Trekking in Romania
Your journey begins in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, where you have the opportunity to visit the Patriarchal Church and the Village Museum. In the next day you visit in Sinaia the Peles Castle, the summer residence of the first Romanian king Carol I. Your first trekking tour in Romania begins at the train station from Sinaia. Your first target is the beautiful meadow called „ The End of the World”. From here, you enjoy a wide view of Sinaia and of the massive of Garbova. After you climb the mountain pastures, you reach the cottage “Longing Peak”. You climb the mountain until you reach the highest peak in the Bucegi Mountains, the Omu Peak. Afterwards, you travel to another Romanian town, Brasov. Here you visit the Black Church, the largest gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul. Your next trekking tour starts in Busteni, along Gura Diham to the Diham Cottage. The serpentine paths take you along the valleys and, in the end to the cottage “Piatra Arsa”. On the last day of your visit in Romania, you leave the Prahova Valley and the Carpathians.
You arrive at the airport in Bucharest, where your guide is waiting for you. You drive to the hotel. Afterwards, you start the sightseeing tour in the Romanian capital, also called the “Paris of the East”. You discover how the French architecture influenced the buildings that have been constructed in Bucharest in the 19th century. You visit the old Patriarchal Church, as well as the Village Museum, one of the largest open air museums in Europe. There you can find houses that have been brought by train from all over the country. Dinner at a local restaurant in Bucharest, with folklore music and dance.
Start your day with a scenic drive along the Carpathians. The town of Sinaia is located in Prahova Valley, a beloved resort in Wallachia. Here, you visit Sinaia Monastery and the Peles Castle, the summer residence of the first Romanian king. You spend your second night from your journey here.
Your first trekking tour begins at the train station in Sinaia. After you leave the small town, you start the climbing over marked paths until you reach a meadow, expressively called “End of the World”. From that point you can enjoy the view over Sinaia and the Garbova Mountains. You climb over the mountain pastures and uphill, you reach the Longing Peak cottage. Duration: 3-5 h.
The bus brings you back near the “Longing Peak”. From this point you follow the yellow marked path, along the north-south axis of the mountain range to the highest peak in the Bucegi Mountains, the Omu Peak. After this challenging trekking with many ascending slopes, the bus brings you back in Sinaia. Duration: 5-6 h.
This day is for outdoor leisure. In the morning, you drive to Brasov and visit the medieval center, including the Old City Hall Square, a hidden Orthodox Church and the Black Church, the largest Gothic church in Eastern Europe. Afterwards, you visit the impressive fortified church in Prejmer. This church has the highest defence walls in Transylvania. At the end of the day you are invited to a sparkling wine tasting in the Halewood cellars in Azuga.
Today, your trekking starts in Busteni. You cross through the scenic “Deer Valley”. You can see the nearby peaks when the weather is good. The path takes you through forested slopes and gorges to the cottage of Diham. From the cottage you can admire the breathtaking view over the nearby valleys and mountains. At the end you are picked up by the bus to go back to the hotel. Duration: 2 1/2 – 3 h.
At the beginning the path goes up through the forest and afterwards, through five different valleys. Along the serpentine roads you reach a viewpoint from where you can admire the charming Prahova Valley. The paths take you along the valleys and in the end to the cottage “Piatra Arsa”. The last part of the road is a narrow, partially in rock-cut path, fitted with security ropes. Duration: 4-4 1/2 h
Today you leave the Prahova Valley and the Carpathians and you drive back to Bucharest. Farewell from the guide at the airport! Goodbye Romania!
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