Hotel Rowa Dany
Bd. Carol I, nr 46, Sinaia, Romania
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Travel Tips for Sinaia
don't forget your sunscreen lotion and a good map!
convertible duffel bag or backpack that you can easily carry. take just the basic things/clothes with you. Sinaia is a mountain resort and you really do not need fancy clothes here if you plan on hiking and just seeing the main sites of the city. good comfortable hiking shoes; get a pair of canvas shoes as a backup. I always like to have a good pair of hiking boots and a pair of sneakers or canvas shoes just in case I need to wear something lighter or if the hiking boots get wet/dirty.
If you visit during summer, make sure you have a baseball hat with you to protect your head from the sun. Have a light sweater with you just in case if you visit during summer. It gets chilly in the evening especially if you are caught at high altitude.
If you go there during winter, make sure you have a jacket that is windproof and warm. Don't forget your hat, gloves and scarf. Winter boots are a must! Make sure they are warm and comfortable. you can get all you need from Sinaia. Just make sure you have them with you if you go hiking and if you plan to sleep at one of the cabins up there. It will not be fun to have to go back to Sinaia just to get some deodorant, a band aid or sunscreen lotion, so make sure you have these in your bag. polarized lenses/filters are good to have especially if you take pictures during the day. Take lots of film, batteries and large memory card (if you use a digital camera) as they are expensive to buy. If you are up in the mountains, you may end up going to town to buy what you need. Buy a map of the area once you arrive in Sinaia, especially if you plan on doing some hiking on your own. The trails are well marked, but a map will also help you not to get lost and to stay on track. If you go hiking, make sure you carry a bottle with water. You will get very thirsty once you start hiking, especially if it is hot outside.
DON'T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN. YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE HOW EASILY YOU CAN GET SUNBURNS UP IN THE MOUNTAIN OR EVEN IN THE CITY!
Skiing in the mountains
Sinaia's ski slopes are situated at 2000m altitude. They offer you the best high altitude ski in Romania. The ski season starts in December and lasts sometimes until May. If you do not have your own ski equipment, you can rent it from a lot of places in town. Daily and weekly rentals are available for tourists.
The slopes can be accessed from the city center by taking the cable car to Cota 1400 and then a second cable car to Cota 2000. You can also go to Cota 2000 using the 4-seats express chairlift.
You can also go to Cota 1400 by car, but taking the cable car is way more fun and much faster.
The ski slopes are divided on the two sides of the mountain: to the east side, towards the city, you get the most spectacular slopes, the black ones. The slopes follow the cable car line and there is a great variety of off-piste possibilities. All the slopes end in the same point, which is the cable car station at Cota 1400. The slopes are not for the beginners, though!
On the west side of the mountain there is the great Sun Valley. The Sun Valley has a milder aspect and here you can enjoy the beginners and intermediate skier trails.
Dorului Hut is a good starting point for cross country and ski touring. The experienced skiers can explore the Dorului Peak and its surroundings. Touring routes can be made towards Vanturis area (in the south), Bolboci area (in the west) and Blana-Laptici areas (in the north).
You absolutely cannot miss the majestic Peles castle, perhaps the most beautiful one I have ever seen, with such graceful architecture and interior design (most of the things are in wood!)
It was a residence of the last Romanian king.
You can walk there from Sinaia.
The building of the castle began in 1873 and the castle was only inaugurated in 1883.
The castle was built in wood, stone, bricks and marble and there are more than 160 rooms. The representative style used is German Renaissance, but you can see elements belonging to the Italian Renaissance, Gothic, German Baroque and French Rococo style.
The Bell Tower
While entering the monastery one of the first sights apart from the new church is the imposing bell tower finished in 1892.
The bell weights 1700kg and it was brought from the Colþea Tower in Bucharest.
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