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Sunday is usually the day people search for religious experiences so we did just that, on a MTB!

As funny as it may seem whenever we do get the occasional day off we usually go back at it. This time we figured we could check out some new and off the grid trails.

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We started our tour somewhere after noon. Just goes to show you how easy it is to hop on your bike and get some laps in when you’re this close to the mountains. First trail was a fun and fairly new track called Tobogan (slide). 

A massive shout out to everyone who put in the effort to make this trail a thing!

An upside to Brasov, besides the proximity to the trails, is that buses heading to Poiana Brasov have bike carriers attached. Once we reached Poiana we decided to make a quad killer type of session so we set out on pedalling all the way up to Crucur.

Living the cautious life, double checking the setup

Have a look at our tricked out rental & shuttle services

Rain was coming down but, surprisingly, the trails kept nice and grippy all the way through. When the heavens really opened up we took shelter under a big pine tree for half an hour and planned out the rest of the ride. 

Somehow the skies cleared up and we continued our arduous ride uphill in the most spectacular golden hour type of setting. On top of Crucurul Mare we decided to go for a less popular alternative. We set our eyes on a trail that leads down to Lake Noua. Well, low and behold, we chose well. A long, super scenic route, with very technical and complex terrain.

Sight for sore eyes

Whilst managing all these terrain features you could see the changes in the forest, pines slowly exchanging places with tall oak trees. Plenty of steep rocky passages, switchback turns galore, off cambers section and oh yeah…roots everywhere. It’s a trail that definitely keeps your heart pumping, really good fun! This alternative is also a very good solution to the increasingly crowded trails that everyone opts for in Poiana Brasov.

Nature put in some serious effort to “construct” this course but mad respect to the incredible work done by the men and women at the local Mountain Rescue unit for keeping the trail so clean and tidy. Besides a couple of uphill spots it was pretty much barrelling downhill for 95% of the time. 

Once we got back into town we retreated to our favourite after party experience which is mici & beer! Can I get an AMEN?

Classic local celebrations took place

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    You own a mountain bike and use it at least once a month. You like getting lots of kms under your belt off-road and want to ride more singletrack to broaden your mountain biking skills.

    You’ve been a regular mountain biker for over 2 years. On average you mountain bike once a week through the season and you’re used to riding a variety of singletrack and double track trails

    You’re an experienced mountain biker, comfortable on most types of terrain. You ride at least twice a week through the season and will have a go at moderate technical features, such as rock gardens, small drops, roots and steep singletrack

    You are confident handling most types of trails and obstacles, including drops, logs, switchbacks, larger rock gardens and sustained technical singletrack. You ride at least 3 times a week and rarely get off and walk sections

    You can tackle anything the trail throws at you and have experience of riding all types of trail and obstacles (large, loose rocks, roots, drop-offs, logs, north shore, steep chutes…). You ride 4+ times per week, in all weathers, and you’re happy to ride all day long, for several consecutive days