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Alpine Views and Canyon Climbing In Transylvanian Alps tour

Alpine Views and Canyon Climbing In Transylvanian Alps

Alpine Adventure Romania
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
2 days
From: $ 282 $ 141 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Curtea de Argeș, Pitești and Bucharest
  • Experience nature in Capra Lake and in Balea glacier lake.
  • Visit the orthodox monastery, which is one of the cultural and historical hallmarks of Romania.

Short Description

Fagaras is the biggest, highest and probably most sought mountain massif in Romania in the summer months, while in winter it becomes a challenge. The range it is not called for nothing the Transylvanian Alps.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Bucharest
End City Bucharest

Trip Includes

  • Transport from and to Bucharest by car
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast and 1 Lunch
  • Professional Mountain Guide

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Itinerary

Day 1

We depart from Bucharest at 6.00 in the morning and head, by car, towards West passing by the city of Pitesti and then Curtea de Arges. Half an hour after Curtea de Arges we will be on “the most beautiful road in the world” and soon on the most spectacular dam in Romania. We must stop to see it, the vertical drop is huge.

We continue on this road (opened only from June to September) getting dizzy from time to time because of the sudden steep bends of the road and passing through 1Km tunnel we end up on the North side of the mountain at Balea glacier lake.

This is the spot where we leave the car(s) and start hiking. In less than two hours, putting some effort into it and paying attention to the trail, we will be on one of the highest and spectacular peaks of Romania, Vanatoarea lui Buteanu.

From the top we get to see just below us, both on the Southern and Northern side the twisted road that we came on, the wonderful glacier lake of Capra. In the distance both West and East, unnumbered peaks and ridges make the eye stop and wonder.

We descend to the Capra Lake another place to sit on the grass and just enjoy being there.  We continue to the South and finally reach the Transfagarasan road on its Southern side. We return through the tunnel to pick up the car and accommodate ourselves for the night.

Day 2

We get up early, have breakfast and by 9.00 head back by car to the South from where we came the day before.

Just after we will pass the dam, we start the hike of the second day. This could not be more different than the one you did the day before. We slowly gain height following the river until the trail forces us to the steep banks and then it all starts: the first waterfalls and ladders and bridges come into view. Be prepared with the camera while paying attention where you put your feet on. You will want to take pictures at every corner.

And it goes like this, for about more than an hour. We might even need to pass through the water at some points along the route.

Finally, we feel sorry for actually finishing the canyon route. The remaining route takes us back in an arch to the dam lake and then, by following the road, to the cars.

On the return way, we will stop in Curtea de Arges to visit the orthodox monastery, which is one of the cultural and historical hallmarks of Romania.

We estimate to arrive in Bucharest by 20.00-21.00, depending on the traffic.

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Alpine Adventure Team - Best Team Ever

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I've been with them in many and various trips, always has been a cosy and familiar atmosphere, but the most nicest thing is that they do all this with and from passion. I felt like in a big family who loves mountains, nature & adventure.
Thank you for having patience with me, I felt really safe and secure with your technical support & encouragement words.
PS I would like to come with you more often :) – Can’t wait the next big adventure to come with you guys
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I had the opportunity to take part in a mountain expedition in Morocco and many others in Romania. Alpine Adventure is a young team with a lot of experience, both in Romania and abroad. They have advanced knowledge of hiking or climbing techniques and most important, they know how to share with others in a very professional manner.
Alpine Adventure team meets the most demanding requirements and help you to understand the spirit of the mountain.
Well done guys, you are doing a great job!
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Alpine Adventure's guides are awesome, they make you love mountain hiking even from de moment you get to know them. During hiking they manage to instill the desire and strength to overcome any difficult moment of physical weakness by giving support and advices to everyone in the group. On the other hand, at the end of an exhausting day you end up with some real friends and can't wait to start over the next day. I recommend anyone to experience a mountain getaway in with them.
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The Alpine team is fantastic. They took care to familiarize me with mountain, offered extra equipment for climbing and choosing the most picturesque routes. But the best was meeting them and knowing their passion for the mountain. I recommend them for any mountain climbing you may choose in the safest conditions.
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Perfect combination state of mind, hikking, safety

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Hey everyone....
I saw an add on fb...and i booked a trip in fagaras mountains on December 2016...I hesitate at first because I knew nobody......in the end, there where two perfect days with those guys....
I felt safe all the time.....great people... willing to share their experience...
nicu, felix, oana thank you , thank you.. thank you
I would go with you anytime...anywhere..
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Great guides, we had a fantastic trip into the mountains around the Transfagarasan. We got to see some amazing views and it was nice to leave the planning and navigation to someone else. We always felt safe and well looked after during the walk. When one of our party was unfortunately taken ill they were excellent and made sure we got to hospital and home safely. Thanks guys!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Accomodations

We will accommodate ourselves overnight at one of the motels which litter the sides of the Transfagarasan Road.

Cancellation Policy:

A Client may cancel his/her booking by notifying Alpine Adventure Romania. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. In order to cancel your booking, please send us an email. If you do not get a confirmation of your cancellation by email please call us. We are not responsible if your email message did not reach us.

The applicable cancellation fees shall be determined with reference to the date on which the request to cancel is received by Alpine Adventure Romania and are expressed hereinafter as a percentage of the total price paid for the cancelled tour.

 

If you cancel a tour:

  • 60 days or more prior to departure, we will refund the full amount paid by you;
  • Between the date of the tour and maximum 60 days, we will retain the 30% deposit;
  • While unfolding, we will retain 100% of the total amount paid for the tour.

 

Alpine Adventure Romania guarantees all scheduled tour departures that have been booked by a Client shall depart as scheduled (subject to reasonably itinerary changes depending on local conditions).

For a cancelled tour by us we will propose to you a similar tour at a later date at your convenience. If you do not want another tour, Alpine Adventure Romania will fully refund you. However, we will not cancel a tour except in extraordinary circumstances (health problems, family issues or country emergency issues).

Additional Information:

  • Water is not a problem along the route.
  • This tour is available also for the winter months but implies a higher level of difficulty and specific winter mountaineering equipment.

Trip ID#:

AlpCanAlp

Trip Excludes

  • Other meals
  • Pieces of individual equipment
  • Insurance

Meals Included:

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner

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