Route, GPS, Maps, Elevation Profile

The total length of the course is about 63-89 km, depending on the route chosen on the Szind-Torockó section.
The target time set by the organizers for the completion of the tour is 10 hours, but we estimate that it can be completed in as little as 8 hours, even the more difficult versions.
Total ascent: 1275–2296 m, total descent: 1078-2104 m, depending on the chosen route.

The route is presented in detail with descriptions (Tour Guide), printed and digital maps, as well as GPS track. We will renew the painted tourist markings and will place sign-boards and ribbons to mark certain sections of the routes. Special sign-boards will be placed at every road junction with several route options.

Tour difficulty: medium to difficult. Off-road biking experience is required, the more difficult options are recommended only for experienced and fit participants.

If for some reason you cannot or do not want to continue the tour, we recommend the following places (easily accessible by car) to drop out: Camping Făget, Tordatúr (Tureni), Szind (Sănduleşti), Várfalva (Moldoveneşti).

In exceptional cases (e.g. extreme weather conditions) the organizers reserve the right to change the tour course or to cancel the whole tour or certain stages of it.


Section Kolozsvár–Szind

Section Kolozsvár–Szind (37.52 km): Kolozsvár (Cluj), EKE – Kolozsvár 1891 office (START) – Mănăştur, Unirea Sports Park (CP 1) – Camping Făget (CP 2) – Bükk (Făget) forest – Adrenalin Park (CP 3) – Fountain with Barrel (CP 4) – Tureni Gorge (CP 5) – Szind (Sănduleşti), Unitarian parsonage (CP 6).

Total length: 37.52 km | Total ascent: 865 m | Total descent: 739 m

Route section Length (km) Total ascent
(m)
Total descent
(m)
Checkpoints (CP) and measurement points (MP) on the route section
EKE – Kolozsvár 1891 office – Unirea Sports Park 5.98 113 41 EKE – Kolozsvár 1891 office (START)Unirea Sports Park (CP 1)
Unirea Sports Park – Camping Făget 5.16 237 39 Unirea Sports Park (1. EP) MP-01 MP-02 MP-03 MP-04 MP-05 Camping Făget (2. EP)
Alternative route: [Unirea Sports Park MP-04]
Camping Făget – Adrenalin Park 4.78 219 42 Camping Făget (CP 2) MP-06 MP-07 MP-08 MP-09 MP-10 MP-11 MP-12 MP-15 MP-16 MP-17 Adrenalin Park (CP 3)
Alternative route: [MP-12 MP-16]
Adrenalin Park – Fountain with Barrel 6.96 91 136 Adrenalin Park (CP 3) MP-18 MP-19 MP-20 MP-21 MP-22 Fountain with Barrel (CP 4)
Fountain with Barrel – Tureni Gorge 9.79 146 305 Fountain with Barrel (CP 4) MP-23 MP-24 MP-25 MP-26 MP-27 MP-28 MP-29 MP-30 MP-31 Tureni Gorge (CP 5)
Tureni Gorge – Szind (Sănduleşti) 4,85 53 171 Tureni Gorge (CP 5) MP-32 MP-33 MP-36 MP-37 MP-38 MP-39 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6)

Route options for the section Szind (Sănduleşti) – Torockó (Rimetea)

Section Szind-Torockó (25.22–51.77 km): starting from Szind (Sănduleşti), the participants can choose one of 19 route variations to arrive to Torockó (Rimetea), passing through some of the following checkpoints, according to their route choice: Turda Gorge (CP 7), Curmătura (CP 8), Borzești Gorge (CP 8a ), Várfalva (Moldoveneşti, EKE House – CP 9), Székelykő (Szekler Stone, Piatra Secuiului – CP 10), Torockó (Rimetea, János Kriza Community Centre – FINISH).

The detailed description of the route variations can be downloaded here .
The map and track (in various formats) of the individual route variations can be downloaded from the appropriate rows of the following table:

No. Route Difficulty Length Description Map Track
1 A easy 34.00 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Turda Gorge (CP)Borzești Gorge (CP) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
2 B easy 31.58 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Turda Gorge (CP) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
3 K easy 30.76 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Várfalva (Moldoveneşti, CP) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
4 M easy 25.22 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP) – Mészkő (Cheia) – Aranyos (Arieș) Valley – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
5 I medium 42.69 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Curmătura (CP)Borzești Gorge (CP)Várfalva (Moldoveneşti, CP) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
6 D medium 40.63 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Turda Gorge (CP)Curmătura (CP)Várfalva (Moldoveneşti, CP) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
7 C medium 36.48 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Turda Gorge (CP)Curmătura (CP)Borzești Gorge (CP) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)            
8 F medium 35.09 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Turda Gorge (CP)Curmătura (CP) – Aranyos (Arieș) Valley – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)            
9 H medium 33.04 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Curmătura (CP)Borzești Gorge (CP) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)                
10 G medium 30.62 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Curmătura (CP) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
11 N difficult 51.42 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Turda Gorge (CP)Curmătura (CP)Borzești Gorge (CP)Várfalva (Moldoveneşti, CP)Szekler Stone (CP) – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
12 J difficult 47.98 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Curmătura (CP)Borzești Gorge (CP)Várfalva (Moldoveneşti, CP)Szekler Stone (CP) – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
13 E difficult 45.92 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Turda Gorge (CP)Curmătura (CP)Várfalva (Moldoveneşti, CP)Szekler Stone (CP) – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    
14 L difficult 36.04 km Szind (Sănduleşti, CP)Várfalva (Moldoveneşti, CP)Szekler Stone (CP) – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea, FINISH)    

