Chernavoda – Medgidia – Murfatlar – Straja – Agigea – Constanta
80 km 3 h 20 min
|The route starts from the central park in Chernavoda (14 m above sea level, 0.6% slope) and heads South of the city, following the left bank of the Danube-Black Sea canal. The track is relatively flat, with slight altitudes, the first significant being between Saligny and Faclia (km 7,3-9,7).
From here on, the route continues to be relatively flat just before Satu Nou (km 17.6, 9 meters above sea level, 0.1% slope), where a new stretch of climbing appears.
From the entrance of Medgidia (km 23, 28 m above sea level, -2.9% slope) the track descends, and after crossing the city remains relatively flat until it reaches near Poarta Alba.
Prior to Poarta Alba, there is a climbing and descent section that marks the passage of the Poarta Alba- Medgidia Navodari Canal (km 39.2, 2 m tall, 0.3% slope).
From the exit of Poarta Alba, the route climbs slowly to Murfatlar, where at 45.5 km (12 meters above sea level, 0.3% slope) crosses the right bank of the Danube-Black Sea Canal.
After the channel passes (the route moves parallel to it) follows part of
about 1.5 kilometers of intense climbing with a difference of more than 35 meters. After just 4
km, followed by intense descent at km 49.9 (62 meters above sea level, -6.3% slope) and
km 51.2 (24 meters above sea level, -0.7% slope).
From here the route remains fairly flat until reaching the Straja monument (km 54.4,
29 m above sea level, 0.3% slope) when there is a new ascent to Straja (km 56.1, 58
m above sea level, 0.4% slope).
By km 65.1 (58 m above sea level, 0.1% slope), the route remains relatively flat, with a difference in altitude not exceeding 10 m. From here it goes down to Agigea, the route goes back to the left bank of the Danube-Black Sea Canal km 69.4 (20 meters above sea level, 0.5% slope).
After passing the channel a new stretch of climbing and descending to the village of Lazu (km 72.7, 41 m above sea level, 0.4% slope) begins, with the end point of the route
Park Carol I in Constanta (km 79.4, 6 m above sea level, 0.3 slope).