walking in eastern europe
The mountains of Eastern Europe have extensive walking routes for all abilities. The High Tatras run for just 80 kilometres / 25 miles along the border between Poland and Slovakia providing a fairly compact region to explore. It also attracts a lot of people.
In contrast the Carpathian Mountains stretching in an arch across Central and Eastern Europe for some 1500 kilometres / 932 miles are less populated by man and as a result give the walker a far greater sense of freedom and opportunities to experience the areas natural resources.
There are 6 European Walking Routes passing through the countries of Eastern Europe...
The Southern Carpathians in Romania
The Făgăraş Mountains are the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathian Mountain Range with the highest peak being Moldoveanu at 2544 metres.
Retezat Mountains are also part of the South Carpathians with the highest peak being Peleaga (Vârful Peleaga), at an altitude of 2509 metres.
The website for the Parcul Naţional Retezat gives an overview of walking in the area in english.