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Hike to Comarnic Cave via Carasova

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A moderately difficult hike through a beautiful landscape of caves to Prolaz and on through fairytale-like forests to the Comarnic cave.

 

moderate
Distance 19.3 km
6:20 h
621 m
621 m
556 m
219 m
The tour leads from the village of Carasova through a hilly and wooded landscape to the Comarnic Cave, which is the longest (4040m) and one of the most beautiful caves in the Banat Mountains and is a protected nature reserve. The opening hours of the cave are Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. From Monday to Friday, a guide is available for groups of five or more.

For up-to-date information, visit the website of the Semenic-Caras Gorge National Park. The entrance fee is 10RON.

Author’s recommendation

During the spring, the lilacs bloom and the gorge path is extremely colourful.
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Paul Wasicsek 
Update: February 01, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
556 m
Lowest point
219 m
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Safety information

No path protection, increased danger of slipping when wet. Poisonous snakes (vipers) possible on the path (extremely rare). Emergency call: 112

Tips and hints

Semenic-Cheile Carasului National Park: http://www.pnscc.ro/

 

Start

Carasova (218 m)
Coordinates:
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45.200847, 21.871437
DMS
45°12'03.0"N 21°52'17.2"E
UTM
34T 568442 5005631
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Destination

Cave Comarnic

Turn-by-turn directions

We start our tour on the south side of the bridge and follow the south bank of the river in an eastward direction. We pass the bat cave (Pestera Liliecilor) and reach a clearing. Follow the signs to the Comarnic cave north-west uphill. We walk through a deciduous forest until we reach another clearing. Here you will find the Comarnic canton (Försterhaus). A little further south we meet the hut.

Back we hike along the same path.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From Resita by bus to Carasova. More at http://www.autogari.ro/

Getting there

Follow federal road 58 to Carasova, parking is possible at the bridge over the Caras River. The tour starts on the bridge.

Parking

Carasova, on the way side.

Coordinates

DD
45.200847, 21.871437
DMS
45°12'03.0"N 21°52'17.2"E
UTM
34T 568442 5005631
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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, refreshments as required.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
6:20 h
Ascent
621 m
Descent
621 m
Highest point
556 m
Lowest point
219 m
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