Climbing from the national road 66A towards the Scorota sheepfold is one of the most picturesque and accessible ways to get to know the wonders of the Retezat Mountains (for novices) or to revisit them, for experienced mountaineers. In addition, the route offers not only wonderful landscapes but also two karst formations: a cave and some gorges.
The gradient of this route is comparable to climbing Mount Tâmpa from Brașov, a tourist experience familiar to many. So don't hesitate to take the children with you, especially if they are somewhat familiar with mountain hikes.
Along the way, you can stop at the Scorota cave, very close to the national road, then pass through the Scorota gorges. The intriguing narrowness of these gorges makes you stop at every step for pictures.
An incredible coniferous forest takes you to the alpine plateau - to the glacier valley, actually. The roots of the fir trees ramifying in every direction and the moss-covered ground make you think of fantasy worlds.
At the sheepfold, you can find some food, possibly shelter. Of course, if you have a tent, you can spend the night near the huts.
From here, there's relatively easy access to the Buta mountain hut and further on, to the Piule peak. At least up to the sheepfold, you can hike the route in winter as well.
Rest stopsStâna Scorota
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Mountain boots, trekking poles, water and snacks.
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