Oradea, Romania

Rarau Mountains

with Arin P.

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A trip in Rarau Mountains offers the traveller marvelous landscapes where the pine trees and spruces bring with them the charm of the North. Here, at dawn, the traveler has the opportunity to hear the symphony of nature, the song of the birds, accompanied by the rustle of pine forests. In the mists of evening, the valleys and wind-torn clouds, including emerging from time to time, silhouettes of Lady Stones, take you into the world of fairy tale. Nights sky with moon and stars, sunrises and sunsets, summer storms and winter blizzards bring in Rarau, each in their own way, mysterious and meditative beauty, all against a landscape that combines shades of gray-white limestone with dark green of coniferous forests and alpine meadows at the open, colorful embroidered with mountain flowers.

First day : Staart point Oradea , Cluj or Brasov - Vatra Dornei (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). Travel time around 8 hours. The road is made by bus or train.
SECOND DAY : Vatra Dornei - Chalet Giumalau. (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions).Travel time : around 5 hours. Level difference : around : 800 m. Altitudes :Vatra Dornei 800 m; Chalet Giumalau :1542 m.Travel distance : around 20 km.
THIRD DAY : Chalet Giumalau - Peak Giumalau - Rarau (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). Travel time : around 4 hours. Level difference: around 400 meters. Altitudes : Peak Giumalau - 1857 m; Rarau-1520 m . Trip distance : around 15 km.
FOURTH DAY :Rarau - The cave of the bats - Rarau Hermitage -The Lady Stones(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). Travel time around 6 hours. Level differnce : around 500 meters. Altitudes : 1634 m - Lady Stones; Rarau Hermitage - 1103 m. Travel distance : around 20 km.
FIFTH DAY : Rarau - The mill of the Devil - Cimpulung Moldovenesc .(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). Travel time around 6 hours. Level difference 1000 m.(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions).Travel distance : around 20 km. Altitudes :Rarau-1520 m - Campulung Moldovenesc 630 m.
SIXTH day : We are visiting the wood monasteries from Maramures : Rogoz, Ieud, Barsana, Desesti , Surdesti, the merry cemeterry from Sapinta (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions). La route est faite en l'autobus.
SEVENTH DAY: Sapinta - Cluj , Brasov ou Oradea.La route est faite en l'autobus ou train.

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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