Fodor's Expert Review Busteni Mountain
The sweeping bird's-eye views you'll get during the cable car (teleferic) ride up Busteni Mountain alone are worth the 15 minutes' drive from Sinaia. You can also hop into the cable car in Sinaia and then hike over. The mountain, 8,215 feet high, has well-marked paths, but some of the trails can get quite steep so you'll need proper footwear. Hikers come to take in the vistas and to see natural rock formations called babele and sphinx. In the snowy months, which can last through April, locals come here to snowshoe. If you're a strong skier, you can shred powder here, and if you're a beginner, you can take lessons at one of the small local ski resorts.