Tourist route: Hunedoara - Ghelari - Hațeg Country - Pădureni Land

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Tourist route: Hunedoara - Ghelari

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1. Hunedoara - Ghelari
Distance: 16 km, 27 min (18.4 km) by DJ687E
Characteristics: The trail reaches the plateau area of ​​the Poiana Ruscă Mountains. Upgraded road, partly downhill. Difference level: 500 m. It can be done with minibuses.

From Hunedoara we head towards Teliuc. After leaving the city, the road continues on the Cerna valley between the rocky slopes of the Hunedoara dolomite rock massif, soon we pass through the Teliuc mining locality, known for the iron ore exploits started during the Romans and which fed the blast furnace From Hunedoara. The region is polluted, especially due to the roasting enrichment station of poor carbonate iron ores.

At Teliucu Superior, in front of the Cinciş Dam, the road leaves the Cerna valley and climbs through a broad serpentine. From here a beautiful view of the lake opens.
Further, the road continuously follows the peak, passes through the hamlet of Monastery and reaches after 8 km in the deserted area of ​​the plateau of Poiana Ruscă Mountains.
In front of us we can see Ghelari village of looming with a very high contrast of the new church building. In the valley on the left are the mining works of iron ore exploitation.

To have a general view of the area of ​​high plateau dotted with villages and the deep valleys that ferăstruiesc this plateau, we recommend a trip of 200 m from the road on the hill Cîrnu (757 m).
Therefore seek access through local farms or just after the first street to the right (on the way down to the valley hamlet Tulea Govajdia) from the entrance of the city or the street mentioned, to the left.

Hill Cîrnu grasp eyes locality mining entirely villages Poplar, Lele Cerişor, Simon, Ruda, situated on the plateau, valley Govăjdia northeast valley Runcului in the northwest valley Retişoara and Nădrab Valley (Sohodolului) to the west .
To the south of the Poiana Ruscă massif there is the profile of the Retezat Mountains.
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