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    Vatra Dornei Photo: Valeria Cerbu, CC0, Unsplash
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  • Clădirea Izvorului „Sentinela”
    Clădirea Izvorului „Sentinela” Photo: România de vis, Wikipedia Commons
  • Spa Gardens in Vatra Dornei Photo: Bernd Schade, CC BY-SA, Wikipedia Commons
  • The railway station in Vatra Dornei, Suceava County, Romania Photo: Andrei Stroe, CC BY-SA, Wikipedia Commons
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Vatra Dornei

Vatra Dornei is located at the mouth of the Dorna in the Bistrița, here also called "Golden Bistrița", in the northern part of the Eastern Carpathians. The city is also known as a spa and winter sports resort.
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Long-Distance Hiking · Bucovina
Via Transilvanica long-distance trail
Difficulty Open
Distance 698.9 km
Duration 198:10 h
Ascent 16,726 m
Descent 16,830 m

Via Transilvanica is the only trail that crosses Romania from NE to SW. It unites different geographical units, historical regions and cultures. 

from Iulian Gabor,   Asociația Tășuleasa Social
Long-Distance Hiking · Bucovina
Bucovina segment on Via Transilvanica trail
Difficulty Open
Distance 137.4 km
Duration 41:15 h
Ascent 4,490 m
Descent 4,135 m

The segment of the Via Transilvanica trail that covers the Bucovina region. It starts from Putna Monastery and ends at Tătaru. 137 km and 7 days of ...

from Iulian Gabor,   Asociația Tășuleasa Social
Mountain Biking · Bucovina
pojorita, vd, giumalau, rarau, pojorita
Map / pojorita, vd, giumalau, rarau, pojorita
Difficulty moderate
Distance 72.7 km
Duration 36:30 h
Ascent 1,789 m
Descent 1,788 m

Vf Giumalau

from Flavio Ro,   Community
Mountain Biking · Bucovina
Transrarau, 11.07.2016 11:12:48
Map / Transrarau, 11.07.2016 11:12:48
Difficulty moderate
Distance 46.4 km
Duration 18:52 h
Ascent 875 m
Descent 1,053 m

Valea Bistritei - Trans Rarau

from Lucian Balan,   Community
Mountain Biking · Bucovina
mestecani-Giumalau-Rarau-Clung
Map / mestecani-Giumalau-Rarau-Clung
Difficulty moderate
Distance 37.1 km
Duration 12:19 h
Ascent 1,229 m
Descent 1,551 m

mestecani-Giumalau-Rarau-Clung

from Lucian Balan,   Community
Hiking Route · Bucovina
Mestecanis - Giumalau - V. Putnei
Map / Mestecanis - Giumalau - V. Putnei
Difficulty moderate
Distance 28.3 km
Duration 6:31 h
Ascent 1,046 m
Descent 1,288 m

Mestecanis - Giumalau - V. Putnei

from florin m,   Community
Long-Distance Mountain Biking · Bucovina
velorusali6/1_2017
Map / velorusali6/1_2017
Difficulty
Distance 38.1 km
Duration 4:56 h
Ascent 716 m
Descent 970 m

Dragoiasa - Vatra Dornei

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Long-Distance Hiking · Bucovina
Via Transilvanica long-distance trail
Difficulty Open
Distance 698.9 km
Duration 198:10 h
Ascent 16,726 m
Descent 16,830 m

Via Transilvanica is the only trail that crosses Romania from NE to SW. It unites different geographical units, historical regions and cultures. 

from Iulian Gabor,   Asociația Tășuleasa Social
Long-Distance Hiking · Bucovina
Bucovina segment on Via Transilvanica trail
Difficulty Open
Distance 137.4 km
Duration 41:15 h
Ascent 4,490 m
Descent 4,135 m

The segment of the Via Transilvanica trail that covers the Bucovina region. It starts from Putna Monastery and ends at Tătaru. 137 km and 7 days of ...

from Iulian Gabor,   Asociația Tășuleasa Social
Mountain Biking · Bucovina
pojorita, vd, giumalau, rarau, pojorita
Map / pojorita, vd, giumalau, rarau, pojorita
Difficulty moderate
Distance 72.7 km
Duration 36:30 h
Ascent 1,789 m
Descent 1,788 m

Vf Giumalau

from Flavio Ro,   Community
Mountain Biking · Bucovina
Transrarau, 11.07.2016 11:12:48
Map / Transrarau, 11.07.2016 11:12:48
Difficulty moderate
Distance 46.4 km
Duration 18:52 h
Ascent 875 m
Descent 1,053 m

Valea Bistritei - Trans Rarau

from Lucian Balan,   Community
Mountain Biking · Bucovina
mestecani-Giumalau-Rarau-Clung
Map / mestecani-Giumalau-Rarau-Clung
Difficulty moderate
Distance 37.1 km
Duration 12:19 h
Ascent 1,229 m
Descent 1,551 m

mestecani-Giumalau-Rarau-Clung

from Lucian Balan,   Community
Hiking Route · Bucovina
Mestecanis - Giumalau - V. Putnei
Map / Mestecanis - Giumalau - V. Putnei
Difficulty moderate
Distance 28.3 km
Duration 6:31 h
Ascent 1,046 m
Descent 1,288 m

Mestecanis - Giumalau - V. Putnei

from florin m,   Community
Long-Distance Mountain Biking · Bucovina
velorusali6/1_2017
Map / velorusali6/1_2017
Difficulty
Distance 38.1 km
Duration 4:56 h
Ascent 716 m
Descent 970 m

Dragoiasa - Vatra Dornei

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from Gerold Gottschling,   Community
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Vatra Dornei is a popular tourist destination due to the thermal water and the five slopes for winter sports, the landscape and the climate. The city is surrounded by the Giumalău, Bistrița, Călimani, Rodna and Obcina Mestecăniș mountains.

With a tradition of treating some diseases with the help of mineral water, such as cardiovascular and muscle diseases and other related diseases.The nature park in the center of the resort is famous for its squirrels and the connection to the nearby casino is reminiscent of the famous spas in Western Europe. There are tourist attractions in the city such as the two museums you can visit: the Museum of Natural and Hunting Sciences and the Ethnographic Museum in the City Hall building.

If you want to explore the area, you can take the chair lift that covers the distance between the city and the Black Hill, or take trips to Poiana Negrii and Poiana Stampei, which are known for their mineral springs.

The climate is temperate-continental with an average annual temperature of 5.2 ° C and abundant rainfall. The number of days of snow in the year reaches about 120 days.

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Getting there

Getting there

We reach Vatra Dornei via the European road E58, which crosses the town and is an important road that connects northern Moldova with Transylvania.

By plane

The nearest airport is in Suceava but tourists sometimes prefer Cluj airport when preparing an extended stay in Romania, due to more frequent connections with several cities.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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