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Around Rîu Sadului and the surrounding

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Locality

Râu Sadului
    
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Route

Rîu Sadului - Pinului Valley - Tomnatic - Apa Cumpănită - Dosul Albului Peak - Curmătura Măgurii - Sadu II Lake (Ciupari) - Rîu Sadului

 

The route has 8 sections marked on the informational board of the circuit placed at the starting point, in the centre of Rîu Sadului.

The altitude difference is of 693 m so the route is not difficult and the grandeur of the landscape will definitely compensate for the pedalling effort, especially on your way up. Along the route you will come across coniferous forests, clearings and hay meadows. This is a mountain region where numerous sheepfolds were set up as shepherds from Răşinari, Sadu and even farther away villages from Mărginimea Sibiului built their huts on these heights.

From the Dosul Albului Summit (1275 m) and the Derjani Summit (1188 m) you will have a panoramic view of all the surrounding peaks with their clusters of forests and clearings and scattered sheepfolds guarded by haystacks.

On the route there are two springs where you can freshen up with some cold mountain water and in the Rosengarten Glade you will also see a Refuge of the Cisnădie Mountain Rescue Service. 

The route has 8 sections:

 

S1.  Râu Sadului — Pinului Valley  
S2.  Pinului Valley — end of th dirt road 
S3.  End of the dirt road — Tomnatic
S4.  Tomnatic — Apa Cumpănită 
S5.  Apa Cumpănită — Vf. Dosul Albului 
S6.  Vf. Dosul Albului —Curmătura Măgurii  
S7.  Curmătura Măgurii — Ciupari Lake
S8.  Ciupari Lake — Râu Sadului  

4 km 
5.2 km  
2 km 
4.5 km 
1.8 km
7.1 km 
2.5 km
4.1 km

Departure:

Râu Sadului

Length:

31.2 km

Level difference

693 m

Arrival:

Râu Sadului

Altitudes:

582 m - 1275 m

Degree of difficulty:

moderate

Marking:

Green semicircle

Sezonality:

The route is only accessible in summer.

Services & Activities:

Accommodation and meals at Sadu and Râu Sadului.

Altitudine: 624m.
Coordonate GPS: 45.62 N, 24.05 E

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