Stuart and Liam flew to Romania on an extended weekend to hike the Carpathians, set foot on the highest peak and experience some of authentic rural lifestyle. Sounds like a simple plan, and in many way it was, but most of the times the great satisfactions come out of really simple things.
Iulian’s grandma house in Ucea de Sus village proved to be the ideal starting point to the mountain adventure. Proper traditional food (“carne și cârnați la borcan”, good luck finding that in any traditional Romanian restaurant) a… (>>>)
Tura mea cu Horia a fost cadoul pe care mi l-am oferit anul acesta de ziua mea. Am găsit mountainguide.ro şi am fost surprinsă să văd atât de multe testimonialuri. Am citit câteva dintre ele, unele şi mai vechi, şi mi-am dat seama că nu aveau cum să fie inventate, totul era real. Am scris un mail scurt la adresa din contact, iar Iulian mi-a răspuns foarte prompt, spunându-mi că el nu este disponibil în perioada aceea, dar că Horia ar putea să mă însoţească într-o tură. Perfect!
Am plătit şi m-am felicitat pentru ce cadou frumos tocmai îmi făcu… (>>>)
This one of those tours what can be described very easy, but photos will do.
Was a calm tour from all points of view, weather, pace, talks and landscapes. We start from Valea Sambetei and ended in Ucea de Sus village, hiking of of the most nicest part of Fagaras mountains, the main ridge from Sambata to Podragu, and Tarata north ridge.
Even was almost end of July, plenty of Rododendron flowers surrounding us, blue sky and nice atmosphere.
We spent last day swimming in Victoria’s town beautiful swimming pool, eating fish eggs on a fish farm, … (>>>)
Was a group of friends and colleagues from university, who usually enjoy skiing in The Alps, but they decide to see how are the Carpathian mountains in winter time.
So, last February we enjoy a ski trip in Bucegi and Fagaras mountains, on perfect sunny days and powder snow!
As always, we were almost the only skiers in both areas, and this was one of the nicest part!
Bucegi mountains were great, our hosts Doina and Mircea, as always, very charming and welcoming people!
At Balea lake sky was blue, snow was as good as we wish, so the trip was jus… (>>>)
Every now and then (and there is quite a big gap between now and then) we get the chance to hike with fellow Romanians. It gets a little bit weird in the beginning, as we are much more used to speak English than Romanian, but we adapt easy to any situation :).
Hikers tend to be friendly, open minded people, with plenty of stories to share. This time was no different, and the ever changing scenery of the Bran Country and the Bucegi Natural Park can only add to the atmosphere. Starting in a green and sunny Moeciu de Sus, going up to the last patches o… (>>>)
Best way to get fit for a wedding party on the other side of the world? Three good days of proper mountain hiking through all kind of weather, from mild spring to full-winter blizzards and thunder-storm pouring snow.
Maybe that wasn’t exactly what our two Canadian friends had in mind when they asked us to help organize a few days of hiking in the Carpathian Mountains, to fill in some vacation days before joining some friends’ wedding. But that’s definitely what they’ve got on their plates, and they totally enj… (>>>)
Walking in Bran county is always a pleasure and is like a fairy tale walking tour 🙂 Smooth landscapes, charming villages, outstanding landscapes and why not, always good weather.
This time I was happy to walk with a group of 5 students from Singapore and Japan, and as far I see, they enjoy the tour. And not the last the meals during our trip 🙂
We were happy to walk from Piatra Craiului National Park thrum all the mountain villages, until we arrive at the bottom of Bucegi mountains.
Sunny days, spring flowers, and from time to time caws an dogs … (>>>)
Rumänien Februar 2016
Im Januar hatte wir die Idee die Karpaten mit den Skiern zu erkunden. Im Internet fanden wir die Adresse von Iulian und wurden uns schnell einig. Bereits am 26. Februar landete der Flieger in Bukarest. Wir wurden abgeholt und nach Sinaia gebracht. Am Abend wurden mit Ihm weitere Details besprochen. Nach der Besichtigung von Peles Castle und dem wunderschönen orthodoxen Kloster in Sinai starteten wir in die Berge. Mit der Gondel schaukelten wir ins Skigebiet COTA 2000 im Bucegi Gebirge und genossen die erste Ab… (>>>)
They were splitboarding in Romania last January. And they return because they enjoyed! This year weather was much better than last year, but the poor winter conditions across all Europe, was presented here too.
Anyway, we take the best out of this snow conditions, and we enjoy nice weather tours in Bucegi mountains.
Then we moved in the forest around Brasov city, for a walk in spring weather conditions around the forest of Brasov.
As Sander and Ela said, we are so fortunate to live in Brasov, because you can start hiking or biking directl… (>>>)