Off Road Adventure + Bike trail for 3 nights is our most asked for package that includes private pick up and drop off from Henri Coandă Airport in Bucharest, the off road adventure, a mountain bike adventure and 3 nights accomodation with traditional breakfast included. The Off Road Adventure experience lasts for 6 hours and the secondary experience the mountain bike adventure last for about 3 hours and you can see all the details below.
In the Muscel area, in the northern part of Arges County, you have the opportunity to discover the picturesque village of Lerești, a tourist destination that will conquer you from the first moment. Here you will find people who are extremely hospitable and eager to help you discover the natural beauties that take your breath away as soon as you enter the village.
Crossed by the county road 734, Lerești village is located at an approximate altitude of 665 meters and is placed on the left side of the river “Râul Târgului”, being harmoniously guarded by two long and wooded hills.
At the east there is the extension of the ridge of the Strâmtu mountain, called “Plaiul Oilor” because here in spring the sheep climb to the mountains, to the pasture and also here, in autumn they descend. This hill has 970 meters in the point called “Poiana Fântânii” and 1074 meters in the one called “Poiana Fetii”, points that will be visited by us in the Off Road adventure below.
At sunset, the village is guarded by the peaks “Pojorâta” and “Coast of the river” and the extensions of the mountain “Lalu”. On the northern background of the commune are projected the mountains peaks “Păpușa” of 2391 meters and “Iezerul Mare” of 2463 meters.
The Off Road Trail
The route offers a unique off-road experience with a total duration of about 6 hours. Departure is around 09:30 – 10:00 from your accomodation. We will return around 16:00 – 16:30.
You will have breathtaking landscapes, adrenaline and extremely clean air, traditional lunch with BIO dishes specially prepared to satisfy your most demanding cravings.
Our goal is for you to feel good and safe, so we try to comply with the schedule, with the mention that it is not fixed and can change depending on the weather conditions, but also on your needs or requirements.
The first stop in our adventure is at the Râuşor Dam which is located on the Târgului River, at a distance of 7.5 km from the village of Lerești and 14 km from the town of Câmpulung Muscel. The dam, built in 1985, aims to supply water, produce electricity and defend against floods. It has a height of 118 m, a length of 386 m and a canopy width of 10 m. The Râuşor Reservoir has a volume of 68 million m³.
Arriving up on the canopy, we will stop for about 10-15 minutes. You will have the opportunity to take pictures, enjoy the view and even drink the “best” water in the world according to some locals. Those who come to this spring even from Bucharest to take water for home must have a lot of patience, especially on Sundays when the queues are long and it takes tens of minutes to take your turn.
In Lerești village there is the largest Cemetery of military heroes out of the 6 formed. We take a tour through history and visit the monument of the heroes that is meant to perpetuate the memory of historical events of national significance so that their memory does not fall into oblivion.
After the short visit to the Heroes Cemetery we set out for the tranquility of nature in exploring the mountain paths.
Ascent to the Strâmtu sheepfold
The forest route starts from the altitude of 650 meters in the Voinesti area or from the accommodation unit and climbs up to 1377 meters to the Strâmtu sheepfold where we will stop for photo sessions. We have medium off-road portions full of adrenaline, but also lighter portions where you will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel and try the car.
The slightly meandering stone road leads us to a first panoramic point from where you can see spectacularly the village of Lerești, the town of Câmpulung and its neighborhoods. From here begins an easy climb through the forest that opens until the next stop “La Băncuță”.
The route continues through the glade and among the forest stands until we reach the alpine gap. Reaching the top, not even 50 meters from the Strâmtu sheepfold, the horizon lines create an impressive picture of the landscape.
Traditional lunch at the Clăbucet sheepfold
Arriving at the Clăbucet sheepfold, away from the bustle of the city, we manage to get wood for the fire, then we will prepare polenta and the tastiest shepherd’s bullz on the fire, traditional slana on the stick or traditional sausages. The snack served on the wooden bottom with the steaming polenta next to it, reminds us of the forest and of the tradition of the shepherds who belong to the customs of the place. We will eat like outlaws by hand or using the fork and knife.
