Romania: 3-day hiking trip in Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains

View over the Malaiesti Valley from Brana Caprelor

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.

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Romania: Hiking near the Bran Castle, near the village of Moieciu de Sus

View over Moieciu de Sus and Piatra Craiului Mountains

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.

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Bucegi Mountains, Romania: Ascending to Omu Peak in winter

Hiking towards Omu Peak

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.

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Ciucas Mountains, Romania: one-day winter hike loop

View from Ciucas Peak in winter

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).

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The Northern Ridge of Piatra Craiului Mountains, Romania

Piatra Craiului Northern Ridge

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.

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