Travelling through the defiant Gorges of Zarnesti

Zărneştilor Gorges is a 4 km long canyon with high walls up to 200 m, located in Brașov County, Transylvania, Romania.

Gorges of Zarnesti

Tucked away in the Piatra Craiului Mountains, which are part of the Southern Carpathians mountains range, the road to the gorges is a narrow forest road totally unpaved. The canyon is accessible all year round. Carved by the Valea Prăpăstiilor into spectacular rock walls over a length of approximately 4km, the canyon is characterized by a monumental due to vertical walls or even bend over whites. The walls bordering the valley have a height ranging between 100 and 200 meters.

Located within the Piatra Craiului National Park, the access to the canyon is from the towns of Zărnești and Peștera, through the challenging DJ112G road. The area tends to be very busy over the weekends, especially during summertime. The view is breathtaking and the defile has even been the death scene of Jude Law’s character in the Oscar award-winning movie "Cold Mountain."
Pic: Alin Zaharia