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Tourist Route no. 1

The town of Horezu/ Olari Street – Tănăsești village – Măgura Dobrii – Urșani Peak – Roman Monastery – Roman Peak – Piatra Roșie Mountain – Ursu Peak (junction with the Parâng-Căpățâna ridge itinerary)

 

Walking time:...................5 hours until the Roman Monastery and approximately 7 hours until the main ridge of the Căpățâna Mountains.

Departure point: .............The town of Horezu / Olari Street

Arrival point: ....................Roman Monastery or the Căpățânii Mountain ridge

Shelters: ..........................The Roman Monastery, the sheepfolds on Marginea and Piatra Roșie Mountains

Length: .............................21 km

Difficulty: ..........................Average

Junction itinerary: ...........The Parâng-Căpățâna Mountains ridge itinerary and the Piatra Roșie ravine – Groapa Mălăii – Ciungetu itinerary

Access: ..............................Accessible during the mild season: May - October

 

Tourist Route no. 2

Horezu/ Romanii de Jos village – Romanii de Sus village – Valea Lungă – Bolca – Roman Monastery (junction with the Tourist Route no. 1) – Roman Peak – Piatra Roșie  Chalet

 

Walking time: .................4 hours until the Roman Chalet, approximately 6 hours until the main ridge of the Căpățânii Mountains

Departure point: .............Romanii de Jos village

Arrival point: ....................Roman Monastery or the Căpățânii Mountains ridge

Shelters: ......................... The holiday homes on the route, the Roman Chalet, the sheepfolds on the Bolca, Pietriceaua, Ludeasa, Piatra Roșie Mountains, the Roman Peak Monastery.

Length: ............................18 km

Difficulty: ..........................Average

Junction itinerary: ..........The Căpățânii Mountains ridge itinerary

Access: ........................... All year round

 

This route, starting with the visit of the Hurezi Monastery and ending at the Piatra Roşie chalet, will lead you through very beautiful and interesting places.

The route is easy, 3/4 of its length coinciding with a commune road, car transportation being, therefore, possible until the end of the route.

The Hurezi Monastery can be reached by DJ 669, deriving from DN 67 Rm. Vâlcea – Tg. Jiu (at km 40), on a length of about 5 km. By starting on foot from the town of Horezu, entering DJ 669 (at km 2), after crossing the Luncăveciorul stream, the route continues on the Constantin Brâncoveanu and Romani street, and after approximately. 2.5 km you will reach the Romanii de Jos village. At the northern end of the village lies the famous place of worship, historical and architectural monument included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.

Taking as a departure point the monastery on the left bank of the Romani stream, the route continues for 2.8 km on DC 147 A Romanii de Jos – Romanii de Sus, afterwards following the route on Valea Lungă.

Mounting on the valley of the stream, on the left bank, under Seciul Romanilor (East) and then through the Ștevioarei clearing (West), the route crosses more and more often the Lunga stream, the slope rises, finally reaching the Lunga saddle. The road mounts the eastern slope of the Piscul lui Țigan, on the left there is the Stoicului clearing and the heavily forested and abrupt mountain ridge. At the altitude of 1,350 m, the route reaches the upper Pleșa valley, continues another 2 km to the north-west and it goes on towards Bolca (1,400 m high), then mounting among holiday homes towards the Pietriceaua Mountain (1,650 m high) or to the right towards the Ludeasa Mountain. The route continues on the slope, where there are other holiday homes, until reaching the Roman Peak, a great ridges junction point, towards Marginea, Ursu, Piatra Roșie. On the top there is a beautiful monastery, whose construction was started a few years ago, and whose consecration took place in 2014.

The route can also be covered by car, the largest part of the road having been modernized.