A one day tour, a combination of hiking and a visit at a very interesting castle? Hmm..
You’ve probably heard of Prahova Valley, with its beautiful, small and quiet cities, at the foot of the mountains.
If you add the cultural objectives such as Cantacuzino Castle, in Busteni, you’re in for a real treat! Lastly, add some fantastic panoramic views of Bucegi Mountains, and the puzzle is complete.
Where: Prahova Valley, Baiului Mountains, Cantacuzino Castle
Highlights: Cantacuzino Castle, landscapes, hiking, photography
Itinerary and map: Bucharest – Busteni – Bucharest
Departure time: 8 am. Arrival time: approx. 10 pm
Available: all year round. Special equipment is required in winter
Type of activity: hiking, visits at cultural objectives, photography
The hike is rated as: medium – difficult
Starting altitude for the hike: 1000 m. Highest point of the day: 1820 m
The road is taking us to Busteni, from where we start our lovely tour.
First, we’ll visit Cantacuzino Castle, built in neo – Romanian style, famous for its artwork and splendid view towards Bucegi Mountains.
After that we’ll hit the road and follow the route that will take us directly to Baiului ridge. We’ll enjoy a hike through the forest for about two hours and then…surprise, we’ll be face to face with…Bucegi Mountains!
Baiului is very popular among those who like easy hiking, cycling and ski touring. The tour on the ridge can start from Sinaia, Busteni, Azuga, Predeal, but also from other less known points such as Posada. For photography lovers this is the perfect place for enjoying panoramic views!
Our tour will end in Azuga, with a delicious meal at a nearby restaurant. From Azuga we’ll be transfered back to Busteni and then we will drive back to Bucharest.
End of program.
IMPORTANT: The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as the physical condition of the participants.
Prices: for groups of 2 – 3 (115 EUR/person); for groups of 4 – 6 (98 EUR/person). For singles the price is 220 EUR.
Services included in the package: transport by private car or minibus (depending on the group size), guide services.
Services not included in the package: entrance fee at Cantacuzino Castle, meals and other personal expenses.