A long forest path

A long forest path surrounded by meadows crosses the mountains from Schela-Sambotin (Gorj county) towards Vulcan (Hunedoara county), through Valcan Gorge (1621 m) in Valcan Mountains. Its winding line sits almost in parallel with Jiului Valley, the grassy crests scattering on the left and on the right. Asked about it, the locals will say it’s named “the Road of Mihai the Brave (Mihai Viteazul)”, because this is where the ruler passed in front of his army, in the autumn of 1600. Due to tourism interests, the scenic historical road, now only accessible to all terrain cars, might soon fall into the hands of investors.

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