Village life in Transylvanian Carpathian mountains

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♦ Piatra Craiului National Park – with its narrow and saw-like ridge the mountains are considered to be
one of the most beautiful in Carpathian mountains range
♦ Bucegi Natural Park is Romania’s best-kept secret, rivalling Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains and the Alps
when it comes to trekking. Their many glaciers, canyons, caves and lakes offer a wealth of natural
beauty, history and adventure.
♦ Brasov – Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic,
baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the
most visited places in Romania. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site
and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval
ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films. Stroll around the old Town Hall
Square (Piata Sfatului) where you can admire colorfully painted and ornately trimmed baroque
structures. Take a peek inside the Black Church (Biserica Neagra), the largest gothic church between
Vienna and Istanbul. The interior is impressive and well-kept and houses one of the largest organs in
Eastern Europe.
♦ 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.





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Dress Code

Sport casual


Day 1

Day 1: Bucharest – Brasov
Arrive in Bucharest, the capital of Romania and start your transfer to Brasov. Easy Jet, Wizz Air and
Ryan Air all fly directly to Bucharest; Brasov is then accessible via a 2-hour train ride or a private
transfer. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons
as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambience. Visit the medieval
fortress, the Black Church and stroll the beautiful streets of the old town. Optional visit of Rhein Azuga
Cellar 1892, former Supplier of Romania’s Royal Court. Here you can discover the story of an
exceptional sparkling wine that holds the secrets of the traditional method and will impress you with
quality and freshness (wine tasting not included, Euro 11 pp).
Accommodation at a local 3* guesthouse

Day 2

Day 2: Breakfast. We drive to Bran Castle. The clients visit the Castle and my driver wait for them and
than we drive directly to Magura village. Accommodation 3 nights at a 3* local guesthouse. Today
they do a gentle and very nice walk crossing the beautiful mountain villages Magura and Pestera (on a
wide road, about 3 hours, aprx. 8 – 9 km – no need to provide the gps track), with an optional stop to
the oldest guesthouse in the National Park (depending of availability – please book it with 1 day
before) for a cheese tasting and/or an eco lunch – it costs around 10 euro/person, they pay on the
P.S. This is a relatively short day, when you can fit the sightseeing of Bran Castle just before starting
the walk.

Day 3

Day 3: Piatra Craiului National Park – the trail to Bran Village
Breakfast. Piatra Craiului National Park – Magura village – Bran village. You start the trekking tour
from the guesthouse, following the main route which links Bucegi Mountains to the Piatra Craiului
National Park. The route is medium one, through forest and meadows, with great views to both
mountains and to the Bran area with his mountain villages. (4-5 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill
walk: 450 m/750 m, appr. 8 km). Transfer back at the guesthouse (approx. 30 minutes).

Day 4

Day 4: Breakfast. The heart of Piatra Craiului National Park – Pestera Village – Curmatura chalet (1470
m) – Magura village. From the guesthouse we continue ahead, to Pestera Village, following the white
stripe – red stripe – white stripe sign. We pass next to the houses from two villages, Magura and
Pestera, and, after 700 meters we can se to the left, down in the valley, a monastery. We continue the
trekking tour on the red cross sign, about 1 – 1 ½ hour, to the “La table” point (this is a cross point
where 8 trekking routes meet). From here we follow the same sign, red cross, follow nice and large
meadows, hardwood and pine forest to the bottom of the Piatra Craiului Mountain (“Rock of the King”
or “King’s Stone”) for about 30 minutes. The road now is a forest one. You reach to a junction in about
30 minutes, you turn to the left and follow the forest road that climbs into the forest. After 20 minutes
with no signs, you see 2 signs, red and yellow triangle which go to the Curmatura chalet (about 1
hour). So, from the guesthouse to Curmatura chalet you supposed to walk between 3 and 4 hours on
a medium route. You can have lunch to the chalet and than you continue the trek back to Magura
village, following the yellow stripe (2 hours of descending – easy). (6-7 hours, medium effort,
uphill/downhill walk: 500 m/ 700 m, appr. 22 km).

Day 5

Day 5: Magura Village – Pestera – Sirnea – Fundata
Breakfast. Today you will pass by a few beautiful mountain villages in National Park Piatra Craiului –
Magura – Pestera – Sirnea (the first touristic village of Romania) – Fundata.
Walking for the day: 4-6 hours, 15 km, 1083 m elevation gain, 890 m elevation loss.
Accommodation at a hand-picked 3-star guesthouse in Fundata village for 2 nights.

