High Road to Lhasa

We had a wondeful time in Tibet. Our Tour Leaders did a fantastic job and greatly enhanced our experience. We also felt very safe in the hands of the various drivers that we had throughout the trip.

B Cullum & T Jenkins | Victoria

Transylvania Castles & Mountains

Explore some of Romania's most stunning mountain landscapes and soak up the unique culture of Transylvania on this inspiring self guided walk. Piatra Craiului, meaning 'royal stone', is a dramatic limestone ridge which rises sharply from the forests and plains below, offering one of the best ridge walks in Europe. En route to the Bucegi Mountains, explore the gorges and ridge tops of Piatra Craiului to experience exceptional views of the region. The Bucegi mountains are home to a diverse range of landscapes, from pine and beech forests to flower laden meadows and high limestone cliffs. It is also where you can find Bran Castle, connected through folklore to the fictitious character, Dracula. Whilst the legends of Transylvania are an enticing reason to visit this region, the walking opportunities and the friendly atmosphere in the mountain refuges guarantee this will be a unique and diverse adventure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Bucharest, train to Brasov, transfer to the first guesthouse in a traditional village
DAY 2 Walk to Bran Castle home to the character Dracula (4hrs)
DAY 3 Continue on foot through Piatra Craiului mountains and rural villages (4.5hrs)
DAY 4 Walk to Bucegi Mountains through picture postcard landscapes (4.5hrs)
DAY 5 Ascend the Bucegi Mountains with stunning views (4.5 or 6hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to Brasov for train to Bucharest, trip concludes

traveller reviews

This was an amazing trip which we are not going to forget. Our hosts were very friendly and spoke either French or English. The pensions were rustic as expected. The Romanians we met on our hikes were puzzled at our presence and surprised that we were on holiday in their country. All were very friendly and waived at us when we walked past. The countryside is very beautiful, it reminded me of Europe's countryside about 40/50 years ago.

C. Weinstein. London, UK.

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Trip Code: TCM
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  6 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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