The Carpathians are a chain of mountains that curve roughly 932 miles (1,500 km) through Central and Eastern Europe forming one massive arc. They’re so big they cover eight countries including Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Serbia and, most importantly, Romania.
- 53% of the Carpathians,
- the Carpathians second-highest mountain range, where the highest peaks exceed 8,202 feet (2,500 m),
- the highest concentration of brown bears, wolves, chamois and lynxes,
- the largest surface area of virgin forests in Europe (excluding Russia), and
- over one-third of Europe’s thermal and mineral waters.
Romania is a mountain lover’s paradise.
The best part…
Local expert, Octavia Drughi, has climbed and hiked hundreds of miles of the Carpathians and shares her insider secrets and advice for fellow women adventurers…