Sport facilities in Romania


WATER SPORTS



At the Black Sea resorts you can windsurf, water-ski, scuba dive, and ride a jetski. Canoeing or kayaking is possible on rivers and lakes, while a kayak is the ideal way to explore the Danube Delta. You will need your own equipment.


EXTREME SPORTS: RAFTING, TREKKING, HYDROSPEED, CANYONING

In Romania you can find possibilities to practise these extreme sports. There are only a few places to practice and the level of water is unstable, too, that is why there are not so many people who do them.



Some suitable rivers to practice this sport:

1. The first is the Sebes - Körös, the water of which is coming from two dams;
2. the Jiu which is famous for its high floods;
3. the Nera and the Cserna are flowing through beautiful straits and
4. at last we offer for everyone the Beszterce and the Maros, which are easy to ride.

For more information, please, visit the following website: www.whitewater.ro


GOLF



The most known clubs to play golf are the followings:

1. ) Lac de Verde – Breaza:
www.lacdeverde.ro
Location: Breaza
Nearest airport: Bucharest (68 miles south)

A 9 holes golf course, 2 putting greens, an indoor golf center are what we recommend the golf passionate to experience in the nourishing landscape of “Lac de Verde” Golf Club.

Orientational prices:
Green fee starting with 05th of April untill 01st of November:
Green fee – 9 holes–28 EUR
Green fee – 18 holes - 42 EUR
Golf game with instructor (for advanced players) – 9 holes –67 EUR
Golf course with instructor (3 sessions, 9 holes)- 167 EUR
Services:
Access for two persons to the Golf Course, Putting Green and Indoor Golf Centre (nine holes Putting Green and Driving Range) based on their Handicap Cards
Access to the Golf Competitions hosted by our Golf Club ( without any charges of green fee or participation fee)
On the occasion of your birthday, the right to organize a private championship with green fee complimentary offered by the Club to your guest
Note: no rights of commercial publicity on the event day.
Complimentary accommodation ( 10 night one room or 10 rooms one night) for a team building activity , with 10 masage vouchers of 50 minutes each.
15 golf lessons with instructor ( equipment included – clubs and use of Driving Range balls).
Caddie – by availability and with prior reservation
Golf cart (by availability) note: only for the golf game
Private parking

2. ) Premier Golf Club
Downtown Bucharest, in "Arenele BNR" sport complex,
37 Doctor Lister Street.

Premier Golf Club is the first indoor golf facility in Bucharest. The club was created for the golf players of all levels who want to practice their swings and improve their game. The club is located close to Downtown Bucharest, right next to Marriott hotel. InterContinental, Hilton and Lido hotels are about 10 minutes away by taxi. Premier Golf Club is opened for both members and non members. Premier Golf Clubs indoor golf facility has several advantages over an outdoor driving range:

Practice opportunities
Golfers are able to practice using any club they prefer (some smaller outside driving ranges require the use of Pitching Wedge when practicing)

Flexibility
Premier Golf Club is open late, so golfers can easily practice after business hours
Clubs are provided free of charge

Accessibility
Premier Golf Clubs location is close to Bucharest Downtown
The club is open year round


3. ) Selas Golf and Polo Club
Balcescu 33, Ploiesti, Romania

Location: about 35 km from Bucharest
Holes: 9 holes
Length 3300 yards
Par 35
Visitors Advance booking recommended

4. ) Clubul Diplomatilor (Diplomat Club) - Bucharest

Aleea Dr. Mina Minovici 1
6 hole, 100 acres

The only one golf court in Bucharest.

5. ) "Paul Tomita" Golf
Alba Iulia,Ro-2500 Alba
Str: Parcului Nr.3

Club has 9 holes, 2915 m, 35 ha, par 36 and has enough space to build other 9 for an international standard (the area of the property is 70 ha).
It is hoped that in 2007 the course will have 18 holes, as well as a restaurant and hotel in the same complex.

6. ) Tite Golf Resort
Str.Gh. Lazar , Nr.30-32, Sc. AII, Ap.25
300386 Timisoara

Holes: 9
Length: 3048m
Par: 36
Visitors: Advance booking recommended

Next target of "Lac de Verde" owner (which is also a member of National Golf Course Owners Associations) is to build starting from 2007 an 18 holes golf course with 100 ha at international standards. The experience that they have by administrating the Club during last 6 years offers the assurance that golf players will appreciate that place as the one of the ideal places to organize European championships.

Another 18 holes golf course is being designed right now in Brasov (which is a great mountain winter sport destination with all hotels and organization facilities). The investor declared that the project should be finished in 2009 and a golf club with all luxury facilities, will be ready for romanian and international clients. In addition there are very important 18 hole golf course projects in Chitila (near Bucharest), Cluj, Sibiu, Timisoara, Visina. A period of 3-5 years will be sufficient for them to be opened.

