Brașov Tourist Trail

We are laying at your disposal ten tourist trails that you could take using one of our cars that are up for rent. All distances and timings are calculated one way, starting from Victoria Bulevard Hotel.

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Transfăgărășan

distance: 134 km
time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

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Poiana Mărului - Sâmbăta de Sus

distance: 86 km,
time: 1 hour and 50 minutes

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Poiana Brașov - Râșnov - Bran

distance: 39 km
time: 1 hour

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Bucegi Mountains - Bolboci lake - Bucegi plateau - Ialomiței cave

distance: 126 km
time: 3 hours and 30 minutes

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Rupea Fortress - Viscri - Sighișoara

distance: 125 km
time: 2 hours and 30 minutes 

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Tour of fortified churches around Brașov

distance: 88 km
time: 1 hour and 20 minutes 

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Covasna county

distance: 142 km
time: 2 hours and 30 minutes 

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Ciucaș mountains

distance: 51 km
time: 1 hour and 20 minutes 

Transfăgărășan

 

distance: 134 km, time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

The Transfăgărășan is one of the most spectacular highways passing through some of the tallest mountains in Romania. At an altitude of 2042 m, it’s the second highest road in Romania, after the Transalpina. Transfăgărășan impressed the whole crew of Top Gear when they were over for shooting one of their TV shows (S14E01). Jeremy Clarkson dared to call this road “the world’s best road”. The road is open to the public from the 30th of June and until the 1st of November.

The Bâlea Lake is a glacial lake, situated at an altitude of 2034 m, in the Făgăraș Mountains. In 1932, Bâlea Lake was stretching over 180 hectares, so the area around the lake has been declared a National Reservation.

The Bâlea Waterfalls is to be found in between the Negoiu and Moldoveanu peaks, at an altitude of 1200 m. It is a stepped waterfall of over 60 m.

The Moldoveanu Peak (Făgăraș Mountains) is the highest peak in Romania, with an altitude of 2544 m. The road to “the roof of Romania” leads from the Vitea Peak (2527 m).

Cârțișoara, home of Badea Cârțan. This poor peasant walked from his home village all the way to Rome, to learn about the origins of his people. He is the “dacian who climbed down from Taian’s Column”. 

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Poiana Mărului - Sâmbăta de Sus

 

distance: 86 km, time: 1 hour and 50 minutes

In Poiana Mărului you can visit the church named Sfântul Ioan Botezătorul (St. John The Baptist), in the city center. The church was erected in 1707 by Constantin Brâncoveanu, iconic ruler in those days. You can also visit the other church, Saint Constantine and Elena, in Vulcăniță.

The hermitage of Șinca Veche is often visited because of the legends and the mysteries surrounding the stone carved reclusion. It is also known as the Temple of the Fates and it’s considered to having been here for the past 7000 years.

The Făgăraș Citadel has a history of over 600 years and it has served as a ballroom, fortified citadel, even prison. Now it is a museum and it’s worth a visit. One of its great attractions is the guard consisting of 10 guardsmen. They wear armour and will exchange guard every Saturday and Sunday at 12 o’ clock, sharp. Their costumes are as authentic as they get, being faithful copies of those from the 17th century.

The Brâncoveanu Monastery at Sâmbăta de Sus was built in 1657 at the initiative of Preda Brâncoveanu. Between 1696 and 1707, by the care of Constantin Brâncoveanu, a walled church was built here. The monastery was cannoned down by the Habsburgic general Preiss in 1785, during the 1785 religious riots in Ardeal.

The Brâncoveanu Castle is a tourist interest point, situated in the western sector of Sâmbăta de Sus.

The Sâmbăta de Jos stud was being formed in 1874, during the rule of Johannes of Brukenthal. Today, the stud is home of more than 300 Lipizzan horses. The stud holds seven out of the eight lines of this particular breed: Conversano, Favory, Maestoso, Neapolitano, Pluto, Siglavy-Capriola and Tulipan. 

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Poiana Brașov - Râșnov - Bran

 

distance: 39 km, time 1 hour

Poiana Brașov has 12 ski slopes with different degrees of difficulty, sports fields, a lake, discos, bars and restaurants. The resort is recommended for the treatment of asthenic neurosis, for states of exhaustion, physical and intellectual overload, for anemia and endocrine diseases, for diseases of the respiratory system. The mountainous area (forests, grasslands and meadows) that surround the resort, protects a diverse range of spontaneous flora plants (trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers) and provides food and shelter for several species of Romania's wildlife.

The Râșnov Fortress is a fortified complex located on the limestone hill south of the city of Râșnov, one of the best preserved fortified assemblies in Transylvania. Râșnov Fortress controlled the access to Transylvania from Râșnoavei Valley through its strategic position.

Dino Park in Râșnov is the largest dinosaur park in South East Europe. It is located very near to the Râșnov fortress, has a total area of 3 hectares and is a recreational area and an open air museum. It has a route with over 100 natural sized, scientifically accurate attested dinosaurs, children’s playgrounds, tree houses, cinemas, adventure trails, laser maze, unique exhibitions and interactive areas.

