O che bello! – mountain biking in Romania
One year after spending a ski-touring week in the Bucegi and Făgăraş, Mario kept his promise of returning to the Romanian mountains. Together with five friends from Switzerland and Italy, this time he came for six days of pedaling on the dirt roads and trails of the mountains near the city of Braşov.
Combining my long experience in organizing tours for mountaineers from all over the world with Horia’s comprehensive knowledge of the mountain biking routes around Braşov, we put tog… (>>>)
I was hiking for the first time on Dragus north ridge with my father, back on summer on summer of 1988… and I still have good memories! We start our hike from Breaza village, on the old border between Austro-Hungarian empire and Romania, climbing up to Traznita cliffs on Cataveiu ridge, and descending from Cheia Bandei peak to Valea Sambetei hut.
I remember that was a strong rainy day, and we slept on the corridor of Sambata valley, on some wet mattresses…. Was not a easy hike, and was not a easy night for a teenager o… (>>>)
I was contacted by Dr. Roehl three years ago, for a hiking tour in Romania. Of course in Fagaras mountains:) And on each year he was pretty busy, or he didn’t find any other persons interested for a tour in Romania.
Why Romania? What you can do there? Is just a country in East Europe from where are coming those persons who stole our cars from West Europe… And of course I’m agree with this type of thinking! But on the same time I think that Romania have a lot of things to offer to persons from all over the world, not only from West … (>>>)
At the end of May I did a hiking and a walking tour on one of my favorite regions to take pictures, on the hills of Bran county! I’ve been hiking and walking with Jo and Dave, witch were in Romania visiting some friends, and also to discover some more from Romania!And I think we had a nice tour, despite the strong rain in one of the days, who didn’t allow us to traverse Bucegi mountains. But we’re “happy” to see a bear female with her cubs, and I think the adventure was completed!
Not the last, my speci… (>>>)
On end of May 2010, 25-31, I did a 5 days walk on South East part of Transylvania with a group from Ireland, who ‘been here for a charity walk! We walk on Predeal area, at the bottom of Bucegi mountains to Diham chalet and Poiana Izvoarelor chalet, tours who offered tremendous view to East part of Bucegi mountains, and on the hills of Bran castle! Not the last we enjoyed a short walk on snow, on Balea Lac glacier valley!
I hope the tour help them to rise new founds for their fighting blindness!
Iulian Cozma… (>>>)
I meet Mike few years ago, when he ask me to organize a 2 days tour in Fagaras mountains, climbing Moldoveanu peak, the highest in Romanian mountains! We climb the peak on 2 days, from Victoria town via Tarata ridge and Podragu hut, and we descend very fast on Vistea Mare valley. It was a really really nice tour, and I like the speed of the tour!
Few weeks ago I meet Mike again, and we traverse Piatra Mare mountains, in vicinity of Brasov, starting from Dambul Morii, over Piatra Mare peak, and finishing our tour on Predeal town ski slopes, afte… (>>>)
on first weekend of May 2010, so few days ago, I was on 2 days walking tour in Bucegi mountains, having as base Pestera hotel, at 1600 m high. My companions this time were Beth, Marc and Alexander, all of them working in Bucharest, mainly on office.
We did 2 pretty long walk, 14 km each day, climbing 900 m and 700 m, but the most important was that the weather was just fine for walking. Not too warm and not too cold, and of course not any rain!
Saturday the route was Pester Hotel – Ialomita Valley – Cerbului saddle – B… (>>>)
Most of the time we depend by the weather condition, and even we had big powder snow on beginning of March, the visibility was not the best! We skied on Ialomita valley on good snow but not good visibility, then we moved on west part of Bucegi. The last day was in Poiana Brasov, with some forest skiing.
Below are some images from Bucegi and Postavaru mountains!
Vom 7. bis 12. März 2010 war ich zum Tourenskifahren in den Karpaten. Mit Julian hatten wir einen Bergführer, der nicht nur … (>>>)
Between February 27 and March 5th I was skiing with a group of 6 persons from Lecco, Italy! As usual we were luck with the weather, and we can do the program what we agree, mostly because of the very good quality of the snow. Even if it was just the begin of March the snow was almost firn, that type of spring snow.
Con il tour della Romania concludiamo il trittico di scialpinismo dei Paesi dell’Est,che ci ha visti prima in Slovacchia,Bulgaria,ed infine … (>>>)
Greetings to all!
On the weekend of 20-21 February 2010, I was on a short ski tour in Bucegi mountains, with another 5 persons, from France and Switzerland, all of them working in Bucharest. We were really lucky with the weather, as usual 🙂 Saturday even if it was blue sky, the cable cars from Sinaia was not working because of the strong wind at 2000 meters high, so finally we arrived at Cota 1400, and from there we start to climb on skis and skins. The climb and the rest of the day was really nice, warm and sunny, and the last ski descent on Plaiul … (>>>)