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Sun 22 Jul - Fri 27 Jul 2018

In aid of CoppaFeel!



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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sun 22 Jul 2018

International departure from London

A local Charity Challenge rep will meet you on arrival in Bucharest for the three-hour bus transfer to the medieval city of Brasov. Take in the impressive Romanian countryside as you head for the village of Bran where you will check into your pension (guesthouse), your base for the challenge, for a full briefing and have your first team dinner. (D)

Accommodation: Local pension


Day 2, Mon 23 Jul 2018

Trek in Moieciu pastoral area (approx. 14km/5-7hrs)

Let’s trek! You'll start the day with a short bus transfer to the Bran-Rucar Corridor, nestled in the hilly region between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Massifs. The route takes in some of Romania’s richest pastoral areas, dotted with shepherds’ huts. The uninterrupted views of the most spectacular massifs in the Southern Carpathians will spur you on before returning by bus to your pension for dinner. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Local pension.


Day 3, Tue 24 Jul 2018

Bucegi Massif (approx. 17km/8-9hrs)

Expect to be challenged as you head towards the western wall of the Bucegi massif. Today’s route begins with a bus transfer to picturesque Gutanu, as you climb a steep ridge of more than 2,000m. It’s onwards and upwards to the trek’s highest peak – Varful Batrana (2,189m). After a picnic, the route descends from Strunga Saddle to the village of Moieciu de Sus before heading back by bus for the short transfer to your accommodation once more and a well-earned dinner! (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Local pension


Day 4, Wed 25 Jul 2018

Dracula’s Castle (approx. 14km/4-5hrs)

Originally built in the 14th century, Dracula’s Bran Castle was renovated in the 19th Century by the Romanian royal family. From here you'll trek towards Magura, stopping for a picnic lunch on a ridge which overlooks the pretty village. The trek descends through meadows, grazing lands and pine forests. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Local pension


Day 5, Thu 26 Jul 2018

Piatra Craiului National Park (approx. 18km/7-8hrs)

After another short bus transfer, this morning you will set off from the foot of King’s Rock Mountain in Piatra Craiului National Park for the final day. The route is tough and there are some fixed cables to assist you in certain places. Climbing kit and technical training are not required, however you must be fit and mentally prepared. The highest peak is Piatra Mica (1,800m), where you will rest. A steep descent leads to Zanoaga Meadow and Zarnesti Gorges, and to your bus to transfer you back to Bran.
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! (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Local pension


Day 6, Fri 27 Jul 2018

Depart for UK

Proud of having conquered the Transylvanian Alps, you'll be transferred back to Bucharest for lunch (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. (B)


Important information

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to the location of your accommodation, 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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