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Start – Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set
along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian mountains, crisscrossed with forested
hiking and cycling trails.

Start Point, briefing – to be established. The CS01 will follow the road to Slomenice.

numbers: length 61.3 km / up 550 / down 420 m

Bratislava: 48.14230903619461, 17.100213340436103

Slomenice: 48.5058609471642, 17.430081576141465


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Podbrezová-Skalica to Vysoky Tatry

Liptovský Mikuláš – Pribylina – Poprad Gerlachovský štít, translated into English as Gerlachov Peak, informally referred to as Gerlach, is the highest peak in the High Tatras, in Slovakia, and in the whole 1,500 km (930 mi) long Carpathian mountain chain.

numbers: length 94 km / up 1.630 / down 1.130 m

Podbrezová: 48.80612205015811, 19.54703076985528

Vysoké Tatry: 49.13905623212716, 20.228644679934124


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Ukrainean border – Ubl’a to Bunker Liniyi Arpada

Uzhanian National Nature Park, a protected area in Ukraine. It is located in Velykyi Bereznyi Raion of Zakarpattia Oblast, at the border with Poland and Slovakia. The park was created on 5 August 1999 and has the area of 39,159.3 hectares (151.195 sq mi). Since 2007, it is part of the World Heritage site Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe.

Start Point – border pass Slovakia / Ukraina – Ubl’a – Прикордонний пункт пропуску Убля (SK) / Малий Березний (UA).

numbers: length 120 km / up 1.040 / down 820 m

Ubl’a (border): 48.885649060269515, 22.418613844813358

Bunker Liniyi Arpada: 48.73458012307608, 22.981380204334595


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Mizhhir’ya to Mizhnarodnyy (Romanian border)

National natural park “Synevyr” – lead environmental research-and-development institution, which deals with protection, conservation and studying unique places of Carpathian Mountains – the top of Tereblya valley of Transkarpathia.

National natural park “Synevyr” created at 1989 for conservation, recreation and safety using natural reassures, complexes and objects, which have special science and esthetic value within different altitudinal zones southwestern slopes of Gorgans.

numbers: length 119 km / up 760 / down 940 m

Mizhhir’ya Міжгір’я: 48.52966212903742, 23.50654603225009

Mizhnarodnyy – Romania border: 47.94094632140797, 23.874710392201315


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Romania – Transrarau, from Pojorata cu Chiril

We recomend passing the border in Romania at Sighetu Marmatiei.

TransRarau – the pass from Pojorata to Chiril, 26 km long. Once you reach Transrarau, you have the most beautiful 28 km of mountain road that you can cover in our country. It is not for nothing that the road was nicknamed “Treasure Road”, because on the route you will discover some of the treasures of the Rarau and Giumalau mountains: enchanting landscapes, Pietrele Doamnei, Adam and Eva rocks, Izvorul Giumalau stream.

numbers: length 25 km / up 750 / down 710 m

Pojorata: 47.523775927794965, 25.468802524464866

Chiril: 47.39267684527628, 25.57419679697398


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Bicaz gorge

The Lake Izvorul Muntelui, also known as Lake Bicaz (Hungarian: Békási-víztározó), is the largest[1] artificial lake on the interior waters of Romania; it was created after the completion of a dam built on the river Bistrița. The dam is located a few kilometers north of the town of Bicaz. The Bicaz Gorge (Romanian: Cheile Bicazului) is a gorge in Romania, located in the north-east part of the country, in Neamţ and Harghita counties; it is part of the Cheile Bicazului-Hășmaș National Park. The gorge was excised by the waters of Bicaz River and it serves as a passageway between the Romanian provinces of Moldova and Transylvania.

We recommend the road 155F, new asphalt, from Bistricioaia (47.056243075411636, 25.906987231515778) to Izvoru Muntelui (46.937893198891956, 26.079492072915528)

numbers: length 60 km / up 1.130 / down 800 m

DN15: 46.93806301986918, 26.084986645572926

Gheorghieni: 46.72289583306746, 25.59853498566726


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Transfagarasan – the beast!

