The Bucegi Mountains
They are the most representative mountain area in all the Southern chain, due to their geographic position, imposing relief, but also due to their diversity and richness in natural ecosystems. The 300 de km2 area massive, is situated in the eastern end of the Southern chain, and stretches between the Prahova Valley to the East and the Bran couloir to the West;to the North there is the Barsa depression, to the South, the Subcarpathians.
The highest peak is Omu, with an altitude of 2.505 m.
The mountain tourist tracksin this area are an important attraction for mountain passionates: Sinaia, Busteni, Predeal, Azuga, Poiana Tapului, Bran, Rasnov. From Sinaia and Busteni one can climb up to the Bucegi Mountains by gondola lift.
There are special attraction points such as the limestone formations Babele (the old women) and the Sphinx, the Caraiman Cross and Ialomita Cave, as well as the Lake Bolboci. The area includes various accomodation possibilities in resorts and chalets sprinkled throughout.
The Fagaras Mountains
Majestic, but also the most wild and spectacular mountain range in Romania.
The highest peak is Moldoveanu, with an altitude of 2.544 m, followed by Negoiu, with 2.535 m The attraction is the main mountain crest, and the numerous glacier lakes such as Avrig, Caltun, Lacurile Doamnei, Capra, Balea, Podragel, Podrag.
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Near Vad commune, there is the famous Daffodil Meadow, stated as a monument of nature. Multiple accomodation are available, and the landscapes with nature’s overflowing beauty are well worth the effort. This is why the Fagaras Mountains are preferred by tourists for summer campings. An important hub is the Lake Balea, where those passionate of winter sports can glide on slopes till late in spring (the snow lasts until the end of April). There are fairly varied accomodations, and the tourists can choose betw een the boarding houses in the areas near the peak. At Lake Balea there is also a Mountain Rescue point. The Transfagarasan (the roadway that crosscuts the Fagaraiji Mountains) or DN7C is one of the most spectacular roadways in Romania. This raod links the historical region of Translivania with Muntenia, reaching as high as 200 m into the mountains.