Walking in Romania

Do you want to do a walking trip in one of the nicest areas from Romania on summer of 2011 ?  The walking tours start from Sinaia town, with the visit of Peles Castle and Sinaia Monastery, going up to Omu peak in Bucegi mountains, traversing the hills of Bran castle, visiting Bran castle and not the last a visit of Brasov city! Accommodation will be in hotels and one night at Folea farm in Piatra Craiului national park.

General things:
– equipment what each member have to have and have to wear and carry on a day tour backpack of 20-30 litres, good mountain boots, rain clothes, warm clothes (fleece, gloves, hat), walking poles, sun glasses, sun cream, water bottle, personal medicamentation if is necessary, personal things – photo camera, batteries, films/media storage etc.
– if any person is under medicamentation program I have to know before the trip what type of medicamentation sh/he take and for what reason. I reserve the right to refuse any person who is under serious medicamentation program.
– the transport will be done with a Mercedes Sprinter bus, with air conditioned. Extra luggage will be transported by bus when is necessary. Please note that during the trip you will not have access to your main luggage!
– accommodation will be in hotels in the conditions described below.
– the participants have to carry on his/her backpacks the personal equipment, water bottle, picnic, etc
– groups will be leaded by me Iulian Cozma, English speaking mountain guide and one more licensed mountain guide, German speaking.

Grade of the tour: – walking – T1 grade from Swiss Alpine Club http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAC-Wanderskala

Well-paved road. Flat or slightly sloping terrain, no danger of falling

Each tour start on Sunday and end on Saturday. Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 16.
Price per person 699 EURO/person in double room. Dead line for booking with 28 days before the trip start. The price include accommodation, transportation during the trip in Romania, all the meals, English and German speaking mountain guides. Please not that the lunch will be as sandwiches.

Price do not include the flight price, personal insurance and personal expenses during the trip. Each participant have to have medical insurance who cover hiking activities, and please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter repatriation in the event of illness of injury.

Day 1. Individual arrival in Bucharest airport. Transfer by minibus to Sinaia town, accommodation at Palace hotel, 3* conditions, http://www.palace-sinaia.ro . Accommodation will be in double rooms. A welcome dinner on a traditional Romanian restaurant.
Included: transfer, dinner, accommodation.

Day 2. Visit Sinaia monastery and Peles castle. Duration 1 ½ hours. After the visit transfer by minibus to Predeal town, duration 40 minutes. From Predeal we start a walk of 4-5 hours to Azuga town, over Clabucetul Taurului peak, 1520 m high. This peak offer one of the best views over East part of Bucegi mountains. After the walk, transfer back to our hotel in Sinaia, http://www.palace-sinaia.ro . Duration of the transfer 30 minutes.
Included: Peles tickets, transfer, breakfast, sandwiches as lunch, dinner, accommodation, guide

Day 3. After breakfast transfer by minibus for 20 minutes to Busteni town, and we’ll go up to Babele rocks by cable car, at 2200 m high. From here we do a round tour, to Caraiman heroes cross and Omu peak, 2507 m high, the highest peak in Bucegi mountains, returning to Babele cable car. Total duration of the tour 5 – 5 ½ hours. Descending by cable car to Busteni town, and transfer for 1 hour to Cheia village, on West part of Bucegi mountains. Accommodation at Cheile Gradistei hotels, 3* conditions, in double rooms, www.cheilegradistei.ro The main luggage will be transported by minibus to Cheile Gradistei, we just take with us a day tour backpack.
Included: transfer, cable cars tickets, breakfast, sandwiches as lunch, dinner, accommodation ,guide

Day 4. Start a walk of 5 hours on the hills of Bran area villages, from Cheia village to Simon village. The walk offer a very nice paronama over West part of Bucehi mountains. After the walk we’ll visit Bran castle. Return at Cheile Gradistei by minibus will take 30 minutes. Accommodation at Cheile Gradistei hotels.
Included: transfer, Bran castle ticket (not included the photo fee), breakfast, sandwiches as lunch, dinner, accommodation, guide

Day 5 – Walking from Cheile Gradistei to Fundata and Fundatica mountain villages. Duration 5-6 hours. Accommodation at Cheile Gradistei hotel, 3* conditions.
Included: breakfast, sandwiches as lunch, dinner, accommodation, guide

Day 6 – Transfer by minibus for 20 minutes to Bran village, and start a walk over Magura hill to Folea guest house, in Pestera village. Duration 5 hours. Accommodation in double rooms, common bathrooms, at Casa Folea.
Included: breakfast, sandwiches as lunch, dinner, accommodation, guide

Day 7 – Walking from Folea guest house to Zarnesti town, over the hills of Piatra Craiului mountains. Duration 4-5 hours. Lunch will be served at Curmatura hut, 1550 m high. Descending to Zarnesti town will be thru Prapastiile Zarnestilor gorges. On this day we’ll visit a sheep farm. After the walk transfer by minibus for 1 hour to Brasov city. Accommodation at Kolping hotel, 3* conditions, in double rooms, www.hotel.kolping.ro. Kolping hotel is situated at 10 minutes walk from Black Church, in the center of the city.
Included: transfer, breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, guide

Day 8 – Visit Brasov city, and transfer to Bucharest airport. Duration of the transfer 3 hours. End of the program.
Included: transfer, breakfast

For any inquiries or any question please feel free to contact me by email at contact@mountainguide.ro or by phone at +40 744 327 686

See you on hills of Romania!

Iulian Cozma
www.mountainguide.ro

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