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MN05 - The map of POSTAVARU, PIATRA MARE and BAIULUI Mountains

18,00 RON

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Postavaru Massif is part of the Curvature Carpathians, forming the Barsa Mountains together with the neighbouring Piatra Mare Massif. It is located between the Intra-Carpathian Brasov Depression, rising 1,200 m above it, and the steep northern slope of the Bucegi Mountains.

Surrounded by vast lowlands, deep valleys and wide corridors, Postavaru stands out as an imposing massif, even if the maximum elevation does not exceed 1,800 m. To the north and to the west, the Postavaru Massif is bordered by the Brasov Depression and its divisions, Barsa Depression and Zarnesti "Bay". The city of Brasov and its industrial area lie north of the massif. To the east, the picturesque Timis Valley and its many spas separate the massif from the Piatra Mare Massif, which is very similar in terms of landscape. To the south, Paraul Mare stream (Ghimbav Valley) separates the massif from the Bucegi Mountains and to the southeast, the wide Rasnoava Valley (tributary of the Prahova River) separates the massif from the elongated ridge of Clabucetul Baiului.

The name ‘Postavaru’ comes from the name of a sheep owner - Stoica Postavarul from the Romanian Schei neighbourhood in Brasov, from the early eighteenth century. There is a document that states the presence of "Posztovarul sive Christianul" sheepfold, which means that the new owner at the time was Cristian. This explains the name of the highest peak in the Postavaru Massif, Cristianul Mare, also known as Postavaru Peak (1799 m).

Piatra Mare Massif is part of Barsa Mountains, located in the southern part of the Brasov Depression, in the Curvature Carpathians.

The northern boundary of the massif is represented by the depression of Barsa. To the east, Garcin Valley and the eastern steep slope of Piatra Mare are the border to the rounded summits of the Garbova Mountains, being connected through numerous tourist trails. The southern boundary, to the lower mountains of Predeal, follows the upper and middle course of Timisul Sec de Sus stream and the picturesque depression of the Timisul de Sus. To the west, the Timis Valley separates the Piatra Mare massif from the Postavaru Massif.

Although less impressive than the other mountains that surround it, which also makes it more accessible and easier to cross than the others, the elongated ridge of the Piatra Mare Massif ends with the highest peak, also called Piatra Mare, 1,843 m.

Baiului Mountains (also called Garbova Mountains) are in the western part of the Curvature Carpathians. They cover an area of about 300 square kilometers, mostly contained in the upper Prahova and Doftana valley basins. They are clearly separated from the neighbouring landforms by broad valleys, depressions, obvious differences in elevation, differences in ridge physiognomy and so on.

The mountains between Prahova and Doftana (within the boundaries mentioned earlier) are known in terms of geography and tourism as both Baiului and Garbova mountains. The first name is justified by its frequent use as a toponym (Baiul Mare, Baiul Mic, Baiutu, etc.) and hydronym (from the streams which have their origin in these mountains), by the relatively central position of the peaks named like this within the region, as well as by the elevation which reaches almost 1,900 m. The second name is linked to the ‘bent’ appearance of the mountains and the ridges east of Prahova, which seems obvious to the traveller, especially when seen from the ramparts of the Bucegi Mountains.


The map of Postavaru, Piatra Mare and Baiului Mountains (MN05) is the 5th map of the new Muntii Nostri collection.

The map was edited using the latest mapping techniques and it was printed on moisture resistant paper. It is easy to read and simple to use due to the mapping styles, specific to Schubert & Franzke company, and as a result of practical information structuring. It is handy and everything is exactly where it should be. The map is useful for both hiking enthusiasts and professionals.

All the trails have been recorded in the field using a GPS. They are described in detail in both Romanian and English, some trails having representative images attached to them. Each trail has a technical box containing: trail marking checked in the field, trail route, profile with major landmarks, data on difficulty, length, total ascent, total descent, round-trip time, practicability depending on the season and so on. The map also contains the UTM grid, a projected coordinate metric system useful in the quick measurement of distances on the map. Shading and contour lines highlight the landscape and facilitate orientation.

The application created for iOS and Android will dissipate the nostalgic aura of the map, giving the product the technical complexity required for this century.

Enjoy this map up on the sunny peaks of Postavaru, Piatra Mare and Baiului Mountains, scrutinizing the horizon for the neighboring peaks, which will soon give the names of the following maps of Muntii Nostri hiking map collection.

