Information on Camping & Travel in Romania
On Your ArrivalRomania`s International Airport is located 10 minutes from the capital of Romania, Bucharest, and aprox 40 minutes from the Mink Camper headquarters in Popesti Leordeni. The airport is a medium size and easily navigable compared to many other international airports. We usually do not provide pick up service from the airport but we can offer this service at your request with the amount of 20 Euros one way. If not, we recommend taking the taxi to our Mink Camper office in Popesti Leordeni. We are open from 8 am to 5 pm all days of the week and our campers/cars can be picked up during those opening hours although they can be returned at any time of the day or night.Click here to see our location
Camping / Campsites
The camping tourism is flourishing in Romania and the majority of the campsites are open from May and usually until the end of October, and quite a few are open all year round. At some camping sites reservations are needed, as they are scarce in some regions, or very popular in others. Services vary but facilities always include running water and toilets. The price is between EUR 10 - 20 per car+camper and sometimes there can be a small fee for showers, washing machines and dryers.
Roads / Speed limit
Public roads in Romania are ranked according to importance and traffic as follows: motorways (autostradă - pl. autostrăzi) - designation: A followed by one digit - speed limit 130 km/h national road (drum național - pl. drumuri naționale) - designation: DN followed by one or two digits and an optional letter - speed limit is 90 km/h county road (drum județean - pl. drumuri județene) - designation: DJ followed by three digits and an optional letter; unique numbers per county - speed limit 80 km/h local road (drum comunal - pl. drumuri comunale) - designated DC followed by a number and an optional letter; unique numbers per county - mainly 50km/h Some of the national roads are part of the European route scheme. European routes passing through Romania: E58; E60; E70; E85; E79; E81; E68; E87 (Class A); E574; E576; E581; E583; E671; E771. - speed limit 100 km/h Seatbelts are required by law at all times and it is illegal to use cell phones while driving unless using hands-free equipment. Vehicle headlights should be on at all times day and night when driving and it is against the law to operate a vehicle in Romania after having consumed alcohol. It is strictly forbidden to drive off-road and make sure if you need to stop the car to do so where it is safe and in designated areas, never stop on the side of the road. Also the speed limit that is shown on the road must be respected in that area.
WeatherThe average annual temperature is 11 °C (51.8 °F) in the south and middle-south and 8 °C (46.4 °F) in northeast. In Bucharest, the temperature ranges from average low −5 °C (23 °F) in January to average high 29 °C (84.2 °F) in July and August. Owing to its distance from the open sea, Romania has a continental climate. Summers are generally very warm to hot, with average maxima in Bucharest being around 29 °C (84.2 °F), with temperatures over 35 °C (95 °F) not unknown in the lower-lying areas of the country. Minima in Bucharest and other lower-lying areas are around 18 °C (64.4 °F), but at higher altitudes both maxima and minima decline considerably. Winters are quite cold, with average highs even in lower-lying areas being no more than 3 °C (37.4 °F) and below −15 °C (5 °F) in the highest mountains.
Language / Culture
Foreign visitors consider Romanians among the friendliest and most hospitable people on earth. Romanians are by nature fun loving, warm, hospitable, playful, with an innate sense of humor.Romania has a population of approx. 18.000.000 with aprox 2.000.000 living in the capital region of Bucharest. Romanian, a Latin based language which is a continuation of the Latin spoken in ancient times in Dacia and Moesia - the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. Ethnic minorities (Hungarian and German) use their own languages in school and civil administration. Most Romanians living in towns and cities are able to communicate in English, French or German. In smaller villages only younger people and children usually speak foreign languages. Around 80% of Romanians speak one foreign language, 25% of Romanians speak at least two, 4% of Romanians speak three or more foreign languages.Internet access in Romania is excellent except from the most remote locations where the 4G infrastructure is limited and therefore connection irregular. The Mink Driver Guide which comes included with all campers also holds an optional WIFI system and for an additional fee of EUR 10 per day you can access the WIFI with five different devices and unlimited data.
Costs / Currency
The Romanian Leu is the currency of Romania. Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices (called ´casa de schimb´or ´birou de schimb valutar´). ATM machines are available at main banks and at airports and shopping centres but ATM´s are few and far between in remote areas and villages.