Photo: Sînziana Mihalache, CC BY-SA, Outdooractive Editors
How to have a successful Indian Summer in Muntenia
Preferred by locals for its proximity to the capital, Muntenia can successfully fulfil the role of a successful tourist destination for a weekend or even a stay in the Indian summer months.
Where are we escaping from Bucharest this fall?
If you live in the capital area, you're probably looking for destinations no more than a two-hour drive from Bucharest. The famous wine-growing area of Muntenia, Dealu Mare, with offers for all budgets, satisfies the preferences of both active and more static tourists. The scenic route through the villages between Ploiești and Buzău is a pilgrimage through rich vineyards, mountain mansions and hills perfect for a bike ride.
Stay in the Buzău area for some moderate, freshly marked trails that will reveal the little-explored wilderness of the Siriu Mountains, and some great places like Lake Vulturilor or the Trovanții de la Chiojdu.
Hiding a rare biodiversity, the Buzău Mountains are an unbeatable destination on an autumn weekend, both for the more adventurous tourists and for families with children. Rock caves, amber tracks, salt mountains, live fires, mud volcanoes and many other unique places in Romania await you here.
Looking to get away from Bucharest? The Danube Gorges area awaits you with just as many opportunities to spend your autumn days. Start by exploring the Czech villages near the Clisura and enjoy the local character. Continue with a hike through the colourful forests leading you to the Ciucarele in the Almăj Mountains for unique views of the Danube Gorges from above. Leave time to explore the special beauty of the Cerna Mountains at leisure.
Photo: Sînziana Mihalache, Outdooractive Editors
Indian summer is experienced in a special way on mountain paths, and the marked trails from Buila-Vânturarița or Cozia will take you through places explored only by true mountain lovers, on paths with foliage up to the knees and through gorges of a beauty rarely found in Romania.