The Bucegi mountains are probably the most well-known mountains in Romania, among tourists who love hiking and winter sports. Positioned fairly close to Bucharest and the European highroad E60, it offers easy access.
The mountain hike was the one that contributed most to the fame of the Bucegi Mountains, from the beginning of the 20th century. The few paths that existed at that time were the pastoral roads, and along them appeared the first shelter houses, later turned into huts, the Bucegi Mountains being in the 50s the most endowed mass from this point of view, from the whole Romanian Carpathian chain . It was added the layout of the slopes and the first cable transport facilities from Sinaia and Busteni, transforming the “Romanian hiking swing” into the busiest mountain tourism area, which attracts thousands of tourists, of all ages and social categories. The value and uniqueness of the natural elements determined the decision to protect the mountain area of the Bucegi by placing it among the protected areas, thus establishing the Bucegi Natural Park, that measures 32,663 ha.