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For long isolated Romania's Carpathian mountains offer some of the finest walking in Europe There are well waymarked paths adeuate maps and a good network of mountain hutsMore than just beautiful landscapes Europe's wildest mountains offer a chance to discover an European scene that has now disappeared further westThere is a remarkable wealth of wildlife the region being one of the last European strongholds of the wolf and bear This book covers both the remote andpopular areas such as Poiana Brasov The route descriptions are uite good and generally the guidebook gives good coverage of the area though I would leave out the monasteries of Bucovina The real problem with this book is in the uality of the maps They are terrible There is I believe also a place for additional sketch maps Bearing in mind maps can be difficult to obtain in advance mine were sourced in Oradea upon arrival I would expect better in a modern guidebook and hopefully Cicerone will address this in the next edition

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The Mountains of Romania Cicerone Mountain GuideFor long isolated Romania's Carpathian mountains offer some of the finest walking in Europe There are well waymarked paths adeuate maps and a good network of mountain hutsMore than just beautiful landscapes Europe's wildest mountains offer a chance to discover an European scene that has now disappeared further westThere is a remarkable wealth of wildlife the region being one of the last European strongholds of the wolf and bear This book covers both the remote andpopular areas such as Poiana Brasov We used this book as the basis for an excellent two week holiday walking in the Romanian Carpathians in July 13 The author's love for the country comes across and the supporting information about regional cultures as well as the appendices at the back really add to one's understanding and enjoyment The maps are excellent when viewed with a magnifying glass and the route descriptions are comprehensive and clear with various alternatives embedded in the main text They cover all the main mountain areas as well as suggesting walks around some of the touristy areas such as the Bucovinian monasteries Count Dracula's castle and the Apuseni caves There seems to be nothing else comparable in English though we met Germans Poles and Slovakians who seemed to have up to date informationSome of the information is inevitably in need of updating and the time it was prepared means it has no GPS references very few website references though most of the cabanas national parks etc do have web info in English if you search and it assumes your only access option is public transport not hire car the roads whilst not great are fine for 2WD There is almost no information about campsites for tents in valleys These are uite hard to find but in hindsight the German ADAC guide might have helped It assumes that you will be undertaking 3 day backpacking trips along ridges and the landscape and trailhead locations definitely lend themselves to this though we did mainly long day walks with given summits in mind The book lacks a comprehensive index but as you become familiar with the geography this becomes less of an issueWe also had the Lonely Planet guide some variable uality 150000 ishmaps from Stanfords and William Blacker's wonderful cultural travelogue Along the Enchanted Way excellent read It is hard to buy maps in Romania as the Romanians typically follow paint marks great where they exist Romanians we met were very helpful and especially the Salvamonte Mountain Rescue teams often based at trailheads and young people speak excellent EnglishOverall I would thoroughly recommend walking in the Carpathians and this book and recommend others go before the rural way of the life disappears

James Roberts ¾ Cicerone Mountain Guide epub

read kindle à The Mountains of Romania é ➱ [Read] ➬ The Mountains of Romania (Cicerone Mountain Guide) By James Roberts ➼ – Danpashley.co.uk For long isolated Romania's Carpathian mountains offer some of the finest walking in Europe There are well waymarked paths adeuate maps and a good network of mountain hutsMoFor long isolated Romania's Carpathian mountains offer some of the finest walking in Europe There are well waymarked paths adeuate maps and a good network of mountain hutsMore than just beautiful landscapes Europe's wildest mountains offer a chance to discover an European scene that has now disappeared further westThere is a remarkable wealth of wildlife the region being one of the last European strongholds of the wolf and bear This book covers both the remote andpopular areas such as Poiana Brasov I went walking in Romania in the mountain regions but found this guide really difficult to utilise Although it contains a lot of information there is a lot in it it is a big book but full of stuff but not what I needed to know Also the region I went to was hardly mentioned I went up Romania's second highest mountain but there was very little on it The maps aren't detailed enough I left it behind as it wasn't worth the weight of carrying It was a shame because the author had a lot of knowledge and put a vast uantity of writing together but it wasn't user friendly