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The Carpathians

One of Europe’s wildest areas. Large unspoilt forests that are home to bears, wolves and lynx. Shepherds are still found all over the range, as well as numerous castles and picturesque villages. Most of the Carpathians also has a well-developed network of marked hiking trails and mountain huts. (MAP)

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Balea Lac

ROMANIA
August 2018

Day-hikes from the hut, located at 2000 meters altitude in the heart of the Fagaras ...
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Brasov & Timpa

ROMANIA
May 2017

A walk in the forested mountain right next to the old town of Brasov city ...
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Piatra Craiului

ROMANIA
May 2017

A walk among the idyllic villages Pestera and Magura on the foothills of Piatra Craiului ...
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Sighisoara & Breite

ROMANIA
May 2017

Breite is the name of a nature reserve which can be described as a ...
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Saxon villages

ROMANIA
April 2017

Hiking among the saxon villages of southern Transylvania. This was Simon's very first trip ...
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Trascau

ROMANIA
May 2012

A nostalgic hike, following the same route as I walked in 2001, but this ...
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Fagaras

ROMANIA
August 2018

Attempting the highest peak of Romania, with a start & finish at the Sambata monastery ...
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THE 20 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE CARPATHIANS
Mountain Highest peak Country
1. High Tatras 2655 m (Gerlachovsky stit) Slovakia
2. Fagaras 2544 m (Moldoveanu) Romania
3. Parâng 2519 m (Parângu Mare) Romania
4. Retezat 2509 m (Peleaga) Romania
5. Bucegi 2505 m (Omu) Romania
6. Iezer-Papusa 2469 m (Vârful Roșu) Romania
7. Rodna 2303 (Pietrosul Mare) Romania
8. Godeanu 2291 m (Gugu) Romania
9. Western Tatras 2248 m (Bystrá) Slovakia
10. Cindrel 2244 m (Cindrel) Romania
11. Lotru 2242 m (Șteflești) Romania
12. Piatra Craiului 2238 m (La Om) Romania
13. Țarcu 2192 m (Vârful Pietrii) Romania
14. Leaota 2133 m (Leaota) Romania
15. Sureanu 2130 m (Vârfu lui Pătru) Romania
16. Capatâni 2130 m (Nedeia) Romania
17. Calimani 2102 m (Pietrosul Călimanilor) Romania
18. Chornohora 2061 m (Hoverla) Ukraine
19. Low Tatras 2042 m (Dumbier) Slovakia
20. Maramures 1956 m (Farcau) Romania
THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PER COUNTRY
Country Mountain Highest peak
Slovakia High Tatras 2655 m (Gerlachovsky stit)
Romania Fagaras 2544 m (Moldoveanu)
Poland High Tatras 2499 m (Rysy)
Ukraine Chornohora 2061 m (Hoverla)
Serbia Ritanj 1565 m (Šiljak)
Czech Republic Beskydy 1323 m (Lysa Hora)
Hungary Matra 1014 m (Kekes)
Austria Falkenstejn 425 m (Galgenberg)