|Point||Place||Type||Altitude||Dist. from start [Km]||Dist. to finish [Km]|
(*)C– Post Control, A-Water, R-Revitalization Post, S-Salvamont assistance
The track starts, following the blue tape marking that leads to Valea Stanii, through the Buzaianu ridge. From the Buzaianu ridge it splits from the marathon route and climbs through the forest, following the red cross marking.
After about 15 minutes of climbing, you reach a clearing where there is also a sheepfold (Stana din Zaganu). If you did not take water from the hydration point, you can find a spring here, on the western side of the sheepfold. The track continues to climb on the right side of the valley, then reaches a mountain saddle and continues under a group of rocks in the Coltul Vanatorilor.
Afterwards is exits into the mountain crest. Once on the mountain crest you pass a rocky area equipped with cables, where you can meet members of the Mountain Rescue team. Afterwards you start climbing a final slope towards the Gropsoarele peak, 1883 m- the highest point of the track.
From the peak you descend towards the La Rascruce mountain saddle – here you will find a hydration point and also a checkpoint. You should follow the ridge until reaching the Gropsoarele mountain saddle and you start descending throw the forest until reaching the Chirusca mountain saddle, following the red cross marking. From here you only have 10 minutes until getting to the Ciucas chalet.
From this point you will descend into the forest following the track marked with a yellow tape and a blue cross until reaching a signpost. Here you will cross the water following the yellow tape, you will leave behind the forest and you will start climbing in easy steps until getting to a clearing. From this point you descend and you will soon reach the Muntele Rosu chalet.
Here there is the final hydration point.
From the chalet you descend following the track marked with a blue dot and you get to Cheia.
1 march – 1 april
2 april – 1 june
2 june – 31 july