Trail 10 (Blue cross) is the trail crossing Bistra Valley to the eastern ridge road of the Calimani Mountains (trail 9 – yellow stripe), which connects with Bistriciorul Peak and then the main ridge trail (trail 1 – red stripe). This is a rather demanding trail due to its length and its climbs across a total elevation difference of approximately 1200 m alike. It is an approximately 7-8-hour hike. The trail is also (partially) accessible for cycle tourism.
The trail takes a left turn in a climb at the entrance from Reghin into Bistra Muresului, and then the scenery opens up as you notice the village and its beautiful church, as well as the mountains inviting you to explore these places with admiration. The paved road climbs smoothly, winding through the village, along Bistra Valley, which occasionally crosses the households, where people have built watermills and picturesque ‘natural washing machines’.
The pavements ends past the last lodging in the village, you reach a small camping site, preferred by locals and tourists, and then you continue along a forest road. Another this time more direct alternative route toward Scaunul Domnului Peak splits away to the right from this forest road (trail 16 – blue dot). Charmed by the scenery, you reach Stega Hut, then a forking, where, practically, the Bistra is formed by Cofu, Mijloc and Stega brooks (running from the left, middle and right, respectively). Each of them provides an alternative route to climb further toward the ridges.
The trail continues along Valea de Mijloc Valley for another 1 km, via a beautiful mixed and then spruce only forest, to reach the springs of Paraul de Mijloc Brook, where you cross a few rather steep serpentines. As you gain elevation, you have got a beautiful view toward Scaunul Domnului Peak, which invites you to rest. Once at Bistra Meadow, once more, you get to the intersection with the alternative route along Cofu Valley, which visits the beautiful Cofu Waterfall (trail 11 – blue dot), and you cross a shared section in a descent to reach Cofu Meadow, from where you can admire Bistriciorul Peak.