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Trekking in Transylvania

8 days,Brasov to Brasov

Visiting 'Dracula's Castle' in Bran, hiking the undiscovered Romanian countryside, marvelling at magnificent Carpathian views, savouring Romanian culture and history.


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Enter the world of legend and embrace the myth of Count Dracula as you trek through the rugged wilderness of Romania. Ancient border roads and shepherds’ trails will reward active adventurers willing to break a sweat with stunning mountain scenery populated with bears, wolves and lynx. You'll stay in simple guesthouses and travel in small groups with local guides for a truly authentic insight into this wild corner of Europe. From steep dramatic slopes to small one-school, one-pub villages, experience the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains.

What's Included

  • All accompanied day hikes as indicated in the itinerary. Entrance and tour of Bran (Dracula's) castle, guided walk in Brasov.
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. (Allow EUR120-140 for meals not included)
  • Guesthouses (5 nts), simple mountain refuge (2 nts)
  • Walking, minivan
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 14, Avg 10
Day 1 Brasov

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Carpathian Mountains/Brasov (1B)

Complete a stunning day trek on the Piatra Mare Circuit, including the Seven Stairs Canyon, in the Carpathian Mountains.

Day 3 Bucegi Mountains/Bran (1B,1D)

Transfer to Bran, and trek the Bucegi Mountains Circuit.

Day 4 Piatra Craiului National Park/Bran (1B,1D)

Enjoy a full day trek in the spectacular Piatra Craiului (King’s Rock) National Park, home of the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project.

Day 5 Fagaras Mountains/ Valea Sambetei Refuge (1B)

Visit to Bran (Dracula's) Castle, transfer to Sambata Monastery, trek to Valea Sambetei Refuge in Fagaras Mountains.

Day 6 Moldoveanu Peak/Valea Sambetei Refuge (1B)

Trek a circuit from Valea Sambetei Refuge to Moldoveanu Peak, the highest peak in Romania, before returning back to the refuge.

Day 7 Viscri (1B,1D)

Descend from the refuge via the monastery. Stay overnight in a village guesthouse in Viscri and enjoy a traditional meal.

Day 8 Brasov (1B,1L)

Visit the fortified church and take a carriage ride around the village. Afternoon transfer to Brasov, where tour finishes on arrival.
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