Poiana Pelegii Cycling Route


Trail route: Râu de Mori – Brazi – Valea Râului Mare – barajul Gura Apei (Tomeasa) – Valea Lăpușnicului Mare – Gura Bucurii –retur

At the crossroads from the centre of Râu de Mori commune you need to follow the road to the right to Brazi. After 3 km you reach Brazi colony, you pass by the sports centre that is on the left and at the first intersection after the bridge you turn left on Râului Mare Valley. You follow the asphalt road and after 28 km of climbing you reach the Gura Apei dam (also known as Tomeasa). From here you continue over the dam and then turn left, passing by Gura Apei entry point in Retezat National Park.

It is necessary to pay the visiting fee, valid for one week. From here up to Rotunda Hut the cycling route follows a gravel road with some damaged sections, but still in use. Please keep in mind that the hut is currently closed to the public. From the hut to Stănuleți mountain shelter the road becomes more accessible. The last part of the road becomes steeper and it ends in the place called Gura Bucurii. From here you cross the stream on foot and in 5 minutes you get in Pelegii Clearing (Poiana Pelegii).

To get back you use the same route, but in reverse.


Length: 91.6 km
Difficulty: Difficult
Trail type: Cycling tourism
Time: 6-7 h
Distance traveled: 91.6 km
Altitude difference: ca. 1490 m
Surface: paved road, paved road



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