Green course – 12,5 km; +500 m elevation
Start: Stâna de Vale – Mountain Rescue Service
Finish: Stâna de Vale – Mountain Rescute Service
Landmarks: Gaudeamus Lodge, Poieni Col, Wonder Spring
Distance: 12,5 km
Cumulative elevation gain: + 500 m
Estimated time: 1h15min – 2h
Marks: runner coloured in green
Difficulty: beginner, intermediate level
Recommendations: running shoes, adequate clothes for weather conditions, water
GPS track: http://tiny.cc/8jvxsz
The course sets out in front of the Mountain Rescue Service’s hut, in the direction of the Gaudeamus Lodge with a strong ascent. Reaching the lodge we leave the asphalt to the left and passing by a military facility we reach the tourist route marked with a yellow-cross, which we follow for a short time. In this area the view is extraordinary: with the Bihorul Peak in the distance and with Beiuș and Ștei towns laying under us on the right.
The ascent continues to Șaua Poieni (Poieni Col), from where the course makes a sharp turn to the left and abruptly descends, following the tourist route marked with a red-line. The course descends next to a sheepfold, through a meadow, and takes us into the forest, where we further follow the red-line sign, then it reaches Izvorul Minunilor (Wonder Spring) and after 1 km the starting point.