[Romania] Winter Family Trip to the Suru Chalet
Weekends at the Suru Chalet are for sure becoming a tradition for us. We keep saying that for us it’s the perfect mountain escape, especially when we travel with our daughter. 2021 had quite a good kick off for us – we are in the mood for being active and enjoying nature and since snow refused to show its face in the city, it left us no choice but to head towards the mountains for some proper winter scenery.
Kids are always fascinated about snow, it’s probably one of their biggest joys during winter time. Romania used to have quite heavy winters, with a lot of snow all over the country, but in recent years, mountains are the only ones that are still covered in snow for the winter months. So here we are back again to the Suru Chalet to give ourselves a proper treat of snow and winter.
I’ve written many times about the Suru Chalet, no point in repeating myself over and over again. It’s ideal for short hikes with young children, the hosts are friendly and welcoming, the chalet is warm, cozy and offers all the comfort needed, plus you get an amazing view, fresh air, beautiful forests and the chance to do some hikes towards the Făgăraș Mountains Ridge.
Beginning of January we headed again to the Suru Chalet for a full weekend of outdoor quality time, with a sunny and clear sky and with lots of snow all around.
The hike to the Chalet took us a bit longer this time as the snow slowed us down a bit and as our daughter wanted to make snowballs at every step she took. But the ride was so enjoyable, with all the fresh snow around and the quiet forest giving us all the peace and relaxation we were looking for, away from the city noise.
We were lucky to have a perfect winter weather. Clear sky, warm sun and lots of snow around us, lots of good vibes and positive energy, exactly what we needed to recharge and start a new year in full power.
There are 3 options to get to the Suru Chalet. We’ve been on the 3 of them, so here’s a short preview:
- on the Moașa Valley – red circle path : The path starts from the Sebeșu de Sus village via the Moașa Waterfalls. You can go by car on the forest road until you get to the first river crossing, from where you can only go by foot on the marked path. It takes you about 2h30 – 3h00 to get to the Hut if you chose this path and it’s the most difficult one, as the hiking path is quite steep. Someone with a good physical condition can do it with little effort, but it’s not suitable for people who are not that active.
- on the Moașa Edge – red triangle : This path starts again from the Sebeșu de Sus village, just outside the village (at the barrier) and you don’t have to drive anymore on the forest road. This option is very good during winter time, when there’s a lot of snow. It’s also the longest option, taking you around 4 – 5 hours to get to the Hut. It’s an easy option, as the going up is quite relaxed, but it’s the longest in terms of distance, so prepare to walk a lot.
- on the Avrig Valley – blue triangle : This one starts from the Avrig town and you can go by car on the Avrig valley up to the Izvorul Florii water spring. The forest road is not the best though, but if you’re careful and a good driver, you can get to the Izvorul Florii without any problems. During winter time, if it snows a lot, the road closes. This is the shortest option for getting to the Hut, the trip lasting about 1h30 – 2h00. The only thing about it is that the first 30 – 40minutes the path is very steep and the effort is quite big.
One can only envy 🙂