Olt Defile

Driving through the scenic Olt Defile

Defileul Oltului is a canyon carved by the river Olt located in Vâlcea County, in Romania.

Cutting through the Carpathians, the defile is located into the Transyvanian Alps, on the south-central part of the country. The road across the defile is totally paved. It’s called DN7 (part of the European Road 81). The road is bordered by the steep slopes of Capatani Mountains and Lotru Mountains, on one side, and by Olt river, on the other side, thereby forming Olt River Gorge.

The drive is 32.4 km (20.13 miles) long, running north-south from Brezoi to Râmnicu Vâlcea (the county seat of Vâlcea County). The most challenging part of the drive is the Carligul Mic viaduct (Viaductul Cărligu Mic).

Pic: Constantin Negrici



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