Transfagarasan offers so much more besides the amazing experience, connecting the south of Romania with Transylvania across the massive Fagaras Mountains through five tunnels and winding routes that needed 6,500 tons of dynamite to be built. Bâlea Lake (Romanian: Lacul Bâlea or Bâlea Lac), is a glacier lake situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Făgăraș Mountains, in central Romania, in Cârțișoara, Sibiu County. There are two chalets opened all the year round, a meteorological station and a mountain rescue (Salvamont) station.

numbers: length 90 km / up 2.330 / down 2.180 m

Cartisoara: 45.72600275089853, 24.574860506565642

Poienari castle: 45.352608964360634, 24.639180926225972


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Transalpina – the highest

The Transalpina or DN67C is a 148 km national road located in the Parâng Mountains group, Southern Carpathians of Romania, is one
of the highest roads of the Carpathian Mountains. It connects Novaci, south of Parâng Mountains, to Sebeș in the north. It is the highest road in Romania, having the highest point in Urdele Pass (at 2,145 m). Transalpina crosses four counties – Gorj, Vâlcea, Sibiu,
Alba – crossing the Parâng Mountains from south to north, the highest altitude having it on a portion of about 20 km, in Vâlcea
county, passing a short distance from the peaks of Dengheru (2,084 m), Păpușa (2,136 m), Urdele (2,228 m), Iezer (2,157 m) and Muntinu
(2,062 m). Transalpina is a Latin name, used in old latin texts of Țara Românească, meaning “the country beyond the mountains”.

numbers: length 140 km / up 1.180 / down 2.160 m

Obarsia Lotrului: 45.43520389501102, 23.630376395368934

Podul lui Dumnezeu (God’s bridge): 44.975342837793704, 22.761551561236658


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Cazanele Dunarii – Danube gorge

The boilers are a sector of the Danube gorge at the passage through the Carpathian Mountains. They are about 9 km long. In
some places the Danube narrows up to 230 m, making navigation difficult. The river is bordered by vertical, rocky walls. Maximum
depths of about 75 m. In the Boilers sector, the water flow speed exceeds 5 m / s. At the base of the limestone wall that flanks this part of the Cazanelor Mari there are two cavities: Gura
Ponicovei and Veterani caves. The Danube boilers and the Ciucarul Mare / Ciucarul Mic massifs are part of the Porțile de Fier Natural Park.Near Mraconia Bay, you can see, dug into the rock, the face of Decebalus, the statue of Decebalus measuring 55 m – height and 25 m – width.

numbers: length 130 km / up 1.440 / down 1.350 m

Orsova: 44.72560482868417, 22.398968657398658

Sasca Montana: 44.88365295936386, 21.715720694759227


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Cluj Napoca – Tranursoaia

Ursoaia Pass (or Ursoaia Saddle) is a pass located in the Western Carpathians at an altitude of 1320 m, between the Bihor Mountains and the Gilău Mountains, west of the Great Mountain.

Cluj-Napoca, commonly known as Cluj, is the fourth most populous city in Romania and the seat of Cluj County in the northwestern part of the country. Geographically, it is roughly equidistant from Bucharest (324 km, Budapest (351 km). Located in the Someșul Mic river valley, the city is considered the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania. From 1790 to 1848 and from 1861 to 1867, it was the official capital of the Grand Principality of Transylvania. The city spreads out from St. Michael’s Church in Unirii Square, built in the 14th century and named after the Archangel Michael, the patron saint of Cluj-Napoca. Cluj-Napoca held the titles of European Youth Capital in 2015 and European City of Sport in 2018.

numbers: length 104 km / up 1.470 / down 1.750 m

Albac: 46.44830961587606, 22.9640853865194

Cluj Napoca: 46.76997582419975, 23.5896109187853