Retezat Mountains are located in the western of the South Carpathians, being known by varied flora and myriad lakes.


Râușor - Pietrele lodge

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GPS Coordinates:
45.40865 N, 22.85633 E

Duration: 2 3 h
Length:6 km
Height difference: +540 m / -310 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The blue-crossed route starts next to the ski lift, right next to the top of the educational path Cărarea Curioșilor. The educational route is arranged on the route Râușor Lolaia ridge is provided with information panels and numbered pins. Prior to starts in Retezat, those who want to go through this route can download and print the flyer


Our route enters the forest, crosses the ski slope to the top, and reaches an old forest road.

We walk past Ionescu's spring, by jenupar and arriving to the end of the educational route in Ciurila Saddle. Here he meets

Pietrele - Lolaia peak - Retezat peak

From the indicator on the Ciurila Saddle, the slope starts down to the Stânișoara valley. Here he meets

Pietrele - Stânișoarei vale - Retezat peak

From here we follow the water course, and along with the blue triangle mark we will reach the Pietrele, from where it starts:

Ohaba-Pietrele Pietrele - Vârful Mare Pietrele lodge - Peleaga saddle Râușor, Photo: Alin Ivașcu Râușor, Photo: Alin Ivașcu
Râușor, Photo: Alin Popa Râușor ski slope, Photo: Alin Ivașcu Râușor, climbing lesson, Photo: PNR Educational route, Photo: Alin Ivașcu Educational route, Photo: Florina Crișan Educational route, Photo: Alin Ivașcu To the Lolaia ridge, Photo: Florin Hălăștăuan Ciurikă saddle, Photo: Richard Hoffmann lolaia ridge, Photo: Mihai Bursesc
Jenuper, Photo: Herman László Mountain flowers, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Stânișoara, Photo: Radu Dârlea Camping at Pietrele, Photo: Mihai Bursesc On the path, Photo: Mihai Bursesc On the path, Photo: Mihai Bursesc

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