Brașov, Romania

Ceahlau Mountains

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Worshiped by our ancestors Ceahlau has a yearly date celebrated by the pilgrims : 6 August named also the day of the mountain. Ceahlau mountain was considered by Dacians the nest of Zamolxis god. The old name of the Mountain is Peon which translated from Greek means "The Pole House". Today Ceahlau is considered the second holy mountain of Orthodox Christianity after Mount Athos.

FIRST DAY : Start point Oradea , Cluj or Brasov - Bicaz (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). Travel time : around 8 hours. The road is made by bus.
SECOND DAY : Bicaz . Boat ride on Lake Bicaz (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions) .Travel time :around 5 hours.
THIRD DAY : Bicaz - Chalet Izvorul Muntelui(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions).Travel time : around 2 hours. Level difference: around 400 meters Altitudes : 430 m Lake Bicaz - Chalet Izvorul Muntelui 800 m . Travel distance : around 7 km.
FOURTH DAY :Chalet Izvorul Muntelui - Chalet Dochia (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). Travel time around 5 hours. Level difference around 1000 meters. Altitudes : 800 m Chalet Izvorul Muntelui - 1800 m Chalet Dochia Travel distance :around 10 km.
FIFTH DAY :Chalet Dochia - Waterfall Duruitoarea - Durau . Travel time : around 3 hours. Level difference 1070 m ( we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). Travel distance: around 10 km. Altitudes :Chalet Dochia 1800 m - Waterfall Duruitoarea 1270 m - Durau 800 m .
SIXTH DAY: We are visiting Northern Moldavia Monasteries{Voronet, Agapia , Sucevita, Varatec, Putna, Moldovita, Arbore.(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). The road is maade by bus.
SEVENTH DAY: Durau - Cluj , Brasov or Oradea. The road is made by bus.

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Arin P.

I was born in Oradea city where I live now. As a child I wandered the mountain. My parents who were professors took me with them during the summer holidays in camps organized by the Ministry of Education, where we lived three months per year from June until September. Students were coming series after series. So, get accustomed with the every day routes, I memorized them so well, that the marks were useless for me. Then came the faculty, then the job and year after year I targeted the mountains one by one followed of course with a sejour in 2 May, the hippies resort on the Black Sea coast. In 2011, I 've got the opportunity to follow a course for mountain guides, travel guides and travel agents based on European funds which I graduated in 2012. This way I started the business which is a hobby for me. I think it is the best way it might be. In brief.......... Residence:Oradea, Romania Professional competencies:Mountain guide, national tourism guide Fields of activity: Mountain trips in Fagaras mountains, Retezat mountains, Apuseni mountains,Ceahlau mountains, Giumalau - Rarau mountains, Paring-Capatinii-Buila Vinturarita,Bucegi mountains, Piatra Craiului mountains and Danube Delta. Foreign languages:English and German very good. French medium. Hobbies: Swimming, Progressive music of good quality:Premiata Forneria Marconi, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Genesis with Peter Gabriel solist, Rennaissance, Van de Graaf Generator, Yes, Jethro Tull, Strawbs, Il Rovescio della Medaglia, Grobschnitt, Gentle Giant, reading : Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, actor in merry short films and of course wandering. Full profile Leave a Review


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