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Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov

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Explore the pristine Piatra Craiului National Park on this small-group day hiking tour from Brașov. With an expert guide, head to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains and follow one of two 5- to 6-hour routes, according to the weather and your group’s preferences. Depending on your route, cross the narrow Zarnesti Gorge, walk through forests and meadows, learn about local industries such as mountain shepherding and cheese-making, and visit mountain villages or a mountain hut for a rustic lunch. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure a personalized experience. Entrance fees not included.
  • Explore Romania’s Piatra Craiului National Park on a day trip from Brasov
  • Hike through the forests, meadows, and valleys of the Carpathian Mountains
  • Complete a rigorous route suited to the small group’s ability level
  • See the Zarnesti Gorge, learn local shepherding, and taste traditional food
What to Expect
Leave central Brasov with a group limited to eight people. On the hourlong ride to Piatra Craiului National Park, learn the area’s history and choose between two hiking itineraries (from 6 to 9 miles (10 to 14.5 kilometers) and 5 to 6 hours). On the easy-to-moderate route, spot wildlife while exploring the park’s forested lower slopes. Stop at the two traditional villages—Magura and Pestera—recharging with hearty country fare (own expense), such as polenta and lentil soup, at a local guesthouse. On the moderate-to-hard route, cross the Zarnesti Gorge, sample cheese at a local sheep farm, and dine at a mountain hut (own expense). Extend for three to four hours with an optional hike up part of Piatra’s main ridge to an elevation of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters). On the way back to Brasov, stopping at Bran Castle, Romania’s most famous castle (entrance fee own expense), is also an option.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Muzeul Județean de Istorie, Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, Romania
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to Piatra Craiului National Park
  • Entrance fee to Bran Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress warmly: Compulsory sturdy and waterproof hiking shoes; warm clothes recommended
  • Route may be changed without notice due to weather conditions
  • Minimum booking numbers apply (2 pax). If you would like to join as 1 person please note that the price for 2 is be applicable
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 9 August 2019

We had so much fun on the hike with Marian who led us safely through the rainy forest into the alpine pasture and up to the saddle. A grand day out with a superb guide who soldiered on despite a head injury. I especially loved...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Neil! Indeed, it was quite a hike!

Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

We did a 1 day excursion in the mountains with active travel and love it! The place was really nice, beautiful sightseeing, not too hard to walk.. but what we would like to highlight it was how we liked our guide, Mihai, an interesting person...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2019

Thank you for your detailed review! Indeed, the 1 day hiking tour in Piatra Craiului National Park is amazing!

Reviewed 25 July 2019

Our trip to piatra craiului national park with Active travel was wonderful and fantastic with being soaked by the beauty of nature. Marian who guided us in this trip was very attentive and knowledgeable about Romania. He was patient enough to wait for my friend...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2019

Thank you so much for your review! Indeed, it was a great hike!

Reviewed 6 July 2019

My husband and I completed this beautiful hike with Mihai as our guide. We were not quite sure what to expect but this turned out to be the highlight of our trip in Romania. Mihai was able to assess out fitness and preparedness level and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

Thank you so much for providing a detailed review!

Reviewed 3 July 2019

Me and my friend did the 3 day trekking tour in Bucegi Natural Park and Piatra Craiului National Park and it was absolutely perfect. Mihai was a great and very experienced hiking guide on a private tour through the beautiful mountains. He answered all our...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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MarianTirla222, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

Dear Daphne we are so happy you enjoyed it! Indeed, the 3 day trekking tour in Bucegi Natural Park and Piatra Craiului National Park it is one of the best experience you can have when you are in Brasov! Thank you for your review!

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