At the footsteps of the Parâng Mountains

A couple of years ago I made a short road trip to Hotel Rusu. This hotel is located at the footsteps of the Parâng Mountains, at an altitude of over 1100 meters. If you plan to visit this place then you should know that it’s only 12 km away from the city of Petroșani. Once you’ve reached to hotel, you can admire the beautiful alpine scenery. In my opinion, this would be the perfect place to escape from the summer heat.

Between the mountains
Blooming trees between the mountains.
The Parâng Mountains covered by clouds

The Chairlift to the sky slope

This is one of the two chairlifts which will take you to the sky slopes on the Parâng mountains. One of the chairlifts was built right next to the hotel Rusu and the other one is located not far from this place.

Chairlift to the Parâng Mountains.

The Jiu valley

From Hotel Rusu, almost the entire Jiu valley is visible including the city of Petroșani which is almost 10 km  away from the hotel. In the background of this image, you can actually see the former mining town Vulcan. Both on the right and on the left side you can see the Retezat Mountains.

The Jiu valley.

Snow of the peaks of Şureanu Mountains

In the distance, those mountains are the Şureanu Mountains and as you can see, there are some snow spots of the peak of the mountains.

Snow on the peak of the Şureanu Mountains.

What else you can do in the area?

Not far from here is one of the most beautiful and renowned mountain road in Romania, the Transalpina which crosses the southern section of the Carpathian mountains.