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Description

You don’t have to travel very far or spend a lot of money to experience an unforgettable skitouring adventure. On our trip you will have many occasions to walk in wilderness and to mark skiing lines on virgin slopes. A trip to Romania will let you enjoy skiing in the untouched nature and beautiful landscape. The routes are varied, and can be modified depending on snow and weather conditions or the group’s fitness and technical level. Both less experienced ski tourists and experienced skimountaineers searching for more difficult slopes will find interesting challenges for themselves on a ski expedition to Romania.

We will visit two regions, in two neighboring mountain ranges: the Maramures Mountains and the Rodnian Mountains. In each of the ranges we will have a base, guesthouse, located close to snowy slopes, and at the same time providing warmth and comfort for preparations and regeneration, both of yourself and your equipment. From there we will be going on one-day trips. If someone gets tired, staying in the guesthouse is possible to take some rest before next skiing days. While returning from the trip we will visit one of the most unusual tourist attractions of Romania – the Happy Cemetery. And if we hwve enough time, we can relax in the thermal springs in Slovakia on the way back to Poland.

Group

5-12 persons

Time

8 days

Mountains

Maramures Mountains, Rodnian Mountains

Activity

skitouring

Teams

5-6 persons

Price

750 PLN + 450EUR

Country

Romania

Level

medium

Trip program

Day 1 – arrival to the Romanian town of Borsha – Complex Turistic. Joint travel by car from Poland with the expedition tourleaders is also possible. Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 2 – breakfast, rest after the journey, then a skitour trip to the Marmaros Mountains to the Hăjmaru massif (1685 m a.s.l.). Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 3 – after breakfast, a skitour trip to Rodnian Mountains: Gărgălău (2,159 m) and Omului (2,135 m a.s.l.) massif. Dinner and overnight at the the guesthouse.

Day 4 – after breakfast, a skitour trip to Galaţului (2048 m a.s.l.) and Laptele Mare (2172 m a.s.l.) massif. Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 5 – after breakfast, drive to Borsha. Time for shopping. Then drive by the off-road car or, if snow conditions make it impossible, an ascent on foot or on skis to the Iezer Meteorological Station (approx. 1,700 m a.s.l.). Dinner and overnight in the station building.

Day 6 – after breakfast, a skitour trip to the massif of the highest peak of the Rodnian Mountains, Pietros (2303 m a.s.l.), Buhăescu Mare (2268 m a.s.l.) and Repede (2074 m a.s.l.). Dinner and overnight stay in the station building.

Day 7 – short skitour trip in the area of ​​the meteorological station and Mount Pietrosul. In the afternoon, ski down to the valley and drive to the nearby town of Baia Borsza. A traditional regional gala dinner. Overnight in a guest house.

Day 8 – early morning breakfast and departure from Baia Borsza. Possibility of returning to Poland by car with the expedition tourleader. On the way, visit in the “Happy Cemetery” in Săpânţa. Optional visit to thermal springs in Slovakia.

The trip price includes

  • service of one BluEmu tourleader for 6 members;
  • all accomodation listed in the program;
  • half board (breakfast and dinner) during the whole trip. Meals are available in two options: meat and vegetarian (includes fish). Other options (e.g. vegan, gluten-free) are available after early notice and for an additional charge;
  • transportation  of luggage (if weather and snow conditions make it possible) to the Iezer Meteorological Station;
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance (during days of skitouring activities the policy covers high-risk sports);
  • unique t-shirt and buff;
  • Polish Tourist Guarantee Fund contribution.

The trip price does not include

  • travel to Borsha, Romania, local transfers and drive back home;
  • entrance tickets to visited sites;
  • optional trips.

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