Day 6

Day 6: Fundata Circular Walk
Breakfast. Today you will have a circular walk around the village of Fundata (3 – 4 hours, easy to
medium, uphill/downhill walk: 300 m/300 m). Surrounded by the Bucegi Mountains and the Piatra
Craiului Mountains, Fundata’s altitude of 1,360 m makes it the highest village in Romania.
Walking for the day: 3-4 hours, 10 km, 300 m elevation gain, 300 m elevation loss.

Day 7

Day 7: Breakfast. Transfer from the pension to the starting point of the trekking tour in Bucegi Natural
Park (about 30 minutes of driving). You follow the yellow triangle sign, on a wide forest road, for
about 1 – 1 ½ hour. After that you cross a small river and start to climb a steep part, with forest, for
about 20 minutes, and you reach in a nice meadow. Stop for a rest and than continue the route, now
much easier, until in a big meadow with a former sheep farm on the right side. Optional: from this
point in about 1 hour, round trip, you can visit, following the red cross sign, the “Evil waterfall”. Back
in the meadow you follow the metal poles with blue triangle sign, crossing the meadow from left to
the right, in diagonal, uphill. You go mainly up from here and in about 1 hour you reach to a forest
road and than to a sheep farm. You can make a stop and taste the cheese made here (from June to
September) for an small extra cost or cigarettes. From the sheep farm you follow the red triangle sign
from the rocks or metal poles. At some point, after 1 km from the sheep farm, you see a big rock with
the sign on it. You follow the sign, pass nearby a former Hunting house, now in ruin, and in about 1-1
½ hours you reach to the main forest road. Transfer to Brasov (approx. 40 minutes). Accommodation
at a local 3* guesthouse.
Walking for the day: 7-8 hours, 14 km, 800 m elevation gain, 800 m elevation loss.
5-7 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 800 m/ 800 m, appr. 14 km).

Day 8

Day 8: Departure or Continue Travel
(optional private transfer to Bucharest International Airport)



– day 2 Brasov – Bran
– day 3 Bran – Magura
– day 6 from Fundata to starting point walk Bucegi mountain and back to Brasov (including the
Luggage transfers
– day 2 Bran – Magura
– day 5 Magura – Fundata
– day 7: Fundata – Brasov (in the same car with the clients)
maps, road book, gps tracks
7x accommodation with breakfast
5x dinner (day 2 – day 6)
Not included: transfer from / to the airport, lunch packages, dinner day 1 and day 7, entrance Bran
Castle aka Dracula’s Castle (ca. 11 euro), Bucegi Natural Park (ca. 7 euro) and Piatra Craiului National
Park (ca. 1 euro)
Bran Castle is opened at 12:00 Monday!
What is the surcharge for private transfer (in case they don’t want to take the train)?
Bucharest airport – Brasov (one way / car max. 2-3 people): 110 GBP /car/one way / 4 people (we
use a minibus) 180 GBP /minibus/one way.
Train schedules: cfrcalatori.ro / https://regiocalatori.ro/
Shuttle buses from Bucharest airport to Brasov and back: direct-aeroport.ro or brasovaeroport.
ro or transferairport.ro/ro/
For day 6 there are 7 routes to download (we provide the gps track from the guesthouse to the church
of the Fundata village where they have a panel with all routes): https://cem.ro/downloads/


Upgrade in Brasov for accommodation: Bella Muzica or similar (eg. Gott, Casa Wagner, Annapolis –
depending of availability): extra 29 GBPperson/night
Night 1 & 7 Brasov (breakfast only): Casa Timar or Hotel Bella Muzica or similar hotels as Bella Muzica
(eg. Gott, Casa Wagner, Annapolis – depending of availability)
Nights 2 to 6 – breakfast and dinner
Magura village: Pepino guesthouse or Nea Marin or Casa Dobre or Villa Hermani or Mosorel (for
Mosorel: extra 20 GBP person/night in double room; 30 euro/night/single room), depending of
availability. Our first option is Pepino, the clients were very happy with that one, it is cozy and homy.
Anyhow all are ok: we had clients in every one!
Fundata village: Recanto Guesthouse or Creasta de Vis or similar, depending of availability.


Net Rates IN GBP :
1 pax: 790
2 pax: 570 pp
3 pax: 530 pp
4 pax: 539 pp – we use a minibus
5 pax: 505 pp
6 pax: 480 pp
Supplement single: 180