Winter hiking in Apuseni Mountains

Period: 24-26 January
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium
Short Description: Due to its unique landscapes and cultural heritage in 2003, the Apuseni Natural Park was born. The park protects the richest and most interesting underground fauna in the country. Traces of prehistoric humans, as well as fossils of animals that lived in the Ice Age, have been found in many of the caves, along with rare bat populations. The slightly softer relief has made people more accessible, which is why villages and hamlets are scattered almost all over the park’s surface, adding a special charm to the landscape. Not coincidentally this year in 2019, CNN included the Apuseni Natural Park in the top 20 of the most beautiful destinations in Europe.
Due to their position, the Apuseni Mountains are the first barriers to precipitation (the largest amount of precipitation in Romania is measured here) which is why during the winter the snow is present in the thick layer, making the Apuseni Mountains a perfect destination for snowshoeing. As part of our tour we intend to discover the Padiș area, one of the most popular hiking destinations in Apuseni and our base for exploring will be Cetățile Ponorului hut.
If you don’t have snowshoes, no problem, we make them available, ahh and don’t worry everyone has learned to use them in just a few minutes.

For more details (schedule, needed equipment, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Winter hiking in Retezat Mountains

Period: 22.23 February
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium
Short Description: In this tour we intend to explore two of the most interesting glacier valleys in Retezat: Valea Pietrele and Valea Stânișoara. Because usually in February we have plenty of snow, we will be equipped with snowshoes. In the evening we will spend a tea and a story at the Gentian cottage.
If you don’t have snowshoes, no problem, we make them available, ahh and don’t worry everyone has learned to use them in just a few minutes.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Winter hiking in Latoriței and Parîng

Period: 20-22 March
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium
Short Description: Located in the Parîng mountains, Groapa Seacă chalet is a perfect place to explore several mountain ranges and it is our host for 2 days. In this tour we intend to wander one day in Parîng and one day in the mountains of Latorita. The latter, although less well known, have peaks that exceed 2000m and offer us a great panorama of the Southern Carpathians group starting from the Bucegi mountains and ending with the Retezat. If you don’t have snowshoes, no problem, we make them available, ahh and don’t worry everyone has learned to use them in just a few minutes.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, rate) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Valea Mare – Ilidia

Period: 12 April
Number of persons: 15
Degree of difficulty: easy, recommended also for kids (age 6 or more),
Short Description: In this hike we will travel on a forest road approximately 10km in total. We will discover a waterfall, a small canyon but also a lot of flowers that appear here every spring. If we are lucky we can also find the painted tulip, one of the most beautiful flowers that grow in nature in our country. For the most curious and adventurous we can go through a wild sector of forest in search of rock drawings from the sixteenth century.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, rate) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Piatra Rolului and  Sfânta Elena Cave

Period: 26 April
Number of persons: 10
Degree of difficulty: medium, recommended also for kids (age 6 or more) used with trekking trips,
Short Description: The hiking trip is made from the Călugăra Monastery on an unmarked and steeper route that tests our physical condition. Once you reach Mount Rol we will enjoy a wide view of the hills that surround the city of Oravița. From here through a forest full of flowers and lush we will continue to the St. Helena Cave. Although the route has only 8Km difference in level and rugged terrain will keep us alert all day.
For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Crossing Almăj mountains on MTB

Period: 1-3 May
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium, recommended only for cyclists used with MTB routes
Short Description: The origin of the Czech villages (the Czechs in the area are called pemi) is lost in history. They came here during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, starting in 1780, especially to work in the mines in the area. Their villages, 6 in number today St. Helena, Gîrnic, Ravensca, Bigăr, Eibental, Șumița are mainly located on the main ridges of the Almăjului mountains, some gentle mountains that hardly exceed altitudes of 600m. Although mining is no longer practiced in the area, thanks to a program run by the Czech Republic, locals have received funding for the development of small businesses, especially in the field of tourism. This is why today in the mentioned villages there are traditional accommodation units where we can spend the night but also taste of products specific to the area. The network of macadam roads combined with traditional tourism have transformed the Almăjului area into a perfect destination for MTB tours.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, rate) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Crossing Poiana Ruscă mountains on MTB

