The city of Predeal is an authentic oasis of tranquility, and a top location for sports and outdoor activities, which has become a popular resort for international and national tourists.
To discover nature in all its splendor in any season, retreat to the wild mountain landscape, or to the nearby cities, with an air of a citadel, such as Brasov, Sinaia or Rasnov and enjoy a dream stay.
The name Predeal comes from glory, and means border or limit, being the highest city in Romania. Located on Prahova Valley, the city has become a tourist attraction in itself for its wide range of activities and visiting destinations, providing both a setting for winter sports, with ski slopes, and mountain trails during summer.
Advanced runs and beginner runs are available, along with artificial snow slopes, which are a real attraction in the cold season. Whether you want to learn to ski, to snowboard, or to remember your childhood when you were sledding, you can have it all right here. In the evening you can choose a peaceful accommodation in Predeal to provide the warmth you need, and enjoy a cup of aromatic mulled wine at Hilltop Guesthouse.
Choose adventure or recreation in each destination. Whether you come with friends, family, or you want to take your loved one on a trip to enjoy the lively spirit of rustic town and the fresh mountain air, Predeal is your destination. Take your luggage and come to explore:
Predeal Hermitage was built at the foot of Mount Clabucet forest, having as patron Saint Hierarch Nicolae. This hermitage gradually turned into a monastery, starting from 3 wooden cells manually built structures. The tranquility of the place and the nearby mountain attracted more visitors here. Initially, the monastery could be accessed on narrow paths and a winding route, reminiscent of the path of spiritual cleansing and the proposed goal. The monastery dates back to 1744, being among the ecumenical objectives on the Prahova Valley, along with the monasteries from Caraiman, Sinaia, Cornu or Sfanta Ana Hermitage.
It is clad in a valuable fresco, which preserves the work of the locals and the dedication of those who worked on its facade and hand-painted the interior. Local stone from the Caraiman massif was used to build the church. The Byzantine inspiration architecture is provided with small apses and a tower that preserves the medieval style.
This secular edifice has been repaired over the years and remained a place of worship in which time stands still, where flowers and nature come to life, and where only church songs and the hum of the forest can be heard.
The Ice Cave, one of the most popular attractions, preserves the natural ecosystem, in a fascinating series of stalactites and white stalagmites.
The cave with long white icicles developed on a vertical crack in the limestone block and extends over about 50 meters. The route in the rock gets narrower, and is accessible only to one person at a time. If you want to visit this cave, you must know that the low area of the cave maintains low temperatures inside all year round, and even snow, hence its name. This destination can be a joy for visitors and for climber passionates.
The rocks are one of the favorite places of bouldering lovers. This is a steep, spectacular mountain trail with numerous karst microforms, known by the name Prapastia Ursilor.
The 7-ladder canyon has become a perfect attraction both for the climbing and hiking unprofessionals, and the mountain sports professionals. It is actually a labyrinth among rocks and waterfalls, in the silence of the forest.
The canyon in the rock is the work of nature and water that dug to make its way. The route is well organized, and if you are passionate about exciting sensations, you can try the zip line. Over the years, the 7 Ladders stream from the Piatra Mare Mountains has created this karst show, and the stairs help you to climb up this stream, which forms 7 steps. The highest step is 15 meters high, hosting the most spectacular waterfalls.
This route covers 3 km through the forest from Timisu de Jos in an easy ascent on a route arranged and marked with the Yellow Band. This is the perfect place for you to breathe the cool forest air.
The trail Timisu de Sus - Tamina Waterfall is your escape in nature. The forest route continues with a series of spectacular waterfalls. Tamina Waterfall actually includes 5 waterfalls stretching on about 100 m, with the highest fall of almost 10 m. This road crosses a canyon that resulted from digging the ceiling of a cave eroded by the stream Piatra Mica. This canyon is an invitation to discover the spirit of a curious child; it can be crossed on several metal ladders wherefrom one can enjoy the unique landscape.
Below, a panorama awaits you ready to reward you for your effort: the Piatra Mare mountains! After crossing the route and exiting the canyon, the mountain opens into a forest trail that abounds in vegetation and trees that keep the local story alive.
If you love mountains and want to merge with the beauty of nature in summer, or during the colorful autumn days, we recommend a tracking or hiking trip. The most popular routes are:
- Predeal - Trei Brazi Chalet - Poiana Secuilor Chalet - Timisu De Sus - Predeal (yellow stripe marking);
- Paraul Rece - Trei Brazi Chalet - Cheile Rasnovului - Dealul cu Mesteacan - Paraul Rece (blue cross marking);
- Predeal - Trei Brazi Chalet - Poiana Secuilor Chalet - Spinarea Calului - Poiana Trei Fetite - Cristianul Mare Chalet (yellow stripe marking);
- Predeal - Paraul Rece - Trei Brazi Chalet - Predeal (blue cross marking);
- Paraul Rece - Cheia Chalet - Rasnovului Gorge - Paraul Rece (DN 73A and yellow triangle marking);
- Predeal - Galma Mare - Rasnoavei Valley - Fitifoiu Peak - Predeal (blue cross marking);
- Predeal - Diham Chalet - Leucii Valley - Predeal (red dot markings, red stripe);
- Timisu de Sus - Tamina Waterfall - Piatra Mare Peak (blue stripe marking);
- Dambul Morii Chalet - Șapte Scari Gorge - Former Piatra Mare Chalet (yellow stripe marking);
- Cioplea Chalet - Șaua Pietricica - Poiana Stanei from Pietricica - Piatra Mare Peak - Former Piatra Mare Chalet (blue dot marking);
- Cioplea Chalet - Poiana Polistoaca - Susai Chalet (red cross marking);
- Predeal - Former Clabucet Chalet Departure - Garbova Chalet - Azuga - Predeal (blue triangle marking).
Choose the comfort zone from the 15 modern and cozy rooms, where you can spend your stay and enjoy a dream show, whenever you look out the window of your room.
Your comfort in rooms with balcony and twin beds. The 20 sqm rooms are very generous and are fully equipped with refrigerator and TV.
The bathrooms are equipped with a tub or shower, as you prefer, so that you have an optimal space.
Double rooms with balcony and double bed. The rooms have an area of 20 sqm and are equipped with refrigerator, LED TV and bathroom with bathtub. The rooms can ideally accommodate families with one child, with the possibility of adding an extra bed.
Double rooms with balcony, double bed or twin beds, with a panorama over the city and the Bucegi Mountains. They have an area of 20 sqm and are equipped with refrigerator, LED TV and bathroom with bathtub.