In the spring of 2022, between Covid and the war in Ukraine, I had the pleasure to organize a hiking tour for a grandfather Johannes, and his grandson Adrian, both from Germany.
Johannes had been to Romania about 30 years ago, like any young Neamt who wanted to explore Eastern Europe.
Then he walked the ridge of the Piatra Craiului, now we enjoyed walking at the base of the ridge, different age, different desires.
Our trek was a classic one, on foot through the country of Bran, from village to village, in a May with good weather, flowers and l… (>>>)
But we are full of memories of Romania and the wonderful time we had, so expertly guided by you. I’d seen the photos but hadn’t appreciated the big skies and enormous trees: those are the two images that have really stuck with me. And the food! That was all such a treat. Thanks for all the effort you put into making it such a spectacular trip for all of us, for keeping that dog away from us, for the debates about heating, Brexit and Cecil Rhodes, for ensuring that Nick stayed warm (and stylish) and for generally looking after … (>>>)
Grazie Iulian per aver accettato di farmi da guida nonostante ero solo io , e stato bellissimo , i colori dei rododendri meravigliosi , bella accoglienza al rifugio Barcaciu il mangiare ,le marmellate con i mirtilli raccolti un po più su , la doccia a l’aria aperta però caldai è poi la vista arrivati sulla cresta stupenda. Altrettanto al rfugio Podragu , molto pulito la sala mensa piena di giovani e stranieri desiderosi di andare sulla cima più alta della Romania , Moldoveanu ,bellissimo e di sicuro ritornerò al più presto possibile, a p… (>>>)
Liliana is a Romanian born lady, living in Italy since many years, and this summer she try to organise a hiking tour in Romanian mountains, for a group of Italian and Dutch friends. Unfortunately because of the pandemic situation the tour was cancel, but Liliana still want to enjoy the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains.
Both our tours were in Fagaras mountains, end of June, for the Rododendron mountain flowers, and we choose (as always) Barcaciu hut area in West of Fagaras. Outstanding weather, flowers, food and company, thanks to Pe… (>>>)
Mirko and Holger choose to hike in Romanian mountains just for a weekend, on late autums days of 2019. The chosen area was Barcaciu hut in West of Fagaras, easy access from Avrig town, welcoming hosts and outstanding hikes!
And the weather was perfect, we saw Fagaras mountains on his beauty during our hike to Scara peak.
Enjoy the photos,
Iulian, October 2021… (>>>)
Moldoveanu peak in Fagaras mountains, is the highest peak in Romanian mountains, with a height of 2544 m.
Situated on the East part of Fagaras mountains, the peak is accessible from all possible directions, South, North, East and West, but the most spectacular climb of Moldoveanu peak start from West, from Podragu hut. Are few ways to arrive at Podragu hut, the “easy” but beautiful one, in on Arpasul Mare valley, and after 5-6 hours of hiking, Podragu lake and hut appear!
Most of the climbs of Moldoveanu peak are part of one week, or more, … (>>>)
It was a long wait, but totally worth it. Scheduled to take place in June 2020, the Transylvanian Alps tour with a small group of brave Belgian mountain bikers finally happened in September 2021. Ciucaș, Baiului, Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains offered us some unforgettable days.
The Covid pandemic might have dramatically changed the world around us, but the mountains are as beautiful as ever. The Carpathians offer some unique combination of pure alpine territory, vast areas with little to no now human presence. And loads of i… (>>>)
Many say that the 2019 season marked the end of an era for the various leisure industries, including adventure tourism. Well, if this will be the case, we can honestly say that we ended this said era with a bang. Our 2019 mountain biking season was a brilliant one. Check it out in this short video round-up:
We’ve had some exquisite custom short tours: Daniel, coming from Sweden, open the party in April. Monika and her friends drove to Romania for a longer trip, out of which four days were reserved for mountain biking. Sam flew all the w… (>>>)
More and more Asian tourists are coming to Romania, you see them roaming the historical cities of Brasov and Sibiu, or queuing for a visit at Bran Castle or Peles Castle. Up the mountains, however, it’s a rather different story. Or at least it was, till this summer, when a consistent group of Japanese hikers came to Romania for a longer tour, including the historical milestones mentioned above, but also trekking in Bucegi and Fagaras Mountains.
It was our job and honor to guide the group up to the highest point of Romania, on Moldov… (>>>)
Back in Australia now after my European sojourn and a bit sadden to read the news about the unrest in Bucharest. I hope something positive comes from it all.
I want to thank you for not only organizing our tour but guiding it. After 40 odd of years of walking either solo, guiding or occasionally being guided, I guess I know a bit about what makes a good guide and I have to say you are one of the best I have come across.
Your attention to detail, organizational and leadership skills and ability to connect to us “oldies” ensured we had a te… (>>>)