Every July, in Piatra-Neamţ, “Hard as Stone” the most awaited extreme sports festival in Romania takes place. Piatra-Neamţ undoubtedly has one of the most spectacular downhill trails in the country: a trail with a flow, very fun, amateur friendly, and enough technical as to stimulate interest and competition.
The trail was especially designed and adapted to the natural conditions of the mountain region (level difference and soil type), thus testing the resistance and skills of riders on sandy terrain and high temperatures, factors that increase the speed of the ride.
Mountain bike route
(CROSS-COUNTRY XC) is located on Cozla and Cârlomanu Hills and consists of a mixture of a paved road with cubic stone, a forest road, various trails and rough terrain. The route is signaled with direction and degree of difficulty indicators, warning signs, and is marked with tape and tree signs.
What is more, the trail offers spectacular views of the surroundings: Cozla Hill, Cârlomanu Hill, Pietricica Hill, Cernegura Hill, Piatra Neamţ, Bistriţa River Valley, Bâtca Doamnei Lake, the peaks in Oriental Carpathian and the majestic Ceahlău Massif.