Ultimate place in the mountains with beautiful autumn colors

cottage in the Parâng Mountains

This ultimate place where you will have the chance to admire the beautiful vibrant autumn colors can be found approximately 15 km away from the Romanian city of Petroșani. In order to reach this place you will have to drive to Hotel Rusu which is located on the top of a smaller mountain at an altitude of 1100 m.

Hotel Rusu is the largest hotel which was built at the footsteps of the Parâng Mountains and if you plan to stay for a longer time in this area, besides Rusu there are multiple pensions and hotels where you can find accommodation.

From that place you will have the chance to admire not just the amazing autumn colors but you can actually admire almost the entire Jiu valley, including the cities of Petrila and Petroșani. Also in the distance you can admire the Retezat Mountains as well.

You can also drive up to the Parâng resort which can be found at an altitude of 1600 m. The road was recently asphalted.

The city of Petrila in the Jiu valley with the Parâng Mountains in the background.
The Jiu Valley
The Retezat Mountains in the background.
The Retezat Mountains in the background
Autumn colors in the Parâng Mountains.
Alpine scenery in the Southern Carpathians
Autumn in the mountains
The Jiu valley with the Retezat Mountains in the background.
The Jiu valley with the Retezat Mountains
The Parâng resort on the top of the mountain.
The Parâng resort on top of the mountain
The road leading to the Parâng resort.
The road leading to the Parâng resort