Sambata de Sus Mountain Cabin – 1 Day Hiking Tour from Brasov

1 Day


Fagaras Mountains are known for their imposing, wild landscapes and numerous natural treasures that make any tourist discover the joy of the mountain.

If you are passionate about mountain scenery, fresh air and sport, these mountains offer you no less than 107 peaks over 2000 meters and 8 peaks over 2500 meters. Obviously, the Moldoveanu peak is the most attractive because of its height and the not-so-easy trails you have to cross to conquer it, but each of the hundreds of peaks has something to offer.

But if you don’t have enough time or experience to hike the crest of these mountains, we invite you to a day hike. Here we will climb up to the Sambetei Valley Hut, for you to enjoy nature and explore this wonderful area.

What can you admire from the Sambata Valley Hut? (Cabana Valea Sambetei)

From the Sambetei Valley Hut you can admire the well-known Balaceni Pass. The Balaceni Pass overlooks the Sambetei Valley, always with its back to the sun and seemingly more inviting in the winter season, when snow and ice take over its northern wall. It is also nicknamed the Mattehorn of Romania. Many mountaineers are drawn to it and want to climb to the top. However, you have to be very well prepared when doing this, otherwise the risk of injury is high.

Also from the hut you can admire the impressive glacial valley of the Fagaras Mountains, full of waterfalls and vegetation untouched by man. Indeed, a great view! We will enjoy together our free time to relax and take a walk in the meadows near the hut.

Father Arsenie Boca’s Mountain Chapel

If you are passionate about history and religion, we can visit together the Chapel of Father Arsenie Boca. Father Arsenie was a powerful personality, a guide to many Romanians and a supporter of faith in God.

His chapel, where he spent a good part of his life, is located at an altitude of about 1600 meters, on the right side of Valea Sâmbetei hut. Around the hut there is a beautiful meadow and even if the road is difficult, every step is worth it.

The legend says that after the father died, two deer appeared at the source of the Sâmbetei Valley to herald his death. The abandoned chapel slowly became a place of pilgrimage, it was adorned with icons and flowers and a marble stone was placed as a reminder of his thought of living there. The scenery is beautiful, and people who have visited the place say that they have felt more at peace, in a deep state of well-being, and that they will visit again soon.

Additional information: 

We first drive from Brasov for about one hour and a half before we stop and start hiking. Total hike duration: approximately 5 hours. This trip is recommended for the 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.

Mălăiești Cabin Hiking Tour – The price includes:

Transportation/Driver/English speaking mountain guide
Free hotel pick-up and drop-off
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Not included:

Medical insurance
Main meals such as lunches, dinners
Other services not mentioned in the description above
Food and drinks
Banking or e-payment fees

Recommended gear:

Ticks spray
Hiking sticks

Mandatory gear:

Hiking boots and clothes that suits the outside weather
Back pack
2 L of water
Rain coat
Small snacks


Pick up time is at 8:30 A.M. from your accommodation in Brașov. Driving to the base of the Fagaras Mountains will take us around 1 hour and a half. Right after we arrive, we start with a 2.5 hours hike to the Sambata Valley Hut. For our lunch break you can bring some snacks and sandwiches with you. After lunch we can visit the beautiful surroundings of the Sambata Valley Hut and then hike back to the car. The return to Brasov will be around 5-6 P.M.

Mălăiești Cabin Hiking Tour – Prices:

One person – 736 lei
Two – 825 lei / group
Three – 1046 lei / group
Four – 1158 lei / group
Five – 1375 lei / group
Six – 1597 lei / group
Seven – 1764 / group
Eight – 1875 / 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.

    You can send your enquiry via the form below.

    You can send your enquiry via the form below.

    Sambata de Sus Mountain Cabin – 1 Day Hiking Tour from Brasov
    Group Discount Available
    From 235.00 lei
    / Person