Craiova – Ghercesti – Ungureni – Baldovinesti – Bals – Racovita – Brancoveni – Piatra Olt – Slatioara – Slatina

88 km 3 h 40 min

The route starts at the University of Craiova (106 meters above sea level and -1,1% slope) and continues Northeast of the city to Ghercesti. Exiting the city, when crossing the Northern tangent of Craiova, there is a marked ascent, about 1 km, the maximum effort point is at km 4.3 where the slope is 10.6% (150 m above sea level). There is a nice view point at the end of this climbing part where you can enjoy the panorama of Craiova; After Craiova the trace remains relatively flat to Ghercesti (km 8.8, 192 m above sea level, 0% slope). The part of the route that crosses Ghercesti is a descent due to the Valley of the Teslui River. The bridge crossing Teslui is located at an altitude of 163 m (km 10.1, slope 0.1%). After crossing over the River Teslui there is an intense climbing near the village of Ungureni, where the maximum altitude of the route is 211 m, at km 14.8, (0.5% slope). From the entrance of Ungureni (km 15.4, 200 m above sea level, slope -4.3%), the trail follows a downward slope and continues slowly along the valleys passing Baleasa and Baldovinesti to reach Bols (km 32, 127 m above sea level, -0.6% slope). At this point, the route crosses the Oltetz River and continues along the left bank of the river along its course. Belvedere point – the sights of Balsch. The slope is interrupted by the crossing to the right bank of the Oltet River and climbs to the village of Racovita (km 37.6). After that climb, the route continues in a slight descent to the village of Dobrun (from km 44.8 to 48.8) when the crossing of several valleys leads to several intense climbs and descents. From this point to the village of Falcoiu (km 62, 89 m above sea level, slope 0.6%), the route follows the Oltet River and continues in a slow descent. In Falcoiu, the route crosses Oltet and remains relatively flat to the village of Osica de Sus. Here the road follows the influx of Oltet River into Olt and the last part of climbing appears, with a difference of 20 meters (km 66.9). From Osica de Sus to Piatra-Olt, the route is fairly straight and follows the border between the valley and the Olt River Terrace. At km 77.8 (126 meters above sea level, slope 0.4%) the route reaches the last point of descent (about 20 meters high), passing through the village of Slatioara. After leaving the town of Slatioara, on national road 65, the route crosses the bridge of the Olt River before the town of Slatina, where is the end point at the entrance to the town, near the church of St. Nicholas. View point – tourist sights of Slatina (panorama to Slatina and the valley of Olt).