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.
Western Carpathians (Carpații Occidentali)
The Apuseni Mountains in the Western Carpathians offer varied landscapes and unusual natural formations. They contain numerous subterranean galleries with lakes, waterfalls and caves. Scărișoara, Meziad and the Cave of Bears are the only caves appropriately equipped for tourists. Lately, the Apuseni receive more and more tourists, due to the creation of an excellent network of hiking trails. Adrenaline lovers have the chance to try mountain climbing in the Cerna Valley and rafting in Nera Gorges.
Between the Carpathians and the Balkans, on the border with Serbia, for a distance of 145 km, the Danube cuts the mountains’ stone and flows through the so called Cauldrons (Iron Gates). Enjoy the scenery, try the water sports and accommodate in one of the welcoming pensions on the Danube’s banks.
Romania offers a wide range of accommodation opportunities, as diverse as the country itself. From luxurious 5* hotels to inexpensive hostels, from traditional pensions to modern apartments, here you can find something to suit every style and budget.
Nightlife in Romania is something that you definitely have to experience during your stay here. As the sun goes down, … no, it’s not Dracula coming to life, but the cities seem more alive than ever. You don't want to miss all the fun after dark!
On any given day (and night), in Romania you will find thousands of lively bars to choose from, which include in their drinks lists everything from classy cocktails or sophisticated coffees to ice cold beer or elegant wines.
No matter what is it that you are looking for, you’ll find a specialized shop where you can buy it from. From large malls to small boutiques, the Romanian shopping options are diverse in both product range and appearance.
If you want to move from one place to another, Romania offers many possibilities and options to choose from. The numerous companies providing transportation services will ensure high quality services at affordable rates.
Romania provides numerous possibilities for sports and outdoor activities throughout the year. If you like to move and fill up with adrenaline, browse this category in order to find the most suitable activity for you.