Romania: Things to Do

Hiking: With mountain peaks, gorges, lakes, forests, caves, mud volcanoes and fossil deposits, Romania has so much natural beauty for hikers to explore and countless trails to follow.

Cycling: Romania is an ideal country for a cycling holiday. Its beautiful landscapes and variety of terrains mean that wherever you go and whatever level of difficulty you want, there’s an ideal route for you. Tackle the extremes of the Carpathian Mountains, or just amble along the byways near the Danube – there are many choices.

Bird watching: There are more than 380 species of birds in Romania. They include pelicans, flamingos, storks, cranes and eagles to name but a few. Many bird watching tours are available, and top locations include the Danube Delta, Piatra Craiului National Park and the Ceahlau National Park.

River travel: The Danube is one of the great rivers of the world, and many cruise companies offer trips along this mighty waterway. There are a number of sights along the river, including the ruins of the Roman bridge at Drobeta, Topolnita Cave, The Iron Gates Dam and the Danube Delta.

Fishing: With hundreds of lakes and rivers throughout the country, and more than 160 species of game fish in the Danube Delta alone, Romania is a great destination for fishing. Catfish, carp, pike and sturgeon are just some of the species you can land. Apart from the months of April and May, fishing is permitted in any lake or river of Romania.

Skiing: Whatever your standard, Romania has the ski resorts to cater for you. As well as traditional downhill skiing, you can also take part in of other activities such as cross-country skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Major resorts are Poiana Brasov, Sinaia, Predeal, Paltinis and Runcu.

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