Touristik Label - 1207MN45: Victoria - Cabana Podragu - Şaua Podragului

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Trail Details

Difficulty
hard
Distance
21,10km
Duration
6:00-9:00h
Ascent
2560m
Descent
840m

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Directions

From the town of Victoria, go west on the forest road, past a photovoltaic power station. Walk past several forest road crossroads and follow the tourist trail markings to Arpasul Valley. After a few kilometres along the valley, get on the path that climbs steeply, walk through the forest in wide switchbacks and reach Podragu Valley. Walk along the eastern slope of Podragu Edge and continue the ascent to the south, until you reach Turnuri Hut. From here, climb to the lower Podragu glacial cirque on the eastern slope of Podragu Edge and reach the upper Podragu glacial cirque and Podragu Hut. Alternatively, the winter trail goes from Turnuri Hut south on the western slope of Tarata Edge, first along the stream. Walk up on a secondary ridge that climbs from the east and it is marked by an old signpost. Continue climbing and cross to the glacial thresholds of Podragu Valley. Get to Podragu glacial cirque from the western slope of Tarata Edge. Soon reach Podragu Hut. From here, climb the glacial threshold to the north and get to the small glacial cirque below the main ridge. Climb steeply to Podragu Saddle and you can continue either west towards Balea Lake Hut or east towards Moldoveanu Peak and Vistea Mountain Hut.

Stages

Victoria - Valea Arpaşu Mare - Cabana Turnuri - Cabana Podragu - Şaua Podragului

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Observations

Good trail markers. Recommended up to Turnuri Hut.

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Victoria - Cabana Podragu - Şaua Podragului in Braşov, Sibiu, Argeş, Făgăraş is a hard hiking trail.
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