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Transylvania Trekking Tour & Bears Watching - 8 days

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Wow...7 days together exploring 3 mountains around Transylvania: Piatra Mare, Bucegi and Piatra Craiului National Park and one day visit to Sighisoara town, also known as the pearl of Transylvania, the birth place of count Dracula.

Rates:

  • 554 euro/person for a group of 14
  • 593 euro/person for a group of 12
  • 593 euro/person for a group of 10
  • 665 euro/person for a group of 8
  • 785 euro/person for a group of 6
  • 859 euro/person for a group of 4

The package includes:

  • 7 nights in family run guesthouses, HB (7 breakfast & 7 dinner included)
  • 1 or 2 English speaking mountain guides through the program
  • all transfers
  • day trip To Sighisoara
  • entrance fee to Adventure Park in Brasov
  • bike rental
  • entrance fee to '7 Ladders Canyon'
  • bears watching program

Not included:

  • airfare, tips, travel insurance, meals and drinks not listed in the program
  • entrance fees to Bran Castle (6 euro) and Sighisoara (Clock Tower – about 3 euro)

Transylvania Trekking Tour & Bears Watching - 8 days

DESCRIPTION & FEATURES OF THE TREKKING TOUR

Day 1. Arrival at Bucharest airport and transfer to Pestera village. We spend 2 nights to the oldest guesthouse in Piatra Craiului National Park. Accommodation in big dormitories with 2, 4 or 8 beds rooms, shared facilities, with outstanding views of the mountains.

Day 2. Walk to the rustic Curmatura hut into the Piatra Craiului National Park where we will have a drink and lunch and then walk back to Casa Folea (Duration: 7 - 8 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 400 m/600 m). In the evening BBQ in a sheep farm (1 hour walking from the guesthouse - depending of the weather, also).

Day 3. Today we hike on the highest peak of Piatra Craiului National Park (2238 m) - depending of the weather and of the group - and than we descent on the other side of the mountain, some parts with chains, to Zarnesti. This route is for experienced tourist. (Duration: 7 - 8 hours, hard, uphill/downhill walk: 1200 m/1200 m). In case the weather is not good will follow the trek to Zarnesti village (Duration: 2 - 3 hours, easy to medium, downhill walk: 400 m. Overnight in a welcoming guesthouse in Zarnesti.

Day 4. Transfer to Brasov (50 km). Easy hike to the "7 Ladders" canyon from Piatra Mare Massif . (Duration: 2-3 hours, easy to medium effort). In the afternoon we will spend 3 hours in the “Parc Aventura Brasov” – biggest adventure park in Eastern Europe, located only 15 minutes driving from Piatra Mare Massif.

Day 5. Visit to the Bran Castle a.k.a Dracula's Castle. Walk in the Bucegi Mountains with splendid views of the Craiului Mountains and then to Moieciu village. Transfer to Bran (Duration: 5 - 6 hours, medium effort).

Day 6. Full day biking tour in the National Park. (Duration: 5 - 6 hours, medium effort).

In the evening we will have the bears watching program (about 4 - 5 hours). From June to August the probability to see bears are 70-90% (so we have a chance to see them!).

Day 7. Day trip to Sighisoara (Zarnesti – Sighisoara: 147 km). Sighisoara - the birth place of count Dracula. The town is UNESCO heritage listed and it is also known as the pearl of Transylvania. Located on the Tarnava Mare River, the town was built by Saxons between the 12th and 17th centuries. Eleven towers guard Sighisoara's walls, among them Tailors' Tower and Shoemakers' Tower.

Day 8. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Details about trekking tour:
- optimal time: May - October
- number of participants: minimum 1, maximum 14; from 12 to 14 people we have 2 mountain guides
- transportation will be chosen according to the number of participants
- mountain tour requires a good physical shape, with resistance to medium effort
- certified mountain guide during the entire trekking tour
- the route could be changed because of the weather conditions
- we can not guarantee that we will see animals (bears, deers and wolves), but we can guarantee beautiful landscapes.
- Compulsory equipment: waterproof hiking boots and clothes; warm clothes.

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