Snowshoeing in Carpathians’ Bend (Tour W1)

This snowshoeing tour is designed for adults with no or little previous experience in snowshoeing (grading: introductory), but having a fitness level above the average. During the first day in the mountains, full instruction is given on snowshoe technique and equipment. It is ideal for walkers who want to explore the mountains in winter time. They must expect to walk on a variety of terrain from flat to undulating, on and off the beaten tracks. Normally, the walking time is up to 6-7 hours a day. The area selected for the tour is located in South-Eastern part of Transylvania, close to the beautiful city of Brasov.

KEY INFORMATION:

  • Tour Duration: 2 days (6-7 hours/day)
  • Group Size: 2-10 people
  • Specialty Category: Snowshoeing
  • Difficulty: Introductory
  • Season: January-March (but it is dependable of the snow layer)
  • Airfare included: No
  • Tour Customizable: Yes
  • Price: upon request
  • Package includes:
    • Transfers by car/modern minibus from/to Brasov;
    • Services provided by a fully licensed professional mountain guide-English speaker;
    • Rental of snowshoes and trekking poles;
    • 1 night accommodation (BB) at a 3* guesthouse from Bradet village (optional);

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:

Day 1: In the morning, I will pick you up from your hotel/guesthouse in Brasov and we’ll drive to the small village of Bradet (not far away from the town of Sacele). There will be a short introduction on snowshoeing, just to let you becoming familiar with the snowshoes. After that, we’ll climb Rentea Peak (1378m). It will be a good opportunity to practice our skills for tracking wild animals. Arrived on the top, during the clear days we’ll have one of the best views to Piatra Mare Mountains. Walking time: 6-7 hours.
We’ll spend the night in a small guesthouse from Bradet village or we can drive back to Brasov.

Day 2: This morning we increase the difficulty of our route by walking on Plaiul Batrana. Once we arrive to the open alpine area, we take our time to admire Tarlungeni Dam and all surrounding areas. After about two hours of walking we start the descent to Doftana valley. Once arrived back to the car, we will drive to Brasov for enjoying a hot shower and a tasty dinner. Walking time: 6-7 hours.

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