Category: trail

Walking in Romania


Walking in Romania is a great experience because of the untouched areas where you can walk! Off the beaten paths is the way how you will walk in Romania, and be sure that this is the right way to enjoy a holiday!

I did this walk a lot of times, with a lot of guests from all over the world, and I enjoy it all the times! Is one of the most beautiful areas from South East of Transylvania, where you can discover the real rural life of Romania, meting local people and why not enjoying  nature! Enjoy some photos from my last tour there!

Kind rega… (>>>)

Rhododendron hiking tour in Fagaras mountains


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… (>>>)

Hiking in Romania, climbing highest peak in Romania

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 … (>>>)

Hill walking in Transylvania, tailor made hiking tours in Romania


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… (>>>)

Charity walk in Transylvania

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!

Best wishes, Iulian Cozma… (>>>)

Long distance hike in Transylvania

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… (>>>)

Walking in Bucegi mountains

Greetings! 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… (>>>)

Senderismo en Rumania, senderismo en los Cárpatos

Senderismo en Rumanía

During April 9th-14th 2009, due to the Easter Holidays, I went hiking for 4 days with Kaoshortanord, Club de Muntanya, from Valencia-Spain. I can say I was pleasantly surprised to find out that, in a city like Valencia, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, there is a club for mountain tours. Unfortunately our Black Sea cities do not have any hiking clubs at all. Anyway, as I found out during the tour, the weather in Valencia in this time of year was not very “friendly” (rainy and quite cold, as I understood). However… (>>>)

Walking on Dracula county

Walking in Dracula county

Walking in Bran county (know as Dracula county) is a very nice idea, if you know where to go. The most beautiful routes are traversing mountain villages of Magura, Pestera, Sirnea, Moeciu de Sus, Fundatica, Fundata and Simon, but not on marked routes, so is not easy to find your way. Even with a map is not easy. Not the last, walking near by or traversing near sheep farms can be delicate from sheep dog point of vewi. So be very carefully when you see some dogs. This are sheep dogs not pets! I can say that last week the weather was very nice for walk… (>>>)

Hiking in Bucegi and Fagaras mountains

Fagaras and Bucegi tour

Hi there, From today, June 6th I will upload new pictures every two days, from a tour in Bucegi and Fagaras mountains. The summer season for hiking on mountains just start today, with the traverse of Bucegi mountains from Babele to Omu peak, and nice descending to Pestera hotel. On the plateau of Bucegi mountains were a little bit of wind, not too much sun, so gloves, wind layers were the most appreciates pieces from our equipment. After a tea break at Omu peak we start easily to descent to Pestera hotel were we are now. The weather was on our s… (>>>)