Detailed data of the route sections between Szind (Sănduleşti) and Torockó (Rimetea)

The detailed data of the route sections between Szind (Sănduleşti) and Torockó (Rimetea) are comprised in the following table:

Route section Length (km) Total ascent (m) Total descent (m) Checkpoints (CP) and measurement points (MP)
on the route section
Route variations containing the section
Szind (Sănduleşti) – Magyarpeterd (Petreștii de Jos) – Turda Gorge 10.55 200 198 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-39 MP-36b MP-33 MP-42 Turda Gorge (CP 7) A, B, C, D, E, F, N
Szind (Sănduleşti) – Mészkő (Cheia) – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) 14.77 228 297 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-40 MP-49 MP-50 MP-51 MP-57 MP-58 MP-59 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) K, L
Szind (Săndulești) – Mészkő (Cheia) – Torockó (Rimetea) 25.22 410 339 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-40 MP-49 MP-50 MP-51 MP-57 MP-56 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) M
Szind (Sănduleşti) – Mészkő (Cheia) – Curmătura 14.13 493 274 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-40 MP-49 MP-50 MP-51 MP-48 Curmătura (CP 8) G, H, I, J
Turda Gorge – Curmătura 7.02 241 21 Turda Gorge (CP 7) MP-42 MP-43 MP-47 Curmătura (CP 8) C, D, E, F, N
Turda Gorge – Borzești Gorge 9.41 193 103 Turda Gorge (CP 7) MP-42 MP-43 MP-47 MP-53 Borzești Gorge (CP 8a) ) A
Turda Gorge – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea) 21.03 435 366 Turda Gorge (CP 7) MP-42 MP-43 MP-47 MP-53 MP-79 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) B
Curmătura Borzești Gorge 4.87 50 179 Curmătura (CP 8) MP-47 MP-53 Borzești Gorge (CP 8a ) C, H, I, J, N
Curmătura – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) 7.07 76 365 Curmătura (CP 8) MP-48 MP-51 MP-57 MP-58 MP-59 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) D, E
Curmătura – Aranyos (Arieş) Valley – Torockó (Rimetea) 17.52 257 406 Curmătura (CP 8) MP-48 MP-51 MP-57 MP-56 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) F
Curmătura – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea) 16.49 293 4412 Curmătura (CP 8) MP-47 MP-53 MP-79 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) G
Borzești Gorge – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) 7.70 94 254 Borzești Gorge (CP 8a ) MP-56 MP-57 MP-58 MP-59 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) I, J, N
Borzești Gorge – Torockó (Rimetea) 14.04 250 270 Borzești Gorge (CP 8a ) MP-56 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) A, C, H
Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea) 15.99 244 104 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) MP-59 MP-58 MP-57 MP-56 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) D, I, K
Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Szekler Stone 11.94 744 83 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) MP-60 MP-63 MP-64 MP-65 MP-68 MP-70 MP-71 MP-72 Székelykő (Szekler Stone) (CP 10) E, J, L, N
Alternative routes:
[MP-63 MP-66 MP-67 MP-68]
[MP-68 MP-69 MP-70]
Szekler Stone – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea) 9.34 46 577 Székelykő (Szekler Stone) (CP 10) MP-73 MP-74 MP-75 MP-76 MP-77 MP-78 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH)

The detailed data of the route sections between Szind (Sănduleşti) and Torockó (Rimetea) can be downloaded here .


Outdoor Maps Romania app and map

jokai-terkep2017.jpgEKE – Kolozsvár 1891 and Outdoor Maps Romania offer the participants of the Mór Jókai Memorial Endurance Tours a free smartphone app, which, together with the detailed tour map, helps in the navigation.

It does not require an internet connection or GSM network, using only GPS, you can be certain at any point of the tour that you are on the right track.

Download and install the Avenzamaps  app (Google Play, AppStore) from here:
www.avenzamaps.com/maps/how-it-works.html

and then the map from the following link:
www.avenzamaps.com/maps/416335

If you have problems with the installation or need advice, please call +4 0745 532206.


Other recommended maps

Beside the maps and directions provided by the organizers, we recommend the following printed maps, containing detailed information on certain sections of the Jókai endurance tour.

Trascaului-Nord-Torocko-Eszak-1_50000
Clujul-si-Imprejurimile-Kolozsvar-Kornyeke
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