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Bicaz Gorges – Hasmas National Park is located in the northeastern central part of Romania, in the central group of the Eastern Carpathians. The National Park is a natural area protected by a special scientific interest from a geological, geomorphologic, paleontological, landscaping point of view, as well as biological diversity.
Bicaz Gorges has a 5 kilometer length and were cut by the Bicaz River water (flowing along the old path of a broken-down sinclinal). On the key route, the water drops a level difference of approx. 320 m. It is the most famous and most attractive gorge of the Eastern Carpathians. Today it is also known as the “climbing paradise“. The area also has some interesting routes for the canyoning lovers. The landscape of the gorge is characterized by the vertical slopes of Suhardul Mic and Surduc, walls that reach 300-350 m high, sometimes to 500 m. The Altar Stone, with its height of 1154 m is the most imposing rock at the point of the the beginning of Bicaz Gorges.
The Red Lake, located upstream of the Bicaz Gorge, is a natural lake formed in July 1837 by the sliding of a spur made of groves on the north-western slope of Mount. Ghilcoş (The Killer Mountain).
A characteristic of the lake are the trunks of the trees that once covered the coast of the mountain, now penetrating the water mirror with red reflections. The peaks of the mountains that descend to the shore of the lake magnify the beauty and attraction of this miracle of nature.
The lake was named after a legend that claims that the sliding rocks covered a shepherd, killing the sheeps, dogs and donkeys. The blood spilled caused the red color of the water, the name of the lake becoming both Red Lake and Killer Lake.
VIA-FERRATA TOUR PROGRAM Via-ferrata is the closest activity to climbing but can be done by any person with a good physical condition. A lot of new satisfactions and experiences are waiting for you.
The tour can be extended to two days and combined with another via-ferrata route, hiking, climbing or canyoning.
Day 1 – You will be met on arrival in Suceava, Piatra Neamt, Bicaz or Lacu Rosu by a representative of Outdoor the World and transferred to your accommodation in Lacu Rosu (Red Lake).
Day 2 – Via-ferrata Astragalus in Sugau Gorges Reservation. Depending on the preferences and weather conditions there are several other possibilities like another via-ferrata route, hiking, climbing or canyoning. In the evening, you will be transferred back to Suceava, Piatra Neamt or Bicaz , for your next destination.
The itinerary is informative and is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances. In this case, the money will be refunded or an alternative tour will be proposed. On request, we are pleased to put together a 100% tailor made tour for you.
– Meet & Assist for the arrival & departure
– All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
– English speaking Mountain Guide – Technical equipment (via-ferrata kit, harness & helmet)
– 1 night on HB at 2 or 3 star property – Breakfast only (Half Board)
– Rescue Service
– International Airfare tickets
– *Rental of personal equipment (except for the one included)
– *Additional Mountain Guides (available on request)
– *Additional transfers from /or to the airport (in case of delayed flights)
– Food and drinks unless specified
– Personal expenses, tips, etc. * available on request
COSTS PER PERSON (with 1 night on HB)
1 pax -> €249 / pers
2 pax -> €145 / pers
3-5 pax -> €109 / pers
6 pax -> €75 / pers
GENERAL ADVICE: We strongly recommend to have your own personal equipment. It helps you feel comfortable during the trip. We have listed all the necessary equipment below. Please, check it and make sure you have it or you can contact us for advice and rental options.
– Fitness or bicycle gloves
– Mountaineering boots or approach shoes with a rigid sole
– Via-ferrata kit, harness & helmet (included, provided by the guide)
– Comfortable backpack (20-25 liters)
– Bottle of water (~1000ml)
– Sandwiches & sweets
– Mountaineering clothing / fitness type which allows increased mobility, elimination of sweat and rapid drying (cotton excluded!)
– Hardshell / Gore-Tex jacket
– Buff / bandana
NECESSARY DOCUMENTS: Medical insurance for outdoor activities and passport.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT: You have to be at least 18 years old and must be physically and mentaly fit for outdoor activities. You should have no contraindications to engage in anykind of oudoor activities.
All outdoor activities comes with a certain risk. Choosing professional guidance services reduces these risks to a minimum, but the unpredictable factor still exist. Buying this Tour you have to understand the risks and sign a liability release and assumption of risk agreement.
-/ CIPRIAN CONSTANTINEANU /-
Ciprian has loved the mountains since he was a child. The pleasure of organizing groups in outdoor activities started in high school when he began to organize expeditions during the summer holidays with groups of friends. Over time he has obtained several qualifications, such as Canyoning Trip Leader, WW Raft Guide, WW Rescue Technician, Romanian National Mountain Guide, International Mountain Leader and Sport Climbing Instructor.
Together with other guides and partner agencies he organized canyoning and river rafting tours in Romania and throughout Europe, expeditions and tours in the Alps, Elbrus and Kilimanjaro. The variety of fields of activities and outdoor qualifications is reflected in a diversity of tour offers and a high expertise in managing the problems that may arise.
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