Where to buy

Stores and book-stores where you can buy the map:


Magazin Altisport, Cluj-Napoca Bd. 21 Decembrie 1989 nr.7/9 (str. David Francisc colţ cu str. Brassai în spatele Magazinului Sora), 0264 590 743,

Magazin Craimont, Bucureşti Calea Mosilor nr. 84 sector 3 (vis-à-vis de Biserica Răzvan), 0749 200 919 / 021 315 40 75,

Magazin Gamontec, Baia Mare Str. 1 Mai nr. 12, 0262 215 694

Librăria Flower Power, Sinaia, str. Carol I nr. 43, 0723 561 634

Librăriile Ralu, Braşov, str. Mureşenilor nr. 12, 0268 510 013 / 0268 411 986,

Librăriile Humanitas, Bucureşti, Braşov, Cluj-Napoca, Galaţi, Oradea, Alba Iulia, Sibiu, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Ploiesti, 021 408 83 50,

Librăria ,,Nicolae Steinhardt” Casa Cărţii, Bistriţa, str. Mihai Eminescu nr. 4-5, 0263 233 419,

Librăria George Cosbuc, Bistriţa, str. Liviu Rebreanu nr. 2-4, 0263 217 563,

Librăria Radu Petrescu, Bistriţa, Piaţa Petru Rares nr. 1, 0263 212 306,

Librăria Bastilia (Librarium Grup), Bucureşti, Piaţa Romană nr. 5, 021 315 43 14,,

Libraium Sun Plaza (Librarium Grup), Bucureşti, Calea Văcăreşti, Sun Plaza Shopping Center Et. 1, ,,

Librăria Cartea de Nisip (Librarium Grup), Timişoara, str. Victor Vlad Delamarina nr. 1 (Colţ cu Alba -Iulia), 0256 433 094,,

Librăria Book Corner (Librarium Grup), Cluj-Napoca, Bd. Eroilor nr. 15, 0264 450 130,,

Librăria Universităţii (Librarium Grup), Cluj-Napoca, str. Universităţii nr. 1, 0364 733 722,

Librăria Avant Garde (Librarium Grup), Iaşi, str. Alexandru Lapuşneanu nr. 16, 0332 408 477,,

Librăria Palas (Librarium Grup), Iaşi, str. Palas nr. 7A, Palas Shopping Mall, 0332 730 743,

Librăria Cărtureşti Verona, Bucureşti str. Arthur Verona 13-15, Sector 1, 021 317 34 59,

Librăria Cărtureşti Carusel, Bucureşti str. Lipscani nr. 55, Centrul Istoric, 0728 828 922,

Librăria Cărtureşti AFI, Bucureşti Bd. Vasile Milea nr. 4, Sector 6 (AFI Palace Cotroceni), 0734 554 426,

Librăria Cărtureşti Nord, Soseaua Bucureşti-Ploieşti 42D Băneasa Shopping City Etaj 1, 0734 554 445,

Librăria Cărtureşti Floreasca, Bucureşti Calea Floreasca nr. 246B, Sector 1 (Promenada Mall), 0734 554 444,

Librăria Cărtureşti AFI Ploieşti, Ploieşti str. Calomfirescu nr. 2, parter (AFI Palace Ploieşti), 0734 554 446,

Librăria Cărtureşti Cluj, Cluj-Napoca str. Alexandru Vaida-Voievod nr. 53-55, parter (Iulius Mall), 0732 003 008,

Librăria Cărtureşti Polus Cluj, Floreşti str. Avram Iancu nr. 492-500 (Polus Center Intrarea 3), 0732003054,

Librăria Cărtureşti Iulius Mall Timişoara, Timişoara str. Demetriade nr. 1, extinderea Iulius Mall, et. 1, 0356 459 855 / 0732 003 007,

Librăria Cărtureşti Mercy, Timişoara str. Mercy nr. 7, 0356 458 210 / 0732 003 006,

Librăria Cărtureşti Constanţa, Constanţa Bd. Alexandru Lapuşneanu nr. 116C, parter (City Park Mall), 0341 462 879,

Librăria Cărtureşti Suceava, Suceava str. Unirii nr. 22 (Iuliu Mall), 0330 803 086,

Librăria Cărtureşti Iaşi, Iaşi str. Tudor Vladimirescu nr. 2, et. 2 (Iulius Mall), 0732 003 005,

Librăria Cărtureşti Palas, Iaşi str. Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt nr. 1 A (Palas Mall), 0734 554 439,

Librăria Cărtureşti Braşov, Braşov Piaţa Sfatului nr. 20 (Mureşenilor spre Şchei), 0368 409 015,

Librăria Cărtureşti Arad, Arad str. Aurel Vlaicu nr. 10-12 (Atrium Center), 0732 003 066,

Magazinul Trakking, Cluj-Napoca str. Albert Einstein nr. 1, 0264 432 494 / 0770 625 075,

Librăria Hyperion, Sighişoara, str. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr. 11 telefon: 0265 772 044

Librăria Semn de Carte, Reşiţa, str. Libertăţii nr. 13/ Timiş nr. 1, 0355 881 733,

Mr. Tripp – Tourist Info, Bucuresti, Calea Victoriei nr. 68-70, Sector 1, tel: 0212113366

Magazin Bike Sport, Cluj-Napoca str. Calea Mănăştur nr. 105, tel: 0264595786,

Freytag-Berndt & Artaria KG, Wallnerstraße 3, 1010 Wien, Österreich,

Magazin Alpin Expe Oradea, Str. Primariei Nr.9, 0746.14.46.02 / 0259.431.069