Myself and my boyfriend have four days in Romania in October (with return flights from Timisoara).
Our original plan was two days in Timisoara then drive/train/bus up to the mountains in Crisana to near the Apuseni National Park (enjoy the fresh air, caves, etc) or the spas in Baile Felix.
We're slightly worried about having enough time and what their will be to do once we get there.
Will things be open in winter?
Will there be snow? Will the roads be safe? Is it skiing territory?
Planning to do a multi day hike around Apuseni in the beginning of October.
Is the weather still reasonable for hiking there?
Will appreciate suggested itineraries for 4-5 day hike. We prefer to go light and sleep indoors in pensions or equipped huts.
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Planning a walking trip in Maramures Romania for May next year.
We have about 10 days,we are interested in wildlife esp large carnivores, scenery and the local way of life.
We require simple accommodation maybe some camping eating local food and meeting local people.We are considering a guide.
Any suggestions please
Hi, been poking around trying to figure out Bucharest to Chisinau sleeper and what i think i understand is that, i should be alright buying ticket the Gara de Nord on the day. I will be coming from Brasov middle of the day to mid afternoon. I will buy my round trip at that time. It seems that the schedule is Buch to Chis on mon/weds/fri and return tues/thurs/sun. Is that info correct?
Could you help us out in planning a hiking holiday in Romania?
We are flying in to Timisoara in late September (Ryan Air flies there for 6 euros, return, from Dusseldorf, Weeze ;)) and are looking for stuff to hike.
We have been looking at Retezat national park and of course the Fagaras mountains. Are there anything else you might want to recommend? We are having a car, so anything within a 6h drive is reachable for us.
Thank you for your tips! :)
I just wanted to say thanks to those who answered questions for me concerning my trip to Romania, you all have been very helpful. I just returned home today and thoroughly enjoyed myself in this wonderful country. The month there (and Ukraine) was just enough to entice me to return sometime. Thanks much.
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