Wooden house near Borsa
Overview of the Rodnei Mountains
Hiking paths in Rodna Mountains
Rodna Mountains National Park
Year of establishment: 1990
Area: 472.16 km²
Attractions in Rodna Mountains National Park
The national park was organized to protect the floristic, faunal, landscape and geomorphological biodiversity of the Rodna Mountains. The development of mass tourism, but also forest exploitations have severely altered the area in the past years.
Rodna Mountains National Park is currently the second largest park in the country after the Domogled -Cerna Valley National Park.
One of the best things about the area is that you do not need to reach the highest ridges of the mountains to enjoy the beauty of the place. Vegetation is layered and, if you know how to identify the species, in the forests at the foot of the mountains you might see some rare plants: Lychnis nivalis. the globeflower or the snake's head. Among the birds, a rarity in Romania present in this area is the blackcock.
Tourism in the Rodna Mountains is a bidder for any category of traveler. Firstly, you have the mountain paths that await backpackers. The ridge of the Rodna Mountains offers unique landscapes to those who manage to cross it from one end to another. This can take 2 or 3 days, depending on your rhythm. Beyond that, the hiking trails in Rodna vary from medium to difficult, rarely easy, and start especially from the resort of Borsa, or from Rodna, Șanț, Sângeorz-Băi.
For a unique experience, Beclean Farm organizes equestrian walks or even two circuits (for several days) on the routes in the national park, with the possibility of visiting some tourist objectives.
In winter, the outdoor adventure moves on the ski slopes of Borșa resort or on the slope of Valea Blaznei (Șanț).
For a less active holiday, Sângeroz-Băi has a few places that offer spa treatments. The villages in the north or south of the park (from Borșa to Vişeu, respectively the villages in the Ilva Valley) are famous for keeping alive the crafts and folk traditions.