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Walk to the Breite Nature Reserve near Sighisoara

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  • Rezervație stejari multiseculari
    / Rezervație stejari multiseculari
    Photo: Sînziana Mihalache, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Rezervație Breite
    Photo: Sînziana Mihalache, Outdooractive Editors
  • / Cetatea Sighisoarei la apus
    Photo: Sînziana Mihalache, Outdooractive Editors
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An easy walk in the woods, leading to the Breite oak tree reserve. From some spots, beautiful panoramas open up toward the city and the surroundings.
easy
Distance 5.2 km
1:35 h
164 m
160 m

The hike starts on Ana Ipătescu Street, following a path between two houses. You'll see two official markings: one is made by the Transylvanian Highlands Association (red band) and another by NGO Via Transilvanica. The latter - part of the VT national network - comes from the city center.

From the starting point, follow the path that will quickly start to climb quite steeply. After a few hundred meters you reach a turning point from where you have a beautiful view over Sighisoara. The path then enters the forest. The rest of the climbing parts are easy and they will lead you to the plateau area where you'll see the old oak trees. Mind that the area has been invaded by the European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) lately.

Explore the entire plateau at ease. The most picturesque oak has a swing attached. In rainy weather, the soil may be very muddy. Also, the path - especially the clearer parts of the forest - becomes slippery. Don't ignore the wild animals warning, especially after dusk.

Author’s recommendation

The sun sets beyond the plateau. Get here at the golden hour when the view both in the reserve and over the city is spectacular.
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Author
Sînziana Mihalache 
Updated: May 25, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
524 m
Lowest point
360 m
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Safety information

If the weather is rainy or if it has rained recently, take trekking shoes, not walking/running footwear.

Start

Ana Ipătescu Street (359 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.210603, 24.779970
DMS
46°12'38.2"N 24°46'47.9"E
UTM
35T 328752 5119842
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Destination

The Breite Nature Reserve

Turn-by-turn directions

Only follow the marked pathway. There's no risk of getting lost.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Not available

Getting there

It's a 15-20 min walk from the city center, following Ilarie Chendi Street, then turning on Ana Ipătescu.

Parking

Street parking.

Coordinates

DD
46.210603, 24.779970
DMS
46°12'38.2"N 24°46'47.9"E
UTM
35T 328752 5119842
w3w 
///weekday.bounded.coolest
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Transylvanian Highlands Map (Hârtibaciu - Târnava mare), Zenith, scale 1: 75 000

Equipment

Hiking daypack with some water. You can grab a picnic blanket and sit on the plateau. Trekking poles can be useful. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
164 m
Descent
160 m
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