Via Ferrata ASTRAGALUS: A fabulous adventure that takes you right in the middle of the spectacular nature
Via Ferrata ASTRAGALUS is the longest Via Ferrata route in Romania, located in Șugău Gorges – Munticelu Nature Reserve, a landscape unique in Europe and in the world.
“The mountain does not belong anymore exclusively to the professional climbers but to everyone” – Ticu Lăcătușu
Designed for those who want to experience feelings of exaltation and joy of climbing as professional climbers do, Via Ferrata ASTRAGALUS is a project initiated by the Romanian Mountain Club, and was inaugurated in the summer of 2017 and largely financed by HeidelbergCement CO.
The longest and most modern via ferrata route in Romania, arranged between 2015-2016 at the initiative of famous climber Constantin Lăcătuşu, the first Romanian who conquered Everest Peak, Via Ferrata ASTRAGALUS includes 5 climbing routes on the steep rocky walls, of different lengths and degrees of difficulty, among which tourists can choose. The starting point of the trail is at Ecolog lodge at an altitude 715m and the arrival point is at aprox.1000m high on Turnul Mare Peak.
Once here, on the via ferrata route, in the midst of the fascinating nature, like in an open-air museum, tourists will find the perfect conditions for climbing, a sport that develops strength, skill, accuracy and speed of reaction. It makes one aware of the courage or weaknesses he or she never knew were there.