I’ve booked a trip some time ago with Dan, because of the glowing reviews in TA. It was so awesome I visited Romania again, mostly for Dan, 2 years after! I asked him to “make it a bit more extreme this time” as the one-day trip as I did last time made me hunger for more.
He did deliver! There is nothing like the stunning mountains, the complete quiet, and the great company Dan is on the trip. I would recommend him because:
1. Strong passion for hiking – of course, he is running his business, but you do not feel like you are being led around a fixed path. Paths are always up for discussion, and he is really enjoying showing people around!
2. Experienced, and knows the area very well – very important in this activity. He understands the risks and goes out of his way to minimize them. He phoned the mountain services to check on weather conditions before, since we were going a little further than normal
3. Personal & friendly: He is upbeat, caring and likes to joke around where possible, but can also hold a real conversation.
If you have the opportunity to visit Romania & Dan, you won’t be disappointed!0