The Carpathian Mountains (Munții Carpați) are a continuation of the Alps on the territory of Romania. They are comprised of 3 large ranges – Southern (Meridionali), Eastern (Orientali) and Western (Occidentali) and occupy around a third of the country’s surface area. The Carpathians offer views that are as varied as they are seductive and they are the ideal place for alpine sports and hiking.
Eastern Carpathians (Carpații Orientali)
In the north of the country, the spectacular Rodnei Mountains separate Maramureș from Bucovina. They represent one of the country’s best hiking areas and the numerous forest roads make them the perfect place for biking or practicing motor sports (motocross, off-road). In the winter, Rodnei Mountains offer skiing possibilities in Borșa. Other ski resorts in Maramureș are located approximately 100 km to the west from Borșa: Cavnic, Șuior, Izvoare and Mogoșa.
Breathtaking views are provided by Ceahlău Massif and the correspondent National Park. If you visit the area, take your time to admire the Bicaz Gorges and to see the romantic Red Lake.