From the storied Carpathians to the imposing Făgăraș Mountains, there is plenty of mountaineering, climbing and skiing to keep the most intrepid explorer occupied and enthralled.
Stretching throughout central and eastern Europe, the Carpathians are the second longest range on the continent. The Făgăraș Mountains are the tallest of these mountains within Romania with the tallest peak, Moldoveanu, reaching 2.544 meters. The majority of the range is located within the Romanian region of Transylvania and is still home to much of Romania’s wildlife such as brown bears. The country is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination, receiving about 10 million per year. The Carpathians are one of the country’s main draws in that regard.
During the summer in the Carpathians, temperatures range from 12ºC to 25ºC. In the winter, temperatures range from -5ºC to 2ºC. The country receives about 750 mm of precipitation spread throughout the year.
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The best way to get to the Carpathians is to fly into the international airport at Bucarest and take a train to your final destination in the mountain range. Even from elsewhere in Europe, flying is the easiest way to get to Romania.
From November to April is the peak season for ski touring. Meanwhile, from April to September is best for rock climbing. Mountaineering may be done year round.
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