Belgian group of hikers enjoying a tour in Fagaras and Bucegi mountains, Romania

Belgian group of hikers enjoying a tour in Fagaras and Bucegi mountains, RomaniaHiking in Romania it is an unexpected experience for most of the visitors. And like this it was for the Belgium group of hikers from this August. As they are coming from a flat country like Belgium, cycling is the most common sport there. Also, they were good for hiking too, especially on  long hikes witch involve a lot of climbing. Not the last, they were jealous when they saw Transfagarasean highway, a long asphalt road with climb 1500 meters, in central part of Fagaras mountains. Of course I told them that our Swedish friends  climb it on a record time, and like this may appear a new tour in Romania, cycling on mountain roads, what they do not have in Belgium.

The tour was pleasant, they play football and they cycle together since many years, so the mood and the jokes from each evening was on the right place.

As many times, one of the highlights of the tour was the lunch in Ucea de Sus village, on my grand mother court yard 🙂

Enjoy the photos,
Iulian, October 2014

Dear Julian,
it was really a great 9 days trekking in the Carpathians. Meeting you on the airport in Buckarest we immediately felt that we made the right choice to to go with you for our yearly trekking in a new unknown region. For sure at the end of the trekking we realized that you presented us an optimal combination some cultural visits (e.g. the amazing castle in Sinaia) and trekking days in the mountains variating day after day. We appreciated that you build up from the first day a strong understanding of our group, putted clear rules to start but allowing all flexibility when possible, warning if necessary. That’s what a good guide should do ! And we visited great places, steep valleys, spectacular views both in the Bucegi mountains and the Fagaras mountains. Both unique and different. Also the accommodations was really o.k. variating from a luxury hotel to simple mountain hut in the very charming and special place around the Podragu hut. Even if the weather was a bit unsteady, we did fantastic trekking thanks also to your ability to make the best choices on the routes to follow !
On behalves of all our 10 Belgians we can recommend everybody to contact you if you have plans to hike in Romania,
Dirk Engels, Lier, Belgium

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