Schlagwort: Romania

Ski mountaineering in Romania, Bucegi and Fagaras mountains

Ski mountaineering in Romania, Bucegi and Fagaras Mountains 05-11.03.2012

If I would say that this week was perfect, I’d lie. Not all the days were sunny, and not everywhere we had the best snow. I had even lost a few good photo shots, but behind all this the tour was nearly perfect.

I met them at the Airport and from the first look I knew that all of them will all be good, very good. Their Latin blood and the very relaxed way of being helped very much to what was about to come: A dream week.

First day on the mountain was used mainly to reach our hut an… (>>>)

Entire traverse of Fagaras mountains main ridge

I start speaking with Sheila about a hiking tour in Romania three years ago…on 2008.  Her wish was to do a hiking tour which will fulfill her hiking experience around the world. So, after three years when she find time to do the tour, she came for the tour, the full traverse of Fagaras mountains main ridge!

It is a challenging tour, during we hiked aprox 95 km, climb ~ 7500 m, and descending another 7500 m, all of this on only 5 days. And yes, we carried on our backpacks all the equipment, sleeping bag, mattress,  clothes, food for five da… (>>>)

Exploring Fagaras mountains

It was a tour like the tours have to be! I’m not saying that I not enjoy all my tours, because I really enjoy all my tours, but this one was special because of the tranquility of the Astird, Susanne and Holger, and not the last, because like all this summer, the weather was the right one for a hike in Fagaras mountains!

Our tour start from Ucea de Sus village, at the bottom of Fagaras mountains, with a hike of 6 1/2 hours to Podragu hut, where we arrived just with seconds before a heavy rain start, but as I said, we were lucky with the weather.  … (>>>)

Hiking vacation in Fagaras mountains and Ucea de Sus village

Omer, Ray, Or and Oran came to Romania form Israel to hike in the Fagaras Mountains. And some epic hiking they did: they were faced with harder physically and more challenging technically trails than they anticipated (or expected), but what they lacked in specific mountain skills (and gear) they more than compensated with determination, positive thinking and good humor. Always in the mood for singing, no matter how steep or rocky the mountain trails were, or how tired their legs were.We had our share of clouds but almost no rain (it on… (>>>)

Exploring Romanian mountains

I was asked many times by my guests if I’m not bored to do tours in the past 11 years over and over the same places, over and over same mountains, and clearly my answer is NO! First of all, I did tours with hundreds of different guests, from all over the world, and all of them have different stories to share, and all of them were surprised by my country, Romania. I can say that most of them came with not so many expectations about a hiking or a cultural tour in Romania, but at the end of the tour they really changed their opinion about my country… (>>>)

Hiking in Transylvanian Alps, Fagaras mountains

Greetings,

I meet Gavin last year in June, when I was hiking in Bucegi mountains after a tour on Fagaras main ridge . He was alone, enjoying a tour in Bucegi mountains. We speak for few minutes and we remain in contact for future mountains tours in Romanian mountains. And this was happen this June, when Gavin was coming back in Romania for 2 weeks active holiday, hiking enjoying nature’s unique beauty, history and traditions and and not the last enjoying Romanian food 🙂

At the begin of our trip we hiked in West part of Transylvanian Al… (>>>)

Riding in Piatra Craiului National Park

This last weekend, 14 May 2011, we just finished the longest mountain biking tour ever :-). We started in August 2010 in Simon village and finished it in May 2011 further 20 kilometers away, near Zarnesti. You’d say quite a short ride for such a long time and you’d be right. The plan was to do the tour over one weekend last summer, but after a gorgeous Saturday the rain came. We weren’t able to reschedule the second part of the tour until this May, so voila, mystery revealed.

Steve and Robbie wanted to go on some more techni… (>>>)

Sci alpinismo in Carpazi Rumeni

Traveling on this days for skiing or hiking is more than traveling, is also a opportunity to know a different country, different people, find more about a different culture and why not to enjoy a active holiday in a ex-communist country 🙂

At least these are most of the reasons for the people from country like Switzerland, Italy or Germany, because they are quite close to The Alps. BUT. I’ve been in Swiss Alps for ski touring 2 times, last time in February 2011, and was great, but know I understand what persons who are traveling in Romanian Ca… (>>>)

Mountainbiking in Rumänien

Sind Sie auf der Suche nach einem neuen, aufregenden Mountainbike Erlebnis? Eines das Sie vom normalen Weg abbringt, frei von Touristen aber trotzdem in Reichweite ist? Sehnen Sie sich nach einer fesselnden Tour durch einer wilden, unberührten Landschaft, mit zahlreichen Flowpunkten aber auch mit Fahrten über Fels und Wurzel? Oder nach gemütlichen Unterkünften mit tollem Essen und professioneller Führung und Organisation?

Willkommen in Siebenbürgens Südkarpaten, Rumänien, ein echtes Märchenland für Mountainbike Enth… (>>>)