Full Day Winter Off-Road Tour in the Eastern Carpathians

10 hr

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Stop At: Carpathian Escapes, Kossuth Lajos Street, no. 19, Ap. SP.COM.II,, 1st Floor, Office no. 3, Miercurea Ciuc 530160, Romania

Your adventure tour starts in Miercurea Ciuc where your guide awaits you to set off with a 4x4 vehicle into the mountains and forests of the Eastern Carpathians. Before starting your off-road experience, you ride half an hour along the villages of the Ciuc Basin until...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Carpathian Escapes, Kossuth Lajos Street, no. 19, Ap. SP.COM.II,, 1st Floor, Office no. 3, Miercurea Ciuc 530160, Romania

Your adventure tour starts in Miercurea Ciuc where your guide awaits you to set off with a 4x4 vehicle into the mountains and forests of the Eastern Carpathians. Before starting your off-road experience, you ride half an hour along the villages of the Ciuc Basin until the last village where the wilderness trails of the Ciuc Mountains begin.

Please note: The guide's knowledge of the region and weather allows him to adapt the daily routes depending on local conditions. The following is an illustration of the likely itinerary but local conditions may dictate that the order of the itinerary needs to be changed, always with your best interests in mind.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Muntele Ecem (Hășmașul Mic), Sândominic, Romania

After 2-2.5 h ride following the forest roads going along the Naskalat ridge and through the dense forests surrounding Tarcau Glade, you get to the border of the Bicaz Gorges – Hasmas National Park.

Here you can have picnic from local products and optionally go on a 2-3 hour easy trekking tour to the top of the 1707 m high Ecem Peak.

From the craggy ridge of the Ecem Mountains you can enjoy the silence and a great panorama over the surrounding mountains. When you get back to the car, continue your trip riding on remote forest routes and through mountain traditional areas to the small dispersed village of Haromkut.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Imre Vendégház, Trei Fântâni 617152, Romania

When you get back to the car, continue your trip riding on remote forest routes and through mountain traditional areas to the small dispersed village of Haromkut. Here you can witness the traditional way of living and taste locally raised fresh trouts served by a local family. In the surroundings of the village you may meet horses, sheep and oxen flocks grazing, guarded by shepherds.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lacu Rosu (Red Lake), Lacu Rosu Romania

From Haromkut head to the breathtaking Bicaz Gorges riding along the picturesque Bicajel Valley with wooden houses and haystacks, dense forests and small waterfalls. After admiring the massive gorges and a short walk along Red Lake, optionally you can also experience the thrill of rock climbing with a 1-1.5 h via ferrata adventure on the rocky walls of the Kiscohard Massif! Those who don't opt for this extension of the tour, they will ride back to Miercurea Ciuc along the Kovacspeter ridge.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bicaz Canyon, Dn12c, Lacu Rosu 535502 Romania

Those who choose the option of via ferrata at the time of the booking, they can experience this engineered vertical adventure powered by metal rungs, fixed iron ropes and an aerial bridge. It is totally secure and perfect for those of all experience levels. Strap on your harness and follow the instructions of your guide, conquer your fear of height and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Red Lake, the surrounding mountain peaks and the Bicaz Gorges from above. With a secured route and all necessary equipment provided, this fully guided tour is a family-friendly outing.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Capela Catolică Kovács Péter, Gheorgheni, Romania

Depending on the location of your accommodation (nearby Gheorgheni or nearby Miercurea Ciuc)and if there is still time left, from Red Lake you will ride up to the 1375 m high Kovacspeter ridge where dispersed summer shelters and the source of the Olt river (one of the most important rivers of Romania) can be found.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Carpathian Escapes, Kossuth Lajos Street, no. 19, Ap. SP.COM.II,, 1st Floor, Office no. 3, Miercurea Ciuc 530160, Romania

At the end of the tour, your guide will drop off you at your preferred location in Miercurea Ciuc or in the surroundings of the Ciuc Basin.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Bilingual local driver/guide during the whole itinerary
  • Private round-trip transport by a 4wd car from Miercurea Ciuc (100 km from Sighisoara, 103 km from Brasov)
  • Sunrise departure option: you can enjoy the first rays of the sun from the top of the Naskalat Mt.
  • Meals as specified in the description
Not Included
  • Alcoholic and other refreshing drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off can be offered on request
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Carpathian Escapes, Kossuth Lajos Street, no. 19, Ap. SP.COM.II,, 1st Floor, Office no. 3, Miercurea Ciuc 530160, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from any location (hotel, train station, etc.) in Miercurea Ciuc or the Gyimes Valley is included in the price of the tour free of charge.

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The programs can be modified depending on the weather conditions or adding other options.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress warmly: sturdy, waterproof footwear and warm, winter clothing recommended
  • Not recommended for pregnant women & participants with back problems
  • Tours can be personalized on request
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.