Difficulty ratingAccess Road/Trail
Trail typeDirt/Gravel Road
Bike typeDH, AM, XC, DJ
Seasonapril to december
TTFs on trailBridge
This is the access road to Cheia Cabin. It starts at the end of the paved road on the edge of Cheia Village and ends at the tunnel (or at the cabin depending how you look at it). It gets pretty muddy when it rains in some places.
In the spring sometimes the road is damaged by floods.
During summer there is moderate traffic (cars that go to the cabin or big trucks with wood from the forest).
There are 3 bridges - one at the start near the village, the second one near the Iezer monastery and the third just before climbing gets steeper.
When ascending from the third bridge on the switchbacks there is cellular coverage in some places especially near a small cabin around the middle of the ascent (Vodafone).
For the descent from tunnel until the first bridge on the switchbacks the road is ok and bumpy even in rain. After that it gets much smoother but also muddy.
On a bike it takes 2 to 3 hours to get to the tunnel. Descent is about 30 min. There is a parking spot at the Iezer monastery and the tunnel (near the west entrance).
Ramnicu Valcea - Cheia Village (paved road)
This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
More Stats for Tunnel to Cheia Village Road mountain bike trail
Altitude change-2,352 ft
Altitude min1,457 ft
Altitude start3,809 ft
Altitude end1,457 ft
Distance climb3.7 miles
Distance down6.3 miles
Distance flat4,375 ft
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Tunnel to Cheia... Trail Reports
Mar 1, 2015 @ 5:03pmMar 1, 2015
|Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes, good for improving mud skills tho :)|
Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:01pmDec 21, 2014
|Big landslides and more to come (water eating at the edge of road), there is one that can be crossed only by walking at 4 km from tunnel. The...|
Dec 7, 2014 @ 1:52pmDec 7, 2014
|Snow on upper part close to the tunnel, lots of water on road.|
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