11 miles
1,293 ft
-3,645 ft
3,809 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
    My City
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    april to december
  • TTFs on trail

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).

Access Info

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 min
    1,457 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,809 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,457 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,375 ft
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on Mar 1, 2015
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Tunnel to Cheia... Trail Reports

Mar 1, 2015 @ 5:03pm
Mar 1, 2015
Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes, good for improving mud skills tho :)
Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:01pm
Dec 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 @ 1:52pm
Dec 7, 2014
Snow on upper part close to the tunnel, lots of water on road.
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