Paul, from the USA, about this tour
,, As an avid hiker in Western Washington State, when I knew I was traveling to Bucharest on business, I figured I could slip in a couple of days for sightseeing and seeing the local area. So I figured a hike in the Carpathian Mountains would be prefect when I found Dan Chitila online as an option for “Things to See and Do around Bucharest” — and now I know why I chose Dan. First, he had great reviews, and after an exchange of a few e-mails, Dan worked with me to arrange a day hike excursion for ~7 people, including transportation, into the Ciucas Mountains. It was absolutely a wonderful hike, and I cannot recommend Dan highly enough. He was patient with all participants, and a true professional. I would hire Dan again in a minute, and highly recommend anyone do so who has an interest in a good hike, the great outdoors, and a great time! ‘’
Get ready to enter the magic world of Ciucas Mountains! Prepare for a relaxing day in the kingdom of the pans, needles and sugar heads, beautiful meadows, amazing 360 degrees viewpoints.
Already curious? Well then..check out the details!
Where: Ciucas Mountains
Itinerary and map: Bucharest – Valenii de Munte – Cheia – Bucharest
Departure time: 7 – 8 am. Arrival time: approx. 10 pm
Available: all year round. Special equipment is required in winter
Type of activity: hiking
The hike is rated as: medium – difficult
Starting altitude for the hike: 1000 m. Highest point of the day: 1883 m
Early in the morning we’ll leave the crowded city and head for the small village of Cheia.
Situated at the foot of Ciucas Mountains, Cheia is a quiet and small village, a perfect destination for a one day hike!
Our aim for the day is the awesome Gropsoare – Zaganu route, famous for its beautiful and strange rock formations, amazing viewpoints, beautiful meadows…..
But that’s not all folks! After a hike through the forest and numerous landscape changes, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view from Gropsoare Peak (1883 m). Oh boy, it’s difficult to describe the view from the top, along with the feeling of accomplishment….
Further on, the route takes us along the ridge line and soon we’ll get to Chirusca Saddle. From the saddle we’ll make a descent all the way to Muntele Rosu hut ( Red Mountain hut).
After all that good effort, now it’s time for a good meal and a cold Ciucas beer!
From the hut we’ll slowly descend through the forest back to Cheia village, and end a beautiful hiking day.
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: meals and other personal expenses.
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