Romania's Carpathian Mountains


A mountain range in Central Europe encompasses territories of 8 countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovak, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia. The biggest peaks are Gerlach (2655 m a.s.l.), Lomnica (2632), Ľadový štít (2628), Pyšný štít (2623). Bigger European cities situated at the foot of Carpathian mountains are Bratislava, Budapest, Krakow, Lviv, Bukareszt, Vienna and Belgrad. Both higher parts of the Carpathian mountains and lower ones are interesting for different kinds of tourists. High Tatras offers a great conditions for hiking, trekking, climbing, skiing, cycling and much more activities. Lower parts of mountains are perfect for trekking with whole family, group of friends, for relaxing among nature, admiring fantastic views.


The Carpathian Mountains cover over a third of Romania territory and are forming a semi-circle around Transylvania. They are divided into three groups: Eastern Carpathians, Southern Carpathians and Western Carpathians. The areas of Romanian mountain ranges are protected as national parks, nature parks and reservations. Romania is a land of beautiful nature, diverse landscape (gorges and defiles, caves, glacial lakes, megalithic stones and waterfalls) and abundant flora and fauna. Visitors can experience local customs, traditional crafts, historical settlement patterns, and regional architecture. This area offers many possibilities to spend free time actively. The Romanian mountains offer marked paths and trails and accommodation. Some of our proposes for holidays in Romanian Carpathians you can find below:
rock climbing in the beautiful area of the Rarau Mountains
exploring the Scarisoara ice cave situated in the Apuseni Nature Park where you will find giant ice stalagmites
birdwatching in the Danube Delta – the area rich with 300 species of birds
trekking in area of the Fagaras Mountains (the Capra glacier lake), Retezat (over 80 glacial lakes)
horse-riding in the Calimani National Park - volcanic landscape with the largest volcanic caldera in Carpathians
watching wild animals such as wolves in the Stanisoara Mountains ( Vanatori-Neamt nature park)
taking water adventures on the Crisul Repede and Bistrita rivers
exploring the Berca mud volcanoes near Buzau
ascending three of Romania's highest peaks: Moldoveanu -2,544m; Negoiu – 2,535m and Vistea Mare – 2,527m