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Bucegi mountains, Strunga descent singletrack

2 weekend back we did an awesome ride in Bucegi mountains. It’s a ride that we tried for the first time last year and we like it so much that we included in the must do rides of each year :))).

As you already know by now, or if not you will, Bucegi mountains are a small group of mountains in our Carpathian range of mountains. They are ideal for ski touring and bike trail riding but also for hiking, climbing or trail running. We prefer ski and bike, but, whatever you chose you will have the same beautiful landscape that surrounds you so check out the photos bellow.

We are trail hunters, as we like to call ourself :)), so we wanted to make 3 beautiful descent this day. We started in Sinaia, taking the cabin to 2000m altitude near Furnica peak. From there we descended to Padina on a beautiful technical trail. From Padina we have like 1h pushbike to Strunga cole from were we have a long, beautiful and fun descent to Simon village. It’s one of the most beautiful single tracks in Bucegi, a must do in each year. We will go back there in autumn, hopefully with a drone to catch more of its awesomeness :D.

From Simon we took the road to Bran and then straight to the mountains to reach Long Ridge, a trail that will take us to Busteni city, on the other part of the mountain. It’s an nice retreat with an beautiful raw single track that few know of its existence :D.

Check out the clip ant the pictures bellow to see why we use so much the words beautiful and awesome :D. For track just ask us in email, we have many tracks and we want to give you all the details. Also for more detailed videos and track check out this article from last year:Β STRUNGA AND MUCHIA LUNGA DESCENT 2017. Enjoy and ride safe!

 

BUCEGI ENDURO SINGLETRACKS IN CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS

BUCEGI ENDURO SINGLETRACKS IN CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS

This one is from last weekend. We went to Omu peak made the ridge of Bucegi mountains, then decent to Simon from Strunga saddle. As I said before, this is one of the most beautiful singletrack in Bucegi and Ro. From there we made another climb to Diham mountain hut and then a descend to Busteni on so called Long Ridge. We made this track before in this bike season, without the ridge, you can see that trip in this article here. We just can’t get enough of Bucegi singletracks :P.

You can find the track in garmin connect, here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1906008336

or look up the site for more beautiful mtb trips in RO.

Ride safe!

Preludiul unui traseu… ratat?!

Cam asta ne era gandul cand am selectat o poza de ieri sa o postam pe net…

Cum mai sa vrei sa cobori din saua Strunga in Simon si sa ajungi de fapt in Moeciu… si sa mori de oftica ca ai ratat ce mai faina coborare si sa vezi privirile colegilor de tura, mai ales ale fetelor care dupa ce ca au carat de bicle de la Padina la Strunga, nici de coborare nu s-au putut bucura. Sinceri, si mie imi pare rau caci asteptatm sa se bucure toata lumea de o coborare faina si am reusit sa incurc traseele :(. Ca bolovanul am facut la un moment dat stanga desi dupa cateva minute imi era aproape clar ca nu pe acolo era traseul. Laurentiu parea singurul neafectat de situatie caci nu el a ales traseul, omu a scapat bazma curata si s-a bucurat si de coborare.

Stiti vorba aia, in spatele unei fete suparate sta mereu un baiat care nu stie ce a facut… e uite ca de data asta cam stie :))).

Oki, exceptand incurcarea traseelor, daca ar fi sa eliminam partea feminina a gastii din schema, traseul se pare ca este practicabil si spre Moeciu. Nu va veti bucura de aceasi viteza si aceasi senzatie dar daca vreti sa vedeti pe ce pante puteti sau nu sa stati pe bicla, va sfatuiesc sa o incercati. Traseul este “practicabil” dar depinde de calitatile fiecaruia si nu este recomandat biclelor de xc. Ori cu o bicla de trail ori nu prea are rost sa incerci. Este destul de abrupt, se merge in mare parte prin niste santuri destul de inalte sau pe niste pietre de o iau la vale cu tine si are multe curbe scurte. Da, a mers sa il coboram dar nici ca l-am mai incerca vreodata in detrimentul altui traseu :).

Urcarea din Padina inΒ Strunga ne-a luat cam 1h si 30 min cu vreo 2-3 pauze. Prima parte pana la prima stana este ciclabila, apoi predominant pushbike. Se poate face si mai repede daca sacrifici pauzele, desi pe marcaj jos la Padina scria ca timpul de parcurgere ar fi de 2h.

De la saua Strunga incepe coborarea, pe bolovani mai intai si cum se intra in padure incepe partea cea mai faina. Recomandarea ar fi sa fiti atenti la traseu si sa o apucati spre Simon nu spre Moeciu caci altfel e pacat de traseu. Si nici biclele nu se vor supara ca le duceti pe acolo si nu spre Moeciu ;).

Noi, dupa ce ca am coborat spre Moeciu, ne asteptau cuminti incaΒ 45 km de asfalt pana in Brasov, in loc de 25 cat ar fi fost din Simon, si am ratat si trenul de 6 cu compartiment de biciclete :).

De nervi pentru ca am reusit sa stric tura pentru partea feminina a grupului, m-am oprit la primul magazin si mi-am luat un pachet de tigari, nefumator fiind… sau cel putin ocazional.. profil de rider depresiv :))).

Per total traseul e frumos dar nu l-as recomanda, asa cum am zis, in detrimentul altor trasee :D. Trackul traseului il gasiti aici, inregistrat de Laurentiu. Participantii la tura, eu, Laurentiu, Ana, Cati si Elena alias Lulusu. Mai jos, poze si filmulete. Enjoy!