Getting There & Away

Exploring the Retezat Mountains is easiest if you’re a driver, hardened hiker, or a little of both. By car, the park’s northern gateway Haţeg is on the E79 south from Deva and Hunedoara. Alternatively Subcetate train station, 4km east of Haţeg, is served by daily direct trains from Cluj-Napoca (60 lei, 4½ hours).