On the last frontier…

Trekking. Macin

South east of Romania, close to Danube river lies a small mountain range, not part of Carpathians: Măcin Mountains. These are the oldest mountains in Romania, today a National Park.

The Danube river was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,860 km before emptying into the Black Sea, in Romania.

Macin Mountains are the last barrier which Danube river had been forced to avoid on its way to the Black Sea coast.

Surrounded by water, the natural potential it has in the present makes the Măcin Mountains National Park accessible to a broad range of tourists interested in nature hiking, scenery, flora, fauna, studies and documentation.

During last week we organized a 3 days trip in the area with a group of mountain leaders students, as part of their 2 years of training as International Mountain Leaders.

Besides trekking, we enjoyed the richness of the local flora and fauna which are really extraordinarily!