Route, GPS, Maps, Elevation Profile

The total length of the course is about 62-85 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 12 hours, but we estimate that it can be completed in as little as 8 hours, even the more difficult versions.
Total ascent: 407-1306 m, total descent: 331-1237 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 (36,77 km): Kolozsvár (Cluj), Báthory High-school (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: 36.77 km | Total ascent: 796 m | Total descent: 697 m

Route section Length (km) Total ascent
(m)
Total descent
(m)
Checkpoints (CP) and measurement points (MP) on the route section
Báthory High-school – Unirea Sports Park 5.22 80 42 Báthory High-school (START) – Unirea Sports Park (CP 1)
Unirea Sports Park – Camping Făget 5.15 237 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 4.81 221 43 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 7.57 90 169 Adrenalin Park (CP 3) MP-18 MP-19 MP-20 MP-21 MP-22 Fountain with Barrel (CP 4)
Fountain with Barrel – Tureni Gorge 8.97 100 234 Fountain with Barrel (CP 4) MP-23 MP-24 MP-25 MP-26 MP-27 MP-28 MP-29 MP-30 Tureni Gorge (CP 5)
Tureni Gorge – Szind (Sănduleşti) 5.06 64 168 Tureni Gorge (CP 5) MP-31 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 (25.21–48.11 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, Village Hall – CP 9), Székelykő (Szekler Stone, Piatra Secuiului – CP 10), Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti, Unitarian Parish Office – CP 11), Torockó (Rimetea, Unitarian Church – 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 33.81 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Turda Gorge – Borzești Gorge – Torockó (Rimetea)
2 B easy 31.40 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Turda Gorge – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea)
3 K1 easy 29.09 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea)
4 K2 easy 28.07 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Sinfalva (Corneşti) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea)
5 M easy 25.21 km Szind (Săndulești) – Torockó (Rimetea)
6 D medium 38.80 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Turda Gorge – Curmătura – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea)
7 I medium 35.51 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Curmătura – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea)
8 G1 medium 30.61 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Curmătura – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea)
9 G2 medium 31.63 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Curmătura – Arieş Valley – Torockó (Rimetea)
10 H1 medium 30.43 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Curmătura – Borzești Gorge – Torockó (Rimetea)
11 H2 medium 38.45 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Curmătura – Borzești Gorge – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea)
12 C medium 33.72 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Turda Gorge – Curmătura – Borzești Gorge – Torockó (Rimetea)
13 F medium 34.92 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Turda Gorge – Curmătura – Arieş Valley – Torockó (Rimetea)
14 N difficult 48.11 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Turda Gorge – Curmătura – Borzești Gorge – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Szekler Stone – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea)
15 H3 difficult 44.82 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Curmătura – Borzești Gorge – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Szekler Stone – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea)
16 E difficult 45.17 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Turda Gorge – Curmătura – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Szekler Stone – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea)
17 J difficult 41.88 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Curmătura – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Szekler Stone – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea)
18 L1 difficult 35.46 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Szekler Stone – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea)
19 L2 difficult 34.44 km Szind (Sănduleşti) – Sinfalva (Corneşti) – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Szekler Stone – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea)

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) – Turda Gorge 10.46 200 190 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-36 MP-33 MP-42 Turda Gorge (CP 7) A, B, C, D, E, F, N
Szind (Sănduleşti) – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) 13.91 217 278 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-40 MP-49 MP-50 MP-51 MP-57 MP-58 MP-59 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) K1, L1
Szind (Sănduleşti) – Sinfalva (Corneşti) – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) 12.89 190 251 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-40 MP-49 MP-50 MP-52 MP-59 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) K2, L2
Szind (Săndulești) – Torockó (Rimetea) 25.21 407 332 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-40 MP-49 MP-50 MP-51 MP-57 MP-56 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) M
Szind (Sănduleşti) – Curmătura 14.12 491 268 Szind (Sănduleşti) (CP 6) MP-40 MP-49 MP-50 MP-51 MP-48 Curmătura (CP 8) G1, G2, H1, H2, H3, I, J
Turda Gorge – Curmătura 6.95 232 20 Turda Gorge (CP 7) MP-42 MP-43 MP-47 Curmătura (CP 8) C, D, E, F, N
Turda Gorge – Borzești Gorge 9.32 184 102 Turda Gorge (CP 7) MP-42 MP-43 MP-47 MP-53 Borzești Gorge (CP 8a) ) A
Turda Gorge – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea) 20.94 426 362 Turda Gorge (CP 7) MP-42 MP-43 MP-47 MP-53 MP-79 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) B
Curmătura Borzești Gorge 2.28 19 144 Curmătura (CP 8) MP-48 MP-54 Borzești Gorge (CP 8a ) C, H1, H2, H3, N
Curmătura – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) 6.21 69 354 Curmătura (CP 8) MP-48 MP-51 MP-57 MP-58 MP-59 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) D, E, I, J
Curmătura – Arieş Valley – Torockó (Rimetea) 17.51 257 407 Curmătura (CP 8) MP-48 MP-51 MP-57 MP-56 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) F, G2
Curmătura – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea) 16.49 292 441 Curmătura (CP 8) MP-47 MP-53 MP-79 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) G1
Borzești Gorge – Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) 6.87 87 243 Borzești Gorge (CP 8a ) MP-56 MP-57 MP-58 MP-59 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) H2, H3, N
Borzești Gorge – Torockó (Rimetea) 14.03 250 270 Borzești Gorge (CP 8a ) MP-56 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) A, C, H1
Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Borrév (Buru) – Torockó (Rimetea) 15.18 232 97 Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) (CP 9) MP-59 MP-58 MP-57 MP-56 MP-80 Torockó (Rimetea) (FINISH) D, H2, I, K1, K2
Várfalva (Moldoveneşti) – Szekler Stone 11.94 721 61 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, H3, J, L1, L2, N
Alternative routes:
[MP-63 MP-66 MP-67 MP-68]
[MP-68 MP-69 MP-70]
Szekler Stone – Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) 6.12 35 511 Székelykő (Szekler Stone) (CP 10) MP-73 MP-74 MP-75 MP-76 MP-77 MP-78 Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) (CP 11)
Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) – Torockó (Rimetea) 3.50 15 69 Torockószentgyörgy (Colţeşti) (CP 11) 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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