Dates of trips

  • 26/06/2021-04/07/2021
  • 31/07/2021-08/08/2021
  • 21/08/2021-29/08/2021

Description

If you are already familiar with easy trekking and you are looking for new destinations, the trek in Maramures Mountains and Rhodnian Mountains in Romania is something for you. Still untouched by human and free from tourists’ crowds, the mountains of northern Romania are the perfect place to feel the power of nature and enjoy its beauty.

The treks have been designed so that everyone can meet them. Trips are about two days long, with one night in tents in the mountains. Before and after each trip we sleep in pensions or refuges, where you can relax, dry out and prepare for the next hike. In addition, most luggage is transported by car from one base to another, so that participants do not have to carry heavy backpacks.

We will hike through the most attractive mountain regions of northern Romania. We will go through hills of Maramures Mountains, covered with forests and picturesque pastures. Feirst we will visit Toroiaga massif. It is known for the former minerals’ mine, with its corridors hollowed deep inside the mountain, depriving the massif of water. The effect is the lack of forest, which was replaced by colorful flowery meadows. We will also visit the picturesque Vaserul valley with a narrow-gauge railway which we can take a short ride on. The second part of the trip has a more high-altitude character. We will visit Rodnian Mountains, located on the opposite side of the valley of Vişeu (Borsha) river. The landscape here has a more alpine character. We will climb the highest peak of Rodnian Mountains – Pietros. On the way back to Poland we may visit one of the most fascinating tourist sites of Romania – the Happy Cemetery in Săpânţa.

Group

6-12 persons

Time

9 days

Mountains

Maramures Mountains, Rodnian Mountains

Activity

trekking

Teams

6-12 persons

Price

500 PLN + 400EUR

Country

Romania

Level

basic

Trip program

Day 1 – getting by members’ own transport to Baia Borsha near the town of Borsha, which is a starting point for the Rodnian Mountains and the Maramures Mountains. It is also possible to travel from Krakow with the leader of the trip. Dinner and overnight at the guest house.

Day 2 – time to relax after the journey and pack up for the first trek. Possibility of shopping in the center of Borsha. Around noon, we will start the easy trek up to the the pass (1635 m a.s.l.) below the peak of Toroiaga. In the meantime backpacks will be taken by car close to Luciacasa shelter on the pass. Overnight in a shelter or in tents in its surroundings.

Days 3 and 4 – crossing the Toroiaga range (1930m a.s.l.) and Tiganului (1736m a.s.l.) to the Vaserul valley, where you can admire the traditional narrow-gauge railway. Overnight in tents. On the second day the trek through Pietrosu Bardaul range (1850m a.s.l.) to the resort town of Poienile de Sub Munte. After descending, transfer by bus to the guest house in Baia Borsha for the dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – drive to Borsha, time for shopping. Short and easy trek up to the “Iezer-Pietrosu” Meteorological Station (approx. 1,700 m a.s.l.). Accommodation in the station building.

Days 6 and 7 – crossing, with overnight the mountains in tents, through the highest peak of the Rodnei Mountains: Pietrosul (2303m a.s.l.) and Buhaescu Mare (2268 m a.s.l.), Repede (2074 m a.s.l.) and Laptele Mare (2172m a.s.l.) to the ski area Statiunea Borsha. Transfer by bus to the guest house in Baia Borsza for the dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8 – rest day. If time allows, optional trip possible, e.g. to Bukovina region, famous for its beautiful painted churches. It can also be the spare day to finish the trekking program, if it could not be completed earlier due to bad weather or other conditions. Overnight in a guest house in Baia Borsha.

Day 9 – after an early morning breakfast we will leave Baia Borsha. It is also possible to travel to Krakow with the leader of the trip and to visit the famous “Happy Cemetery” in Săpânţa or hot springs in Slovakia on the way.

The trip price includes

  • service of of 1 BluEmu tourleader per group of 6-12 people;
  • transportation of luggage by car according to the program;
  • all overnight accomodation listed in the program in guest houses, shelters and tents provided by BluEmu;
  • meals in the mountains (2 meals a day prepared together with the tourleader). 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;
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance during the whole trip
  • unique T-shirt and buff
  • Polish Tourist Guarantee Fund contribution.

The trip price does not include

  • journey to Baia Borsha and back
  • meals and drinks in restaurants, bars
  • admission fees at the visited objects
  • optional trips

Equipment

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