CIUCAȘ MOUNTAINS HIKING TOUR
Experience the true beauty of the Ciucaș Mountains, a truly unique massif. It is situated in the Carpathian’s Bend, southeast of Brașov. It’s natural beauty will most likely leave you speechless. The tour we invite you to be a part of is a circuit tour, meaning we won’t visit the same places twice. The Ciucaș Mountains are relatively humble in size, but very gifted. Nature has indeed been extremely generous with this massif.
Discover the hidden beauty and variety of the Ciucaș Mountains
Firstly, the Ciucaș Mountains are very well known for their large collection of oddly shaped calcareous rocks. Natural occurrences such as “The Kissing Stones” are definitely a must see. If you decide to visit mid-May, you’ll discover the magical flowers of the mountains: the mountain rhododendrons. Their bright pink is impressive and they are a species protected by law. So we are allowed to look and take pictures, but not to pick them. The peak is no higher than 1945 m. This means that the massif is just under the tree line or a little above it. This place offers anything a passionate hiker might want: lush valleys, rivers and a marvelous icing on the peak which forms a beautiful karst scenery. There are many rock formations that have ignited people’s imagination, thus receiving various names. One of them is called “Old Women Talking”, another one is called “The Devil’s Hand”. However, there are numerous unnamed ones which are definitely an enchantment for the beholders.
Amongst the rich forests and amazing landscapes, the local food will also impress you. We may take the lunch at one of the local cabins at an extra price, or even visit the sheepfolds and taste the cheese specialties. It’s really up to you as the Ciucas Mountains Hiking Tour is flexible and can be adjusted according to your unique needs.
12-15 km medium difficulty hike, approx. 1200 m elevation height, total hiking time: 5 – 6 hours. This trip is recommended for hikers that are not for the first time on a mountain and have a bit of experience on how to approach various terrains. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Ciucas Mountains Hiking Tour – The price includes:
- Transportation/Driver/Professional mountain guide
- Free hotel pick-up and drop-off
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Medical insurance
- Main meals such as lunches, dinners
- Other services not mentioned in the description above
- Food and drinks
- Banking or e-payment fees
- Ticks spray
- Hiking sticks
- Hiking boots and clothes that suits the outside weather
- Back pack
- 2 L of water
- Rain coat
- Small snacks
Ciucas Mountains Hiking Tour – Schedule:
Pick up time is at 8:30 A.M. from your accommodation in Brasov. Driving to Ciucas Mountains will take us around 1 hour. Right after we arrive, we start with a 3-4 hours hike to Ciucas Peak (1954 m). For our lunch break you can chose to try some local foods at the Ciucas cabin or you may bring with your some snacks and sandwiches. After lunch we are going to hike for another hour and half back to the car. We will return to Brasov around 5-6 P.M.
Transylvania Tour – Prices:
One person – 669 lei
Two – 750 lei / group
Three – 951 lei / group
Four – 1052 lei / group
Five – 1250 lei / group
Six – 1452 lei / group
Seven – 1603 / group
Eight – 1704 / group
* Currently we can only accept online bookings for a maximum of 8 people. If your group is larger than 8, please contact us by email, by phone, or by using the contact form here. We are able to accommodate larger groups as well, if we discuss privately beforehand.