Full-Day Hiking Tour in the Ciucaş Mountains from Bucharest - in Bucharest - LikeALocal Guide

Full-Day Hiking Tour in the Ciucaş Mountains from Bucharest


110 EUR

The stunning Ciucaş Mountains, part of the Carpathians, are just a 3-hour drive from Bucharest and the perfect choice for a full-day trek. Amazing landscapes? Fresh air? Good company? They’re all here!

Duration: 14 hours
    Available in
  • English
That ingenious hike i will never forget. Mountains like in Lord of the Rings whitewashed in the hot red autumsunlight. Thank you Dan, for having uns shown this peace of paradise. Joa.
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  • See bizarre rock formations
  • Admire stunning views from Ciucaş Peak and the Bratocea Gates
  • Enjoy plenty of fantastic photo opportunities

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The Ciucaş Mountains are some of the most spectacular in Romania, and are part of the Carpathian range. They boast amazing landscapes and are a perfect choice for both trekkers and photographers.

Some of the highlights of this tour include: bizarre rock formations (The Pigeon, The Tower of Goliath, The Elephant), great photo opportunities from Ciucaş Peak (1954 metres) and 360-degree views of Bucegi, Piatra Craiulu and Brașov.

In the morning we’ll head out of Bucharest towards Vălenii de Munte, Cheia and the Bratocea Pass. We’ll continue hiking in the Bratocea area, enjoy spectacular views from Ciucaş Peak and return to Bucharest in the evening.

This tour is available all year round. There’s usually a lot of snow in wintertime and early spring (December to April), so winter equipment is required.

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional English-speaking guide/driver
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport by private car
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Meeting point

Hotel or hostel (Your hotel/hostel in Bucharest)

Reviews from travellers (4)


I enjoyed a fantastic and memorable one day hike with Dan in the Ciucas mountains! Dan was very attentive to meeting my hiking ability and requests for a challenging and scenic hike with lots of photo opportunities. I was not disappointed! The mountains are a beautiful reflection of what Romania has to offer! On the way down the mountain, unfortunately an old hiking knee injury of mine reappeared which slowed down the descent, but Dan was very patient and helpful! I appreciated this very much! Overall, a great day out! I look forward to my next visit to the Mountains soon!

This operator has 6 reviews for other tours


Wonderful scenery and amazing guide
I went on a day trip to Peles Castle, Pestera village, Magura village and Zarnesti Gorges with Dan and it was definitely a highlight of my trip to Romania!! In a day I was able to see a castle, visit picturesque local villages hidden in the rolling mountains, enjoy some excellent home cooking (all organic!), and also walk through a gorge! It is a unique combination of activities that I can't find from other agencies and is undoubtedly a nice sampler of what Romania has to offer if you don't have a lot of time.

Dan was very helpful starting from the booking process and was always seeking to tailor the trip according to my preferences. While a lot was covered in a day I didn't feel rushed at all and I was able to take my time taking photos or just taking in the spectacular scenery. Dan is knowledgeable, fun and patient and even my many questions about the haystacks couldn't trick him :)

It was great scenery and great company and I definitely hope I can come back again soon for longer hiking trips and to see what new destinations Dan and his team have discovered.

Thanks again Dan!
Excellent Scenery and Wonderful Guide!
Worth every penny! Dan was a wonderful and accommodating guide, and is genuinely passionate about showing his beautiful country to the world. The lunch in the countryside was definitely a nice touch.
My best day in Romania!
In March I went on a hiking trip with Dan.
I had the most perfect day! I never went hiking in snow before. It was beautifull!!!
thank you Dan.
I didnt only came back with a nice experience or nice pictures (or a funny movie from the top of the mountain)
I also came back with a good friend ^^

Next time I will come for a week!
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