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Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov

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Explore the pristine Piatra Craiului National Park on this small-group day hiking tour from Brașov. With an expert guide, head to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains and follow one of two 5- to 6-hour routes, according to the weather and your group’s preferences. Depending on your route, cross the narrow Zarnesti Gorge, walk through forests and meadows, learn about local industries such as mountain shepherding and cheese-making, and visit mountain villages or a mountain hut for a rustic lunch. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience. Entrance fees not included.
Highlights
  • Explore Romania’s Piatra Craiului National Park on a day trip from Brasov
  • Hike through the forests, meadows, and valleys of the Carpathian Mountains
  • Complete a rigorous route suited to the small group’s ability level
  • See the Zarnesti Gorge, learn local shepherding, and taste traditional food
What to Expect
Leave central Brasov with a group limited to eight people. On the hourlong ride to Piatra Craiului National Park, learn the area’s history and choose between two hiking itineraries (from 6 to 9 miles (10 to 14.5 kilometers) and 5 to 6 hours). On the easy-to-moderate route, spot wildlife while exploring the park’s forested lower slopes. Stop at the two traditional villages—Magura and Pestera—recharging with hearty country fare (own expense), such as polenta and lentil soup, at a local guesthouse. On the moderate-to-hard route, cross the Zarnesti Gorge, sample cheese at a local sheep farm, and dine at a mountain hut (own expense). Extend for three to four hours with an optional hike up part of Piatra’s main ridge to an elevation of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters). On the way back to Brasov, stopping at Bran Castle, Romania’s most famous castle (entrance fee own expense), is also an option.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Muzeul Județean de Istorie, Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
  • Professional mountain guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to Piatra Craiului National Park
  • Entrance fee to Bran Castle
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked this day hiking tour and I had the pleasure to be guided by Marian. He is an expert and professional guide who is very passionate about his job. We were a small group of three people all with different levels of fitness and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 642laurettav
MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Laura, thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Marian was a great guide from start to finish! We had a wonderful trek up to a mountain Lodge (Cabana Curmatura) and back, we also visited a Citadel on our way back to Brasov... Was it worth it? Yes! Would I recommend it? Yes! Would...More

Thank RobertI1248
MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Robert!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a private one day tour with Marian at Piatra Craiului National Park. We couldn't have asked for a better guide neither a better way to spend our Sunday. The hike is of easy to medium difficulty so a certain level of fitness is...More

Thank CalliopePapas
MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I thank you so much for your detailed review and for booking with us, Kallio!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the (private) day hike into the national park and Marian was our guide. He knows his business! We learned about local flora, fauna and geography along the trip. The stop at the midway mountain lodge (Cabana Curmatura) for lunch was amazing. We...More

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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Indeed, it is a great day hike. Piatra Craiului National Park is one of the most beautiful mountains of Romania! Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 9 August 2019

We had so much fun on the hike with Marian who led us safely through the rainy forest into the alpine pasture and up to the saddle. A grand day out with a superb guide who soldiered on despite a head injury. I especially loved...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Neil W
MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Neil! Indeed, it was quite a hike!

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