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Overview
Trek 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. Hike for several hours with an experienced guide, stopping for lunch at either a traditional guesthouse or mountain hut to absorb local culture and cuisine.
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Muzeul Județean de Istorie
Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, RomaniaPlease note: Complimentary pick-up from Brasov is offered for this tour/activity (as specified on the tour). If you require this service you must contact Active Travel Day Tours at: Locally on 0040728804952, By email at marian@activetravel.ro.
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Muzeul Județean de Istorie
Piața Sfatului 30, Brașov 500025, RomaniaPlease note: Complimentary pick-up from Brasov is offered for this tour/activity (as specified on the tour). If you require this service you must contact Active Travel Day Tours at: Locally on 0040728804952, By email at marian@activetravel.ro.
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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 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
Duration
6–8 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
  • Professional mountain guide
Exclusions
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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simona wrote a review 3 Jul
Romania5 contributions1 helpful vote
When trying to find a gift for someone's birthday like I did, consider booking a trip and you'll be remembered! If you're looking for quiet, yet active day in the middle of nature, let yourself guided by the professionals and you'll find out legends, facts and enjoy less known
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov
Responded 5 days ago
Simona thank you so much for booking with us! Thank you for your review, also! See you in our next day hiking tours!
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Katya K wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
My daughter (9) and I went on a hike in the National park with Marian. After having a chat with Marian, I was happy to learn that he hiked all over Romania for the best part of his life , so he knows all the hikes and ensures that they are geared up for your fitness level. We
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov
Responded 6 Apr 2020
It was my pleasure to present a small part of our home, Romania, Katya! I do really hope to see you again! Thank you so much for your detailed review!
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Elena S wrote a review Feb 2020
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We went to the Piatra Craiului National Park with Bogdan, our guide. The weather it wasn't the best... windy, snowing and raining. It was an amaizing expirience because we felt the real Transilvanya. Although our guide is a professional in that area and about mountain life. Yoy
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for booking with us, Elena! Indeed, the day trip Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov is quite an experience!
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Lallabelz wrote a review Oct 2019
Sicily, Italy28 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked this day hiking tour and I had the pleasure to be guided by Marian. He is an expert and professional guide who is very passionate about his job. We were a small group of three people all with different levels of fitness and experience, and Marian was able to adjust the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from MarianTirla222, Owner at Piatra Craiului National Park Private Hiking Tour from Brasov
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Laura, thank you for your review!
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Robert Isaksson wrote a review Sep 2019
Predeal, Romania2 contributions
Marian was a great guide from start to finish! We had a wonderful trek up to a mountain Lodge (Cabana Curmatura) and back, we also visited a Citadel on our way back to Brasov... Was it worth it? Yes! Would I recommend it? Yes! Would I do it again? Yes! Thanks again! Ciao!
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Thank you for your review, Robert!
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Adam F
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Great Tour with Karoly!
Karoly (Charlie) was my tour guide on this trip. It was a wonderful trip filled with great conversations, facts and
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Connector622821
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Trip in Piatra Craiului mountains area
Mihai Craciun is a very well trained guide. And a very good company. Me and my friends had a very pleasant experie
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153cameliac
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Spectacular view
Spectacular view of Piatra Craiului Massif, vlilages with houses spread on green meadows, relaxing atmosphere. Mih
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52vaival
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A memorable day in Transylvania with Karol Balazs
Without having many expectations for our journey into and around the Carpathian Mountains, Karol Balazs ensured we
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Tour45348
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Excellent
Thank you to Dan from Active Travel! A wonderful, personalized day visiting these beautiful tourist attractions (a
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camnav2020
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Karoly (Charlie) is an excllent guide!!!
Small tour, but big experience!!! Karoly is a really expert about the Castle of Bran, and a nice person. Thanks!
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Nickel_loo
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Bran castle & Rasnov Fortress
It's better to visit them with a tour, so you will hear information about the history and not just checking around.
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albertovG1698IA
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EXCELLENT DAY AROUND TRANSILVANIA!
We have spent a excellent day visiting Peles, Bran and Rasnov. Tiberius has introduced us in the Transilvanian cult
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stilvi6370
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5 stars tour!!!
We loved the tour with Charlie as our guide.We had fun ,we exchanged facts about our countries and we felt like goi
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Morgan C
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Interesting tour with knowledgeable Guide
This was a small tour with just myself and one other couple, which was intimate and ensured a good experience. The
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Katiebroussard3
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Amazing Castle Tours
Yesterday we had a wonderful day exploring Rasnov Fortress, Bran Castle, and Peles Castle. Charlie was our tour gui
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wiggy65
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Bran castle
Done 2 excursions with active travel one to the Romanian village in the mountains and another to bran castle , our
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wiggy65
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best day of holiday
loved this day tour just me and my husband, and tour guide George from active travel. George really made this day
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Almostgettingthere
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Best tour guide ever!
My friend and I were very lucky to have Charlie from ActiveTravel as our guide on a fantastic tour of Castle Bran a
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NdParissos
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Tour of Castle Bran and Rasnov Castle
An absolutely fantastic tour on a short notice. We hadn’t scheduled it in advance but it was very kind of taking us
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