Please, note: as everywhere also in Romania you need to make advance booking!


WINTERSPORTS:




Romanias ski resorts were mostly purpose-built in the 1960s and 1970s and well-trained skiers characterize them as one of Europe`s most enjoyable, friendly and least spoilt winter sports destinations.

Balea Lac (Alt. 1234-2300 m):

A spectacular ski area in the Fagaras Mountains (Meridionali Carpathians), highest Romanian mountains, which looks similar to the Alps. The resort offers medium to advance natural slopes perfect for extreme sports. The snow lasts from November/December till May.

Directions: It can be reached by car from Sibiu (65 km) up to Balea Lake, further on you will have to take the car-lift (runs 6 months of the year).


Borsa (Alt. 850 m):

The resort is situated in Rodnei Mountains (Orientali Carpathians) in Maramures County, in an area of a unique beauty that has preserved its traditions and folklore. Skiing is rather an old habit, as it has been introduced here in the late 19th century. The slopes reach a 1200-1500 meter elevation, with a naturally occuring ski jumping hill (50 m high), unique in Europe.

Subalpine climate with a January average temperature of -7°C and a snow depth average of 50 cm. Early December snow usually lasts till April.

Lifts and slopes: 3 lifts, red slope with 3.1 km length.

Directions: The resort can be reached taking the DN18 road or DN17, or by train till Viseu de Sus, where you have to switch and take the bus.


Busteni (Alt. 880 m):

Situated on the Prahova Valley, at the base of Bucegi Mountains (Meridionali Carpathians), the resort claims to be the best place for extreme skiing in Romania. Subalpine climate with a January average temperature of +4.5°C and a snow depth average of 50 cm. The early December snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts and slopes: 4 lifts, blue (0.4 km) and a red (1.3 km) slope.

Directions: It can be reached by train following the Bucharest - Oradea route, or driving along DN 1 road.


Cavnic (Alt. 1050 m):

Situated in the Gutii Mountains (Orientali Carpathians) in Maramures County, half distance between Baia Mare and Sighetu Marmatiei, with snow fresh December snow usually lasting till April. Developing nowdays in the area there is a rural resort, planning to enhance the natural beauty of the area. The snow last from December to April.

Lifts and slopes: 5 lifts, blue (4.9 km), red (0.5 km) and black (1.8 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached taking the DN18 road from Baia Mare all the way to Baia Sprie, where you will have to switch roads and take the one leading to Cavnic.


Izvoare (Alt. 916 m):

The Izvoare resort is situated at the bottom of Gutii Mountains (Orientali Carpathians), in a lovely valley surrounded by the several tree covered peaks, 32 km away from Baia Mare. Montane climate with very cold winters, a January average temperature of -6°C and early December snow lasting till March.

Lifts and slopes: 3 lifts, a blue (0.6 km) and a red (0.7 km) slopes

Directions: You can reach the resort driving 32 km from Baia Mare.


Muntele Mic (Alt. 1525 m):

The resort is located on the Southern facing slopes of the Muntele Mic Mountains (Meridionali Carpathians). Subalpine climate with a January average temperature of -5°C. December snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts and slopes: 3 lifts, blue (0.8 km), red (1.2 km) and black (3.3 km) slopes

Directions: It can be reached by train up to Caransebes, on the Bucharest - Timisoara route, followed by a short drive on the local road from Caransebes to Borlova, where youll have to hop on the chair lift.


Semenic (Alt. 1410 m):

The Semenic resort is situated in Banat Mountains (Occidentali Carphatians).
Subalpine climate with a January average of -5°C, and a snow depth average of 90 cm covering the Semenic hills from November till April.

Lifts and slopes: 2 lifts, blue (0.4 km), red (1.2 km) and black (1.7 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached driving along a short 35 km from Resita.


Straja (Alt. 1445 m):

Located in Vulcan Mountains(Merdionali Carphatians), Straja is more like a village resort, with great winter sports potential. December snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts and slopes: 7 lifts, blue (4.1 km) and black (5.1 km) slopes.

Directions: It can be reached by train til Lupeni on the Timisoara - Simeria - Craiova route, where youll have to switch to the chair-lift. It can be also reached by car, driving along DN 66 from Petrosani to Lupeni.


Arieseni (Alt. 850-1140 m):

Situated in the heart of Apuseni Mountains, half way between Arieseni town and Vartop pass, it became, within a very short time, one major attraction in the area for all those mountain winter sports addicted tourists. The resort presents itself in an exceptional surrounding as some of the nearby objectives include The Scarisoara Glacier, The Focul Viu Glacier, Cetatile Ponorului Caves, a large complex of caves piercing the Apuseni Mountains, and the canyons of the Aries river meandering its way down hill. All together, an enchanted fairy-tale like scenery. The snow last from December to April.

