The Romanian Western Carpathians are part of the mighty Carpathian Arc that encloses Transylvania.
Also called the Western Mountains, the Romanian Western Carpathians are a hilly landscape that also reaches heights of up to 1849 m (Cucurbăta Mare) in its centre (Bihor Mountains).
The Western Romanian Carpathians consist of the Apuseni Mountains (also Transylvanian Western Carpathians), the Poiana Ruscă Mountains and the Banat Mountains.
The charm of this dreamlike landscape lies in its diversity. You can find rugged limestone reefs as well as gentle ridges and high peaks. Above all, however, you will find hundreds of caves in the limestone, many beautiful waterfalls and an incredible diversity of species even outside the Apuseni Nature Park.
They are mainly located in the counties of Alba, Arad, Bihor, Caraș-Severin, Cluj, Hunedoara and Timiș and in the economically strong planning regions of Western Romania and Northwestern Romania.
The most important thing, however, is the people and their ancient peasant culture, which can still be experienced in full originality, especially in parts of the Apuseni Mountains.
If you really want to get to know the Western Mountains, you have to get involved with the people. Not only because of the proverbial Romanian hospitality, but especially because there is much to discover that only reveals itself at second glance: Beautiful little villages, old handicrafts, agriculture in harmony with nature and, of course, delicious Romanian home cooking.