Category: trail

Die Lehren des Berges, Rumänien, Bergwandern in Fagaras und Bucegi

Die Lehren des Berges,

Ich erinnere mich gerne an die Tage mit Sören, seine zwei Söhne und seinen Neffe im Fogarasch- und Bucegi-Gebirge zurück. Die Fogarasch Gebirge sind nicht leicht aber sehr schön und benötigen viel energie um kennen lernen zu werden. Natürlich, deswegen man muss sich auch viel wünschen sie kenen zu lernen. Im Gegenzug bieten sie atemberaubende landschaften an und zusätzlich auch eine besondere Lebenserfahrung die man im alltag mitübertragen und benutzen kann. Deshalb sind die Rumänischeberge eine richti… (>>>)

Hiking in Carpathian mountains, Romania, Fagaras range

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Almost 30 years after a first attempt at doing the Fagaras mountains main ridge, Thomas and his wife came to Romania this July to finish the business. That first try ended shortly after starting, because of an unexpected snow. This time the weather was much better, with lots of sun and mild temperatures. The trek proved to be demanding non-the-less, with lots of technical ascents and descents, with long hours of marching along trails sometimes pretty exposed ridges.

Thomas and his wife wer… (>>>)

Die Bergtour in den rumänischen Bergen, vier Freundinnen aus Bayern

We, four ladies from Bayern/Germany, have spent unforgettable holidays in Transylvania thanks to our mountain guide Iulian Cozma. Our tour started with a warm-up tour over the hills from Moeciu de Sus and Simon followed by moderated tours over the Bucegi Mountain and Piatra Craiului National Park. Before we started climbing the Fagaras Mountains from the town Victoria. We spent two nights at the Podragu chalet and from there we climbed on the top of Moldoveanu and Vistea peaks.

From the beginning, with the first email contact with I… (>>>)

Beautiful walking tour in Romania, spring flower tours

What I can say, was one of the nicest spring tour from weather and photography point of view. I was many times walking on this area, but I don’t remember so many flowers as I saw during this tour. And the same surprise for Inge from Belgium, who choose to have a holiday of almost two weeks in Romania. Inge, I think was worthed to choose Romania as your holiday destionation!

I think the photos can tell you more stories then me 😉 Enjoy the photos, Iulian, August 2013 (>>>)

Excursiones de senderismo y culturales en Rumania

Cuando un grupo de españoles de la segunda edad viene a Rumanía para hacer senderismo y visitas culturales es un buen agüero 😉 Tengo mucho gusto en conocer personas desde todos los rincones del mundo, pero no puedo decir que no he ido en las montañas con españoles antes, pero tenía una sospecha que este grupo iba a ser uno especial. O más especial. Y así fue. Comenzando con la comunicación antes de la excursión hasta la alegría que leía en las caras de los participantes durante los recorridos en Bucegi, Baiului, Piatra Mare o Fagaras. Una al… (>>>)

Discover Romanian mountains, adventure hiking in Carpathians

Eileen came from Switzerland to Romania tracking back family roots and trails. Her grandfather started his love affair with the mountains in Fagaras, in Sambata and Vistisoarea area, following his passion later in life up in the Swiss mountains. Eileen wanted to see with her own eyes where it all began, so, together with her friend Yves, they asked us to plan a ten days trekking tour in Romania.

We started near Brasov, in Piatra Mare, and made our way towards Fagaras via Bucegi and Piatra Craiului. All along the way we visited sheep farms… (>>>)

Drumetie montana in Muntii Fagaras

Intotdeauna mi-am dorit sa pot sa scriu un raport de tura in limba Romana! Si din pacate pana acum nu am avut aceasta sansa. De ce? Pentru ca in cei 14 ani de cand merg pe munte ca si ghid, am organizat ture doar pentru straini care vin sa vada Romania dincolo de tabloide, de stiri de televiziune, vin sa vada o Romanie reala, si de ce nu, o Romanie frumoasa. Acum a fost un grup mixt, Suedezo – Roman, 5 la 2 ca sa zic asa, adica 5 Suedezi pusi pe shotii tot timpul, nu ca Romancele ar fi fost mai calme! No way! Dor ca si-au dat drumu’ mai incet, … (>>>)

Explore Romanian mountains, hiking and culture in Transylvanian Alps

June can be heaven or hell! Well not as hot as is in hell maybe, (I never been there. Yet) but sometime weather can be unfriendly! Of course, weather is not so important when you traverse half of the World for hiking in Transylvanian Alps, the important part is the equipment you bring with you for a tour like this, the adrenaline you have and the expectations. In small words, we get wet every day of our trip, but also we dried the equipment over the night, being ready for the next day adventure. And we enjoy every step we did in Bucegi and Fagaras m… (>>>)

Backpacking Romania, Fagaras and Bucegi mountains, Transylvanian Alps

On the past seven years, I was lucky, happy and fortunate, because on each summer was at least a person who ask about backpacking Fagaras ridge, to traverse the entire ridge of Fagaras mountains, from Piatra Craiului mountain range to Olt valley. Well, I can say that last year, with Juergen and Michael we traverse half of South Carpathian mountains, from Brasov city to Avrig town, but this is another story, you can read about it on tours report from last year.

This summer the happy backpacking hikers came from the other side of the world, f… (>>>)

Climbing highest peak in Romania, rhododendron tour in Fagaras mountains

An unusually crowded Podragu hut welcomed us mid-June for a three days escape up on the Fagaras Ridge. Together with Marga and Thomas we climbed up to Moldoveanu Peak, marching through patches of blooming rhododendrons, enjoying some marvelous views and nice weather. It was a surprise to see so many trekkers up the mountain so early in the season. Most of them were from outside Romania, coming from France, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Israel. Apart from the staff working at the Podragu hut and some shepherds scattered along the trail… (>>>)