Transylvania, Romania

14-17 may 2021

ABOUT THE TRIP

Transylvania has many hidden secrets on its ancient forest trails. Situated deep in the heart of myth and legend as the home of Count Dracula, but there is so much more than this region of Romania has to offer. Bran lies 150km North-West of Romania's capital, Bucharest, and is surrounded by spectacular mountain and forest trails.

 

Winding paths leading through lush expansive valley views, while tracks and signs remind you that you share this wilderness with wolves, bears and an abundance of other wildlife. Make the Bucegi mountain range your playground for a few days - this is a truly awesome place to run and unwind in.

OVERVIEW

TRAIL RUNNING: 50KM OVER 3 DAYS

total ASCENT: 2250M 

DURATION: 3-5 HOURS PER DAY

GRADE: CHALLENGING

  • 3 nights accommodation on a twin shared basis in a country chalet

  • Healthy home-cooked meals (Friday pm - Monday am)

  • 3 carefully curated guided trail runs. Designed by runners for runners

  • Expert running guides throughout. Qualified Leader & Outdoor First Aider and experienced ultra-marathon runner

  • Training plan prior to departure

  • Exclusive Nomadic Runner discount on future trips

  • Stretch, strength and rejuvenate class​

  • Unique trail running experience, off the beaten track

  • We plant trees! Instead of providing you with another T-shirt or medal, we mitigate the carbon involved with all are guests flights for the trip

  • Small group - max 8 people (min. 4 people)​

PRICE

£550 per person

itinerary

 

day 01

Arrive and settle in to the accommodation. Put your feet up, meet  the team over an evening meal. 

day 02

Breakfast will be available early giving us time for food to settle a little before heading out. Warm up and we head to the beginning of the trail-head which is in easy reach of the accommodation. The longest run you'll undertake will see us climb high into the local peaks and plateaus before descending back through magical woodlands and single track trails. Back at base we clean ourselves off before a simple lunch to refuel. The afternoon is at you own leisure, relaxing or exploring Bran. The team and guests reconvene over dinner.

 

day 03

After breakfast we have a short transfer to the trail-head. A quick warm up we head out on a longer run. Entering the second national park in two days, Piatra Craiului. This limestone mountain range forms a north-south spine. As we reach the highest point we navigate  the ridge-line before descending through wonderful woodland via a series of trails and tracks. After lunch an optional stretch & strength class will be available (45mins), or just unwind ahead of the evening meal. 

 

day 04

A quick stretch and easy morning run (1hr) will set you up for your journey - or treat yourself to a extra hour or two in bed. The team and guests share breakfast before heading off.

GETTING HERE

Fly:

Directly to Bucharest Airport or Sibiu Airport,. Routes are served by a selection of international and budget airlines including Ryanair and Wizz Air. A host of car rental companies are available at good value prices.

Drive:

Bucharest - Bran (2.5hrs) 

Sibiu - Bran (2.5hrs)

We recommend car sharing where possible and are able to put you in touch with fellow guests should you be on the same or similar flights.

ACCOMMODATION

Chalet/villa style accommodation includes a large communal area for relaxation and socialising. Shared home-cooked food is nutritious and plentiful.

The accommodation has been selected for easy access to transport links, town amenities and most of all trail heads. In the heart of Bran this accommodation allows easy access to trail heads and the town where the castle is situated. 

Twin rooms are booked on the basis of two sharing

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Comprehensive Insurance to cover you for this type of activity. It's important that this covers you for altitudes up to 2500m

  • In brief, your trail running kit! We'll provide a breakdown of what this might look like upon booking confirmation. 

  • Flights & transfers

  • Local currency

  • Any necessary visas  

IMPORTANT NOTES

For our cancellation policy please see our terms and conditions.

Not included in booking fee:

  • Any additional costs that are otherwise not stated under the booking

  • Flights and transfers 

  • Additional activities, food and beverages unless otherwise stated

Further Info:

  • https://www.lonelyplanet.com/romania/transylvania/bran-and-rasnov

  • Although we try our very best to keep to the itinerary and accommodation listed under each trip these are subject to change with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. We will notify guests of any changes at the earliest possible moment.

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