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Hike the Harghita in Romania

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The best destinations for hiking in Harghita, Romania

  1. Borsec - Borsec, a resort chiefly known for its mineral water and favourable climate, is situated in the intracarpatic depression of the same name, at an altitude of 900 m.

  2. Gheorgheni - It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. Nearby are two spectacular natural sites, the beautiful mountain lake Red Lake and Cheile Bicazului, a dramatic narrow canyon through the Eastern Carpathian Mountains forming the border with Neamţ County.

  3. Balvanyos - Balvanyos is a spa resort in Covasna County, in the east of Transylvania, central Romania. It lies at an altitude 840–950 m on the southern slopes of the Bodoc Mountains, some 67 km from Sfântu Gheorghe, the county's seat. The spa is located close to the ruins of the 11th century Balvanyos Citadel.

  4. Lacu Rosu - Lacul Roșu is the largest barrier lake, in the Eastern Carpathians chain in Harghita County, Romania. The name of "Lacul Roșu" comes from the reddish alluvia deposited in the lake by the Red Creek. The lake falls within the jurisdiction of the municipality of Gheorgheni.

  5. Saschiz - Saschiz is a commune in Mureş County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Cloașterf, Mihai Viteazu (Zoltan until 1932) and Saschiz.