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Piatra Craiului National Park From Brasov Day Hiking Tour

  • 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 5- to 10-hour route suited to the small group’s ability level
Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov
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Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov
USD 41.85
Trek among one of the most scenic parts of the Carpathian Mountains on a small-group hiking tour to Piatra Craiului National Park. Round-trip transport from Brasov means there’s no need to rent a car to experience craggy peaks, dense forests, sheep farms, and quaint villages. Hike for several hours with an experienced guide, stopping for lunch at either a traditional guesthouse or mountain hut to absorb local culture and cuisine.
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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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hiking in Bucegi and Piatra Craiului

Excellent hike in the Bucegi mountains and visiting a sheepfold on day 1, hiking up to Shepherd's Peak (La Om) on day 2 and finally a breath-taking climb to the Tower. Everything was well planned, meals, accommodation and our guide, Mihai, was superb.

Thank garnar89
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You booked with us one of the best hike and you done it perfect! Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Awesome hike with a good and professional guide

This was definitely one of our best experiences in Romania, the mountains and the nature are so beautiful. Even the rain during the first part of the hike didn't bother us. Our guide Bogdan was absolutely amazing, really professional, supportive and positive. We didn't have...More

Thank verawkauppinen
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you for your review, Vera! Indeed, Bogdan is quite a guide and the day hike in Piatra Craiului National Park a real experience!

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Mihail your the best

Best tour we have ever been on Mihail our guide was a great guy, informative both with the natural beauty of Piatra Craiului Park, but also the history of Transylvania and Brasov He was both kind and generous with his time, and very patient in...More

1  Thank Alan R
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you Alan for your review! Indeed the day trek in Piatra Craiului National Park is a real experience: you hike in one of the most beautiful mountains of Romania!

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Excellent for nature lovers

The hike itself was exactly what we were looking for; spectacular scenery and the right amount of challenge. Our guide Cristian was excellent; passionate about nature and wildlife, it really gave us a deeper understanding of the area.

Thank mojokiss
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

You are right: the hiking in Piatra Craiului National Park it is a true experience! Thank you for choosing us!

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Chapeau and Gratitude to Mihai of Active Travel!

Chapeau and gratitude to Mihai Craciun of Active Travel for his remarkable leadership and guidance of a 7-hour moderate-to-difficult hike in the Piatra Craiului national park. The choice of trail was excellent -- a good mix of canyons, meadows, vista points and forest, as was...More

1  Thank Ayala555
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you for your review! What can I add more? You did it by choosing the right travel partner!

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