Romania is a wonderful country with charming castles, unique monasteries and delicious cuisine. Explore the natural attractions, such as the spectacular Carpathian Mountains and the Danube Delta. This country offers countless travel experiences that are waiting to be discovered!
31% of Romania is mountainous. The Carpathian mountain range forms a huge arc in the centre of the country. Discover the wild nature in the Rodna National Park and Retezat National Park and see the stunning mountain landscapes with pink rhododendron flowers.
Hire a car and drive the spectacular Transfagarasan highway, also labelled "the Road to the Sky", which climbs, twists and descends right through the highest peaks in Romania. This strategic military road was built as a secret escape route for former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. Follow the road up to come across the breath-taking Vidraru Dam and Balea Lake at the highest point of 2034 m. Winding all the way to the top, you will pass the splendid waterfalls, glacier lakes and Poenari Citadel, a stronghold built by Vlad Dracula in the 15th century. At the bottom of the Fagaras Mountains visit the remarkable Curtea de Arges Monastery. During fall, winter and spring the road is closed due to heavy flooding.
How to get there:
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In the summertime you can also get close to Romania’s natural beauty by spending a few nights camping beside its magnificent mountains.
What to do:
Romania has more than 400 parks and nature reserves protecting flora and fauna. Nature-lovers can admire the hundreds of species of birds in the Danube Delta, recognized as the world’s third most biologically diverse area. With a terrain that ranges from mountainous and challenging to gentle and pleasant, this country is the perfect place for all those who love active recreation. Romania offers tourists of all skills and levels something to enjoy. Within the Carpathian mountain range there are great hiking and cycling trails. Rock-climbing enthusiasts should head to Busteni, Sinaia, Zarnesti or Petrosani. Most popular rafting rivers are Crisul Repede, Jiu, Cerna and Nera. Major ski resorts include Poiana Brasov, Sinaia, Predeal, Paltinis and Runcu. Romania has also numerous scenic drives, like the Transfagarasan, Transalpina and Transbucegi.
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