Carpathian Mountains Off-Road Adventure: Myths & Natural Wonders

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101 EUR

Fresh air, mountain scenery, relaxation… Yet, this is more than your usual day trip into the wilderness: alpine roads, natural wonders, legends of the ancient Dacians, and an old monastery hidden in a cave. Yes, it’s a day trip to Bucegi, some of the most beautiful mountains in Romania!

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • English
Great customised private tour through the Carpathian mountains.

The trip included; off-roading through the mud, hiking through a valley next to a beautiful river, walking around gorgeous lakes, meeting locals sheepherders with their animals, snowball fight on top of a mountain, amazing views, exploring the caves and a great lunch!

We had two amazing tour guides that were super friendly, happy and were happy to answer any questions.

Great experience, definitely worth it to see the beauty of Romania!
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Highlights

  • See wilderness at its best at the Zanoagei Gorge
  • Admire the beautiful reflections of the Bolboci Lake
  • Visit the Ialomitei Cave and Monastery
  • Stop at a traditional restaurant in Padina for lunch
  • Enjoy stunning views from the Bridge of Flowers

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Description

We'll drive from Bucharest to Sinaia, where we’ll jump in our 4×4 off-road vehicles and cross the mountains via the beautiful Trans-Bucegi alpine road.

Stop 1: Camping Zănoaga
We’ll leave the cars behind and, after a bit of hiking, reach the entrance to the Zanoagei Gorge. Here, wilderness is at its best: a small stream passing between two giant walls of stone, abundant vegetation, and beautiful bridges from where you can take photos.

Stop 2: Bolboci Lake, the “sea of Bucegi”
Standing on top of the dam, you can admire the beautiful reflections of the lake. Next, we’ll take the cars on a 4 km, purely off-road trail up to the Bridge of Flowers plateau. The view from the top? Well, this is a surprise. No spoilers!

Stop 3: Ialomitei Cave and Monastery
A place of legends and myths, some being related to our ancestors – the ancient Dacian civilisation.

Stop 4: Padina Plateau
After visiting the cave and monastery, we’ll return to Padina and stop at a traditional log cabin for lunch. Finally, it’s back to Sinaia and then straight to Bucharest.

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What’s included & not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • Private 4×4 vehicles
  • Licensed tour guide and off-road drivers
  • All entry fees
  • Lunch (around €10 per person)

Meeting point

Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Bucharest. Please specify hotel name or pick-up address when booking.

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

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Carpathian off-road
Great customised private tour through the Carpathian mountains.

The trip included; off-roading through the mud, hiking through a valley next to a beautiful river, walking around gorgeous lakes, meeting locals sheepherders with their animals, snowball fight on top of a mountain, amazing views, exploring the caves and a great lunch!

We had two amazing tour guides that were super friendly, happy and were happy to answer any questions.

Great experience, definitely worth it to see the beauty of Romania!

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5.0/5

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Great evening learning about (and tasting) Romanian wines
Mihai (Michael) picked me up on time from my hotel and we went to Bucharest’s first wine bar. Our host provided lots of information about the history of wine-making in Romania, what happened during the communist era, and what's happening now. He shared his enthusiasm for wine-making with us, and I learnt a lot about the climate, science and economics of wine.

The wines were great and we got to sample many glasses. I bought a lovely bottle of Pinot, though was under no pressure to do so. The traditional sausages and cheeses that accompanied the wine were very nice, too. Totally unhurried and with all questions answered. Highly recommended!
Great tour, great guide!
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101 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: Unveil Romania