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Snowshoeing in Harghita

Created with Sketch. Harghita, Romania
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Flexible

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Cancellation

Up to 2 days

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Group Size

20 people

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Languages

Deutsch, English, Română

Overview

If you want to get away from the city and spend a full day in nearly untouched natural areas, this guided snowshoe hike is for you! Explore dense forests and snowy pastures in this tranquil environment, and hear the sound of your snowshoes crunching softly in the snow. Your guide will tell you about the culture and lifestyle of local people, geology and wildlife of the mountains, you can even notice tracks of animals looking for food in the pristine snow. Enjoy the stunning scenery of winter wonderland from the rooftops you have conquered.

Snowshoes help you to walk in deep snow as your feet do not sink completely in, but if there is not enough snow, the tours can take place without them. You don’t need any experience or training, this hike is available for all levels.

Each itinerary has its own charm, you can choose from different trails as it follows.


1. Bicaz Gorges-Hasmas Mountain National Park

– starting at Red Lake, onto the Ghilcos Stone Vista Point (1354 m), where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and Red Lake from above

– from Bicaz Gorges to Gatul Cupasului peak (1269 m), from where you can notice the Ceahlau Mountains in the distance

– from Balan, to the Lonely Stone rest-house then the Ecem Peak (1707m), or the highest, Hasmasul Mare Peak (1789m). From the ridge, if we are lucky, we can spot chamois and their spectacular moves on the steep cliffs

– from Pongrat Pass (1255m) onto Ciofronca glade (1550), here a nice option is to climb the Ciofronca Peak (1607m), from where you can see the path you have just hiked and the surrounding mountains


2. Ciuc Mountains

– from Ghimes Pass to the Nascalat Mountains (1550 m), a beautiful forgotten land

– from Frumoasa village to Viscol Peak (1495 m), one of the most wonderful trails from the Ciuc Mountains area, a route with historical aspects, of which you can find out more from your guide

– the trail to Harghita-Madaras Peak (1801m), with the stunning panorama of all the mountain ranges, such as Ceahlau, Calimani, Fagaras, Apuseni. On top you can sense a mystical atmosphere due to the small stone piles and wooden monuments. Here you can also visit the scenic Seche waterfall.


3. Harghita Băi

Kossuth Rock hike (1399 m), a rocky formation from where we can watch the town of Miercurea-Ciuc and villages of the Ciuc Basin

– Harghita Ciceu peak (1759 m), and Bufnitei Ruin, from where, in good weather conditions, you can see the range of the Southern and Eastern Carpathians

– tour around the crater of the volcanic lake, Saint Anne, with a beautiful view over the lake and Bixad village, visiting Mohos Peat-Bog nature reserve, learning about formation of the craters, mofettes and carnivorous plants, and optionally the Puturosu Cave and the multitude of natural springs in the Balvanyos area.

Depending on your interest and availability, the program can be extended with a beer tasting at a local brewery or a meal in a nearby restaurant.


Prices

Price according to no. of people

3 pers – 45 eur/pers
4 pers – 40 eur/pers
5 pers – 40 eur/pers
6 pers – 30 eur/pers
7 pers – 30 eur/pers
8+ pers – 25 eur/pers

Children (4-14 years old): 15 eur/pers

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private tour, with flexible length and difficulty.

Included/Exclude

  • snowshoes and trekking poles rental
  • professional English, German, Romanian, Hungarian speaking guide
  • nature reserve entrance fee
  • photos and videos about the tour
  • food and drinks
  • hotel pickup and drop-off, available at request

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Harghita, Romania

FAQs

How much is the duration and the level of difficulty of the tour?
Given the fact that it’s a private tour, length and difficulty will be specified according to preferences of participants, from families with children to experienced hikers. Adventure seekers can also choose to leave at sunrise if the forecast promises clear skies.
What should I bring?
Clothing suitable for cold weather conditions (boots, jacket, ski pants, snow gaiters, hat, gloves, scarf), water and food.
How many people can take part? Can children participate?
From 3 up to 20 persons, only your group will participate. We can offer trails for families as well.

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