Hiking & Wildlife Tracking Trip in the Carpathians

The Carpathian Mountains are so raw and wild they are often called Europe's last wilderness reserve! Romania has the largest brown bear population in Europe and many wild animals roam free in the forests and foothills around Brasov. On this hiking trip you will enter Fagaras Mts. and learn about wildlife tracking from a mountain guide - while enjoying nature!

What you need to know about this hiking & wildlife tracking trip from Brasov

  • This is a private day trip organized by a conservationist non-profit. Exact starting time, hiking route and difficulty level to be agreed after confirmation
  • Included: off-road transport into the mountains from Rucar, hiking guidance and wildlife scouting in a natural protected area
  • Seeing animals live is NOT guaranteed as nature cannot be controlled and safety is always our top priority. If you want to see animals we need to go to Richita observation hide (tour extension)
  • We will go hiking deep in Fagaras Mts through forests and beautiful natural scenery in completely wild areas! We will agree on the hiking route depending on weather, your fitness and preferences
  • The guide will teach you about animals' natural habitat, tell you about wildlife in the area and show you tracks and marks. We will give you some binoculars too
  • The tour starts from Rucar, Arges county or Brasov (on request, extra charge), early morning (5-6 am) or at noon. Scouting for animals is done in the morning or late evening. Tour duration: 8h
  • This trip will support a non-profit's conservation activity in the area.

Additional information

Please wear appropriate hiking clothes and footwear, preferably in dark/green colours to blend in with the surroundings. Also pay attention to weather conditions and season. Early morning and in the evening can be very cold.

Please avoid using any perfume or strong odours because animals will smell you - and stay away from us!

Scouting for wildlife does not mean you are guaranteed to see animals live in the wild, and in fact we don't want to run into bears or wild boars! We will do our best to track them and go where we can get good views of the area.

If you want to see animals live in the wild on this trip please choose the tour extension to the wildlife observation hide.

Moments to expect on this hiking & wildlife tracking tour from Brasov

Approaching Fagaras Mountains and Romania's wilderness!

This trip actually starts from Rucar, Arges county, with some off-road driving through Dambovita Valley. As we go deeper into the wild forests of Fagaras Mts the landscape changes quickly and signs of animal life become more common: otters in the river, tracks of deers, roe deers, wild boar, wolves and bears.

Approaching Fagaras Mountains and Romania's wilderness!

Wildlife tracking

Your guide will present options for hiking routes and you can choose depending on your preferences and fitness level. We can go check wildlife observation cameras, look for tracks and fresh marks from animals in the area and go open clearings where we may spot animals from a distance. You will learn about wildlife in Romania, their natural environment and how important it is to protect it!

Wildlife tracking

Dramatic scenery

In Fagaras Mts you will find raw and unspoilt natural landscapes that are worth every bit of effort! We will stop and admire the view, take photos, enjoy the fresh air and marvel at nature's wonderful harmony in these parts of Romania!

Dramatic scenery

Tour extension: Live wildlife watching

If you want to see wild animals live and in safe conditions, we need to go to a nearby observation hide in Dambovita Valley where we'll spend 2-3 hours waiting for them to show up (very high chances, but not guaranteed as nature cannot be controlled)
[tour extension available at extra cost when booking]

Tour extension: Live wildlife watching
2 x 100 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Rucar, Arges county or Brasov
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Brasov or Zarnesti
  • Landscape: Mountainous & forest

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