Via ferrata in Eastern Carpathians

via ferrata. Hasmas

First time in Romania… first time on via ferrata… and more to come, from now on!

Few days ago we made a lovely trip in Eastern Carpathians (Hasmas Mts.) with a very enjoyable couple from Israel looking for outdoor adventure in Carpathians.

We done two beautiful via ferrata routes nearby Lacu Rosu area (Bicaz Gorges), both ranked around C-D with 150-200m in elevation.

As a result…

”Thanks a lot for the pictures! They are really beautiful and it’s a great memory of our 2 days trip with you. Thank you so much for that!!!! We really enjoyed it. We’ll contact you for our next trip in Romania :)”

(Lauren Carmeli, Israel)


Brasov area. Family outdoor activities

Between July 05-08th, 2018 we organize a series of outdoor activities days, specially dedicated to children and parents, equally.

Location: Zarnesti, Braşov area , 3 hours by car from Bucharest.

For reasons of safety and environmental impact (ecotourism), all our activities in nature are organized in relatively small groups, focusing on the quality of experience and not quantity.

Our activities are addressed to families with one or more children in one of the age groups:

– 6 to 9 years inclusive;

– between 10 and 12 years inclusive;

For other situations, please contact us directly.

The proposed activities are addressed to active families who want to do together (parents + children!), something more than just walking around the classical objectives in the Brasov area, such as castles and churches.

In addition to various hikes in the mountains, we will do many other interesting activities in nature that involve some physical and adrenaline such as:

  • rock climbing,
  • caving (caves exploration);
  • cycling on roads without traffic (traffic free);
  • night walking;
  • orienteering in nature with map and compass;

All these activities are combined with other games in nature and practical activities such as astronomy, outdoor first aid and others, which are equally useful for children and adults.

Activities are adapted to children’s difficulty and endurance, which means that for adults should be relatively light. But parents and children should have at least an average physical condition in order to enjoy together the beauty of nature.

For the safety of participants during practical activities, all activities are organized and coordinated by Marian Anghel, mountain guide, international mountain leader and Austrian Uebungsleiter.

In addition, Marian Anghel is also the author of the only mountain walking guidebook in Braşov Mountains, especially dedicated to families with children and disabled persons.

For more information on these family activities, please contact us by email or phone.

Via ferrata in Carpathians

Over the last few years, the number of people climbing “via ferrate” has rapidly increased in Romanian mountains and this manner of approaching mountains is becoming more and more popular among mountaineers and hikers, in particular among young people.

We organize via ferrata tours for a maximum group of 4 persons, individual safety equipment included.

The terms “via ferrata” (or equipped path) indicate that a set of fixed equipment (metallic ropes, ladders, chains, bridges, …) is installed along an itinerary in order to facilitate its ascension, guaranteeing at the same time a good margin of security.

Via ferrata offers an exciting mix of alpine hiking and rock climbing, allowing lesser or even inexperienced trekkers to face otherwise dangerous—but incredibly scenic—routes.

Like rock climbing, via ferrata routes have a rating system accordingly to the difficulty of ascent.

Ranging in length from a few hundred to several thousand feet, via ferratas can take anywhere from one to eight hours to traverse, but all of these adrenaline-inducing routes feature magnificent vistas.

Our offer includes ascents in different mountain regions from Romania, with some of the finest via ferratas in Eastern Carpathians (Bicaz Gorges – Cheile Bicazului).

Please contact us for more details.