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Adventure, legends and traditions in the Cindrel Mountains-8 nights / 9 days

 

It is said that the people from the area of M?rginimea Sibiului are very proud when talking about the Cindrel massif – it is too beautiful and impressive to be described in words; its beauty has also been confirmed by all the tourists that stepped its paths!
Transylvania-Guide Sibiu suggests you an exciting trekking tour in the Cindrel Mountains where we’ll have the occasion to meet flocks of sheep spread on the grasslands and pastures, great people always eager to share a bit of their life experiences with you.
All you have to do is choose this tour which combines great trekking tours with an amazing landscape and wonderful people and experiences. Try, dare, feel free from any stress, enjoy your Transylvanian adventure!

Details:
Level of difficulty: Medium
Length: 8 nights/ 9 days
Suggested time of year: 1 May - 15 October
Group: 2-15 pax

Day 1. Welcome in Romania
Arrival in Sibiu, a former Saxon medieval town, declared in 2007 European Capital of Culture. Transfer to the hotel; afterwards a cultural guided tour in the historic center of the city (about 2 hours). 
We’ll end our first day with a traditional Romanian dinner.

Day 2: First day in Cindrel
Sibiel – Fântânele – Valea Orlatului - Gura Râului

Our adventure starts in Sibiel where we’ll visit the Icon Glass Museum. Afterwards, we’ll continue our tour by crossing the village of Fântânele and following a narrow path which leads us to the former Fântânele cabin, destroyed in a fire, few years ago. We’ll soon get to the sheepfold of the famous shepherd – Lic?. Great host as Lic? is, he’ll invite us to taste some delicious cheese he himself prepares here.  We’ll leave Lic? behind and keep on with our tour till we reach the village of Gura Râului.

 

 

Our host, Mrs Norica welcomes us with delicious traditional dishes, some true delicacies! 
Length: about 5 hours
Difference of level: 432 m

Day  3:  Another day, another chapter
Gura Râului – Blid?rei – V?lare – P?ltini?.

In the morning we’ll visit a traditional workshop where we’ll learn how to sew the traditional costumes that the local people wear when going to church or on different holidays. We’ll continue the tour above the village, on a path that leads in the area of V?lare, up in the mountains. We’ll meet Mr. Gheorghe a shepherd who welcome us with a traditional dish – polenta balls filled with chees cooked on embers.
After our short break we’ll go on walking till we get to P?ltini?, the mountain resort in the heart of Cindrel.
Accommodation and dinner at one of the guest-houses in P?ltini?
Length: about 5 hours
Difference of level: 743 m

 

Day 4: Towards the summit
P?ltini? - Poiana G?ujoara – ?aua B?trâna –Vârful Rozde?ti (1954m) – Cânaia Shelter.
T
oday we start our tour towards the Cindrel Peak. The route is wonderful, and the view breathtaking indeed. We’ll stop for some pictures and a short break at the bottom of the Rozde?ti Peak (1954 m). We’ll continue the tour always having in front of us the astounding view of the ?erb?nei, Cânaia and Cindrel (2244 m) peaks.
We’ll end our tiring day at the Cânaia shelter.
Length: about 5 hours
Difference of level: 504 m

Day 5: Up on the highest peak!
Cânaia Shelter - Cindrel Peak (2244 m) – Iezerul Mare Lake – ?aua Cânaia – Cânaia Shelter
From the shelter we’ll take it to the West; soon we’ll be on the highest peak in the Cindrel Mountains. The peak bears the same name and it reaches 2244 m. Up there we’ll enjoy a great day on the bank of the glacial lake Iezerul Mare, in the Natural Reserve of Cindrel.
Length:  about 5 hours
Difference of level: 473 m.

 

Day 6.  Back to P?ltini?
Cânaia Shelter – ?aua ?erb?nei- Rozde?ti Summit - ?aua B?trâna - P?ltinis
Today we’ll go back to P?ltini? (the highest mountain resort in the Romanian Carpathians); it will be a great relaxing day!
Length:  about 5 hours
Difference of level: 504 m

Day 7.   On the steps of the Romanian shepherds
P?ltini? – Poiana Once?ti – Poiana Tomnatec – ?aua Apa Cump?nit?- Vârful Plaiului - Vârful Fraga – Coasta Boacii – R??inari
After a few days in the Cindrel mountains, we’ll definitively need a change, a great day to remember… Today we’ll cross some wonderful alpine glades up until the Plai peak where Serban, a local shepherd, is waiting for us. He always cooks something special for his guests…We’ll end our tour in Rasinari, in a traditional household.
Length: about 6 hours
Difference of level: 932 m

 

Day 8. Goodbye Cindrel, Hello Sibiu
R??inari- Prislop – M?gura Cisn?diei – Cisn?dioara.
Today we’ll end our route in the Cindrel mountains with a trekking tour on the M?gura Cisn?diei summit from where we’ll have a great view over the whole region of Sibiu. We’ll climb down to Cisn?dioara and visit the fortress on Saint Michel Hill.  
Length: about 5 hours

Difference of level: 514 m
Transfer to Sibiu; visit in the Open Air Museum.  
Dinner party – end of tour.

 

 

Day 9:  Spare time
Shopping, transfer to the airport

 

Price: For more details regarding the prices do not hesitate to contact us !

 

The price includes:
-   6 accommodation nights in 3 *** hotels or guest-houses
-   2 accommodation nights in mountain cabins
-   Full-board
-   Lunch packages (sandwiches, fruit, a bottle of water) for the trekking tours;
-   Welcome and departure dinner party in a traditional restaurant;
-   Transport (according to the number of persons)
-   Professional mountain guide (English, German, Spanish speaker)
-   Professional cultural guide (English, French, Spanish speaker)
-   A surprise souvenir from the Transylvania-Guide Sibiu team

Price does not include:
-  Life/accident insurance
-  Equipment
-  Flight ticket
-  Other further costs

 

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