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.
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.
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.
We spent 3 days doing some long walks across the island of Santorini, while keeping the rest for relaxation, casually strolling from Fira to Imerovigli admiring the views from the rim of the caldera.
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).
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
The beautiful hiking trails near Bran Castle
Bran Castle is located between Bucegi Mountains and Piatra Craiului Mountains, in the picturesque Rucăr-Bran Pass. If you want to find yourself traveling back in time, wandering through authentic Romanian villages surrounded by mountains, here is the place to go.
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.