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Busteni, Romania

Busteni is in the Carpathian Mountains in the Transylvania region of Romania.

Get in

You can get to Busteni by car, bus, minibus, bicycle, motocycle or by train. You could also fly to Bucharest and from there rent a car, or take the bus, minibus or go to the trainstation and take the train!

Busteni is situated an the DN1 (national road 1) and getting in and out by road is very easy. The road is in good condition, but be careful in winter because the road can get very slippery quickly. There are also buses linking Busteni to major cities (Bucharest, Brasov, Ploiesti, Predeal, etc) and nearby resorts (Sinaia, Predeal, Poiana Brasov).

By train, Busteni is situated on the main track linking Bucharest and Brasov, and all trains stop here (P,A,R,IC).

Get around

Taxis are an inexpensive way to get around the town (5 RON/2 euros from the train station to hotel). Buses also run between nearby towns.

See

A cable car from Busteni takes you to the top of a mountain to see some monuments carved by the wind, (Babele and Sphinx). Heroes Monument, a huge cross to honor those in WWI on the top of the mountain, is about a 45 minute hike away from where the cable car arrives at the top of the mountain.


Do

  • Busteni is a resort for people who enjoy the mountain. The view is fantastic.
  • In the winter you can practice winter sports on the Kalinderu ski slope. There are several equipment rental stores with fair prices. Also you can rent ATVs.
  • Hiking in the beautiful Bucegi National Park. There are a lot of picturesque marked trails. You can buy maps directly from Busteni, Sinaia or Predeal or from mountain shops in Bucharest. Most hiking routes are closed in winter because of their difficulty but they are a must in the summer. But be careful to have proper equipment and keep an eye out for bears.
  • Coştila, one of the biggest climbing areas in Romania, lies close to Busteni. It is a paradise for multi-pich conglomerate climbing with walls ranging from 100 meters or less to a little over 300 meters and lots of routes for all levels in a beautiful alpine environvemt. Accomodation is free at the Coştila Refuge but you must bring your own food, sleeping and cooking gear. There also is a water source close by (you will see it while hiking to the refuge).

The phone number for mountain rescue is 0SALVAMONT (+4 0725826668 - +4 being the national phone code).

Buy

Eat

There are a lot of good places to eat here: restaurants, fast-food, pizza, delivery also. Here is a pizza delivery phone number: 0244 322 388

Drink

Sleep

There are a lot of sleeping areas. You can find hotels from 1 to 4 stars and room rentals (from 45 RON-11 euro per night/ double room, see carta.ro).

Get out



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