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Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov

Highlights
  • 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 5- to 9-hour route suited to the small group’s ability level
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Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov
From US$41.30
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Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov
From US$41.35
Overview
Spend the day trekking among one of the most scenic parts of the Carpathian Mountains on a small-group hiking tour to Piatra Craiului National Park. Round-trip transport from Brasov means there’s no need to rent a car to experience craggy peaks, dense forests, sheep farms, and quaint villages seemingly untouched by time. Hike for 5 to 9 hours with an experienced guide, stopping for lunch at either a traditional guest house or mountain hut to absorb local culture and cuisine.
What to Expect
Depart from central Brasov in the morning with a group of no more than eight people. On the hour long-ride to Piatra Craiului National Park, learn a brief history of the area and choose from one of two hiking itineraries, ranging from 6 to 9 miles (10 to 15 km) and 5 to 6 hours in length. On the easy-to-moderate Mountain Villages route, spot wildlife as you explore the park’s forested lower slopes. Stop at the two traditional villages of Magura and Pestera, recharging with hearty country fare like polenta, cheese, and lentil soup at a local guesthouse (lunch not included).

For more of a challenge, choose the moderate-to-hard Mountain Hut route. Cross the Zarnesti Gorge, sample cheese at a local sheep farm, and dine at a mountain hut. Extend for an additional 3-4 hours with an optional hike up part of Piatra’s main ridge to an elevation of 6,500 feet (2,000 meters).

With either option, if time allows and the group agrees, stop at Bran Castle on the way back to Brasov to explore the medieval chambers and Gothic turrets of Romania’s most famous castle (entrance fee own expense).
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent for nature lovers

The hike itself was exactly what we were looking for; spectacular scenery and the right amount of challenge. Our guide Cristian was excellent; passionate about nature and wildlife, it really gave us a deeper understanding of the area.

Thank mojokiss
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You are right: the hiking in Piatra Craiului National Park it is a true experience! Thank you for choosing us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chapeau and Gratitude to Mihai of Active Travel!

Chapeau and gratitude to Mihai Craciun of Active Travel for his remarkable leadership and guidance of a 7-hour moderate-to-difficult hike in the Piatra Craiului national park. The choice of trail was excellent -- a good mix of canyons, meadows, vista points and forest, as was...More

1  Thank Ayala555
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! What can I add more? You did it by choosing the right travel partner!

Reviewed 10 April 2018
We loved your mountains!

Big thanks to Marian and his team at Active Travel for organising an unforgettable hike for our small group in Piatra Craiuli National Park. It was early season with snow on the ground and the local Easter weekend but we were very well briefed and...More

Thank Robert O
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Rob, you are right! Hiking in Carpathian Mountains is one of the best experience you can have it in Romania! Thank you for choosing us!

Reviewed 17 February 2018
A highlight of our trip!

Better late than never for posting a review on this hike, because it has stayed with me and it's important to share how awesome it was! We did the day hike with Marian, who met us at our hotel and drove us out to the...More

Thank Jane S
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Jane! You are right: the hike is one of a kind! I can't wait to hike with you in a multi-day trip!

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile
Get your walking shoes on!

Get your walking shoes on and do this great tour. After coming all the way from Australia we couldn’t believe Romania has such a beautiful landscape. We had a few aches and pains the next day but totally worth it!!!

Thank Penny P
Marian T, Owner at Active Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Penny, you are right: Small-Group Piatra Craiului National Park Hiking Tour from Brasov is the right one for those who are looking for an authentic adventure experience. Thank you for your review!

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