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On this page you will find the following information on Romanian mountain resorts:
- Climate and Weather
- Getting to the Romanian mountains
- Getting around the Romanian mountains
- Towns & Cities in the Romanian mountains
Romania’s mountains are a great destination for numerous outdoor activities including:
Some of the most popular ski resorts are
- Poiana Brasov
- Vatra Dornei
- Lake Balea
The Carpathian Mountains chain is like an arc, in the middle of the country, surrounding the Transylvania Plateau, which is 400-600 m tall, and is bordered by a chain of hills.
The Carpathians exceed 2,000 m altitude and the main peaks are over 2,500 m. Compared to other mountains, the Carpathians are not so big, due to multiple transverse valleys which splits them.
The peaks have generally rounded appearance, but in the high mountains, are increasingly pointed, giving them an alpine appearance. The Carpathians are known for their gorgeous landscapes, remarkable variety of plant species and amazing wildlife.
These mountains are the largest, most twisted, and fragmented mountain chain in Europe. They arc over 900 miles and offer breath-taking scenery in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia.
The highest peak in Romania is Moldoveanu (2544 m), located in the Eastern Carpathians, in Fagaras Mountains.
In the Carpathians lies the European Union’s largest populations of brown bears, wolves, lynx, European bisons and imperial eagles which are a globally threatened species.
There are protected areas that keep species of plants safe as well. There are many parks displaying an exceptional variety of landscapes and vegetation. Many of the parks are member of the Carpathian Network of Protected areas including the Danube Delta, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The Danube is known for running through the largest number of countries on the planet, including:
It also goes through 4 capital cities:
Find out the general weather in Romania.
In the summer is the Romanian mountains is cooler the hot beach resorts with fewer hot days. Generally in summer the temperature is rarely over 19°C on low altitudes and 8°C in the peaks of the mountains.
It is very cold in winter with cold air masses from the East bringing temperatures down to -20°C or below.
Most visitors land in Bucharest. From there you have the choice of hiring a car or taking a train to one of the towns or cities.
The best way to see the mountains is on foot, but in order to travel around visiting the best places you really need to hire a car.
There are several towns and cities in the Romanian mountains that would make a good base for your trip. These include:
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Georgiana Craighead is Romanian and has travelled extensively throughout the country. Originally from Constanta she has also lived and studied in Bucharest. As a proud Romanian she is keen to show off the beauty of her country – from the beach resorts to the mountains. But there is more to Romania than that. She is also keen to explain the culture, food, and more so that readers have a better understanding od what this stunning country has too offer.