The intense industrial activity in Banat began around 1700 during the Austro-Hungarian rule and brought a lot of investments in constructions, such as water collection for industrial use. Thus, the lakes and dams on the major rivers in Banat came to life. Initially, hydro-technical structures were built to carry timber to iron plants, resulting in dams, rakes and storage lakes, and then the development of heavy industry required high capacity reservoirs serving as water collectors for the factories and mines in the Banat Mountains. These lakes are located in mountainous areas of rare beauty and are great for recreation, relaxation or sports. A bike route connecting these lakes may be the main reason why tourists should visit Semenic, Anina or Dognecea mountains. he 15 lakes in the Banat Mountains are connected by 212 km of mountain bike trails that are divided into stages according to the biker’s desire.