The town-resort Predeal is situated at 1,040 - 1,110 meters altitude, on DN1 highway, 25 km far from Brasov, 140 km from Bucharest and 120 km from the International Airport Henry Coanda - Otopeni. The tourists who come to Predeal to spend their vacation have the opportunity to visit the surroundings thanks to the trips organized by the Tourist Information and Promotion Centre of Predeal. The resort is famous for its winter sports to skiers from all over the world. There are also tourists who come here to enjoy the natural landscape of the region, the fresh and unpolluted air. All forms of tourism may be practiced here all around the year.
A Variety of Landscape
This region offers many mountain itineraries in Baiu, Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Piatra Mare and Postavarul Mountains. Due to the relief and landscape, there are a lot of opportunities for spending leisure time. This is why the people from Predeal would greet tourists by saying: "Welcome to the mountains and in our chalets! Seize every opportunity to enjoy the nature's wonderful gifts and protect the purity, beauty and greatness of the mountain landscape from the bottom of your heart!"
"Besides the accommodation facilities in hotels and boarding-houses, the possibility to practice extreme sports, skiing and after skiing, active rest and recreation, Predeal also offers a variety of tourism itineraries. In this regard, the Tourist Information Centre organizes one-day or weekend trips to mountain chalets. The Town Hall and Predeal Local Council have taken measures to bring in safety in tourism in every season and published mountain route maps and rescue instruction guides," said Mr. Ionel Goidescu, Mayor of Predeal.
Mountain Rescue Instructions
When planning to go on trips make sure you check the weather condition in advance. Do not leave alone in the mountains, but in groups of at least three persons! Get informed about the itinerary! Get adequate gear and make sure you have in your backpack two or three match boxes, a flashlight with one or two spare batteries and a whistle to signal any possible accidents! Protect nature reservations and monuments! For longer or more difficult routes, do not hesitate to ask for the services of a professional guide, who knows the mountains!
The skiers should respect the marks on the ski slopes. Sleighing should be practiced outside the area reserved to ski slopes, in specially arranged locations. An ascending skier can only use the edge of the slope. Make sure you have a first aid kit in you backpack.
The International Distress Signal
The international mountain distress signal is the following: six acoustic, light or mobile (lifting arm or handkerchief) signals per minute followed by a pause of one minute. The answer signal follows the same pattern: three signals followed by a one minute pause. In case of mountain accidents or special situations call the National Call Service, valid all around the country and dial 0-SALVAMONT on you mobile phone.