Many thanks for arranging our walking tour with the very excellent Horia. Caroline and I were delighted with the itinerary in the Bucegi mountains – the scenery was spectacular and Horia knowledgeable, informative and sensitive to our levels of fitness and expertise or lack thereof….
We are singing the praises of Transylvania to our English friends and very much hope to come back and explore more of Romania’s wonderful hills and mountains with you and your team.
David Stephen, London, UK, August 2… (>>>)
Our first mtb tour of the 2014 season was scheduled just before Easter. A very sunny and warm beginning of April, coming after an equally warm and dry winter, gave as hopes for a perfect biking weather during our five days ride with Eileen and Yves.
Two days before starting the tour, winter finally came to our mountains. Not the best circumstances for a bike tour. Keeping our rides at lower altitudes, we fought our way through some wet snow and plenty of rain before switching for a day of ski-touring up in Poiana Brașov resort.
Then we moved … (>>>)
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… (>>>)
Sometimes less is more, even in mountaineering
Every now and then we have guests that overestimate their abilities – or underestimate the difficulties of the Romanian trails high up in the mountains. The altitudes here are not as impressive as in the Alps or the Dolomite mountains (the main ridges are just above 2000m with highest peaks barely scratching the 2500m limit), but the vertical drops from the valleys to the main ridges are more or less similar, with equally demanding trails. We are proud to say that we never let that sp… (>>>)
“Hello Iulian, I have been on your website several times and I must admit I am very amazed by the scenery of the Romanian countryside. It is awesome. I am from Canada and I am seriously thinking about taking a hiking trip to Romania with my whole family. Robin”
Like this was starting my conversation with Robin from Canada, early on May 2012, about a walking tour in Romanian countryside! And they came in early October for a walking tour in Romania! As you may see on the photos below, we enjoyed a great weather during our walki… (>>>)
Autumn is almost here, but we still enjoy warm days and blue sky! The tour presented here was done on the famous area of Bran village, on the high hills from this area, on the region of Poarta, Simon and Moeciu de Sus mountain villages, and not the last in Piatra Craiului national park.
Moritz, a German young man, who’s working in Bucharest since 4 years, was visited by his mother, and he take the opportunity of beautiful autumn days to show to his mother the beauty of the Romanian country side.
As always, our host was mrs. Minerva, who d… (>>>)
Sfarsit de vacanta pe dealurile Branului
Pe ultima suta de metri a vacantei de vara 2012, Simona si Magda le-au adus pe Bianca si pe Sofie in Tara Branului, la o cura de aer de munte, sport si mancare sanatoasa. O finala incarcare de baterii inaintea noului an scolar. Dupa cum vedeti in fotografiile de mai jos, vremea a fost minunata, locurile de exceptie. Chiar daca nu e evident din fotografii, mancarea a fost si ea pe masura – portiile fara numar de supe si ciorbe savurate de Sofie stau marturie. Doamna Minerva, gazda noastra din sa… (>>>)
Was macht man, wenn die Fotokamera, die man sehr oft mit viel Begeisterung benutzt, kaputt ist…. Am Anfang fühlt man sich verloren…
Ich habe eine Übung von einem Freund bekommen: Ich sollte bewusst und nur dem Handy fotografieren. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt habe ich Wenke getroffen. Wir sind zusammen in den Berge gewandert und sie hatte auch eine besondere Art zu fotografieren. Sie benutzt nur Dias. Das hat mich an alte Zeiten erinnert. Ebenso darüber nachzudenken war sehr gut. Mit Dias, ebenso mit Papierfilmen, musste man sich gut … (>>>)
Traveling in the Bran region is always and I mean always, a beautiful experience. No matter how many times I have already been there, I just can’t get enough.
This time, walking with Rhys and Alexandra from Australia, we were amazed of how beautiful are the flowers, the spontaneous flora of this place. We were also very happy to walk thru virgin forests sections where anyone would expect at any time to meet the famous romanian bear, at any turn.
For me was a real pleasure to see their faces in the pine forest and while admiring all the p… (>>>)
You’d say rain is a major downer when going for a walking trip. Who wouldn’t prefer a nice, sunny, warm day on the trails instead of marching around, across or simply through muddy puddles, with rain falls ranging from light drizzles to heavy hail, with constantly wet shoes, clothes, etc.
Still, if you love mountains, you enjoy them no matter how the weather is. That’s exactly what we did, in the select company of seven Swedish guests that we guided through Bucegi mountains from Sinaia to Moeciu, than across Bran Cou… (>>>)