The English version of the Buila-Vanturarita National Park web page - September 2007



Pietei 7, Horezu Town, Valcea County

Tel.: 0250/860.157
Fax: 0250/860.180

Bistrita Valley (connection with Trail 1) - Târniciorului Valley - Prislop Valley (connection with Trail 3)

Surface length
Start elevation
End elevation
High elevation
El. max - El. min
Cumulative increase
Cumulative decrease
1.21 689.6 891.9 900.5 210.9 218.0 -15.7

Hiking duration:

  • on summer: 30-40 min.
  • on winter: ¾ - 1 h

Refuges: the forestry station Between Rivers, the shelter at the Spring of Priboi

Water sources: Between Rivers, the Spring of Priboi


It’s a short trail, with no difficulties, that connects the valleys of Bistriţa and Costeşti rivers, on a tractor road. It is much easier to start from Costeşti valley, as that is 200 m higher than the Bistriţa valley.

The trail starts from the forestry road on Bistriţa valley, 100 m upstream from the fruit collecting center. Walking up is hard, close to the valley of Târniciorului spring, although you go up on the road, because the slope is rather abrupt. You go up for 30 minutes, the beginning and the end of the trail being set right on the boundary zone of Buila-Vânturariţa National Park, marked by the white-framed red square. As you get close to the ridge, the slope smoothens and you get to the top close to a water tower, where it intersects trail no. 2 (you’ll see the route pointer), marked by the blue line, that goes up to the Bistriţa village, passing by Arnota and getting to the main ridge of Căpăţânii Mountains. From that point, you can get down immediately (100 m) to Costeşti valley.

Page made by Kogayon Association from
Environmental Administration Found project

Page translated by Daniela Sargu & Alan Kerslake