Romania

Description

Romania - by Dragos

The dominant mountain range of Romania are the Carpathians, a geological formation which it shares with a number of neighbouring Central and Eastern European countries, and is the largest mountain system in Europe after the Alps. In fact the Carpathians consist of several interconnected mountain ranges to form a 1500km long arc. The Fagaras mountain ridge has the highest Carpathian peaks inside Romania, only surpassed in height by the High Tatra in Slovakia. Among the Fagaras is Romania's highest mountain Moldoveanu (2553). Also good for hiking are the Bucegi mountains further south, the mountains of Transylvania, the Apuseni mountains, and both Rarau and Ceahlău mountains in Moldavia towards the east.

Hiking is a popular passtime in Romania. There are marked and unmarked trails, signposts and mountain huts. However, maps and guidebooks, although existent in Romanian and German, are not easy to come by. Long distance hiking trails exist following the Fagaras ridge, and also in the Bucegi mountains. European long distance trails E3, E4, E7 and E8 are meant to cross Romania, but none of these are actually there today, nor in any foreseeable future.

Hiking season for the highest trails starts from early July. There are many mountain huts, but if you seek freedom of movement, it may be a good idea to bring your tent and camping gear.

Trails

Regions

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
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United Kingdom
2020
  • The Mountains of Romania: Trekking in the Carpathian Mountains
  • This guide describes 27 short treks of 2-6 days and 10 day walks in the mountains of Romania. Although there is a slight focus on Transylvania, most of the main massifs are included, with chapters covering the Mountains of Maramures, the Eastern Carpathians, the mountains around Brasov, the Fagaras, the region between the Olt and the Jiu, the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • The Mountains of Romania
  • Walking and trekking guidebook to Romania's Carpathian Mountains. one of the wildest parts of Eastern Europe. This is a complete guide to exploring the Carpathian mountains and Transylvania, including both remote and more popular areas, such as Poiana Brasov, with detailed descriptions of main bases and ranges, and over 30 massifs, including... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • The Mountains of Romania
  • Walking and trekking guidebook to Romania's Carpathian Mountains. one of the wildest parts of Eastern Europe. This is a complete guide to exploring the Carpathian mountains and Transylvania, including both remote and more popular areas, such as Poiana Brasov, with detailed descriptions of main bases and ranges, and over 30 massifs, including... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Rough Guide - Romania
  • The Rough Guide to Romania is the definitive guidebook to one of Europe's most fascinating, scenic, and enigmatic countries.A full-color introduction highlights all the must-see sights, from the wilds of the Carpathian mountains to the marvelous Delta wetlands, and references the country's many unique festivals. Two full-color sections describe... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Rough Guide - Romania
  • The Rough Guide to Romania is the definitive guidebook to one of Europe's most fascinating, scenic, and enigmatic countries.A full-color introduction highlights all the must-see sights, from the wilds of the Carpathian mountains to the marvelous Delta wetlands, and references the country's many unique festivals. Two full-color sections describe... Read more
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  • Walking the Woods and the Water
  • In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking the Woods and the Water
  • In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Absorb the vibrant landscape by hiking the Carpathians, relax on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, or experience the kaleidoscope... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Absorb the vibrant landscape by hiking the Carpathians, relax on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, or experience the kaleidoscope... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Transylvania - Transsylvanië | Bradt Travel Guides
  • De enige reisgids over Transsylvanië! Een goede, vooral praktische reisgids met veel info over overnachten, eetgelegenheden, vervoer, maar ook wandelingen. Daarnaast nog aandacht voor achtergronden als geschiedenis, cultuur en landschap. Sober uitgevoerd, maar complete reisgids. Transylvania is a wild, wooded, intensely romantic region, filled... Read more
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Netherlands
  • ROMANIA & MOLDOVA 1
  • A guide to the cheap skiing, good trekking and culture of Romania andMoldova. The book includes: a historical, political and cultural background;concise Romanian language section; coverage of outdoor activities; andinformation on getting around and finding places to stay and eat. Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • ROMANIA & MOLDOVA 1
  • A guide to the cheap skiing, good trekking and culture of Romania andMoldova. The book includes: a historical, political and cultural background;concise Romanian language section; coverage of outdoor activities; andinformation on getting around and finding places to stay and eat. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mountains of Romania
  • Breaza town in Prahova Valley was categorized and ranked as second in the world after Davos (Switzerland), in terms of air quality. With a mild climate, similar, but with an air slightly more powerful, are classified and resorts, Predeal, Poiana Brasov, Tusnad, Borsec, Campina, Busteni, Azuga, Sinaia, etc.. The Carpathian Mountains are the... Read more
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Belgium
  • Mountains of Romania
  • Breaza town in Prahova Valley was categorized and ranked as second in the world after Davos (Switzerland), in terms of air quality. With a mild climate, similar, but with an air slightly more powerful, are classified and resorts, Predeal, Poiana Brasov, Tusnad, Borsec, Campina, Busteni, Azuga, Sinaia, etc.. The Carpathian Mountains are the... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • EuroVelo 6 - Danube Bike Trail - Budapest to the Black Sea 8-Map Set
