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Hiking in the Podragu region

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Podragu
    
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The trail is long and spectacular due to the variety of the landscape and to the significant difference in altitude. Starting in an area with deciduous and coniferous forests, the trail goes up gently towards the Arpaş Valley, The Podragul Peak and up to the Turnuri Chalet. Take a short break then, if you are not too tired, continue your climbing. Gradually, the landscape changes and forests are replaced by steep, massive rock formations. You will go across whirling streams, you will stroll past wild peaks. On your route, you will discover various species of wild plants and on the highest summits you may see a chamois leaping.

The last destination of the day is the Podragu Chalet but if you are not too tired goo to the lake with the similar name - one last effort to be rewarded with a magnificent landscape!

The trail is of moderate difficulty, but it is spectacular due to the high altitude difference and to the landscape which suffers a radical change from one alpine floor to the next.

The town of Victoria (540 m), The Turnuri Chalet (1520 m), The Podragu Chalet (2136 m)

Departure:

Oraşul Victoria

Level difference

1596 m

Arrival:

Cabana Podragu

Estimated time:

7 h

Altitudes:

Oraşul Victoria (540 m), cabana Turnuri (1520 m), cabana Podragu (2136 m)

Degree of difficulty:

moderate

Marking:

Red triangle

Sezonality:

This trail is recommended in spring, summer and autumn. In winter, the trail to the Podragu Chalet is only recommended to experimented hikers

Services & Activities:

Accommodation at the Podragu and Turnuri Chalets, drinking water streams along the trail.

Altitudine: 1478m.
Coordonate GPS: 45.62 N, 24.85 E

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