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Sun 22 Jul - Fri 27 Jul 2018

In aid of CoppaFeel!

CoppaFeel!

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sun 22 Jul 2018

International departure from London

You will meet your team captains at London Heathrow and travel to Bucharest. Upon arrival in Romania, you will share a three-hour bus transfer to the medieval city of Brasov. You'll be able to take in the impressive Romanian countryside as you head for the village of Bran, where your camp will be set up, and have your first Fabulous CoppaFeel! team dinner together.

(Please note that today’s lunch is not included).

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Day 2, Mon 23 Jul 2018

Trek in Moieciu pastoral area (approximately 5-7 hours)

You'll wake up with a sense of excitement and anticipation as you get set to begin the first day of trekking! You'll start the day by heading off into the outstandingly beautiful Bran-Rucar Corridor, nestled in the hilly region between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Massifs. The views of the sweeping hills and mountainous terrain will leave you breathless as you marvel at the exquisite beauty of this alluring region. The route takes in some of Romania’s richest pastoral areas, dotted with shepherds’ huts and impressive forests. The uninterrupted views of the most spectacular massifs in the Southern Carpathians will spur you on, before returning to Bran for dinner and another night at the campsite.

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Day 3, Tue 24 Jul 2018

Dracula's Castle (approximately 4-5 hours)

After breakfast, you will visit Romania's famous landmark, Bran Castle. Originally built in the 14th century, Bran Castle (more famously known as Dracula's Castle) was renovated in the 19th century by the Romanian royal family. You'll get the chance to look around and explore the castle during daylight hours (while Dracula sleeps!) bfeore heading off to start your day's trek. From the castle, you will leave by foot to head directly up to Mugura alpine village. The trek then winds its way through a beech forest, before reaching an open ridge and then descending down to your campsite where you will enjoy another group dinner.

Today there will also be time to learn about the fascinating project that the Romanian government conservationists have undertaken to protect the welfare of their wonderful native wildlife; including wolves, bears and the mystical lynx.

Overnight at campsite.

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Day 4, Wed 25 Jul 2018

Bucegi Massif (approximately 7-8 hours)

Expect to be challenged as you embark on your journey towards the western wall of the Bucegi massif. Today's challenging route begins in picturesque Gutanu, as you climb a steep ride at more than 2,000m above sea level. It's onwards and upwards to the day's highest peak - Varful Batrana (2,189m) - where you will enjoy the panoramic views and high elevation. After a picnic, you'll descend from Strunga Saddle to the village of Moieciu de Sus before heading back to your campsite for dinner and a chance to relax.

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Day 5, Thu 26 Jul 2018

Piatra Craiului National Park (approximately 7 – 8 hours)

Setting off from the foot of King’s Rock Mountain in Piatra Craiului National Park for the final day. The route goes through deep and shaded gorges, than climbs through beautiful natural forests heading to the alpine meadows where shepherds spend the summer with their flocks. A wonderful view point marks the start of our descent towards the hay meadows of Sirnea village. From here on, you'll explore country lanes and secret footpaths on our way to the platform of Fundata (the highest town in the country), where you arrive at your accommodation.

Once you've completed your incredible challenge, you will have time to freshen up ahead of your celebratory dinner where you can mark your amazing achievements! Overnight stay in hotel.

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Day 6, Fri 27 Jul 2018

Depart for UK

Proud of having conquered the Transylvanian Alps, you'll transfer back to Bucharest for lunch and some sightseeing, (time permitting) and then board your flight back to the UK. Saying goodbye to new found friends and trekking partners will be tough, so be sure to exchange contact details before parting ways.

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Important information

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group, and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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