Escape the city and travel straight to the heart of rural Romanian life on this private 9-hour trip to Piatra Craiului National Park from Brasov. Ideal for lovers of the outdoors, this excursion combines striking natural beauty with insights into ancient Transylvanian traditions: visit a bat cave replete with Jurassic limestone formations, enjoy a 2-hour hike through beautiful mountain villages, and sample handmade cheese in the national park’s oldest guest house. The moderate walking routes of this private tour can be customized according to your fitness level.
Your tour begins with pickup at your Brasov hotel, where you’ll board a vehicle destined for the natural splendors of Piatra Craiului National Park. During a scenic 45-minute drive, your guide discusses your hiking route options and decides on a course suitable for your fitness level and hiking experience.
The first stop is Lilicilor Cave, a Jurassic cavern inhabited by hundreds of bats. Admire limestone formations and gaze at the endangered bats that reside in the cave’s crevices.
Then, embark on a moderate 2-3-hour hike that takes you through the dramatic landscapes of Piatra Craiului National Park: see mist-shrouded pine forests, meadows filled with grazing sheep, ice-capped gorges, and traditional mountain villages.
After working up an appetite, stop at the oldest guesthouse in the national park to sample handmade cheese and feast on a hearty lunch. Enjoy farm-fresh ingredients and opt to purchase wine or beer as a welcome reward.
Following a further one hour of walking, return to the vehicle and bid your guide farewell after hotel drop-off.