1, 2 or 3 Days Hiking Tour in Piatra Craiului National Park

Piatra Craiului Mountains are one of the best places to go hiking in Romania! The unmistakable 25 km limestone ridge scratches the sky and attracts hikers like a magnet - so let's go trekking in this natural park! We'll pass through fragrant forests, traditional mountain villages where we meet locals and stop at clearings to admire beautiful views!

What you need to know about the hiking tour in Piatra Craiului National Park

  • This is a private only guided hiking trip starting from Brasov. Duration: approx. 8 hours. Can be extended to 2 or 3 days and also include Bran Castle
  • Included: transport to the National Park & entrance fee, licensed English-speaking mountain guide. Not included: lunch (available as optional on booking page)
  • You will hike through Piatra Craiului National Park, cross Zarnesti Gorge and visit two authentic mountain villages (Pestera & Magura) or hike to Curmatura Hut. Between June-September we can also stop at a sheep farm
  • A medium physical condition is required: 500-700m altitude differences, 5-8h of continuous trekking, 5-10km. Trails will be discussed and agreed on the spot depending on weather and your preferences
  • Extend this trip to 2 days and stay overnight in the mountains at a traditional guesthouse! Yo can "ride the crest" of Piatra Craiului and summit the highest peak at 2238m! Total price will be 300 Euro/person (incl. overnight in a double room with en-suite WC and 2 meals), must add the tour extension on the booking page
  • Make this a 3-day trip: hike 2 days in Piatra Craiului and 1 day in Bucegi Mountains. Total price will be 520 Euro/person (incl. overnight and 4 meals), must add the tour extension on the booking page
  • IMPORTANT: as this is a private trip, full payment in advance is required. Fully refundable if you cancel 3 full days before tour date

Additional information

Mandatory equipment: waterproof hiking boots, warm clothes depending on season, small backpack, water bottles / person, energy bars / snacks and hiking sticks if you think you need them [can also be rented from our guide].

Route can be changed because of the weather conditions.

The tour extension includes dinner on day 1, accommodation with breakfast at a traditional guesthouse, lunch pack, extra guidance & driving. If tour is extended to 2 days you need to cancel with 7 days before the tour to get a full refund.

Moments to expect in the hiking trip to Piatra Craiului Natural Park

Hike in Piatra Craiului National Park

The Carpathian Mountains offer many spectacular sights for those going on hiking trips but Piatra Craiului Mountains is undoubtedly unique: the 25km limestone ridge is a 'wall in the sky' fascinating to watch, exciting to hike! No matter which trail we take, we'll enjoy superb views! Piatra Craiului Park is also a well-preserved ecosystem for vegetation and wild animals. We will hike to Curmatura Hut on top of a hill to admire the entire area!

Hike in Piatra Craiului National Park

Zarnesti Gorge - a natural wonder!

On our hiking tour we will also pass through Zarnesti Gorge, one of the most popular and beautiful in Romania. While in its narrow pass you will feel isolated from the outside world and protected by the rocky walls around you. And the clean, fresh mountain air is going to make your trip so much better!

Zarnesti Gorge - a natural wonder!

Traditional Romanian mountain villages

Romania is a country with many villages and each have adapted to their environment. Villages in the Carpathian Mountains are special because locals have a unique way of life, self-sustainable and isolated from the outside world. We will pass through the villages of Magura and Pestera and you will meet locals and learn more about what they do and their fascinating daily life.

Traditional Romanian mountain villages

[Tour extension] Turn this into a 2-day hiking trip in Piatra Craiului

If you extend this hiking trip to 2 days then we can attempt to summit the highest peak La Om at 2,238m and ride the main ridge of these famous mountains. The views from up top are breathtaking and worth the effort! A very good physical condition and medium hiking experience is required for this. But even if you don't want to do this there are plenty of other trails to do here. Exact routes will be discussed and agreed on the spot.
[extra 210 Euro/person; can add on booking page]

[Tour extension] Turn this into a 2-day hiking trip in Piatra Craiului

[Tour extension] 3-day hiking in Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains

If you extend this trip to 3 days then we can also go hiking in Bucegi Mountains which, by now, have been tempting you when hiking in Piatra Craiului. Bucegi Natural Park is wild in its own way but maybe the best part is seeing the limestone ridge of Piatra Craiului from an equal altitude point. The breathtaking views are worth it - let's go!
[extra 430 Euro/person with everything included; can add on booking page]

[Tour extension] 3-day hiking in Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains
2 x 90 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: Brasov
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest International Henri Coanda Airport
  • Nearest train station: Brasov
  • Landscape: Mountains, mountain villages, gorges

Frequently Asked Questions about the Hiking Tour in Piatra Craiului

Unfortunately no. All our hiking tours are PRIVATE because we don't mix people with different hiking experience, fitness level and interests. As there are lots of hiking trails in Piatra Craiului, our trips are fully customisable (can also include a short visit to Bran Castle in the same price [without ticket]) and we want hikers to have an amazing experience.
If you extend this trip to 2 or 3 days you'll stay at a traditional mountain guesthouse in the area. Comfortable and clean rooms with en suite WC, a breakfast buffet with delicious local products, an a la carte menu for dinner. They will also prepare lunch packs for us during the hiking days (included in the tour extension price).
Our hiking trip in Piatra Craiului runs all year long and the area is so beautiful that you can do it anytime. You must be well prepared and dressed / equipped depending on the season. Our guide will give you more info on what kind of weather and terrain conditions to expect after your booking is confirmed. The best period is April - October but winter is also very nice.

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