Poiana Brașov is located at an altitude of 1,030, at the base of Mount Postăvarul (1,799 m). One can reach Poiana Brașov by car or by bus (line 20 – ticket price: 5 lei/trip) departing from Livada Poștei in Brașov city. It is a 12 kilometre trip.
The beauty of the landscape, as well as the amenities that meet the high standards of modern tourism have turned Poiana Brasov into the most important mountain resort in Romania, which is also renowned internationally.
Poiana Brasov possesses the densest and most modern mountain accommodation facilities for tourists and the largest ski area in the country.
The resort offers a vast base for the practice of winter sports that includes several cable transport installations (ski drag lifts, chairlifts, cable gondolas and cable cars)and ski slopes with various degrees of difficulty that are serviced by snow-making installations. Bradul ski slope is also equipped with night lighting.
Poiana Brasov is also an ideal place to visit during the warm season, owing to the mountain climate (the air is rich in ozone), to the existence of many hiking trails across an amazing landscape and to the variety of leisure activities. All these fully justify the international fame of the resort.
The Cable Transport Installations
The Cable Transport Installations in Poiana Brasov are opened daily from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Off- season, one of the cable installations (Capra Neagra Cable Car, Kanzel Cable Car or Postavarul Expres Gondola lift) is always operational.
Leisure activities during the winter season
Apart from skiing, which is the main activity during the cold season (that tourists can fully enjoy, especially since they can call upon the multiple equipment renting centers and the ski school services), tourists can also opt for other leisure activities during the winter season: sleighing on specially designed slopes, horse drawn sleigh rides, snow tubing, snowmobile rides, skating on the specially designed skating rink located within the resort, various après-skis activities
Photo source: Brasov City Hall/Andrei Paul
Activities during the year
During the rest of the year tourists can practice activities such as: Cycling (the resort has several rental centers for bicycles, complete equipment for cyclotourism and mountain biking or guided tours), Horseback riding (3 available centers), horse-drawn carriage rides, Adventure park, Paragliding with certified and experienced instructors, Wildlife watching, Hiking; soon the resort shall also provide a Nordic walking trail, ATV, off-road vehicle rental, Karts, 4-seat bicycle rental, Archery, Tubing, zorbing, bungee for children, Sports on the soccer fields and tennis courts
Poiana Brasov Recreational and Amusement Centre
Poiana Brasov Recreational and Amusement Centre offers indoor activities such as bowling, billiards, miniature golf, a climbing hall with walls that have 2 levels of difficulty, games for children (mini bowling, mini hockey, mini football and mini basketball).
Furthermore, the Centre provides rooms and halls for exhibitions (permanent and temporary), symposiums, conferences, entertainment shows, thematic activities for children, cultural events, as well as a coffee shop.
Contact: Poiana Brasov, Str. Valea Dragă f.n.;
Tuesday – Sunday 12:00 – 22:00 ;
Monday – Closed.
Escalade Room Program:
Tuesday – Friday 16:00 – 22:00 ;
Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 20:00;
Monday – Closed.
For more details on leisure activities, lodging, tourist attractions or organized tours, please contact the National Centre for Information and Tourist Promotion in Poiana Brasov (Poiana Soarelui Street, no. 138 – next to the bus station, tel. +40268327298), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web.: www.poianabrasovinfoturist.ro).