We took the gondola from Sinaia to 1,400m (zero waiting time) and then walked up to Varful cu Dor (approx. 2,000m). It was an enjoyable walk on the summer road. After a short rest we continued our trip to Piatra Arsa - it is a steep descent for the first part, but then very enjoyable. There is a car road coming up to Piatra Arsa, so it was really full of tourists who came up by car and ended up having their lunch at Piatra Arsa restaurant. They are now extending the restaurant with two large outside terraces, so it will only get more crowded in the future. We ended up having a quick snack here and continued our trip to Stana Regala, a very nice walk down, quite steep though at times. While the trip was very enjoyable, with stunning landscapes, all the locations reachable by car were extremely crowded.
We had a quick bite at Stana Regala (average quality) and then continued our trip down to Sinaia. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience and I would definitely repeat it - I have actually been here numerous times in the past. Needless to say that you need hiking equipment for a good experience. I usually try to avoid the locations reachable by cable car (like Babele), as they tend to be too crowded.
Maximum Temprature: 15.56 C
Clouds: clear sky
sunrise: 2019-10-20 04:39:57
sunset: 2019-10-20 15:25:32