The Baiului Mountains or the Garbova Mountains are part of the Curvature Carpathians, being located in their western part; they have an area of approximately 300 km2.
Maximum altitude: 1923 m – Neamtu Peak
The Baiului mountains have moderate heights, gentle peaks, which makes them easily accessible. They are crossed by many dirt roads, used by mountain bike lovers.
Above 1600 m, the peaks and peaks are covered by bushes and various associations of meadows, which makes it difficult to orient in case of low visibility. From the peaks of the Baiului Mountains opens a spectacular view of the Steep Prahova of Bucegi.
Protected areas: The upper basin of the Rele Valley, located on the southern slope of Mount Cumpatu, the Arinis of Sinaia, the Meadow with Narcissus Botanical Reserve (near Azuga).
8 Tourist Trails in the Baiului Mountains
TRAILS IN BAIULUI MOUNTAIN FROM AZUGA
Azuga, Sorica slope base (976 m) – Water catchment – Clabucetul Taurului Peak (1520 m) – Garbova Chalet (1350 m) – Limbasel Chalet (1090 m)
⏳ 2-2.5 h ⛰️ Trail difficulty: easy, accessible all year round
Marking: blue dot; between Clabucetul Taurului Peak and Chalet Garbova we also meet the blue triangle marking
📌 GPS points: Soria Slope; Water capture; Clabucetul Taurului Peak; Chalet Garbova; Chalet Limbasel
Azuga, DN1 (940 m) – Sos Mihaițs Meadow – Clabucetul Taurului Peak (1520 m) – Garbova Chalet (1350 m) – Former Clabucet departure chalet (1460 m) – Predeal, Clabucet slope base (1050 m)
Azuga Trout Farm (Azugii Valley, 1004 m) – Clabucetul Azugii Peak (1586 m) – Susai Chalet (1380 m)
⏳ 3-3.5 h ⛰️ Trail difficulty: easy, accessible all year round.
Marking: From Chalet Susai on the red stripe marking you reach Predeal; duration 1 h blue band; on the last 1200 m the blue triangle marking also appears
📌 GPS points: Azuga, Trout; Clabucetul Azugii Peak; Chalet Susai
TRAILS IN BAIULUI MOUNTAIN FROM THE BUSTENI
Busteni, Railway Station – Cantacuzino Castle – Zamora Pastoral Canton (1450 m) – Orjogoaia Peak – Orjogoaia Beach – Traisteni
TRAILS IN BAIULUI MOUNTAIN FROM PREDEAL
Predeal, Cioplea (1152 m) – Chalet Susai (1380 m)
Predeal, Cioplea (1152 m) – Susai Chalet (1380 m) – Trifoiul Chalet (1158 m)
⏳ 2.5 – 3 h ⛰️ Trail difficulty: easy, accessible all year round
Marking: From Trifoiul Chalet you can reach Azuga following the forest road on Valea Azugii red band to Chalet Susai then blue triangle
Predeal, Cioplea (1152 m) – Susai Chalet (1380 m) – Retevoiu Hunting Chalet (1563 m) – Rentea Chalet (1243 m) – Garcinului Valley – Musatului Valley – Sava Bunloc Chalet (1030 m) – Bunloc chairlift lower station – Brasov (Camping Darste, 656 m)
⏳ 6-7 h ⛰️ Trail difficulty: medium, accessible all year round.
This route connects the Baiului and Piatra Mare massifs. Careful! Rentea Chalet is not in the tourist circuit
Marking: red stripe to Chalet Susai then red triangle
📌 GPS points: Predeal (Cioplea); Chalet Susai; Chalet Rentea; crossing Garcinului Valley and entering Musatului Valley; Chalet Sava Bunloc; Bunloc chairlift lower station; Camping Darste
Predeal, Clabucet party base (1050 m) – Former Clabucet chalet Departure (1460 m) – Susai chalet (1380 m)
⏳ 3-3.5 h ⛰️ Trail difficulty: easy, accessible all year round
Marking: blue triangle to the former Clabucet chalet Departure point then blue cross
📌 GPS points: Predeal, Clabucet base; Former cottage Clabucet Departure; Chalet Susai