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Lord of The Rings scenery

A long hike in a fantastic weather with scenery reminding of The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.

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3-day hiking trip in Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains

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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Hiking near the Bran Castle – Moieciu de Sus

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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A long hike in foul weather

The weather had been bad for the whole week and we knew it was going to get even worse the day we’d hike.

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Ascending to Omu Peak (2505 m) in winter

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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Tiganesti ridge – the best panoramic views in Bucegi Mountains, Romania

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.

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Morarului Valley – a spectacular and wild trail towards the summit of Bucegi

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

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Brana Caprelor – spectacular hike to Omu Peak from Cabana Malaiesti

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The fastest way to get to Cabana Malaiesti

The fastest way to get to Cabana Malaiesti from Bucharest is from the town of Busteni.

In short, it’s a 5-6 hours hike from the train station in Busteni. You can save 1 hour by driving (or by taking a taxi) directly to the start of the trail at Gura Diham.

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Bucegi Mountains – the closest mountains to Bucharest

Why should you visit Bucegi Mountains?

Bucegi mountains are perfect for 1 to 2 days hiking trips. They offer breathtaking views and a good variety of hiking trails for both beginners and advanced.