FOUNDATION CONSERVATION CARPATHIA (FCC)
Just two and a half hour’s drive north of Bucharest lies Europe’s most extensive unfragmented forest, home to the continent’s largest population of wolves, bears and lynx. In partnership with Steppes Travel, you can now enjoy one of the most stunning natural areas in Europe.
Upon arrival to Amfiteatrul, your stunning ridge-top lodge with 360’ mountain views, you will be greeted by your host Stefan Robu, and enjoy a relaxing dinner and your first night in the Carpathian Mountains.
Over the coming days, you will discover much about the rich culture, heritage and natural history of the region.
The adventure includes walks through ancient forests and overnight stays in remote and comfortable wildlife hides deep in the forest, where you will have the best chance to get close up to large carnivores and other critters.
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The trip price includes a donation to Foundation Conservation Carpathia. Funds go towards creating a world-class wilderness reserve in Romania’s southern Carpathian Mountains, the Yellowstone of Europe.
To make reservations, please get in touch with our partner Steppes Travel.
Romania has 250,000 hectares of virgin forest, mostly in the Southern Carpathians, which constitutes the largest unfragmented forest area in Europe. They contain an extraordinarily high number of indigenous species, one third of all European plant species and are home to the largest European populations of large carnivores.
Founded in 2009, Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC) was established with the goal of stopping illegal logging and of protecting a significant area of Carpathian forest for future generations by creating a completely protected area. The FCC’s ultimate intention is to return its landholdings to the public domain for permanent protection in the form of a national park.
The European Nature Trust (TENT) has been working with FCC for over 10 years to help purchase forests and alpine meadows in the Romanian Carpathians and to protect them as one of Europe’s foremost wilderness reserves.
We look forward to continuing our support of FCC and the wonderful Carpathia project. The benefits of creating a wilderness reserve in the Carpathians extend far beyond the unique biodiversity of the environment – to the surrounding local communities and to the entirety of Europe, and, ultimately, the rest of the world.
SUCH A TRIP AMOUNTS TO MORE THAN A HOLIDAY. IT IS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE ONE OF EUROPE’S LAST GREAT WILDERNESSES, PAIRED WITH AN URGENT CALL TO DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP SAVE IT.