Route: Porumbacu de Sus – Negoiu Chalet – Şaua Cleopatrei

Summer

Linear trail

Mark

Mountain - blue triangle

Difficulty

Difficult

Distance

19.42 km

Duration

7:15 hours

Ascent

1890 m

Descent

7 m

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Porumbacu de Sus – Negoiu Chalet – Şaua Cleopatrei

Marcaj triunghi albastru pe fond alb: Staţia CFR Porumbacu de Jos - Porumbacu de Sus - Valea Mare a Porumbacului - Cabana Negoiu- Căldarea Sărăţii - Şaua Cleopatrei

Marking: Blue triangle on a white background

Full route name: Porumbacu de Jos Railway Station – Porumbacu de Sus – Porumbacu Big Valley (Valea Mare a Porumbacului) – Negoiu Chalet – Căldarea Sărăţii – Şaua Cleopatrei

Starting from Porumbacu, the route leads hikers to the main ridge along a forest road, toward Negoiu Chalet. From the altitude of more than 1,546 meters, where the chalet is located, hikers will cross nine small bridges and, upon exiting the forest at an altitude of 1,730 metres, they will find the large stone block called Piatra Caprei and the place where the Southern and Eastern Sărății streams are joined together. Surrounded by waterfalls, the road from Negoiu Chalet to Piatra Caprei was built specifically for tourism and it was named Cărarea Zmeilor (the Dragons’ Path). Following the path along the saddle, from Piatra Prînzulu, over the boulders and through large stone slabs with strange shapes, hikers will reach Acul Cleopatrei, and then, in a few minutes, the ridge in the small saddle of Cleopatra at 2355 m, west of the Negoiu Peak.

Latitude

45.710775

Longitude

24.477981

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Find the location

You can reach the Porumbacu de Jos railway station by Regio train on the Sibiu – Brașov route, and their schedule can be checked out on the infofer.ro website. You can also get here by bus, following a one-hour route, and the bus schedule can be checked out on the autogări.ro website. However, you will have to go a long way to the bottom of the route.

 If you choose to take your personal car to the base of the route, you will shorten your hiking time, but you must be prepared to face an undeveloped dirt road that will be difficult to travel with low cars. 

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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