Fundătura Ponorului: A corner of heaven hidden in the heart of the Șureanu Mountains

Discover Fundătura Ponorului, also known as "God's Palm", an oasis of tranquility and natural beauty located in the Șureanu Mountains, where time seems to have stood still.

Spectacular scenery:

The Ponor Valley is a valley crossed by the waters of the Ponor River, a natural colosseum-like low-lying area surrounded by high mountains. The varied relief, with steep slopes, mountain and hilly ridges covered with coniferous and deciduous forests, creates a unique and fascinating landscape.

A journey through time:

The road to Fundătura Ponorului takes you through picturesque villages, with old wooden houses, like something out of grandparents' stories, and orchards full of trees. A few modest cottages are still inhabited by people living a simple life in harmony with nature.

A hiking paradise:

The Ponor Gorge is an ideal destination for hikers and nature lovers. The mountain trails offer spectacular views and satisfaction for all levels of experience.

Useful information for a memorable visit:

  • Access: the access is from the road between Petroșani and Hațeg, where you turn right towards the village of Ponor - Ohaba Ponor Federi. The road is asphalted until Federi, the last 3-4 km being more difficult and recommended only for off-road vehicles. It can also be reached on foot in about 30-40 minutes.
  • Accommodation: There are guesthouses and mountain huts in the area where you can stay to enjoy several days of exploring nature.
  • Activities: Hiking in the mountains, visiting caves in the area, observing flora and fauna, picnics in nature.
  • Recommended equipment: comfortable hiking shoes, appropriate clothing for mountain weather, water and snacks.


  • Respect nature and don't leave tracks on the trail.
  • Find out about the weather forecast in your area.
  • Let a trusted person know about the route you will be taking.
  • Watch out for wild animals.

The Ponor Valley awaits you to discover a magical world where you can relax, enjoy the beauty of nature and live memorable experiences.

Further information:

  • In addition to the Ponor Gorge, in the Șureanu Mountains you can visit many other tourist attractions, such as the Sohodol Gorges, the Muierilor Cave, the Devei Fortress and the Huniade Castle.
  • Various accommodation options can be found in the area, from guesthouses to mountain huts.
  • For the full experience, a holiday of several days in the area is recommended, exploring the surroundings and the sights of Hunedoara County.


  • Find out about the sightseeing schedule in the area.
  • Choose appropriate clothing and footwear for mountain hiking.
  • Please respect the rules for visitors and do not litter.

Ponor's Bottom is an ideal destination for those passionate about hiking, nature and tranquility, offering a unique and memorable experience.