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Almăjului Mountains

The Almăjului Mountains are a mountainous group of the Banat Mountains, part of the Western Carpathians. On maps they are also known as the Almaj or Almajului Mountains. The highest peak is Svinecea Mare, with a height of 1224 metres.
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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 4.5 km
Duration 1:35 h
Ascent 219 m
Descent 216 m

The hiking trail that leads to the panoramic points above the Danube gorges is recommended to anyone visiting the area and looking for a relaxing ...

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from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.7 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 423 m
Descent 422 m

A relaxing hike to the Znamana peak, surrounded by an extremely picturesque nature that offers unforgettable views of the peaks bordering the Danube.

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Long-Distance Hiking · Banat
Via Transilvanica - Terra Banatica
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 234.1 km
Duration 66:05 h
Ascent 4,048 m
Descent 4,425 m

The last but one leg of the Via Transilvanica route passes through the enchanting mountainous Banat micro-region, crossing the Semenic - Caraş ...

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
Hiking Route · Oltenia
From Eibenthal to the Copper Mines
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 2.8 km
Duration 0:59 h
Ascent 130 m
Descent 130 m

A route that we walked in the evening and that gave us an extremely picturesque view over the village of Eibenthal.

from Paul Wasicsek,   Outdooractive Editors
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.8 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 631 m
Descent 627 m

Climbing the Trescovăț peak is one of the hiking recommendations in the Almăj Mountains, next to hiking up the Ciucărul Mic and Ciucărul Mare peaks.

from Sînziana Mihalache,   Outdooractive Editors
Hiking Route · Banat
Rumunsko - Banát
Difficulty easy
Distance 14 km
Duration 4:13 h
Ascent 291 m
Descent 559 m

Pěší trasa rumunským Banátem vedoucí z Rovenska na Gernik.

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Hiking Route · Oltenia
Cazanele Mari
Difficulty easy
Distance 4.5 km
Duration 1:35 h
Ascent 217 m
Descent 219 m

More impressions: dollstravels.com/hike-cazanele-mari/

from Dolls Travels,   Community
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The Almăj Mountains are bounded to the south by the Danube Gorge at Orșova-Sichevița, to the west by the Liubcova-Sopotu Nou corridor, to the north by the Almăj Depression and the Mehadia Depression, and to the east by the Orșova Depression.

They are formed of crystalline shales over which sedimentary rocks, such as Mesozoic limestones and sandstones of Paleozoic and Neozoic ages, have been deposited. At Ogradena, volcanic rocks in the form of granite are also found.

The peaks of the Almăj Mountains, in order of height, are Sfinecea Mare (1224m), Cârșa Mare (1152m), Capul Grobanului (1104m), Cherbelezul (1102m) and Vrapișioanea (934m).

The area is well forested and less visited by tourists, being less known (especially compared to the Clisură area).

The karst landscape characteristic of the region offers a variety of landforms such as gorges and cliffs (Berzasca Valley, Sirinea, Rudărica Mică, Vârful Svinecea), sinkholes (near Lalca), rifts (Svinecea Mare, Bigăr).

Underground there are numerous caves and grottoes: the Lalca Water Cave, La Pișătoare Cave, Zamonița Cave, Rudărica Avenue.

The hydrological basin of the Almăj Mountains includes the Nera River with its tributaries Ieșelnița, Mraconia, Valea Morii, Tisovița, Sirinia, Berzasca, Oravița and Cerna with its tributaries Bârzu, Șopot, Rudăria and Putna, which flow into the Danube.

The Almăj Mountains are characterised by a mild Mediterranean climate.

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Easy hike above the Danube gorges (Ciucarul Mare peak) by Paul
October 04, 2021 · Outdooractive Editors
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Znamana by Paul
July 14, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 10, 2020
Photo: Paul Wasicsek, Community
Photo: Paul Wasicsek, Community
Photo: Paul Wasicsek, Community
Photo: Paul Wasicsek, Community
Photo: Paul Wasicsek, Community

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