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Open-Group Day Hike to Piatra Craiului National Park from Brasov

20 Hours

This guided day hike brings you closer or into the heart of most beautiful mountains of the area
On each mountain there are a few available hiking routes for all levels from easy, medium to difficult hikes. Consider a hike of 4h up to 8h.


Peak of Ciucas Mountain

7 Ladders Canyon

Piatra Craiului


Balea Lake


Trek high into the Carpathian Mountains on a guided day hike from Brasov. Join a group hike among some of Romania's most spectacular scenery in Piatra Craiului National Park, or opt for a private tour to your choice of four other top outdoor destinations including Bucegi Natural Park, the Fagaras Mountains, and the ‘7 Ladders’ canyon of Piatra Mare. The itinerary is customized based on your experience level and preferences and can range from a moderate 5-hour route to a strenuous 10-hour challenge. 

This guided day hike brings you closer or into the heart of most beautiful mountains of the area. On each mountain, there are a few available hiking routes for all levels from easy, medium to difficult hikes. Consider a min. of 4-5h for a day hike extendable to 8-10h choosing private departure on a longer route. Prior to departure, the guide will talk with you about every option and will make appropriate decisions for the route to follow. You can check out the routes below. 

  • Hike through Zarnesti Canyon in Piatra Craiului National Parkexpand_more

    The route starts near Zarnesti and takes hikers into the heart of the mountain, giving time for a refreshing tea (soup) at the mountain hut at 1400m. The return path can have an extension hike to reach one peak with great panoramic views. As Piatra Craiului is the mountain with the most challenging marked trails of Romania, there are several alternative unforgettable routes for day hikes available for the private tour, taking you to the highest peak or along the main ridge.

  • Explore Bucegi Natural Park expand_more

    There is a ~1000m almost vertical drop all around the mountain. Once you find your way up, through breathtaking valleys or by use of cablecar from Busteni/Sinaia, and you are now above 2000m, the flat Plateau is the heart of Bucegi Mnt. It offers us easy walking from Cota 2000 to Babele or The Biddies, rock formations carved by nature. Nearby we take pictures with the well known "Sphynx" and we find out that the inner energy of the mountain is searched by lots of hikers. The optional route can take us to Omu Peak 2505m and Hut located at the highest altitude in the country.

  • Trek through Fagaras Mountainexpand_more

    Even if we need a bit longer transfer for a day hike, we usually recommend accessing the mountain via the Transfagarasan Highway, reaching Balea Lake at 2035m high. From the glacier lake, there are a few good options for day hikes around the lake with stunning views or even a bit along the main ridge with an optional detour to a peak over 2500m. On a clear day, we can spot the Moldoveanu Peak, as the roof of Romania at 2544m.

  • Proceed to Piatra Mare Mntexpand_more

    At not more than 1h walk, we reach the famous "7 ladders" canyon where water "washed" the way through the rocks forming a very narrow canyon. The water still falls beside your shoulder on the third ladder. You can continue the hike to the top of the mountain for panoramic views towards the bigger mountains nearby or just take the easy return trail back to the start.

  • Get to the peak of Ciucas Mountain expand_more

    Starting the hike from a high point, the nearby road passes at 1135m alt. we continue to hike towards the peak along the ridgeline. A June hike reveals us slopes full of Rhododendron red flowers giving it the name The Red Mountain. Approaching the peak some rounded conglomerate rock formations are catching our admiration from all sides you look.

What's Included
What's Excluded

National park fee is 5lei/person .. approx 1.20 euro/person

What to bring



Snack for lunch

Rain gear

Know before you go

Bring appropriate clothing for trekking in the mountains. 

Recommended items:

  • Small backpack 
  • Rain jackets
  • Good walking boots
  • Walking poles (available to rent if ordered in advance)
Meeting Point

Brașov Train Station, Bulevardul Gării, Brașov, Romania



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