Top 5 must-see places near the Romanian Carpathian Mountains

This summer, we invite you to discover the natural treasures of the Carpathians! Are you ready to pack your bags and discover a beautiful land?

Romania has often been mentioned in the top 10 of the most incredible vacation destinations by international magazines and blog and travel websites. People from all over the world were amazed by the rich culture, history and natural wonders hidden in this land.

They visited our country and then praised it in personal blogs, travel websites and video blogs. It is not surprising to see so many travelers speak highly of Romania’s touristic treasures. If you manage to visit this beautiful land, you will feel the need to write about your experience.

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Slowly, the image of a communist East-European country is starting to fade away, as more and more tourists begin to understand the real value of Romania. There are lots to see and do here and with proper information, you could easily create a fascinating itinerary suited for the entire family members. Even though you might find here and there the remnants of the Communist regime, modernity and the occidental spirit seems to capture the imagination of all visitors. 

What should a tourist consider visiting while in Romania? That is a difficult question, as the number of possibilities is very high. There are many answers to consider. Pretty much every region has something unique to offer, whether it’s a mysterious legend, beautiful construction or a charming location where you can completely disconnect from routine and the stress that comes with daily activities. Romania is known for its beautiful regions, packed with stunning natural wonders, castles, medieval settlements and ruins, and many others.

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However, the Carpathian Mountains seem to be amongst the favorite vacation destinations for Romanian and foreign tourists. Why exactly? Because here, you can find some breathtaking views and many good examples that Mother Nature is indeed a very talented artist.

Sadly, not all of these locations are getting the advertising they deserve, but this doesn’t mean that they are not worthy of your attention. The Carpathians are crossing the entire country from the North, all the way to the South which means that you will have a lot of ground to cover in order to explore them. There is much to discover once you set your eyes on a specific travel destination.

The Carpathians are the pillars of beauty and nature in our country and they attract travelers from all over the world regardless of the season. People have the opportunity of discovering something really special in Romania that is if they would take a bit of time to inform themselves. Once properly informed they will know how to set the basis of stunning touristic experience. 

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Nature is always ready to greet curious tourists with joy, tenderness, beautiful landscapes, trees with long shades, lakes and hills and lovely meadows where you can sit and enjoy the fresh air and the views. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it?

These are good enough reasons to want to start making your bags and go on a touristic adventure. But before you begin doing that, let’s find out what are the 5 must-see places that you should include on your list! Some of these places can offer unique and vibrant experiences.

Top 5 must-see locations near the Carpathian Mountains for summer 2018

As we’ve mentioned previously, the Carpathians are very generous with touristic objectives and natural attractions. Time for vacations is always limited, so you will have to incorporate some of the most emblematic locations, just to catch a glimpse of the real beauty of the Carpathians. With that in mind, we suggest that you consider 5 much-appreciated mountain resorts where you could spend your summer holiday. Each destination comes with a story, worth discovering live and then shared with friends.

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Depending on where you will arrive in Romania (maybe in Iasi, Suceava, Bacau or Bucharest or Cluj), you can begin planning a possible route. In this manner, each day you will see something different and there are little possibilities to get bored. Are you curious to know more? If your answer is YES, then keep on reading!

If you will begin your touristic exploration of the Carpathians from the South, then you may want to consider visiting some of these charming mountain-cities/resorts: Predeal, Sinaia, Azuga or Poiana Brasov. These locations are amongst the favorite for European tourists, all year long. During winter, they are appreciated for their ski slopes and during summer for the incredible vegetation and landscape surrounding these regions. Wouldn’t it be absolutely lovely to wake up in the morning and see on your window a majestic mountain peak? Yes, it would!

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What can you do in these mountain resorts? As the weather is on our side, a good idea can be to go on a mountain trail and venture into the dense woods. On the way, you will find a beautiful waterfall, or a medieval construction, a monastery and so on. In Poiana Brasov, you can even go on a boat ride on the artificial lake near the resort. And if you arrived here, then it would be a real shame not to visit beautiful mountain cities like Sibiu, Brasov and the famous Bran Castle. 

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These are locations with hundreds of years of history, dozens of medieval constructions, some fortresses and of course impressive landscape. You will have plenty of reasons to take your camera out and begin photographing the place. Besides, they will look good on your social media accounts as well!

The Northern part of the Carpathians has its own magic. This part of the country is known for its spirituality, customs and traditions and a large number of churches and monasteries. Among the most popular resorts where you could stay, we could mention Vatra Dornei, Campulung Moldovenesc, Gura Humorului and Colibita. You could spend your entire holiday here and still not get bored. From Vatra Dornei you could go on a mountain trail to Dochia Lodge and really take in the natural beauty of the mountains. 

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At Colibitia you will find an impressive lake (one of the deepest in the country) where you could go on a boat ride or fish if that’s something that appeals to you. Just a few kilometers away from these resorts, you will find some of the most appreciated monasteries in the country such as Voronet and Humor. These are excellent examples of what the Romanian culture is based on and you will have a chance to learn more about the vast history of this country.

Of course, the list is not exhaustive and there are high chances that you will find many other attractions on the way, without even planning for them. Nonetheless, in order to travel stress-free, you will need a proper means of transport by your side. The mountains are indeed very beautiful, but the infrastructure can turn out to be quite challenging. Thus, it’s important to pay attention to which car model you will use.

An option often chosen by European tourists is to use a rental service. If you will collaborate with professionals, you can even expect to have the car waiting for you straight at the airport. And this is where AutoBoca comes in. We are a rent a car company with 10 years of experience in the field and always ready to help our customers travel with ease. In our fleet, you will find a couple of models which can provide amazing auto experiences.

For mountain travels, we recommend that you rent the new Suzuki Vitara, VW Jetta or VW Touran. These are excellent vehicles that received hundreds of positive reviews from drivers all over the world. Depending on your preferences and the number of passengers, one of our agents can guide you towards the right choice. Not only that but for the coming months, we have some special offers that you should not miss. Contact us today and reserve your very own welcoming car! The mountains are expecting you!

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