In the north of the country, the spectacular Rodnei Mountains separate Maramureș from Bucovina. They represent one of the country’s best hiking areas and the numerous forest roads make them the perfect place for biking or practicing motor sports (motocross, off-road). In the winter, Rodnei Mountains offer skiing possibilities in Borșa.
The Southern Carpathians cross the country from East to West. To the east, the Bucegi Mountains run along the popular region Prahova Valley. Here we find the well-known ski resorts Predeal, Sinaia and Bușteni, which offer good ski slopes, bobsleigh tracks and cable cars. However, the most popular ski centre in the area is Poiana Brașov, which offers superior slopes and facilities
The Apuseni Mountains in the Western Carpathians offer varied landscapes and unusual natural formations. They contain numerous subterranean galleries with lakes, waterfalls and caves. Scărișoara, Meziad and the Cave of Bears are the only caves appropriately equipped for tourists. Lately, the Apuseni receive more and more tourists, due to the creation of an excellent network of hiking trails.