Period: 16-17 May
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium, recommended only for cyclists used with MTB routes
Short Description: Poiana Ruscă mountains are inhabited since long time and ussually the villages are located on mountain peaks between 800-1100m altitude. Most of the inhabitants of these villages, known as pădureni, were dealing with iron ore mining and production (see Hunedoara, one of the oldest iron and steel centers in the country). The network of macadam roads that connect the villages between them as well as the different historical objectives the castle of Corvin, the furnace of Govâjdia (the oldest in Europe), the marble road make this area a paradise for MTB tours.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Crossing Apuseni on MTB

Period: 30 May – 1.June
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium, recommended only for cyclists used with MTB routes.
Short Description:  In this tour we will go on MTB the mountainous area between the Someșului valley and the Mureș valley, practically the whole group of the Apuseni mountains if we exclude Meseș and Plopiș. And because we are talking about Apuseni, we have included in the route the main objectives Padiș, Cucurbata Peak (or Bihor, the highest in Apuseni), the King’s road from Zarand, etc. The accommodation will be made at pensions where we can also have lunch so that the luggage is as easy as possible.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Triglav, Slovenia

Period: 8-12 July
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium
Short Description: At an altitude of 2864m Triglav is the highest peak in Slovenia. It is located in the Julian Alps or the Sunny Alps as they are called because of the large number of sunny days. In addition to the rocky peaks in the Julian Alps we can find countless lakes of emerald color but also a rich flora and fauna. In the 3 days dedicated to the mountain we will discover this small paradise but also part of Slovenia one of the most beautiful countries in the Balkans.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Iceland, south part

Period: 25 July – 2 August
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium,
Short Description: Some of the landmarks we are considering for this trip: Trekking on the Laugavegur trail (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tW42_HQPCQ) a route that National Geographic places in “first 20 trekkings in the world” ; Golden Triangle: Pingvellir, Gulfoss, Geysir; fishing villages; bird watching; glacier trip and of course visit the capital Reykjavik.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Trekking on High Tatras

Period: 19-23 August
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium
Short Description: The Tatra Mountains are part of the Carpathian chain and form the natural border between Slovakia and Poland. In these mountains no less than 40 peaks exceed the altitude of 2000m and also here we find the highest peak in the Carpathians (Gerlach 2655m). The alpine and wild nature of these mountains together with the multitude of lakes and wild animals recommends them for hiking. During our tour we will go through some of the important routes in Tatra, we will climb 2 of the most famous peaks Rysy and Krivan and, within the remaining time we will try to explore a little and the underground world of Slovakia (country famous for the beauty of the arranged caves).

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Trekking on Piatra Craiului, North Rigde

Period: 29-30 August
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium / dificil
Short Description: As every year, at the beginning of autumn we return to Piatra Craiului, considered by many mountaineers the most beautiful massif in the country. This year we intend to tour the Nordic Ridge, the sector located between the Ascuțit Peak and the Grindului Saddle. Because the ride is a difficult one we will try to lighten the backpacks and opt for sleeping at the cabin.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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Crossing Godeanu Mountain with tents

Period: 5,6 Sept
Number of persons: 8
Degree of difficulty: medium/dificil
Short Description: The Godeanu Massif is surrounded by all parts of other great mountains, Tarcu to the North and West, Cernei and Mehedinti to the South and West and to the East is bounded by Retezat. This positioning makes Godeanu a less traveled mountain where the hikers can enjoy the nature still unaltered. Further in these mountains is the Gugu peak, one of the places that is said to have been used as a place of refuge by the Dacian god Zamolxe. In our tour we will travel most of the main ridge of the massif and of course among other climbs we will climb the Gugu peak. We will sleep the tents.

For more details (schedule, equipment needed, tariff) do not forget to send us a message on Messenger Oco Bike & Hike or phone 0723.864.727 Florin (International Mountain Leader, Authorized Mountain Guide – active member in the Mountain Guides and Leaders Society). Email: florinocolisan@gmail.com
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