This tour is dedicated to passionate mountain hikers and wildlife-spotting enthusiasts bringing you on the highest and most imposing ridges in the Carpathians. It is addressed to people with a good physical condition and desire to see great landscapes and the Carpathian wildlife at its home.
Alpine marmot(Marmota marmota), chamois(Rupicapra rupicapra ssp. carpatica), golden eagle(Aquila chrysaetos) are a few of the potential spotting as well as the largest carnivore in Europe – the brown bear(Ursus arctos). The daily hikes will be between 4 and 8 hours long and the pace we’ll be adjusted to meet everyone’s needs.
Day 1 – 13.00 Uhr Meet at the Airport Sibiu/ Transfer to Zarnesti on a scenic road at the foot of Fagaras Mountains (~2hrs. drive) + Stops&visits: possible Sightseeing: Fagaras-Citadel, The Cistercian Church from Carta, an old cave monastery. Dinner and accommodation in Zarnesti/Vulcan.
Day 2 – Breakfast and packed lunch for the hike at Guesthouse Elena in Zarnesti. Hiking through Zarnesti Gorges towards Curmatura Chalet/ Crapaturii Saddle in King’s Stone Mountains (4-5hrs.) In the afternoon: drive to the bear hide for bearwatching. Dinner and accommodation in Zarnesti/Vulcan.
Day 3 – Breakfast and packed lunch for the hike at Guesthouse Elena in Zarnesti. Transfer to Balea(the northern side of the famous Transfagarasan Road). Hiking from Balea Waterfalls towards Balea Lake through Doamnei(Lady’s) Valley(4-5hrs). Dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse or Chalet in Balea.
Day 4 – Breakfast at Guesthouse/Challet. Hiking on the Fagaras Mountains Ridge towards the Caltun Lake (~6hrs.)If the weather is good and the whole group is prepared we could try and reach the second highest peak in Romania -Negoiu Peak 2535m (~10hrs altogether) Dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse or Chalet in Balea.
Day 5 – Breakfast at Guesthouse/Chalet Transfer to Sibiu. Guided Old Town Tour and lunch in Sibiu. Freetime in the city. Dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse in Sibiu or the villages around.
Day 6 – Breakfast and packed lunch for the hike at the Guesthouse. Transfer to Paltinis (Hohe Rinne). Hiking on Cindrel Mountains(7-8 hrs.) towards Iezeru Mare Lake and/or Cindrel Peak 2245m. Dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse in Sibiu or the villages around.
Day 7 – Breakfast and packed lunch for the hike at the Guesthouse. Hiking on Magura (4-5 Std.) Dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse in Sibiu or the villages around.
Day 8 – Breakfast at the Guesthouse. Transfer to airport in Sibiu
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Program includes: Accommodation in 3-4 Star Guesthouses/Chalets in Double Rooms, with breakfast and dinner, and a lunch in Sibiu (for the rest day in Sibiu – all other days we will be hiking we’ll have packed lunch, received from the guesthouses). Transportation with a 9 Pers Minivan, guidance in german and english and bearwatching fee.