Mixed tours : A tour categorized as mixed is a tour which includes more types of adventure activities. For instance, if a tour includes in its program both climbing and hiking, than this a mixed tour.
We have already planned tours with mixed activities from which you may choose. For instance we are mixing together hiking with camping and climbing and sometimes add to this mountain biking.
Another Wonder full option is a mix of kayak and biking in the Danube Delta. Or winter
Mountaineering with cross – country skiing is such a rewarding tour. You Make your own adventure mix of outdoor activities.
It Does not matter if you did not try them all before.
We will teach you.
We also offer trekking & tradition tours in the Carpathians, especially in Apuseni Mountains.
Combining the locals’ life and tradition with the beauty of these well known but not enough explored mountains, you can expect an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Arrive in Bucharest and transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Overnight hotel in Bucharest.
Day 2: Following breakfast we take a guided tour of Bucharest. Bucharest was once known as „the Eastern Paris” and today is an eclectic city with tree-lined boulevards and beautiful Belle Époque buildings. You will see influences from the Medieval period with its Ottoman occupation as well as the modern period with the influence of neoclassical French architecture and also of the communist period. After lunch, we drive for 3 hours to reach Brasov. Overnight in hotel in Brasov.
Day 3: Following breakfast we visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary. In 1998 a Romanian woman, Cristina Lapis, saw three bears in a small cage outside a restaurant in central Romania where they were used to attract customers. She later found more bears used in a similar way in other areas of the country. Her dream was to rescue these distressed animals and to change public attitudes to stop this cruel and illegal exploitation of one of Romania’s magnificent native animals. Her dream was realized in the form of Libearty Bear Sanctuary, with over 70 bears enjoying a new life in 70 hectares of oak and hazel forest in the Carpathian Mountains. Here, the bears climb trees, swim in the pools and forage on the vegetation. Since 2005, World Animal Protection has been working with Asociatia Milioane de Prieteni (Millions of Friends Association) to fund and build this high welfare bear sanctuary. Our group will take a guided tour of the bear sanctuary to see the rescued bears enjoying life in the forested sanctuary areas and learn about the continued work being carried out by the local team and World Animal Protection to protect Romania’s bears. If time allows at the end of the day, we can take a short guided tour of the beautiful medieval city of Brasov. Overnight in hotel in Brasov.
Day 4: Following breakfast we visit the Libearty Bear Sanctuary for a few more hours. After a picnic lunch, we take a 2 hour walk through woodlands and large open green fields before entering beautiful old oak forests that are estimated to be 400 years old. Our final destination is the fortified church of the 13th century Saxon town of Vulcan where we’ll enjoy a traditional dinner cooked in a big pot on a wooden fire. Short transfer and Overnight in guest house in Magura.
Day 5: Following breakfast we begin our hike, walking on a small ridge to Bran Castle. This castle, built pursuant to a favour granted by Ludovic d’Anjou in the 14th century to the inhabitants of the region, always had a role of defence against the migratory peoples and later it protected Transylvania from the Ottoman invasions. The castle was also associated for a long time with the prince Vlad Tepes of Walachia. Born in Transylvania, he is considered to be the origin of the fictional character, Count Dracula. (walk around 4hrs, 12 km, +350m, -600m). Overnight at a guest house in Magura.
Day 6: Today we continue the hike in the foothills of the Piatra Craiului Mountains in this rural landscape in the middle of pastures, sheepfolds and woods. You will pass through scattered villages where time appears to stand still. The Piatra Craiului Mountains are located in the Southern Carpathians and form a narrow and saw-like ridge, regarded as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Carpathians. Overnight in guest house in Ciocanu. (Walk 5hrs, 13km, +450m, -450m).
Day 7: This morning we walk to the Bucegi Mountains. It is an easy walk with “picture postcard” landscapes to a traditional Romanian mountain village with small and ancient houses located at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains. The inhabitants are livestock breeders and the village has a long tradition in cheese making. Overnight in guest house in Magura. (Walk 5hrs, 14km, -150m, +250m.)
Day 8: A more strenuous day today as you ascend trails into the Bucegi Mountains. A longer walk is possible along the meadow of Gutana and the vertical walls of the Bucegi’s ridge, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and over the Piatra Craiului ridge. Overnight in guest house in Magura. (Walk 5-6hrs, 18km, +650m, -900m).
Day 9: Following breakfast today we transfer to Cernavoda (approx. 5-6hrs drive). En route we will stop in Sinaia to explore the exterior of Peles Castle, the summer residence of the former Royal family in Romania. The architecture of Peles Castle is magnificent and the surrounding environment is also very beautiful. We will enjoy lunch at a vineyard and continue to Cernavoda. Overnight in hotel in Cernavoda.
Day 10: Save the Dogs and other Animals was born to give an answer to the plight of stray dogs in Romania, where since 2001 thousands of animals are being brutally destroyed each year by the authorities. For historical and cultural reasons the phenomenon of stray dogs is totally out of control in Romania and represents a huge problem, causing both animal and human suffering. Save the Dogs and other Animals’ main purpose is to fight the stray dogs problem through an integrated approach that includes: > the sterilization of stray and owned dogs > the identification and registration of owned animals > the national and international adoption of abandoned animals > education projects in primary schools > awareness campaigns that promote both a correct relationship between man and animals and responsible pet ownership > lobbying at national and international level, pushing for a legislation that best protects pets and controls by efficient and ethical means the canine/feline overpopulation. Since May 2014, World Animal Protection have sponsored the mobile veterinary clinic run by Save the Dogs and other Animals in the region of Constanta. In the afternoon we transfer by train 2.5hrs to reach Bucharest. Overnight in hotel in Bucharest.
Day 11: After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport where your trip concludes.