Lifts and slopes: 2 lifts, a blue (0.4 km) and a red (1.0 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached taking the DN75 beetwen Turda (110 km) and Oradea (120 km), or taking DN 76 from Alba Iulia (120 km).


Azuga (Alt. 960 m):

Azuga is one of the newest ski resorts, being located in Prahova Valley region, in Baiului Mountains (Meridionali Carpathians). The resort has international homologated slopes with good services. The early december snow usually lasts till March.

Lifts and slopes: 4 lifts, a blue (1.7 km) and a red (5.4 km) slopes

Directions: It can be reached by train on the Bucharest - Oradea route, or driving along the DN 1 road.


Baisoara (Alt. 1400 m):

Baisoara is located in Muntele Mare Mountains (Occidentali Carpathians), 50 km SW of Cluj-Napoca. Early December snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts and slopes: 2 lifts, a red (1.2 km) and a black (0.3 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached following Cluj-Napoca - Baisoara road (50 km).


Predeal (Alt. 1040 m):

Predeal is one of the most appreaciated Romanian winter resorts that offers a dream like scenery. The resort its located on the summit separating the Prahova Valley from the Timis Valley and surrounded by Bucegi Mountains, Postavaru Mountains and Piatra Mare Mountains. The subalpine climate imposes a January average temperature of -5°C and a snow depth average of 50 cm. The early December snow usually lasts until March.

Lifts and slopes: 5 lifts, blue (2.5 km), red (4.9 km), black (1.2 km) slopes

Directions: It can be reached by train on the Bucharest - Oradea route, or driving along the DN 1 road, 25 km SE from Brasov, or 147 km NW from Bucharest.


Sinaia (Alt. 800-1000 m):

Known as the "The Pearl of the Carphatians", the resort is located on Prahova Valley, in Bucegi Mountains (Meridionali Carphatians). Having the Peles Castle near by adds up to the natural beauty of the area. Subalpine climate with a January average temperature of +4°C and a snow depth average of 50 cm. Early December snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts: 6 lifts, blue (7.5 km), red (4.4 km), black (2.5 km) slopes

Directions: It can reached by train on the Bucharest - Oradea route, or driving along DN 1 road, 50 km SE from Brasov, or 123 km NW from Bucharest.


Poiana Brasov (Alt. 1030 m):

Located in Postavaru Mountains (Meridionali Carpathians), Poiana Brasov is the most appreaciated Romanian resort. It has excellent ski slopes, mainly for beginners and intermediates. The subalpine climate imposes a January average temperature of -3°C and a snow depth average of 60 cm. The early December snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts and slopes: 11 lifts, blue (5.4 km), red (3.0 km), black (6.4 km)

Directions: It can be reached by train on the Bucharest - Oradea route, or driving along the DN 1 road, 13 km from Brasov, or 186 km from Bucharest.


Harghita Madaras (Alt. 1500 m):

With the name inspired from the highest peak in the Harghita Mountains, Harghita Madaras (1801 m), the resort offers many activities for tourists. The ski slopes, the ski touring trails and the hiking trails in the summer are perfect for active tourists. For the ones that just want to lay down and forget the daily stress, the mountain air and the gorgeous landscapes are perfect to reload the batteries. The snow lasts from December to April.

Lifts and slopes: blue (0.1 km), red (1.0 km), black (0.8 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached only by car, from Odorheiul Secuiesc (36 km). Because of the road conditions, in the winter, a 4x4 car its recommended.


Mogosa (Alt. 720 m)

Mogosa is located in Gutii Mountains (Orientali Carpathians), 17 km away from Baia-Mare. It offers one approved slope for F.R.S.B. competitions. Snow usually lasts from December til April.

Lifts and slopes: 2 lifts, black (2.2 km) slope

Directions: It can be reached driving along the Baia Mare - Sighetu Marmatiei road, for a short 17 km.


Paltinis (Alt. 1443 m):

The resort is situated in the center of the country, in Cindrel Mountains (Meridionali Carphatians). Founded in 1894, it is the first Romanian ski resort, located at the highest elevation, 1450 m. The scenery is an eye-grasping one, with smooth mountain plateaus, rounded subalpine hills diving into gorgeous valleys. Moderate subalpine climate, with winter average temperature of -6°C and a snow depth average of 50 cm. Early december snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts and slopes: 2 lifts, red (1.6 km) slope

Directions: The resort can be reached driving along DJ 106 road from Sibiu, 32 km away.


Parang (Alt. 1300-1700 m):

Located in Parang Mountains (Meridionali Carphatians), close to Petrosani, the resort stands onto a long mountain plateau (100 km East-West width, 70-80 km North-South length). Early December snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts and slopes: 5 lifts, blue (0.6 km) and red (4.0 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached taking the train up to Petrosani, on the Timisoara - Simeria - Craiova route. There you will have to switch to the bus, for a 5 km ride up to the chair-lift. One can also reach the chair lift driving along Dn 66.


