Piatra Craiului National Park

Piatra Craiului National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park Private Day Tour

1. From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park Private Day Tour

Get picked up by your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide and head into the Carpathian Mountains for a day. Visit the pristine Piatra Craiului National Park on an intimate small-group tour that ensures you'll make the most of your outdoor trekking excursion. Follow one of two routes on a 5- to 6-hour hike through alpine meadows, fragrant forests, and country villages that seem untouched by time. See the cavernous Zarnesti Gorge and hike along the main ridge regarded as one of the most beautiful sites in the Carpathians. Learn about the traditional rural industries of cheese-making and shepherding. Refuel with hearty Romanian fare at a mountain hut or a local village. See a side of Romania that's hardly changed in generations.

From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park & Village Tour

2. From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park & Village Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Brasov. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city and enter the tranquility of the National Park of Piatra Craiului.  Drive up the mountain to the village of Magura. Explore the quaint village. Take in scenic views of the Piatra Craiului Mountains and the Bugegii. Discover the village of Pestera and see the local farms and livestock. Take a light 3-4 hour hike to the foot of the Piatra Craiului Mountains. There you’ll rest, take photos, and admire the mountain scenery. Return to the village of Pestera, and sit down for a traditional Romanian lunch at Folea Chalet. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Brasov.

From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park 2-Day Guided Trek

3. From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park 2-Day Guided Trek

Set off on an authentic adventure in Transylvania with this 2-day guided trek in one of Romania's most beautiful areas, Piatra Craiului National Park. Enjoy a small-group tour for no more than 8 participants, and benefit from a licensed English-speaking mountain guide during the entire trek. Begin the tour in Brasov with pickup from selected hotels. Upon arrival in the national park, start your predominantly medium level trek for 5–8 hours. Stop at an authentic sheep farm for a special lunch (from June to September), and cross 2 authentic mountain villages: Magura and Pestera. Stay overnight in the latter at a local guesthouse and enjoy the local food. On the second day, if weather permits, climb to the highest peak in the national park, Vârful La Om. Admire panoramic views from the 2,238-meter (7,343-foot) summit, one of the most picturesque ridges in the Carpathians. Marvel at the Zarnesti Gorges before returning to Brasov at the end of your trek.

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What people are saying about Piatra Craiului National Park

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Amazing hike with Mihai. The guide has a lot of knowledge about nature. We were lucky and got to see a lot of animals, even bears! Mihai took care of us at all times and we felt no danger. Activity 100% recommended.

We had an amazing, 6h-hike. the guide was very knowledgeable and brought us to places which we for sure couldn't have seen on our own. We totally recommend!