Andrei Badea. Mountain & Tour Guide

I am a simple guy in love with nature at its best: Mountains. To me, they are the pinnacle of freedom. Mountains are for those who embrace  their grandeur and rawness. They can model a character. Mountains can bring you down with a swift wind, should they choose to, yet you always return to your concrete jungle with a special feeling in your heart and soul. Mountains are Mother Nature at her best.

I have discovered mountains at an early age, during hikes with my parents. Since then, outdoor activities have become my chosen way of life. For the past few years, leaving the city for a climb or for a walk in the woods have been my weekly bread and butter. I have trekked extensively in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, in regions like Rodnei, Rarău, Ceahlău, Hăşmaş, Bodoc, Vrancei, Penteleu, Podu Calului, Siriu, Tătaru, Ciucaş, Grohotiș, Baiului, Piatra Mare, Postăvaru, Bucegi, Leaota, Piatra Craiului, Perşani, Iezer-Păpușa, Făgăraşi, Cozia, Buila-Vânturarița, Căpățânii, Cindrel, Parâng, Șureanu, Vâlcan, Retezat, Mehedinţi, Cernei, Trascău, Metaliferi, Bihor, and the hercynian Măcin.

With bicycle touring, I learnt how man can embrace nature and live along it. Many rural areas in Romania stand proof of this. Bicycle touring opened my eyes to a world where man is not the enemy, but a servant of almighty forces of nature.

I am a certified Mountain Guide and Tour Guide and an aspiring member of SGLM – Societatea Ghizilor și Liderilor Montani, an UIMLA affiliated professional association. My guided tours include trekking and backpacking in the Carpathians, alpine hiking and climbing in Bucegi and Piatra Craiului mountain ranges, mountaineering and bicycle touring. Also, I can also assist with photo tours and workshops.

What I bring home are memories. Some of them are just for me. What I can share with you is nature photography, nature journals and stories of adventure. Sadly, they cannot truly capture what you feel when you’re out there. They cannot capture the windchill on your skin or the smell of the flowers. You will have to be there to experience the adventure.

You have to get up and meet Nature for yourself. Get inspired with a wide range of outdoor adventures in Romania or create your own. If you’re looking for advice or company on adventures in Romania, on hiking, mountaineering or bicycle touring, I would love to chat.


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