Mountain - yellow circle
How do I get there
Circuit Sibiel by the Fortress
Marking: Yellow circle on a white background
Full route name: Village of Sibiel – Cetății Valley (Valea Cetăţii) - Cetatea Peak (La zid) - Calea nouă - Village of Sibiel
A loop route that carries hikes along the charming village of Sibiel, to the ruins of the old medieval fortress of Salgo on Cetăţii peak, at an altitude of 1,098 metres. According to a legend, the wagon road runs through dense forests to the bases of a fortress that was once built by giants. They also say that it is the place where Decebal hid a major part of his treasures, so that Traian’s soldiers would not find them and take them. The fact is that Salgo Fortress is one of the oldest settlements in the surroundings of Sibiu. Today, the only element that still stands is the foundation of the surveillance tower, which had a perfectly circular shape, as well as one of the walls. Also, the entrance gate and the defence moat can also be distinguished.
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It takes approximately 30 minutes from Sibiu to get to the Sibiel Railway Stop, if you take the Regio train. Its schedule can be found on the mersultrenurilor.infofer.ro website. If you do not take the train, you will have to travel in your personal car. You will reach your destination in 20 minutes, and you will be able to enjoy a long and beautiful walk through the beautiful touristic village of Sibiel. However, in order to have a minimum impact on the environment and the lowest pollution level, we recommend you to gather in groups, in the smallest number of cars possible. At the base of the route you will find a map with all the information needed for the route. Follow the markings and the signage on the route and it will be very easy to find your way. Enjoy your hike!
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