Our hike was short, but challenging. Meaning that in one day we have to climb Moldoveanu peak, the highest one in Romanian mountains and to arrive to Balea Lake on Transfagarasean highway. Plan was simple, on first day we climb Moldoveanu peak and sleep at Podragu hut, next day we hike from Podragu to Balea Lake.
And this we did, on a loooong first day hiking, 9 1/2 hours, climbing 1926 meters during 22 km. Starting early morning from Ucea de Sus village, is a plus, because the first part of the day is on low morning temperatures. By climbin… (>>>)
The Postavaru Mountains, the Piatra Craiului National Park and the Bucegi Natural Park were our playground for an intensive four-days mountain biking adventure at the beginning of the 2018 season.
Our guests were a group of French “VTT-istes” from Lyon area. They enjoyed the great landscapes, the nice weather, the delicious local food, and, of course, the great trails.
We are slowly but firmly building a proper French Connection, putting Romania on the top destinations list for “les VTTistes français̶… (>>>)
At the end of March snow Gods were on our side, snow was enough and good quality for our cross country skiing tour in Bucegi and Postavaru mountains.
The group of happy people from Genova enjoy the tour all the time, despite the weather conditions, low visibility, cold and windy, but hey, is March, is winter!
We use the gps to find the Sphinx of Bucegi, but we find it, so foggy was up there!
Enjoy the photos,
Iulian, March 2018
Neve , neve e ancora neve!!! una forte perturbazione ha interessato la Romania durante la nostra vaca… (>>>)
First we were in Fagaras mountains, and we take advantage of good snow. And then the low temperatures, cloudy weather and strong winds make us to leave with a day early to Bucegi mountains. And as always, weather was on our side, during the traverse from Simon mountain village to Ialomita valley but also on next days. Powder and blu sky! A reward for us, for beeing patient in Fagaras mountains!
Enjoy the photos and the video,
Iulian, March 2018
Seit Jahren stand es im Raum, dass wir mal in den Karpaten Skitouren gehen. 2017 war der Entschlus… (>>>)
The trails we do hike tours, mountain biking adventures or trail running trips for three seasons along the year suffer a magical transformation during the winter months. No flocks of sheep or scattered cows grazing on the vast pastures, no dogs roaming around the deserted farms, nothing to disturb a frozen landscape. Everything comes to a stand still, as if mesmerized by the truly unique landscape.
If you are lucky, as Philippa and David were, to have your trip programmed just when some fresh snow is coming, it gets even better. … (>>>)
Michael and his wife Bianca were here, in Bucegi mountains last year at begin of January, and we did a ski touring, splitboard and snowshoeing trip in Bucegi mountains. We start at Sinaia resort, on beautiful spring time, even if was 5th of January, enjoying some some sunny days in Bucegi central part, and ending in big powder snow in Simon and Moeciu de Sus mountain villages!
And this winter Michael together with another two friends, return to our mountains again. West Fagaras and Bucegi mountains. As always, at Barcaciu hutte, we were … (>>>)
This is happening when you son study medicine in Cluj Napoca University: you go to visit him, but you bring your ski touring gear with you, because are some nice mountains and powder to ski!
And this Octavian and Bettina did, they came for a ski tour in Fagaras and Bucegi montains, one of the best and most accessible mountains for ski touring in Romania.
Even if the weather at Balea lake was a truly winter weather, cold and wind storms, we enjoyed blue sky and powder snow during our trips in Bucegi mountains.
Enjoy the photos,
Iulian, Februar… (>>>)
The rolling hills of the Bran Country are a perfect place for hiking and mountain biking tours for most of the year, but they are also a brilliant destination for ski shoeing or, when snow allows it, for some incredible Back Country skiing days.
The mountain villages of Simon, Magura, Pestera and Sirnea, the lower altitude trails of the Piatra Craiului National Park and the Bucegi Natural Park were the scenery in which we thoroughly enjoyed five days of great outdoors.
Mystic forests, traditional wooden houses, friendly people, frie… (>>>)
Well, well, well the three ladies from Hong Kong spent a second consecutive summer holiday in Romania, and this time they brought Clara too.
As last year holiday, this one was a share between exploring Romanian cuisine and nature, but on different regions of the country. And like this we realized that Romania is quite big, and you can spend many holidays around.
We started with some boats trip and birdwatching in Danube Delta, exploring almost all the Delta from Sfantu Gheorghe to Letea forest, and surroundings, with good accommodati… (>>>)
Romanian mountains can be a destinations for short trips, hiking, walking, mountain biking, and why not, for ski touring.
With a lot of experience and a good logistic, but off course, with good weather and snow conditions, we enjoyed 4 days of ski touring in Bucegi mountains, on last March.
I meet Nicolas many years ago, he’s now based in France, but he still love Carpathian mountains, and with each occasion he share his love with his friends in France. Yes, I know, the French have the Alps, and many other impressive and well know mounta… (>>>)