Busteni Forests MTB Route
This short mountain bike route into the forest close to the Transylvania mountain resort of Busteni, has some testing technical trails and is perfect for a spring or summer spin.
Busteni is a perfect mountain sports resort in Transylvania. This short mountain biking route has lots of technical features and some great descending in the trees to keep you interested.
Stats: 30km and 1,688 metres of ascent
Refreshments & Where to Stay
Nearby Brasov has all that you need for your stay, and you can fly in to Sibiu and it’s international airport. There are lots of accommodation choices at all prices. There’s also a wealth of great coffee shops and restaurants to eat at too, and lots to explore on foot. The historic centre has superb hotels and AirBNB choices to suit all budgets. Busteni itself is a good mountain resort, with cafes and accommodation choices.
This is a short but testing forestry mountain bike trail near Busteni, with some great technical sections and lots of descending. It’s a useful spring and summer mtb route for a morning or afternoon ride, before relaxing in this unique area of a Europe – transfixing Transylvania.
1. Heading out from the Gondola station at Busteni,follow the gpx as it guides you on the trail above the town, heading toards the Malaiesti Cabin, ignoring track junctions left at 4.9km and stay heading towards Poiana Coștilei.
2. The steep start eases at 5.9km for a short distance, before ascending again. At 8.8km stay right and sweep away from the high valley, then turning left at Poiana Pichetul Rosu (Red Piquette Glade) 9.9km and climbing as the trail twists towards the cabin.
3. The high point is reached at 12.9km and you begin descending to the cabin, but take care to stay on the right trail, avoiding (obviously!) the climbing ladders and boarded track in this area on the more technical hiking trails.Head down towards the Ghimbasel River, crossing this and passing close to the Cabana Diham at 19.3km.
4. Now follow the forest track that heads thrugh trees and picks up the Valea Cerbului River, as the trail descends back to Busteni.
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