Ranca (Alt. 1600 m):

The resort its located on the southern slopes of the Parang Mountains, at 1600 m altitude. By the very good location, the resort its a starting point for the hikers during the summer, and in the winter a perfect place for skiers and boarders that can use the resort slopes, but also can try the wild slopes that the mountain offers. The snow last from December to April/May.

Lifts and slopes: 2 lifts, blue (0.7 km), red (0.6 km) slopes

Directions: You can access the resort only by car using these routes: Targu-Jiu - Novaci - Ranca (60 km), or Ramnicu-Valcea - Novaci - Ranca (96 km).


Semenic (Alt. 1410 m):

The Semenic resort is situated in Banat Mountains (Occidentali Carphatians). Subalpine climate with a January average of -5°C, and a snow depth average of 90 cm covering the Semenic hills from November till April.

Lifts and slopes: 2 lifts, blue (0.4 km), red (1.2 km) and black (1.7 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached driving along a short 35 km from Resita.


Straja (Alt. 1445 m):

Located in Vulcan Mountains(Merdionali Carphatians), Straja is more like a village resort, with great winter sports potential. December snow usually lasts until April.

Lifts and slopes: 7 lifts, blue (4.1 km) and black (5.1 km) slopes

Directions: It can be reached by train til Lupeni on the Timisoara - Simeria - Craiova route, where youll have to switch to the chair-lift. It can be also reached by car, driving along DN 66 from Petrosani to Lupeni.


Suior (Alt. 720 m):


Suior Complex is located under the Gutii Mountains (Orientali Carpathians), 17 km away from Baia-Mare. Snow usually lasts from December til April.

Lifts and slopes: 1 lift, red (3.0 km) slope

Directions: It can be reached driving along the Baia Mare - Sighetu Marmatiei road, for a short 17 km.


Toplita (Alt. 680 m):

Located on the shores of Mures river and at about 3 km from the city of Toplita, the resort lies right under the Gurghiu Mountains offering a good environment for winter sports and not only. A natural thermal pool is available for the tourists too. The early december snow usually lasts till March.

Lifts and slopes: 2 lifts, blue (1.0 km) and red (0.5 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached by car on the road that comes from the city of Toplita (Harhita county).


Vatra Dornei (Alt. 800 m):

Located at the confluence of the Dorna, Neagra Sarului and Bistrita Aurie rivers(Orientali Carphatians), the town is well known for its natural mineral water resources. Subalpine climate, with a January average temperature of -6°C and a snow depth average of 30-50 cm. The snow is usually present from December up to March.

Lifts and slopes: 4 lifts, blue (0.4 km) and red (3.9 km) slopes

Directions: The resort can be reached by train, taking the Suceava - Cluj route, or by car, taking the E576 road coming from Cluj-Napoca (197 km), or coming from Suceava (110 km).


For snowboarding the best place is Poiana Brasov but offered also Sinaia and Szcawnina to practise this sport.


HUNTING

Why hunting in Transylvania? Because in the forests you can find wild animals which live free like they made for thousands of years. Wolves, bear and lynx are primeval „inhabitants” of the forests as well as deer and wild boar.



Romania is a hunter`s dream destination. New, unspoilt, and world famous for its big game hunting, as well as small game hunting. It is a destination where nature and the outdoor are perfectly combined.

Romania is a country that offers all forms of geographical relief, from alpine mountains to valleys and beaches. In the Carpathian Mountains you will find the largest brown bear population in Europe, Romania being the world brown bear trophy holder, with bears over 400 CIC. On the mountain ridges lives one of the most beautiful specimens of black goats in the world, better known as chamois, another world trophy record held by Romania. The diversity of wildlife is breathtaking for the hunter and non-hunter alike. When hunting in Romania, your choices range from Carpathian stag over 250 kg, wild boar over 22 cm, roe deer, mouflon, lynx weighing more than 30 kg, fox, fallow dear, not to forget the famous mountain cock also known as cappercaillie. As for small game hunting in Romania, the choices are many - wild geese and ducks by the shores of the Delta Danube, partridges, snipes, african turtles, quails and natural wild pheasants.

General informations about hunting periods:

The open season for hunting is: stag (01/08-30/11); reebuck (15/05-31/10); deer (01/09-30/11); chamois (15/09-31/12); bear (15/03-15/05) wild boar (01/10-15/02); mountain cock (01/04-15/05); pheasant (15/10-28/02); water birds (15/08-15/03).

Covansa:

In the deep woods of Covasna you can find stag, boar, bear, capercailly, wolf, linx, wild cat or fox.


For futher informations, please, visit the follownig websites:

www.huntingcls.com
www.hunting-in-romania.com
www.vhuntingandfishing.ro
www.romhunting.ro


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