Fagaras Mountains are the largest and highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians.

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Sâmbăta complex - Răcorele saddle

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GPS Coordinates:
45,65502 N, 24,77644 E

Duration: 6 h
Length: 10 km
Height difference: +1750 m / -150 m
Note: Practicable all the year

The route starts in the vicinity of Arseny Boca Priest and the ski slope. We cross a clearing and we start a steep climb, which slumps through the deciduous forest, but we are following the top of the Sweetheart. At approx. 1000m altitude we reach the glade La Comandă.

In the clearing we meet

Sâmbăta valley - La Comanda

At approx. 1650 m altitude, we reach Lespezi Glade, where there is a hunting cabin, and an indicator for

Sâmbăta valley - Lespezi glade

From here in 10 minutes we reach the alpine hole. The first prominent peak is Noaghea (2012m), from where the trail passes through a cliff area, beyond the Crinta peaks (2114m), where there is a stone hill. Follow an area of ups and downs.

Cables are installed in the La Polițe area. Next we cross the eastern foot of the Piatra Roșie peak, where we will have a viewing spot. Arriving in the Roca Valley, we notice the lakes of Topila Baronesei. Here markings arrive:

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