Route: Ridge of the Făgăraș Mountains
Mountain - red line
How do I get there
Ridge of the Făgăraș Mountains
Marking: Red line on a white background
Full route name: Railway Stop Mărului Valley (Valea Mărului) - Chica Pietrilor Peak - Şaua Surului - Şaua Scării - Şaua Cleopatrei - Negoiu Peak - Şaua Paltinu - Şaua Caprei - Portiţa Arpaşului - Arpaşu Mare Peak - Fereastra Podragului
A ridge starting from the Olt Valley (Valea Oltului) on a steep trail that runs through numerous orchards up to Plăiețului Peak. The Făgăraș Mountain ridge is the longest mountain ridge in Romania, and this route takes us on some of its highest peaks, Negoiu Peak and Viștea Mare Peak. Along the hike you will discover Călţun glacial lake, and Bâlea Lake, one of the largest glacial lakes in the country. Not far from the trail, passing through the place called Three steps from death, is only possible with advanced mountain experience.
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You can walk this route right from the Mărului Valley (Valea Mărului) Railway Stop, but we want now to know that you have a long walk to the base of the mountain, where the experience of the route itself begins. The trains that stop in the Mărului Valley (Valea Mărului) Railway Stop are usually those headed for Olt Valley (Valea Oltului), of Regio type, and their schedule can be found on the bilete.cfrcalatori.ro website.
Another option would be to drive your personal car to the base of the route, on Olt Valley (Valea Oltului), after crossing Boița. To reduce the environmental impact, share your car with friends so you can ride as many in as few cars as 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!
Points of interest
A pension with all the facilities for spending a few days on Oltului Valley (Valea Oltului). This is where you will find a garden only for you and where you…
A family project, a mini eco camping dedicated to creative workshops and events. Access: by car, pedestrian, mountain-bike.
Located in Făgăraș, Mountains, at an altitude of 1,450 m, Suru Chalet offers 32 places and 4 rooms of 8 places each. In addition to accommodation, you will find delicious,…
The “Albăstrea” micro-farm lies in a traditional village from Țara Oltului and offers great natural diversity, as well as production diversity. Over an area of 2.5 hectares, Agnes grows ecologically…
Șuvara Sașilor Reservation
A protected area of national interest, which was included, starting from the year 2000, in the category of botanical natural reservations from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)…
The Fortress of Lotrioara
The Fortress of Lotrioara lies in the Turnu-Roşu Pass, where Lotrioara flows into the Olt river, on the right-side bank of Olt River, and it dates from the medieval period.…
Lotrișor Waterfall is in Lotrișorului Valley (Valea Lotrișorului), in Căpățânii Mountains, and it is a tourist site of the Cozia National Park. Its altitude varies from 485 to 515 metres,…
The Boița spring of water
In the Turnu Roşu Pass, at a 3-km distance to the South of Boiţa lies a stream of fresh, cold mountain water. It bears the name “The Emperor’s Fountain” and…
Albota: Restaurant and trout farm
Farm to Table! This is the theme guiding the host from Albota. In addition to the absolutely delicious food offered at their restaurant with a huge shady terrace, tourists can…
Casa Bunicii (Grandmother’s House): Local products and recipes
At Casa Bunicii (Grandmother’s House): you will find more than just an extraordinarily welcoming host, but also a perfect place for a night’s stop or for a perfect weekend. Access:…
The Saxons’ Barn (Șura Sașilor)
An old Saxon barn, refurbished by keeping the details of history and the traditions of the area, currently offers an excellent place for a stopover, with rich meals and local…