PITESTI – The Tulip City
Welcome to Millennial Arges, where the most beautiful legend of the deadly construction – the one of Mănăşul Manole, where the Romanian people were formed and where the feudal state of Wallachia was founded, where the most famous Wallachian rulers and from where people from the history and culture of the Romanian people started
Route Pitești – Curtea de Argeș – Corbeni – Barajul Vidraru – Bâlea Lac (123 km, 1h 45 min)
The symbol of Argeş County is the Episcopal Church, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, documented as “Curtea de Arges Monastery”. At DN 7C, at the foot of the Făgăraş Mountains, on Mount Cetăţuia at an altitude of 850 m there is the “Poienari Fortress “, Built in the 14th century by Vlad Tepes, as a place of refuge. After the Poienari Fortress, the serpentines leading us to the ridge of the mountains begin, a road known as” Transfăgărăşan “, the highest mountain road in Romania, reaching a altitude 42 m.
The Tranfăgărăşan passes near the large “Vidraru Barrage”, inaugurated in 1966, with a height of 166.6 m and a width of 305 m. On the waters of “Lake Vidraru”, with a surface of 1000 ha, there are practiced water sports and walks recreation with light boats. After crossing the tunnel, we reach “Balea Lake”, situated at an altitude of 2030 m, from where start many mountain tourist routes.
Route Pitești – Ștefănești – Topoloveni – Leordeni(28 km 25 min)
Immediately after the bridge over the River Doamnei, in the locality of Valea Mare – Podgoria, lies the “Liviu Rebreanu Memorial House”, a traditional Muscelian-style building, situated at the foot of some oak wooded hills. In a part of Ştefăneşti, Goleşti , is the Golesti National Museum Complex, the third largest in the country. The “Goleştilor Manor”, built by Stroe Leurdeanul in 1640, is the only fortified building in the country. The second museum within the complex is the “Viticulture and Pomiculture Museum”, Golesti. It extends over an area of 12 hectares and has more than 30 peasant farms.
Route Pitești – Mioveni – Câmpulung (53 km, 54 min)
The town of Mioveni, located 14 km from Pitesti, built less than 30 years ago, is known for the “Dacia” automobile factory.
Route Pitești – Domnești – Nucșoara (70 km, 1h 10 min)
The route that follows the thread of the River Doamnei to the foothills of the Fagaras Mountains runs through a sprawling area with unique landscapes and treasures of Romanian architecture and folk art. In the village of Corbi, the village of Jgeaburi, there is the “Corbii de Piatra Monastery”, built in 1380. The church the monastery was dug into the tile, with the trapeze, the space arranged as a kind of outdoor court. After Corbi, in Nucşoara, there is a recreation and recreation camp for young people from all over the country.