Selection of Leading Brands
Big Savings

for your car hire in Romania

>> Find out more

ABOUT ROMANIA

  • History
  • Civilisation
  • Geography
  • General info
  • Before you travel

    - Travelling in Romania,
    - Weather,
    - Passports & Visas

geo-maps.net
Retezat National Parkshow map
About Retezat National Park

The Retezat National Park is a protected area located in the Retezat Mountains, in Hunedoara County, Romania.

The area shelters one of Europe's last remaining intact old-growth forest and the continent's largest single area of pristine mixed forest.

The highest peak of the Retezat Mountains, Peleaga, 2.509 metres is located in the park. The park also includes about 80 glacier lakes.  Bucura lake is the largest glacial lake in Romania and Zanoaga lake is the deepest glacial lake in Romania.

National Park Retezat, houses a rich population of carnivores: bear, wolf, fox, otter, lynx, wild cat, martes, badger, but also carpathian deer, chamois, alpine marmot, deer, wild pigs, predatory birds: golden eagle, greater spotted eagle, forest eagle, red footed falcon, pigeon hawk, long eared owl, boots buzzard, hornets, tawny owl, large owl, little owl, sparrow hawk, common buzzard, kestrel red, swallows falcon, peregrine falcon.

Tourist attractions:

Bucura Lake is the largest glacial lake in the country:

- from Carnic, follow the trail marked with blue strip, during route 6 hours.

- from Gura Zlata, follow the trail marked with red triangle until to the lake Zanoaga, then follow the red dot, route duration 8 hours.

- from Gura Apei, follow the trail marked with blue cross until to the lake Zanoaga, then follow the red dot, route duration 8 hours.

- from Rausor, follow the trail marked with until Retezat Peak, then follow yellow strip until to the bucket Bucura, route duration 9 hours.

Peleaga Peak is the highest peak from Retezat Mountains, with an altitude of 2.509 meters, is the seventh mountain top in Romania:

- from Carnic, follow the trail marked with blue strip, then follow  from Bucura saddle, red strip,  route duration 6 hours.

Lake Zanoaga  is the deepest glacial lake in the country, to a maximum depth of 29 m:

- from Gura Apei, follow the trail marked with blue cross, route duration 5 hours.

- from Gura Zlata, follow the trail marked with red triangle, route duration 5 hours.

In winter these trails are closed.

The development of agro-tourism hotels and chalets makes the Retezat National Park to be a recreational place, as they say, a "green" tourism.

In the time spent on Retezat National Park can practice horse riding (riding), hiking, cycling, fishing or enjoy the nature in its true splendor in the wildest part of Europe.

Contact and inforamtion:


Address: Retezat National Park, Hunedoara, Romania

Accomodation near
Retezat National Park
Search accommodation
in Romania