Running through graveyards and other fun activities in Harghita Madaras

Maybe the title is click-baiting a little. Reading about Madaras Peak online, it seems the crosses aren’t marking graves, they’re just symbols of this holy Székely mountain. But it sure looks like a graveyard! Why was I running there, you might think. I was taking part in the short route of Hargita Trail Run. As it was just one week after the Epic Two Day Fagaras Ridge Ultra Run, I didn’t Continue…

Autumn is for Trail Running

I keep hearing races like MPC, Hercules or Sugas are the end of the season. No, they’re not. The trail running season is in full swing. For me, winter (stretching well into May/June) is for skiing, spring is for road biking, summer for mountain biking and, yes, autumn for trail running. Why trail running? It’s generally too wet for a road bike and too muddy for a mountain bike (unless you want Continue…

3 Days 3 Mountains MTB Ride – Strategica to Ramnicu Valcea

Descended in Ciunget and stopped at the village pub. All tables were full of happy (as in drunk) clients, but it wasn’t such a big deal, we weren’t planning on staying a lot. It was already 5 PM and we still wanted to climb up Capatanii and find a decent place to sleep (sheephold or similar). The road up Capatanii wasn’t as good as the ones before. Steeper, more rugged. Continue…

Berlin City Break

Let’s get straight to it. Berlin is great as a city break. If you see a good Ryanair offer, as we did, take it. We’re not into museums, but even after crossing those off of the todo list, we still had a lot left. We probably could have stayed a couple of days more without getting bored. We started with a free walking tour, to get a feel of the Continue…

3 Days 3 Mountains MTB Ride – Talmaciu to Strategica

The TL;DR plan: Saturday morning train to Talmaciu, cross the Lotrului Mountains, sleep at a guesthouse in Voineasa, on Sunday ride to Obarsia Lotrului, climb Transalpina, cross the Latoritei Mountains, descend in Ciunget, sleep somewhere (?), on Monday climb Capatanii Mountains, descend west of Buila Vanturaritei and take a train from Ramnicu Valcea. Extremely long train ride to Talmaciu. At least that’s how I felt it, after Alex didn’t bring Continue…