Location: Romania – Mehedinți
Route type: Hiking
Route length: 43.80km
Having over1660 meters long galleries it is the most cave in the Danube Gorge. Access is made from the land or the Danube, and at the entrance to the cave, a 25 m long natural bridge, 7 m high, and some short bridges are formed from the Ponicova brook.
It is a 55 m high rock-cut basalt, the highest sculpture of its kind in Europe, and was funded by businessman Iosif Constantin Dragan. The sculpture took 10 years between 1994 and 2004.
A route marked with a yellow equilateral triangle over white is one of the most popular ecotourism trails of the area for its spectacular landscapes and wildlife. What makes this route a special one is that one can see a unique tulip species, the Cazane Tulip, which grows on the rocky walls of the Ciucarul Mare.
The route is marked with an equilateral triangle with a white border with a medium difficulty level, which offers the hiker a lot of points where he can admire the beauty of the place.
Project "Green Tourism Products" (Green Tour Pro) ROBG291 is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Romania – Bulgaria Programme.
Total eligible value of the project: 498 884.65 euro
Amount of EU contribution: 424 850.04 euro ERDF
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