Pasul Vilcan

Driving the historical Pasul Vulcan

Vulcan (also known as Vilcan) Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.621m (5,318ft) above the sea level, located in the Hunedoara county of Romania, on the Jiu valley.

Located at the western part of the Southern Carpathians, the pass is traversed by the 664 road, a gravel trail, with some paved roads at both ends. This is a maintained road where a high clearance 2WD vehicle is able to travel safely at low speeds. The summit hosts the Mihai Viteazul's monument. The road runs north-south from  Vulcan, a city in Hunedoara County towards Turcinești in Gorj County. It’s 38.7 km long. After rains, a 4x4 vehicle might be required.
Pic: Petre Corici

 

 

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