain villages near Bran. The villages, located between 2 mountains, Piatra Craiului and Bucegi, are offering splendid alpine views over the whole area. We will start in Pestera, heading to Magura, and from there, we will continue our hike on a mountain ridge descending to Bran. Overnight in Pestera.
hiking distance: 13 kilometres; altitude gain: 550 m
Today we will have a day of rest, without hiking. We will visit Brasov in the first part of the day, and then we will head to Prejmer, where we will visit the fortified church built in the 15th century. XII, a monument on the UNESCO list. After lunch, we will head to Sighisoara, where we will spend the night.
Today we will go hiking in the Transylvanian plateau, on a portion of the Via Transilvanica trail. We will cross dense oak forests and picturesque Saxon villages. At the end of the hike, we will be able to dine at a sheepfold, enjoying the delicacies obtained with products from the farm. At the end of the day, we will head to Sibiu, where we will spend the next nights.
hiking distance: 15 kilometres; altitude gain: 500 m
Today we will go hiking in the Cindrel Mountains, near Sibiu. We will start the hike in the picturesque village at the foot of the mountains, Sibiel, from where, after an hour of climbing, we will reach the alpine meadows, where we will enjoy marvellous views of the Fagaras Mountains. We will see the ruins of a forgotten fortress and dozens of wooden huts, inhabited only in summer by the villagers. Overnight in Sibiu
hiking distance: 13 kilometres; altitude gain: 800 m
Today we will visit the Old Town of Sibiu and walk in the Astra Museum. We can include a walk in the countryside on this day, from the village of Rasinari to the village of Cisnadioara, and we can visit the Cisnadioara fortified church. Depending on how much you want to walk, we can return to Rasinari in another way, or we can ask the driver to wait for us in Cisnadioara. We will enjoy picturesque views over the two villages and is possible to meet locals, horse-driven carts or sheep flocks. Overnight in Sibiu
We will leave Sibiu and head to Transfagarasan road. We will drive up to Balea Lake, admiring on the way the stunning mountain landscape and the whirling road laid over the cliffs. At Balea Lake we will start steep hiking to the peaks nearby, climbing from 2000 to 2500 meters. Overnight in Sibiu
hiking distance: 5 kilometres; altitude gain: 500 m
We will leave Sibiu to Hunedoara, where we will visit the Corvin Castle. Looking like a fairy-tale castle, from Disney works, the Corvin Castle is the largest Gothic castle in Transylvania and the former residence of the Governor of Hungary. Then, we will drive to Alba Iulia to visit the 18th-century fortress, built during the Austrian administration of Transylvania. The visit of Alba Iulia will be a good opportunity to learn more about the history of Romania, as Alba Iulia was in the middle of the events throughout the 2.000 years of our country existence. Overnight in Apuseni Mountains.
Today we will take a walk around Rosia Montana, the former gold mining town. We will be able to visit the former galleries and learn about the rich history of mining in the area. In the afternoon, we can go to the nearby village to see the impressive basalt columns for a short walk to Detunata. Overnight in Apuseni Mountains.
hiking distance: 10 kilometres; the difference in altitude: 600 m
In the morning we will have a short walk in Rametea village, the quaint Hungarian village, at the foothills of the Apuseni mountains. Then we will go to Turda Gorges, where we will explore the narrow valley. We will go to Turda to visit the amazing Salt Mine transformed into a tourist attraction in the afternoon. Overnight in Cluj
hiking distance: 6 kilometres; the difference in altitude: 300 m
For the last day of our Romania walking tour we will spend the night in Cluj, to explore its historical district, visit the Botanical Garden or just relax before the flight back home.
*for groups larger than 8 persons, please ask for a customised offer
Florin took us for 4 days guided walking in the lovely Romanian countryside and through charming villages. Each morning he collected us (2 couples in our sixties) from our guest house, drove us to start point then guided us round a circular walk (about 6 miles). He told us about Romanian culture as we walked. Florin is a nice guy, speaks good English, and is a safe driver with a comfortable car. Always punctual and helpful.
It was hot in June so one day we asked to go higher and went into mountains.
Florin is developing our interest in wild flowers! Meadows were lovely, and we saw farmers cutting grass with scythes, horse and carts with hay, flocks of sheep (main risk of walking is shepherds’ dogs which protect sheep from bears but can be aggressive to people also!) You will not see bears. Highly recommend Florin.