- Level rating on the mountain hiking: Easy to Moderate.
- Nr. of team members: 4/5 + tour guide.
- Trip duration: 8 days (7 nights).
- Required gear: Backpack, good mountain boots, waterproof and warm changing cloths.
- Accommodation: *** hotels/inns
Day 1: Transfer by car from Bucharest Airport (Otopeni) to Sirnea village. Evening walk. Accommodation in Sirnea. (*** hotel).
Day 2: Breakfast in the hotel. Easy walk on surrounding hills (~4 hours):
- Highlights: Visit Dambovicioara cave
- Leisure time
- Accommodation in Sirnea. (*** hotel).
Day 3: Breakfast in the hotel. Easy walk on the hills in Moeciu Area. Leisure time. Accommodation in hotel in Sirnea.
Day 4: Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Zarnesti. Moderate hike in the National Park of "Piatra Craiului" Mountains (4 hours):
- Starting our hiking in Prapastiile Zarnestilor Gorges.
- We go uphill to Curmatura Chalet (1450 m). Have a rest / lunch here.
- Then, descent towards Zarnesti, passing through Galbenoasa meadow where we have the chance to meet an endemic plant, Garofita Pietrei Craiului (Dianthus callizonus).
Other rare plants we could meet here: Sângele voinicului (Nigritella nigra si N. rubra); macul galben (Papaver alpinum ssp. corona-sancti-stefani), Leontopodium alpinum.
- From Curmaturii Chalet, going up to Crapaturii Saddle (1600 m), reaching the impressive limestone Ridge of Piatra Craiului here.
- Descent on the Crapaturii Valley
- Total hiking time of the optional program: 6-7 hours. Transfer by car from Zarnesti to Homorod Spa. Accommodation in Lobogo guesthouse, where Mr Benedek waits for us.
Day 5: Breakfast at Lobogo Guest-house. Easy-Moderate walking on Homorod Spa surroundings, “feeling the touch of nature”, searching for a good place to camp. (If the weather allows). Cooking by the campfire. Leisure time. Accommodation in guesthouse (or camping, according to the weather).
Day 6: Breakfast. Easy walk on Homorod Spa surroundings. Barbecue time. Walk along Ilona Valley (Leisure time.) Accommodation: Lobogo Guest-house.
Day 7: Breakfast at Lobogo Guest-house. Transfer by car to Predeal (3 Brazi area) –2 hours. Lunch here and easy hiking after on Postavaru Mts (Cheile Rasnoavei area) Hiking Route: Trei Brazi Chalet – Poiana Secuilor Chalet - descent towards Cheile Rasnoavei Gorges. Passing through the gorges, while admiring the impressive walls, as wall as the highest bungee-jumping installation in Europe. Optional: Transfer by car to Bran Village (seeing Bran Castle from outside). Accommodation in Predeal, *** hotel.
Day 8: Transfer by car to Bucharest airport. Optional Bucharest walking/lunch.
Note: Please be aware that the present schedule is subject to alteration according to the daily timing, the physical shape of the attendees, weather condition as well as unforeseen delays.
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