We dine in the picturesque setting, we tell stories, we continue with photo sessions, all for an exceptional day.
Descent to accommodation
We return leaving behind the gorgeous scenery, but at peace that we will return whenever we want peace and connection with nature.
The road back is a road with steeper descents for the last doses of adrenaline before reaching the asphalt road in the village of Lerești.
Throughout the day there is the opportunity to meet with different species of wild animals, the most common in our area are: deer, crow, wild boar, fox, rabbit, bear, etc.
COMFORT or WILD accommodation with breakfast included
Depending on availability you will be able to choose one of our two locations below.
COMFORT accommodation at IezerVenture house:
- Located in a wonderful setting near the forest and the river you will be able to enjoy a select atmosphere, traditional breakfast will be available in the shared fridge in the kitchen.
- You will have your own room in the house, with own bathroom, a shared kitchen and living room. Also a garden with terrace in the sun.
- free high speed WiFi internet access and private parking.
WILD accommodation at Friendship cabins:
- Reconnection to offline life, oasis of tranquility, the perfect place for nature lovers.
- Here we replace the light bulb with candles, and the toilet and shower are very traditional similar to those that our grandparents used when they were young.
- You will have your own cabin, electricity is only available via solar panels.
- Breakfast is included, the host is offering the products, and you will only have to prepare them on the stove in the cottage.
Mountain bike Adventure + ride to the stone quarry Mateiaș – the next day
The stone quarry on Mateiaș peak offers a karst landscape, high and steep rocks of rusty-yellow color. Apart from the beauty of the natural setting, here the object of activity is the exploitation of limestone and the production of limestone filer used in construction or for the production of lime.
For the second part of the day it’s time to get out to air to enjoy nature from the bike saddle. Because we address everyone, we have two route options: one with technical paths on a road specially arranged through the forest, for those with better physical training or one for amateur cyclists on asphalt and forest road.
Our tours are strictly in relaxation mode, these activities are carried out not at the level of performance, but at the level of leisure. The carefully chosen route avoids crowded risk areas and takes us along the beautiful picturesque landscapes of the area at the foot of the Iezer-Păpușa mountains.
Location – Near Bucharest
Leaving the hustle and bustle of the city, about two hours’ drive from Bucharest, we reach the village of Lerești, located north of Campulung Muscel, at the foot of the Iezer Păpușa Mountains.
What is the price and what does the package include?
Depending on how many days you want to spend in our area and what activities you want to experience, the price differs. You can see the packages and periods here.
The price of the Off Road + Bike Trail – 3 nights package is 475 €/person and includes:
- pick up from the airport in a private car
- 2.5 hours drive to our location
- off road adventure to the sheepfold
- traditional style lunch at the sheepfold
- the tail of the lake + Râuşor dam
- mountain bike adventure – route through the forest
- 3 nights accommodation with breakfast included
- drop off back to the airport in a private car
- english speaking guide
- relaxation in nature, adrenaline and a lot of good vibes
Any sports activity requires minimal equipment to be carried out safely and comfortly.
We recommend wearing boots, wind and rain jacket, hat, sunglasses because in the mountains the weather is changeable.
We rejoice when we meet people who respect the mountain and nature so we do not leave behind garbage, we do not tear down plants (some are protected by law) and we do not inscribe on the rocks, trees or chalets. We protect the fauna and monuments of nature.
COVID-19 related restrictions?
Although we, your hosts, are already vaccinated against COVID-19 and the fact that we only have 2 people from the same reservation in a car, we still recommend wearing a mask every time we are in an enclosed space, for example in the off-road car. Also on the top of the mountain, at the sheepfold or anytime we are outdoors mask are not mandatory if you can present a vaccination certificate or a recent negative COVID-19 test.
We disinfect and wash the off road cars after each tour, precisely to minimize the risk of infection.
How can you book and what are the payment terms?
You can sign up by contacting us through the form here, you can call us at 0737 056 394 or through the WhatsApp button. Payment can be made via Revolut, in cash on the morning of departure or in advance in the bank account of MUSCELKUB VENTURE SRL the company we operate with.