Biking

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If you’re on vacation or holiday in Ţara Dornelor you can choose to spend several hours, a full day, or your whole holiday, by bicycle. You may venture on forest roads and trails, breathing fresh air, accompanied by the humming of swift forest streams, or on secondary roads through the villages of the area, enjoying their peaceful atmosphere and welcome. If you do not possess your own bicycle, you can call upon the services of bike hire centers in Vatra Dornei, which also offer you access to local guides, advice on routes, and the possibility of organizing bike tours for groups.

For easier routes you can choose from a variety of trails totaling around 75 km, on forest tracks, local roads, or tarmac. The reduced difficulty of these trails will allow you to fully enjoy the beauty and authenticity of the landscapes of the Dorna Basin.

For lovers of mountain biking there are many alternatives with varying degrees of difficulty, in all of the mountain massifs of the area. You can take on an entire circuit of over 80 km, with a high degree of difficulty, on forest tracks and mountain paths that cross the Giumalău and Suhard massifs and Obcina Mestecănişului. You can also choose a descending route of about 20 km (approx. 5 hours) from the Bistriţei Mountains towards Barnar.

Trails

  1. 12 Apostoli
    Poiana Negri – Schitul “12 Apostoli” – Apa Rece – Triunghi albastru – Sărişor – Neagra Şarului
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  2. Catrinari
    Panaci – Coverca – Drăgoiasa – Glodu – Catrinari – Paltiniş – Coverca – Panaci
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  3. Lacul Dumitrelu
    Gura Haitii – Lacul Dumitrelu – Gura Haitii
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  4. Giumalău
    Vatra Dornei – Mănăstirea “Acoperământul Maicii Domnului” – Rusca (Pârâul Rusca) – Cabana Giumalău – Cabana Gigi Ursu (bandă galbenă – bandă roşie – bandă albastră) – Poiana Obcinii – Pârâul Chilia – Vatra Dornei
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  5. Pârâul Buciniş
    Şaru Dornei – Panaci – Coverca – Pârâul Buciniş
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  6. Piatra Tăieturii
    Panaci – Schitul “Piatra Tăieturii – Cozăneşti
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  7. Sărişor
    Şaru Dornei – Sarişor – Neagra Şarului – Şeştina – Panaci – Şaru Dornei
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  8. Suhard
    Coşna – Valea Bancului – Manastirea “Sf. Cruce” – Bandă albastră – Faţa nordică Ouşoru – Culmea Urseni (Cruce albastra) – Dorna Candrenilor
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  9. Tătaru – Bâtca Roşie
    Dorna Candrenilor – Coşna – Româneşti – Tătaru – Teşna – Poiana Stampei – Tinov – Pârâul Roşia – Pârâul Muncelu Mic – Pârâul Pietros – Poiana Negri – Dorna Candrenilor
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  10. Todireni
    Şaru Dornei – Todireni (drum local) – Dorna Arini – Şaru Dornei (drum judeţean)
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)
  11. Tomnaticul
    Păltiniş – Drăgoiasa – Drumul forestier “Tomnaticul” – Izvorul Buciniş – Poiana Tăieturi – Neagra Şarului
    download the GPS track (GPX) and the route description (pdf)