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The tour starts in the village of Garana, with a nice 7km climb on asphalt, towards the Semenic peak.
The asphalt is left behind just as you pass the tree line, and a short and intense climb to the Semenic peak follows.
If the weather is clear, a proper panoramic view is to be seen from this point. The track continues with a short descent into the woods, then it follows the ridgeline through the forest.
As the path is quite wild, attention is required not to miss it due to the fallen woods.
After Tilva Negarnita Mare peak, a long descent follows down to Poiana Radacoasa.
Attention is needed here because a sharp left follows.
A nice and flowy forest road comes next, which, eventually, changes to a forest track after a couple of km.
The last section through the forest starts with a steep climb, then it comes to a technical, steep descent, with roots and ravines.
This section can be avoided with a left just before the steep climb. After this last descent, once you come to the 3 Ape Lake, the path goes on the contour of the lake, to the asphalt, where you take a left, back to Garana.