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    Snowy cliffs in the Bucegi Natural Park Photo: Simo David, CC BY-SA, Unsplash
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    Bucegi Mountains seen from Magura Branului Photo: Sînziana Mihalache, CC BY-SA, Outdooractive Editors
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Bucegi Natural Park

The Bucegi Natural Park (or the Bucegi Mountains) is one of the best-known tourist destinations in Romania. The popularity of these mountains is a result of the easy access (by car or train), among others. The many mountain resorts open in any season and the spectacular views also contribute to the great number of visitors. In addition, travelers of any physical condition can reach relatively easily the main natural tourist attractions in Bucegi (rock formations, waterfalls, or cross-mountain roads).

Year of establishment: 1974
Area: 326.63 km²
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Attractions in Bucegi Natural Park


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Ski Resort · Mountains near Braşov
Busteni Kalinderu Ski Resort
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Ski Resort · Munţii Bucegi
Sinaia Ski Resort
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Scenic route · Muntenia
Șoseaua Transbucegi
recommended route Difficulty
Distance 16 km
Duration 0:15 h
Ascent 831 m
Descent 0 m

Șoseaua Transbucegi face legătura între Sinaia (Cabana Dichiu) și Cabana Piatra Arsă din Munții Bucegi. Alături de alte șosele transmontane, ...

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Serviced Hut · Munţii Bucegi
Cabana Piatra Arsă
Elevation: 1,952 m

Cabana Piatra Arsă (sau Complexul Sportiv Național Piatra Arsă) este o binecunoscută cabană montană din Munții Bucegi, devenită de-a lungul anilor ...

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Summit · Muntenia
Vârful Omu (2514m)
Muntenia

Vârful Omu este cel mai înalt vârf din Munții Bucegi, respectiv al șaselea cel mai mare vârf din ...

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Natural Monument · Muntenia
Sfinxul din Bucegi
Muntenia

Sfinxul din Munții Bucegi reprezintă unul dintre cele mai cunoscute monumente naturale din România ...

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Serviced Hut · Munţii Bucegi
Cabana Bolboci
Elevation: 1,438 m

Cabana Bolboci este situată pe malul lacului Bolboci fiind ușor accesibilă cu mașina din Moroieni. Cabana este deschisă tot anul.

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Bucegi Natural Park was established in 1974. Following the considerable development of mountain tourism, the best part of the mountains were declared a protected area, in 2000, to curb the sharp deterioration of biodiversity.

The breathtaking beauty of the Bucegi Natural Park is offered by numerous karst formations, most of them being, in their turn, nature reserves or protected areas:

  • Abruptul Prahovean (the Western slope of the Bucegi Mountains, that one can see from Busteni and Sinaia, with sharp rocks, valleys and glacial circuses, crevices, and enchanting alpine plateaus)
  • Peculiar rock formations (Babele and the Sphinx)
  • Gorges (Zanoaga, Tartar, or Horoabei Canyon)
  • Laptici Marshland
  • Waterfalls (Urlătoarea, Ialomiței)
  • Bucșoiu-Mălăiești-Gaura group of mountains (probably the wildest area in the park)
  • Strunga Pass (fossil site)

Those visiting the Bucegi Natural Park can try one of the numerous mountain routes for hiking, cross-country cycling, climbing, trail running, rock climbing canyoning, or areas of speleological interest - all with varying degrees of difficulty.

In the winter season, Prahova Valley is certainly the busiest tourist region in Romania, with many facilities for classic skiing and cross-country skiing or snowboarding.

Rules

Keep noise to a minimum
Stay on the trail
Do not light any fires
Camping is only permitted in official campsites
Do not disturb animals or damage vegetation
Do not pick flowers
Do not pick mushrooms
Do not remove any rocks or crystals
Do not feed wild animals
Do not litter

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Kisbakancs-túra Felső Moécs környékén (Bângăleasa-völgy), nov 8 by Peter
November 14, 2022 · Community
Very nice trail. I did it starting from Amfiteatrul and in the counter direction. Took me around 3:45h. The trail is easy to find except for the last down part, where somebody fenced the trail with barb wire and put a sign: „stop, private property“. I went through anyway and ended up on a farm with a lot of dogs on a leash. I continued and it worked fine but this is a bit of a bummer.
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When did you do this route? November 14, 2022
Photo: Peter Bohnacker, Community
Busteni - Babele - Cabana Piatra Arsa - Busteni by Denis
November 16, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? November 16, 2021
Túra a Bucsecs lábánál, nov 18 by Denis
November 15, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? November 15, 2021
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