Conquer a mountain @ Padina Fest!

Sports, exercise, relaxation!

(A) Padina Fest is a complex event, designed to provide all participants with diverse and fun activities without jeopardizing the natural environment.

If last year’s edition stood under the sign of ecology, this year in addition to the primary purpose of the festival of nature protection and raising mountain knowledge, Padina Fest puts a special emphasis on outdoor sports and organizes three marathons.

Cycling enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the incredible trails in Bucegi National Park by participating in Maratonului Bucegilor,  a cross courty MTB marathon in spectacular surroundings, at an altitude of up to 2000 meters. The route of about 40 km with a positive difference of 1000 meters will start on Padina Plateau and passes numerous attractions: Bolboci Lake, Saua Dichiului, Valea Dorului, Piatra Arsa, Babele, Cerdacul and Pestera.

The novelty of this edition is Provocarea Bucegilor, a running marathon exclusively on mountain paths. The route, following the marked areas of Bucegi, has 40, 3 km, and a 2444 meters slope. Those who want to try something different can opt for a shorter course, a “Hit the Top up and down challenge”. Directia Omu (16.95 kilometers, 1281 meters positive slope) requires reaching peak Omu, the highest peak in Bucegi, and returning back to the start / finish for completing the race.

Other sports that will take place at the festival are from the climbing and hiking area: flying fox, rappelling, climbing, hiking and many other surprises that will boost participant’s adrenaline. Adventure and movement will be accompanied by recovery times and EcoRelax sessions with practical methods of relaxation and meditation that offers harmonious alternatives to release stress and balance the mind, body and spirit. During these sessions everyone will be presented with techniques of Tai Chi, Qui Gong and Pranayama (breathing exercises).

If during the five days of festival attendees will have the opportunity to take part in various workshops, will enjoy a relaxation area with hammocks specially equipped, during the evenings the concert series will be animated by well known bands as well as promising start-bands.  Vita de Vie, Suie Paparude, Steelborn, OCS, Kumm, Emeric Imre are just some of the bands that will go on the stage.

Padina Fest Festival opens its doors for the 3rd edition between the 1st and the 5th of August at Padina Plateau Bucegi Mountains and awaits all those who wish to join an organized movement where the respect for nature is the first priority of the organizers.

See you there!

Pictures of  previous editions to be found here 



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