Professional tour guide in Romania
My name is Florin and I am a professional, enthusiastic freelance tour leader and mountain guide, having as main purpose providing exceptional guided tour services in Transylvania and Southern Carpathians that allow to the clients to experience their destination in an unique way.
walking the mountains, working to my website and chatting with people.
I have traveled to
USA, UK, Finland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Slovakia
I am currently
freelance national mountain guide and national tour leader.
Brasov is one of the largest and most cherished cities of Romania. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it was a perfect place for a medieval settlement. It was first mentioned as "Corona" ( which means, crown, hence the coat of arms of the city which is a crown with oak roots) in 1235, when the Saxon population settled here. Later on the town was known as Brasco, Brasso, Kronstadt, Brassovia Citadel and Stalin. We will start and finish our tour into the heart of the old medieval town - The Council Square (Piata Sfatului), known to the Saxon population as the Marktplatz. During our tour we'll visit The Black Church, The Weavers Bastion and we'll walk around the old streets, walls, gates and fortifications of the medieval town.
The route is one of the most popular ones from Piatra Craiului Mountains, providing both accessibility and diversity. Guided by the well done and marked track, we pass through „Sub Barc” glades (local name for hayfields from Northern slopes of Piatra Mica Mountain), and after about 11/2 hour we reach Crapaturii Valley, whose deep gully separates Piatra Mica Mountain from Piatra Craiului Mountain. From now on we’ll walk the most difficult and demanding part of the route, but the most spectacular and rewarding. For about 1 hour we’ll climb up the mountain bypassing rock blocks and traversing gravel areas, but admiring the towers arisen from the middle of the forest or vegetation that invades the valey. Once arrived on Crapaturii Saddle we can allow to us a longer break to admire the aperture of Crapaturii Valley. For returning back to the town we’ll follow an easier route that will lead us to Curmatura mountain hut and further through Poiana Zanoaga to Botorog’s Well.
Overall guest satisfaction
I am the owner of a UK based company Mountainrite and I have worked with Florin for the past 2 years to develop my owner Romanian Treks. This walk is spectacular and I highly recommend it to you. Without being biased, Florin is a highly professional and motivated mountain leader and incredibly passionate about what he does. His professional commitment has lead me to introducing him to a UK based Youth Expedition Company, Far Frontiers, Florin is now working a project to develop Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions in the Carpathians a definite first for Romanian Entrepreneurs. You will not be disappointed, with Florins organisational abilities and standards Kev Sidford Director of the British Association of International Mountain Leaders Owner of Mountainrite - A Conduit for Adventure
As part of my own Company operations I have worked with Florin for the last since 2009. He suggested this tour as an integral part of a more challenging project to walk the Carpathians. These historical tours have now been incorporated into my complete portfolio for adventure trekking in Romania. With out a shadow of a doubt I strongly recommend Florin as a Tour Guide and Mountain Leader. He is extremely knowledgeable has a wealth of contacts to sort out problems that his clients may experience and extremely passionate about his business. Kev Sidford Director of the British Association of International Mountain Leaders Owner of Mountainrite - A Conduit for Adventure