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Winter climbing on Clăbucetul Taurului peak (Predeal - Azuga)

Winter Hiking · Transylvania
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  • Clabucet ski slope, Predeal
    Clabucet ski slope, Predeal
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An easy hike, which can be done in any season; it's also recommended as a weekend activity with children. Once you reach the peak, on a clear day, you're rewarded with beautiful views.
easy
Distance 8.1 km
3:05 h
555 m
565 m
1,503 m
1,025 m

If you spend a few days in the resorts on Prahova Valley skiing, sledding, or just relaxing, add this hike to your travel plans. The circuit is popular, so you will most likely not be the one to clear the path.

Excepting the middle of the circuit - near the Gârbova cabin - you'll walk through the forest, on a clear path or forest road. The Gârbova cabin is an ideal place to stop for rest, a snack, lunch or even to stay overnight.

Coming from Predeal, the forest thins in about two places, revealing the ridge of the Bucegi Mountains almost entirely, in all its splendor. The view just above the cabin, as you climb towards Clabucetul Taurului, gets even more splendid. Even before reaching the top, you can admire the Postavaru Massif in the back, and Bucegi and Piatra Mare mountains to your right. The Baiului Mountains can be seen on the left.

The peak stands on the route of the Romanian front during the First World War. Trench tracks are covered in snow in winter but are much more visible in summer.

The descent variant chosen here - blue dot - follows the forest road called "The Cannon Road", on which the Romanian soldiers carried their artillery to the top, in the 1916 campaign.

Author’s recommendation

  • Don't take the dog with you! The dogs from the Gârbova cabin become aggressive in the presence of other dogs.
  • There is another descending route (blue triangle) that arives closer to Azuga train station, avoiding the town.
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Author
Sînziana Mihalache 
Update: February 21, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,503 m
Lowest point
1,025 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 27.06%Path 72.93%
Forested/wild trail
2.2 km
Path
5.9 km
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Rest stops

Cabana Gârbova

Safety information

Prepare to be greeted by barking dogs at the Gârbova cabin. Theoretically, they don't bite, but they can look aggressive.

Start

Predeal train station (1,035 m)
Coordinates:
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45.499454, 25.577629
DMS
45°29'58.0"N 25°34'39.5"E
UTM
35T 388873 5039419
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Destination

Azuga

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

DD
45.499454, 25.577629
DMS
45°29'58.0"N 25°34'39.5"E
UTM
35T 388873 5039419
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
3:05 h
Ascent
555 m
Descent
565 m
Highest point
1,503 m
Lowest point
1,025 m
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