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Trekking in Transylvania

8 days,Brasov to Brasov

Visit Dracula's castle in Bran, hike the undiscovered Romanian countryside, marvel at magnificent Carpathian views, savour 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 Castle. Guided walk in Brasov.
  • 7 breakfasts, 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 up to Postavaru Peak, taking the cable car up to 1800m and descending back to Brasov.

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)

Visit to Bran (Dracula's) Castle. Enjoy a trek with views across the in the spectacular Piatra Craiului (King’s Rock) National Park, home of the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project.

Day 5 Fagaras Mountains/Podragu Hut (1B)

Transfer to Victoria town, trek to Podragu Hut in Fagaras Mountains.

Day 6 Moldoveanu Peak /Podragu Hut (1B)

Trek a circuit from Podragu hut to Moldoveanu Peak, the highest peak in Romania, before returning back to the refuge.

Day 7 Viscri (1B,1D)

From Podragu Hut descend back to Olt Country and transfer to Viscri village. Stay overnight in a village guesthouse in Viscri and enjoy a traditional meal.

Day 8 Brasov (1B)

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