The Bran Castle is built on a rock, in a key strategic place. Currently, the four-storey museum displays collections of furniture, costumes, weapons and armor and Bran also includes the Royal Park with the two lakes, the Tea House, the Administrator's House and the Princess Ileana House. A lot of people think Bram Stoker was inspired by Bran Castle in his gothic horror novel Dracula. 

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Zărnești Bear Sanctuary - Piatra Craiului National Park

 

distance: 62 km, time: 2 hours

The bears sanctuary is located in a forest on the hill at the entrance to the city of Zărnești. It has an area of 69 hectares and it is the first natural sanctuary for captive bears in Romania. The Libearty Sanctuary is today home to over 100 bears.

The main attraction of Piatra Craiului National Park is the limestone crest, with a length of 25 km and oriented to the NE-SV direction, which reaches the maximum altitude at the peak of La Om (Piscul Baciului) 2238 m. It is the longest and highest limestone crest in the country. The routes are suitable for all categories of physical training. Piatra Craiului National Park is home to several types of habitats and species of European interest. The Piatra Craiului mountains are also known for the mountain villages with the scattered households on the hills, where the locals have still kept the secular traditions, in harmony with the nature. 

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Bucegi Mountains - Bolboci lake - Bucegi plateau - Ialomiței cave

 

distance: 126 km, time: 3 hours and 30 minutes

The Bucegi Mountains are the most well known and most visited mountains in Romania, for rare natural monuments like the Sphinx and the Babele. If you are in good physical condition you can take a route to the Cross of the Heroes of the Nation, on the Caraiman Peak, at 2291 m altitude. You can reach the Cross by trekking for about 2 hours starting from the Babele Cottage.

The Ialomiţa cave was formed in the direction of an east-west fault. Against this plane of rupture, the two camps moved against each other, leaving a gap between them: the cave. At the entrance to the cave, there is a 17th century schist.

The Bolboci Lake or "Bucegi Sea" is an artificial dam lake in the Bucegi Massif, on the Ialomița river. The lake is one of the most spectacular attractions in the Bucegi Mountains area and is surrounded by picturesque landscapes.

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Rupea Fortress - Viscri - Sighișoara

 

distance: 125 km, time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

The Rupea Fortress is one of the oldest archaeological remains on the Romanian territory. Documents from the fifteenth century mention the fortress as an important commercial and craft center, with 12 guilds. The fortress has served as a fortification as well as a refuge for the population living in the hills and the surrounding valley.

Viscri is a picturesque village where you can visit the Fortified Church, jewel of medieval Transylvania and part of the UNESCO world heritage. You can enjoy lunch at the Restaurant in Șură, admire the parade of the 300 cows at sunset and take a stroll through the village.

Sighișoara is the only medieval fortress still inhabited and the historical center is included in the UNESCO world heritage. Cultural events, medieval and music festivals are frequently organized here. The main tourist attractions are the market of the fortress, the clock towers (blacksmiths, shoemakers, tailors, clerks, butchers, ropers, seamstresses, tanneries), the Monastery Church, the cemetery on the hill, the pupils’ staircase, the school and the hill church. 

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Tour of fortified churches around Brașov

 

distance: 88 km, time: 1 and 20 minutes

Around Brașov you can admire a great number of fortified churches. Visiting them will involve a tour through the towns of Harman, Prejmer, Sânpetru, Bod, Hălchiu, Codlea, Vulcan, Cristian and Ghimbav.

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Covasna county

 

distance: 142 km, time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

The spa resort of Covasna is famous for its mineral springs and the air with sedative effect, due to the bioclimate.

The Fairy Valley is a recreational tourist area that offers a wonderful landscape and an unique technical monument in Europe. 

Ilena Cosânzeana Fortress is located near Covasna and is also known as Miske Fortress. It is a city full of mystery and legends, with Ileana Cosânzeana as its protagonist.

The Museum of Guilds was established as a result of the inhabitants desire to preserve the guilds and crafts of the past.

The Reci grove is a protected natural area due to biodiversity. There are a couple of species of animals and plants protected by law. 

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Ciucaș mountains

 

distance: 51 km, time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Cabana Ciucaș (1595 m) – Șaua Tigăilor (1745 m) – Valea Babarunca – Cabana Babarunca (908 m). Duration: 3 – 4 ore, low difficulty.
The route is mainly a valley road, through meadows and forest. 

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Predeal - Sinaia

 

distance: 50 km, time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Predeal is a spa resort where you can enjoy the scenery of the mountain trails, gastronomic diversity and sports activities.

Sinaia is the host of the objectives with royal dowry (Peleș Castle, Pelișor, Sinaia Casino, Royal Train Stations) and cultural ones (the "George Enescu" memorial house, Nicolae Iorga's house). Also here we find facilities for winter sports, parks and natural scenery. 

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