Day hike to the Piatra Mare massif at 1844m - 1 Day

Being surrounded by mountains, Brasov is the ideal place for hiking and trekking lovers. There are numerous routes available here, beginning from easy trails in the Postavaru Mountains to extreme ones in Piatra Craiului mountains. However, there is Piatra Mare massif, which is relatively easy to climb, even for those who are not very experienced.

In this day trip from Brasov you will go through the Seven Ladders canyon and climb to 1630 meters, where you will find the Piatra Mare hut. If you want, you can climb up to 1844 meters, to the Piatra Mare peak, to admire the beautiful panorama of Brasov and the surroundings.

At around 8 AM your guide will pick you up from your location in Brasov and transfer to the starting point at Dambu Morii. Start hiking and after about 1 hour you will reach the Seven Ladders Canyon, carved by the Sipoaia stream in Jurassic limestone. You will go right through it on the special trail built with metal and consisting of seven ladders and multiple bridges. After exiting the canyon, you will continue your hike up to the Piatra Mare hut, at 1630 meters. After a short break, begin climbing to the peak, at 1844m. From the top, you will have fantastic views over Brasov area and the surrounding mountains: Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Baiului, Postavaru, Ciucas.
Depending on weather conditions and fitness level of the participants, you have several routes on the way down. One of them leads back to the hut where you can have a well deserved lunch. Continue down to base, get in the car and get back to your location in Brasov.

Day 1

At around 8 AM your guide will pick you up from your location in Brasov and transfer to Dambu Morii, which will be your starting point for this hike.

After about one hour, you will reach the Seven Ladders canyon.  Go right through it and continue towards Piata Mare chalet, at an altitude of 1630 meters.

After a short break, continue to the Piatra Mare peak, at 1844 meters. From here, you will have splendid views over the surroundings.

Choose one of the several routes to go back, depending on your fitness level and weather conditions.

Get back to the car and you will be dropped off at your location in Brasov.


  • Private transportation
  • Admission ticket to the Seven Ladders canyon
  • Pick up and drop off at your location in Brasov
  • Professional certified mountain guide

Not included

  • Lunch - our advice is to bring a couple of sandwiches for the day.
  • Bottled water - bring at least 1 liter of water.
  • Equipment - 3 season hiking boots required, fleece, rain jacket, backpack, adequate clothes
Price From EUR  43/person
Total 43 EUR

Trip Facts

  • 2-6 people
  • 1844 meters