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Explore the magnificent Carpathian mountains range - 2 mountains in 4 days

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Piatra Mare (Big Stone) Mountain, Piatra Craiului National Park (King's Stone)

Rates:

  • 2 persons: 240 euro/person
  • 4 persons: 220 euro/person

The package includes:

  • accommodation in 2 star pension with private facilities (day 1), 2 bedded room in a village guesthouse with shared facilities (day 2), dormitory in hut with basic facilities outside, no showers (day 3), all on BB (breakfast included)
  • maps and route notes
  • luggage transfer, all transfers per itinerary with a car

Not included:

  • lunches and dinners (can be provided at the places of accommodation)
  • entrance fees, transfers from/to airport
  • flight tickets, drinks, personal expenses, tips
  • entrance fees for "7 Ladders Canyon" (2,5 euro/pax) and Piatra Craiului National Park (1 euro/pax)

Solowalks program

Explore 2 mountains in 4 days in the magnificent Carpathian mountains range!

Piatra Mare (Big Stone) Mountain, Piatra Craiului National Park (King's Stone)
 

DESCRIPTION & FEATURES OF THE TREKKING TOUR
 

Tour highlights:
♦ Piatra Craiului mountauins and National park - with its narrow and saw-like ridge the mountains are considered to be one of the most beautiful in Carpathian mountains range
♦ Brasov is everything that Bucharest is not: a placid, gentle, civilized city of 300,000 people nestled in the Carpathian mountains. At present the 2-nd industrial centre after Bucharest and one of the main university, historic and tourist cities in Romania. Places of interest include remnants of a citadel built in 1553, The Black Church (14-th - 15-th centuries), the largest Gothic church in Romania and within the territory between Vienna and Istanbul.
♦ Bran castle is no doubt one of the milestones when traveling in Transylvania. Towers, narrow corridors, hidden premises - the castle offers many interesting facts and stories, mysterious enough to incite the legend lovers.
 

Day 1. Piatra mare Mountains - 7 Ladders canyon
The tour starts from Brasov. Transfer Brasov – to starting point of first trekking day: Piatra Mare Mountain (10 km). We start the trekking tour to the top of the mountain on yellow stripe sign (2 – 3 hours to the Chalet Piatra Mare – 1628 m) trekking through "7 Ladders canyon". This route is a medium one with narrow path, sometimes steep. Optional: hike to the top of the mountain (1843 m), from the Chalet, round trip about 2 hours. We go down on the red stripe sign (about 2 hours).  This route is an easy to medium one. "The Seven Ladders Canyon" it is one of the main attractions for the tourists hiking the rocky paths of the Piatra Mare (Big Rock) mountain. Transfer to Brasov. (7-8 hours, medium to hard effort, uphill/downhill walk: 800 m/800 m, appr. 16 km).
 

Day 2. Piatra Craiului Mountains - Magura village
Today you start exploring the Piatra Craiului National Park. Transfer from Brasov to Bran town (30 km). You walk from Bran to Magura or Pestera village on nice trails and dirt roads among beautiful forests, meadows and idyllic countryside passing by Magura village en route. Accommodation at a village guesthouse in Magura Village. Hiking time: 4-5 hours, uphill/downhill walk: 400 m/400 m, medium effort.


Day 3. La table - Curmatura hut
Today you trek in the heart of Piatra Craiului National Park - from Magura or Pestera Village to Curmatura hut (1470 m). The route climbs up to “La table” cross point where 8 different paths meet and continues on big meadows and nice coniferous forests to Curmatura hut (1470m); accommodation. Hiking time: 5-7 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 500m/100 m, medium effort.
 

Day 4. Curmatura hut – Zarnesti town – Bran Castle – Rasnov fortress
After the breakfast we continue our hiking to the Zarnesti town (the main gate to the Piatra Craiului National Park). Hiking time: 2-3 hours, downhill walk: 700 m, easy to medium. Sign: yellow stripe. We visit Bran Castle (famous as the Dracula castle it was built by the Knights of the Teutonic Order between 1211 – 1225) and Rasnov Fortress (the Fortress was built in stone and brick around by Rasnov’s inhabitants for refuge and defense). Optional: accommodation in Brasov or transfer to the airport.
 

Good to know:
♦ How the tour runs: You will be met at the hotel by our local supporting agent. After accommodation you will have an info meeting for discussing all details regarding the trek and receiving your maps and route notes. On each day, except day 3, you will be transferred to the starting point of the trek and met at the final point and transferred to your accommodation
♦ Routes and waymarks: You follow very well marked routes on clear paths that are part of the Carpathian hiking network. Most common waymark symbols are colored stripes, triangles, circles, etc
♦ Terrain: You follow mainly forest and meadows paths and dirt roads with gradual gaining of elevation. The “7 ladders canyon” (day 2) includes walking on steel ladders and bridges in a very narrow and spectacular gorge and might seem difficult or dangerous for some hikers and can be skipped.
♦ Luggage transport: There is organized transport of the luggage for each of the days, except day 3.

Details about trekking tour:

- optimal time: June - October

- transportation - car

- the tourist will carry luggage on day 3

- mountain tour requires a good physical shape, with resistance to low effort but for long duration

- accommodation is done in mountain chalets and boarding houses

- "7 Ladders Canyon" is closed Monday and because of weather conditions (thunderstorms, heavy rains).

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