Walks Europe Romania The Alps of Transylvania 2

The Alps of Transylvania / Group Tour

8 days | From £850 | Guided group and private guided departures

The classic Carpathian Mountains "Haute Route". Along the mighty Fagaras Ridge to Moldoveanu, Romania's highest summit. The adventurous mountain trekker's dream.


8 days | From £850 | Guided group and private guided departures

  • Climb Moldoveanu - Romania's highest peak
  • Traverse the stunning Fagaras Ridge
  • Trek to "Castle Dracula"
  • Look out for wolves, bears and the elusive lynx

The mighty mountains of the Fagaras, often referred to as the 'Alps of Transylvania', provide the opportunity for one of Europe's best and most intoxicating ridge walks.

With stunning views along the way, this immense ridge is revealed in all its glory, culminating with an ascent of Moldoveanu (2,544m), the highest peak in Romania.

Two days are also spent trekking in the equally stunning Piatra Craiului National Park, home to wolves, bears and the elusive lynx.

Here you'll trek through rural Transylvania to 'Castle Dracula' and round off the trip nicely with two nights in the Bohemian city of old Brasov.

Definitely a walking adventure to sink your teeth into.

Romania The Alps of Transylvania Map
Day 1. Arrive Bucharest
Depart UK and arrive Bucharest, where you will be met and transferred to Zarnesti.
Day 2. Trek the ridge of Piatra Craiului to the 'La Zaplaz' rock formation
Enjoy a circuit walk beneath the wilder side of this most impressive mountainscape. Follow a gentle trail alongside a small stream to reach a clearing where there is an igloo style shelter. Now higher and closer to the sheer stone walls looming above, you will be able to fully appreciate why Piatra Craiului translates as "The King's Rock". Reach an interesting rock formation known as La Zaplaz, traversing onwards to another forested spur. Here you will descend sharply to the valley floor to your starting point.
Day 3. Drive to the mighty Fagaras Mountains following the Transfagarasan Highway, trek to Balea Lake.
Travel overland to the mighty Fagaras Mountain range. Reach the Balea waterfalls, from where you start your trek to ascend to the very scenic Balea Mountain Lake.
Day 4. Trek past the Dragon's Window and along this impressive mountain ridge
Ascend steadily to acquire the main ridge past the Dragon's Window and Goat Lake. Traverse along and just below the ridge, to a small col where you'll descend to Cabana Podragu.
Day 5. Summit Moldoveanu; descend via Bears Den
Climb to Saua Podraglui and ascend to the summit of Varful Moldoveanu for spectacular panoramic views from the summit of the highest mountain in Romania. Descend towards the 'Bears Den' and walk steadily down into the Sambata Valley to the Cabana Sambata.
Day 6. A steady descent to the village of Sambata and transfer to Brasov
Head down and out of the Fagaras Mountains to Sambata, where you have the option of visiting one of the wealthiest monasteries in Romania. From Sambata drive to the Bohemian city of Brasov.
Day 7. Walk to 'Castle Dracula' in Bran
Discover rural Transylvania on a delightful walk to 'Castle Dracula' at Bran. Enjoy fine views of Piatra Craiului and the even higher Bucegi Mountains on the far horizon. You will then continue to ascend steadily from Magura, rising above a rocky limestone outcrop. Descend to Bran and visit 'Castle Dracula'.
Day 8. Depart Bucharest
A single group transfer to Bucharest for your flight back to the UK.

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  • Trip grade: C/D - Demanding/Strenuous
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Trip code: TAPT
  • GROUP SIZE: Min 4, max 12
  • Max altitude: 2,544m
  • Accommodation: Hotel x 2 nts, Pensions x 2 nts, Mountain huts x 3 nts
  • Meals : 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 evening meals included
  • Departs: July, August, September
  • Overseas Joining Point: Bucharest Airport
  • Important: Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements

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