The beginning of the 4th day finds us, as we were saying in the previous post in the secular reservation of Breite. As we usually do, we searched for a place to put our tent, that should be safe and out of sight of people. This time, it proved to be quite a difficult task, since everywhere there were small land lifts, and if we continued searching we would have entered the wood and we did not wanted to camp in the woods at all. So, we had to do a compromise of a nearly flat place to sleep and not too far from the road. In the morning our tent was spotted by rangers and of course they came close to see what we are up to, asking us if we were not afraid of the bears over the night..
We were surprised that they did not knew about the trail we were about to follow, marked with a red strip, but probably they didn’t wanted to explain where it goes. Anyway we didn’t need their help, as we already knew where is the path.
We eat, we pack everything and we leave. The road through the woods is not extraordinary spectacular, the climbs are rather steep, as well as the descent, the road full of dried branches that are everywhere and we manage to avoid them in the last minute.
The monotony disappears when we cross meadows and we get the occasion to admire the villages down the valley. Then, we cross a long stretch of stone road that helps us to move faster and we stumble upon some bear traces.
We reached the intersection that leads us towards the village of Richis. The road is part of the Medias Bike Marathon contest and is quite well-marked, but a bit full of branches and leaves. We’re going through this fast and going downhill to Richis where we eat, drink a beer and prepare our camping plan. Then we continue on the marathon route and after a steep climb from the village we reach some meadows above the village where we set the camp.
On the 5th day we decide to get to the “Viilor Valley “. A village with a beautiful fortified church, UNESCO monument that we visited. So we pack everything, have breakfast and downhill the valley to the main road. From there we wanted to traverse the hills on bad country roads to Valea Viilor, but it was clear that our energy was rather low and we quickly abandoned the plan after we had a rather hard part, so we decide to follow the main road, with nice tarmac towards our destination.
We descend to Medias, take some pictures of the church and the houses in the historical center and then we stumble upon a cheep but good restaurant where we have some proper lunch.
After eating we head towards Copsa Mare where we turn left to the village of Viilor Valley, Vorumloc or Wormloch in the Saxon dialect. The popular village name of this village is a wormhole, probably because the area looks like a trail left by a worm.