Transylvania Trail Camp

TRANSYLVANIA TRAIL RUNNING CAMP 

THE 25-29TH OF JUNE WE’LL GO TO TRANSYLVANIA – WELCOME!

Välkomna att hänga med på vår 12:e trailcamp i de magiska Transylvanienbergen. En natur och kultur som legat dold för de flesta i över 100 år. Det blir en kultur och äventyrs- och löparresa som visar dig några av Europas vackraste berg, Bucegi. Under tre dagar utforskar vi ett lite mer svårtillgängligt massiv som anses som de mest pittoreska bergen i omrädet.
 
Vi har ett eget backup team som stöttar genomförande och även egen grundläggande sjukvård om olyckan skulle vara framme. Alla guider pratar engelska och vi siktar även på att ha en svensk guide i varje löpargrupp. Resan är för alla som kan förflytta sig 4-8 timmar per dag i vackra berg.
 
Vi delar in alla i tre olika grupper och man kan byta grupp under resans gång om så behövs. Farten anpassas efter gruppen och är baserad i första hand på upplevelser och gemenskap. Vill ni springa hårdare så skall ni veta att de Rumänska guiderna är landets topp tre bergslöpare, så det finns även möjlighet att ”sträcka full ut” så är önskvärt.
 
Dagarna blir långa och äventyrliga och på kvällarna provar vi den Transylvanska maten som är ungersk/tysk inspirerad. Över in Silva brun delar vi dagens upplevelser och lyssnar på rövarhistorier från världens alla berg så länge någon orkar lyssna.

PROGRAM  

 
”We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things” /Dracula

 

DAY 1 – THURSDAY

Bus transfer to hotel (~3.5 hours). Reaching the mountains, technical meeting. General presentation of the organizers, the guides, Romania, Transylvania and the Carpathians. Presentation of the trails, weather forecast and equipment advises. Welcoming dinner.
 

Swinx style running transylvania

DAY 2 – FRIDAY. TRAIL RUNNING.

Splitting the group in 3 level categories:  Green – easy, Red – medium and Black – hard.
 
Green group:  ~18km, 800m D+ trail. (~5 hours)

Red group: ~23km, 1300m D+ trail. (~6 hours)

Black group: ~28km, 1700m D+ trail. (~6.5 hours)
 

DAY 3 – SATURDAY. ”DAY WITH THE SPARTANS” 

Splitting the group in 3 level categories:  Green – easy, Red – medium and Black – hard.
 
Green group:  14km, 850m D+ trial. (~6 hours)

Red group:  27km, 1700m D+, 600m D- trail.

Black group:  35km, 2400m D+, 700m D- trail. (~8.5 hours)

 

DAY 4 – SUNDAY. THIN AIR.

Splitting the group in 3 level categories:  Green – easy, Red – medium and Black – hard
 

Green group: 13km, 450m D+, 970m D- trail. (~5.5 hours)

Red group: 25km, 1150m D+, 1700m D- trail. (~7 hours)

Black group: 32km, 1300m D+, 1800m D- trail. (~7 hours)
 

Running on trails in transylvania

DAY 5 – MONDAY 

Breakfast at the hotel and private transfer to the airport for your flight back. If your flight schedule allows, you can take a free tour of Bucharest, the Romanian capital. Bucharest was known between the two world wars as ”the Eastern Paris”. Today is a very eclectic city, where you can see the influences of The Medieval period with its Ottoman occupation and of the modern period with the influence of neoclassical French architecture together with the communist period
 

CONTENT AND BOOKING                

 

GuidED Trail Running Camp – 5 days / 4 nights / 3 days of magical running inte Carpatians
 

Guides

The group will travel with three swedish guides and three english speaking romanian guides. The guides will connect to the group on the first day (Thursday) at the airport in Bucarest and will stay with the group until we leave again (Monday). Our Swedish team with a medic will also be accompanying the group.
 

TRANSFERS 

All transfers with bus.
 

Luggade

During the days of running you are self sufficient, meaning that you have a running backpack with water, energy, first aid kit and extra clothes.
 

Accomodation

Part in double room with bathroom.

 

Meals

4 x breakfast, 4 x dinner. Drinks are not included.

 

Number of days and your running capacity

5 days and 3 days of running. The groups will be divided into three levels. Light (Green), Medium (Red) and Hard (Black).

 

Not included         

Food beyond what is stated above, drinks, cable car to Omu Peak, entrances to monuments and other tourist attractions.
 

Price 

The price for guides, transfers, local transports, 4 nights at hotel in a shared double room breakfast included and four dinners (flights excluded) is: 6400 SEK inkl. VAT.
 

For flight booking we recommend Tarom from Stockholm. From Copenhagen there are a number of cheap alternatives from about 1700 SEK. Make sure to book a flight that puts you at Otopeni Airport in Bucarest no later than 15.30 hrs on the 25th of June. The return flight should leave Otopeni Airport Monday the 29th from 15.00 hrs and onwards.
 

When you’re registered you will get detailed instructions and we will set up a facebook group for all participants where you can ask any question that comes to mind.
 

Everyone who has experienced the camp have fallen in love with the country, the mountains and the welcoming people.
 

Welcome to Dracula’s backyard.
 

P.S. Ett vanligt talesätt i Rumänien är  ”This is Romania” – det är lite grekiskt tänk . DVS planer är bra, men var beredd på allt… 😉 
 

See more images from the camps at Transylvanska bergen på Flickr.com >
 

Transylvania Camp - August 2018 (Andrei BLACK)