Rasnov Camping

I left Sighisoara about 10.00am this morning and arrived at the Cheile Rasnovei campsite, south of Rasnov, about two hours later. It’s a very quiet place, set in the countryside next to a national park area and alongside a mountain stream. And as far as I can tell, there’s only one family camping here in addition to myself. There are caravans on site but they don’t seem to be currently occupied.

I got checked in, selected a pitch and then the rain started! Not heavy rain, but enough that I had to delay setting up the tent. Finally I got the tent set up and also deployed the awning for the first time on the trip. I’ll be able to prepare and cook dinner under it if the rain returns. By 3.30pm, the rain had cleared and I’d set up camp. Rather than dash about trying to visit landmarks in the late afternoon, I’m just relaxing at the campsite. There are beautiful views from the terrace of the campsite’s restaurant, so it’s a nice place to hang out with my Lonely Planet guide for Eastern Europe, a bar of chocolate and a bottle of water (to be replaced with cold beer or maybe some wine later this evening).

Camp lounge area (wooden structure) with camping meadow on the left (the main camping pitches are out of view to the right)
Camp lounge area (wooden structure) with camping meadow on the left (the main camping pitches are out of view to the right)
A little mountain towers above the campsite
A little mountain towers above the campsite
Tent and awning set up
Tent and awning set up

Ethan has asked for more photos of the tent, specifically the inside, so here are some pics for him.

The inner tent has two doors and can be used alone in warm, dry weather
The inner tent has two doors and can be used alone in warm, dry weather
The tent clips onto the colour-coded poles for quick and easy set-up
The tent clips onto the colour-coded poles for quick and easy set-up
There is room for my mattress and sleeping bag as well as my luggage
There is room for my mattress and sleeping bag as well as my luggage
Two more poles add rigidity to the fly-sheet which fits over the inner tent. The fly-sheet also has two doors and extends beyond the inner tent, providing some additional storage space that is protected from the weather.
Two more poles add rigidity to the fly-sheet which fits over the inner tent. The fly-sheet also has two doors and extends beyond the inner tent, providing some additional storage space that is protected from the weather.

Here is a GPS track that shows the location of the campsite, south of Brasov, and its proximity to places like Bran, Harman and Prejmer where I’ll be sightseeing over the next day or two.

Map showing location of Cheile Rasnoavei campsite (where the arrow is located)
Map showing location of Cheile Rasnoavei campsite (where the arrow is located)

 

 

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