Month: Saturday August 29th, 2015

Rumänien, Wanderung in den südlichen Karpaten

Nach zahlreichen Hüttenwanderungen in den Alpen (E5 und Berliner Höhenweg), den Dolomiten und Korsika in den vergangenen Jahren haben wir uns dieses Jahr entschieden, den Empfehlungen von Freunden zu folgen und in die Karpaten nach Rumänien aufzubrechen. Wir wollten in die unberührte Natur, Land und Leute kennenlernen und vom stressigen Alltag abspannen. Über eine kurze Internetrecherche (die alles in allem nicht viele Treffer ergeben hat) sind wir erst im April auf die Internetseite von Iulian Cozma Outdoor Adventur… (>>>)

Mountain biking Romania, Bucegi Circuit with an old Cannondale Lefty bike

Christian came to Romania, from Switzerland, with an old Cannondale bike, hand made in USA, to do our Bucegi Circuit, a six-days mountain biking tour. It was also supposed to be a retiring party for the old bike, to be replaced by a brand new 27.5 full suspension bike.

And a party it was, with perfect weather, perfect trails, relaxed atmosphere – hand made in Romania, by mtbtours.ro and mountainguide.ro  🙂

Horia, August 2015… (>>>)

Hiking Fagaras main ridge, Romanian mountains – meeting high expectations

Things looked pretty difficult when Linda told me, upon arrival, that this trip to Romania was presented to her as “the best hiking trip one can have””. Not before mentioning, as a side note, that she had traveled across the continents, seeing most the world known attractions around the globe :-). In between trips, she was living in a quiet island, famous around the world for harbouring the capital city of British Columbia, Canada.

That’s what I’d call high expectations, I told myself while driving t… (>>>)

Romania, Hiking Piatra Craiului national park and Bucegi mountains

I meet Artur and his friends 5 years ago, when we hiked in Fagaras mountains, traversing the main ridge from Bracaciu hut to Podragu hut, with a climb to the highest peaks in Romania. And after five years, they returned for another hike, this time in Piatra Craiului national park, Bucegi mountains and on Brasov backyard, the high hills of Bran area. I was happy to meet them again, and enjoy some sunny days on South Carpathian mountains! Our tour start with two days hike in Piatra Craiului national park, then we moved towards East, Moeciu de … (>>>)

Hiking Romania, Bucegi and Ciucas mountains, South Carpathian mountains

Even priests love nature, so on middle of June I had the pleasure to hike and talk with Karl Heintz, a priest from Bottrop, Germany. As always in June, we were hiking on the blooming period for mountain flowers, including the Rhododendrons, those beautiful mountain flowers. Our tour start in Bucegi mountains, and the original plan was to go to Fagaras area after Bucegi. But some last changes taking in consideration the weather forecast, bring us to Ciucas mountains, a small but beautiful mountain range in South East of Transylvania, n… (>>>)

mountainbike in rumanien, den ciucas bucegi und piatra craiului nationalpark

Die Tour war super. Ich wollte dir schon früher ein Feedback geben aber ich war im Stress! Der Guide war sensationel d.h. nicht nur konditionell sehr gut sondern was uns am meisten überrascht hat war seine professionalität im Bezug auf Reparaturlösungen und dann die Fotos und den Reisebericht den er auf mountain biking in Transylvania – Romania reingetellt hat. Diesmals war es auch eine Materialschlacht da das Wetter die ersten zwei Tage Wetter schlecht war waren die Trails sehr nass und rutschig. Zum Anderen waren die Trail… (>>>)

Mountain biking Romania, Ciucas, Bucegi and Piatra Craiului national park

Two words come to mind when remembering our six days expert mountain biking trip we organized for four Austrian riders. Brutal und Total. I kept hearing those two words day after day, trail after trail, uphill after uphill and descent after descent. I am not a German language expert, but it was pretty obvious our friends were really excited by their mountain biking experience in the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains.

We covered five different mountains – Ciucaș, Grohotișului, Baiului, Bucegi and Piatra Craiului –… (>>>)

Bergwandern Rumänien, Bucegi und Fagaras Bergen

Wir haben mit Iulian eine mehrtägige Tour im Fagaras Gebirge gemacht. Alles war bestens organisiert und mit seiner freunlichen und kompetenten Art war er ein super angenehmer und liebenswerter Guide. Es ist eine unglaublich schöne Gebirgslandschaft mit herrlicher Vegetation und sehr freundlichen Menschen wie z.B. Hirten die man unterwegs trifft. Iulian hat sogar organisiert, daß ich immer vegetarisches Essen bekommen habe, das fande ich ganz toll und aufmerksam. Ausserdem hat er super tolle Photos gemacht die er uns nac… (>>>)

Hiking Romania, Bucegi and Fagaras mountains

We made a Trekking with Iulian in Fagaras Mountains. It was a great trip and everything was very well organized. It is a beautiful mountain landscape with a magnificent vegetation. Iulian is very friendly and competent Guide! He is highly recommended as a Guide and Companian. We are sure that we will be back for another tour! Kerstin und Ollo, Germany, July 2015

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