Cheile Oltețului

Useful Information

Location: Near Baja de Fier.
From Baja de Fier east to Polovragi, turn left, follow main road. Before the Polovragi Monastery turn right and stay on road.
Parâng Mountains. Munṭii Căpăṭânii (Capatanii Mountains, literally: Mountains of the Skull).
(45.202288, 23.780637)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Cheile Oltețului, Tel: +40-, Fax: +40-,
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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The Cheile Oltețului (Olteț Gorge) separates the Parâng Massif from the Căpățânii Mountains. It is only 75 cm wide at its narrowest point, nevertheless a road was built through the gorge. As a result it is quite simple to walk along the gorge. The road is a single lane gravel road leading to some remote hamlets in the north, and finally ends at the Curmătura Olteţului, the high pastures. Its definitely worth the time to walk half an hour along the gorge after visiting Peştera Polovragi at the entrance to the gorge.