We walked to the top of Tâmpa (960 m), the mountain in the center of Brasov and then continued our hike into the wilderness all the way to Postăvarul Peak (1799 m).
The Macin Mountains in Romania are not tall, but nevertheless spectacular, perfect for a one or two-day family hike.
A long hike in a fantastic weather with scenery reminding of The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.
Since so many people have asked us about hiking recommendations in Romania, especially hiking near Bucharest and Brasov, we created this guide in which we describe in detail our favorite treks in the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains.
If you follow this guide you will hike for 3 days on the most spectacular trails in the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountains and reach the best viewpoints.
If you’re looking for an easy to moderate day-hike near the Bran Castle, we recommend taking this beautiful circuit hike that goes around the village of Moieciu de Sus and high into the Bucegi Mountains.
Moieciu de Sus is a resort village situated in the Rucar-Bran Pass, at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains, surrounded by hills and mountains of amazing natural beauty. It is located just 10 km from the Bran Castle and 40 km from the city of Brasov.
Retezat are spectacular mountains, with many peaks over 2000 meters high that remain covered in snow from December until the second half of May and sometimes even longer.
In April, most likely it will be cold, windy and inhospitable on the summit, however the nice views along the way and the reasonable steep path will make it a pleasant journey.
The weather had been bad for the whole week and we knew it was going to get even worse the day we’d hike.
The Piatra Mare Mountains are located 10 km south from the city of Brasov.
The fact they are not very tall mountains makes their highest peaks accessible all year round. The summit of Piatra Mare Mountains is at Varful Piatra Mare (1844 m).
Omu Peak is the summit of Bucegi. From Omu Peak you will have some nice panoramic views of all the mountains and valleys around. Also, the ascend from Cabana Malaiesti to Omu Peak via the Malaiesti Valley is beautiful as well.
With a third of the country’s surface covered by mountains, Romania offers some extremely beautiful hiking trails.
The Ciucas Mountains are close to Brasov and Bucharest and are great for easy to moderate day hikes, all year round.
The highest peak in Ciucas Mountains is Ciucas Peak (1954 m), followed by Gropşoarele (1883 m), Tigăile Mari (1844 m) and Zăganu (1817 m).
Many consider Retezat to be the most beautiful mountains in Romania. We wanted to see for ourselves so we left Bucharest for a 3 day trip in Retezat mountains.
Ascend from Azuga to Urechea Peak (1705 m) on this 3 hours long moderate hiking trail and you will be rewarded with beautiful views over the Bucegi Mountains.
From Tiganesti ridge (Culmea Tiganesti) you will get some of the best panoramic views over the glacial valleys in Bucegi Mountains, the entire eastern side of Piatra Craiului Massif and the whole Rucar-Bran Pass.
The ridge of the Piatra Craiului Mountains is rocky, narrow, sharp and spectacular. It offers great views over Magura village and Bucegi Mountains at the East and Fagaras Mountains at the West.
The northern part of the ridge lays between Varful La Om peak (South) and Varful Turnu peak (North). It’s a 4 hour hike from one peak to another in each direction.
The trail towards Curmatura Chalet starts near Zarnesti at Botorog Fountain and is a 3 hours hike, suitable for beginner hikers.
La Lanțuri is a technical and spectacular trail that will take you in about 5 hours from Plaiul Foii to Vârful La Om – the summit of the Piatra Craiului Mountains.
The trail through Morarului Valley is an unmarked, spectacular and wild path towards Omu Peak (Varful Omu – 2507m) – the highest peak in Bucegi Mountains, Romania
Moldoveanu Peak (2544 m) is part of the Fagaras Mountains, Southern Carpathians, and is the highest peak in Romania.