The Carpathian Mountains cover over a third of the country’s territory and form a semi-circle around Transylvania.
These mountains are home to one of the largest undisturbed forests in Europe.
A third of the European wolf population and 60% of the European brown bear population live in the Carpathian Mountains plus 400 unique species of mammals, including the Carpathian chamois, wild boar, lynx, etc.
Romania’s national and natural parks, displaying a unique variety of landscapes, vegetation and wildlife, protect some of the largest remaining areas of pristine forest in Europe. Grasslands, gorges, subterranean caves, volcanic lakes, and an extensive river network add to the richness of the park system.
The foothills of the Carpathians mountains are rich in wildflowers and a huge variety of birds.
HIGHLIGHTS IN THE CARPATHIANS:
- Bear watching;
- Walks in the foothills of the Carpathians to observe the wildflowers;
- Walk from your accommodation to Bran Castle
- Beautiful scenery