  • The Danube Cycle Route from Budapest to Constanta on the Black Sea coast of Romania, part of the EuroVelo 6, in set of eight compact maps at 1:100,000 from Huber Verlag. The main route and its variants or local detours are clearly highlighted to distinguish them from the surrounding roads, with the overprint indicating stretches on poor or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Romania Michelin
  • The Michelin national road map of Romania at 1:750,000 scale is best suited to trip & route planning. The map gives comprehensive coverage of national road networks showing major motorways, dual carriageways, national & regional main roads and some smaller local roads. Unsurfaced roads and tracks and some major footpaths are also shown. The map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bucovina - Maramures terraQuest Adventure Map
  • Easy to use thanks to its patented folding, tourist map - Maramures and Bucovines covers the northern part of Romania famous for its painted monasteries with all tourist information. On the verso there is the enlargement to the 1:75 000 of the National Park of the Rodna Mountains and the south of the Natural Park of the Maramures Mounts north... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rodnei Mountains Hiking Map and Guide
  • Rodnei Mountains at 1:50,000 from Bel Alpin on a contoured walking map with a 32-page guide providing descriptions of 23 hiking routes and 51km-long traverse along the ridge route across the whole lengths of the chain.The map has contours at 40m intervals with additional shading and colouring for woodlands. An overprint highlight hiking routes,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Retezat Mountains Bel Alpin Tourist Map
  • Retezat Mountains in Romania on a detailed, contoured and GPS compatible, waterproof and tear-resistant map at 1:50,000 from Bel Alpin, highlighting local hiking trails, plus brief descriptions of 29 selected routes provided on the reverse, and a road map of the surrounding area.The map has contours at 20m intervals with additional relief... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Retezat Mountains
  • Retezat Mountains in Romania on a detailed, contoured and GPS compatible, waterproof and tear-resistant map at 1:50,000 from Bel Alpin, highlighting local hiking trails, plus brief descriptions of 29 selected routes provided on the reverse, and a road map of the surrounding area.The map has contours at 20m intervals with additional relief... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Ceahlau Massif | Dimap
  • Goede wandelkaart van een specifiek deel van Roemenie. Ondanks het feit dat dit voormalig Oostblok-land nog een hoop heeft in te halen, zijn deze detailkaarten van een uitstekend nivo. Voorzien van alle noodzakelijke informatie voor wandelaars: hoogtelijnen, hutten, wandelpaden (al dan niet gemarkeerd). Summary in Romanian, Hungarian and... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Ciucului Mountains and the Ghimes | Dimap
  • Goede wandelkaart van een specifiek deel van Roemenie. Ondanks het feit dat dit voormalig Oostblok-land nog een hoop heeft in te halen, zijn deze detailkaarten van een uitstekend nivo. Voorzien van alle noodzakelijke informatie voor wandelaars: hoogtelijnen, hutten, wandelpaden (al dan niet gemarkeerd). Summary in Hungarian, Romanian and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rodnei Mountains Dimap Hiking Map
  • Rodnei Mountains in northern Romania presented at 1:50,000 on a map from Dimap - one of Hungary’s leading cartographic publishers specializing in mapping Transylvania, showing local hiking routes, campsites, places of interest, etc. Contours are at 50m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and colouring for forested areas. The map shows local... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Carpathians' bend (five mountains) | Dimap
  • Goede wandelkaart van een specifiek deel van Roemenie. Ondanks het feit dat dit voormalig Oostblok-land nog een hoop heeft in te halen, zijn deze detailkaarten van een uitstekend nivo. Voorzien van alle noodzakelijke informatie voor wandelaars: hoogtelijnen, hutten, wandelpaden (al dan niet gemarkeerd). Map of Piatra Craiului, Bucegi,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Gilau Mountains Dimap Hiking Map
  • Gilau Mountains at 1:50,000 in a series of detailed contoured maps covering popular hiking areas of Transylvania published by Dimap, one of Hungary’s leading publishers specializing in mapping of that region. The maps show local hiking routes and provide tourist information such as campsites, places of interest, etc. Many titles include street... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart Padis | Dimap
  • Goede wandelkaart van een specifiek deel van Roemenie. Ondanks het feit dat dit voormalig Oostblok-land nog een hoop heeft in te halen, zijn deze detailkaarten van een uitstekend nivo. Voorzien van alle noodzakelijke informatie voor wandelaars: hoogtelijnen, hutten, campings, wandelpaden (al dan niet gemarkeerd), maar ook bezienswaardigheden... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Caliman Mountains | Dimap
  • Goede wandelkaart van een specifiek deel van Roemenie. Ondanks het feit dat dit voormalig Oostblok-land nog een hoop heeft in te halen, zijn deze detailkaarten van een uitstekend nivo. Voorzien van alle noodzakelijke informatie voor wandelaars: hoogtelijnen, hutten, wandelpaden (al dan niet gemarkeerd). Summary in Romanian, Hungarian and... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Harghita Mountains | Dimap
  • Goede wandelkaart van een specifiek deel van Roemenie. Ondanks het feit dat dit voormalig Oostblok-land nog een hoop heeft in te halen, zijn deze detailkaarten van een uitstekend nivo. Voorzien van alle noodzakelijke informatie voor wandelaars: hoogtelijnen, hutten, campings, wandelpaden (al dan niet gemarkeerd), maar ook bezienswaardigheden... Read more
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