The trail splits from the road on Izvorul Alb River (trail 17, red dot) at km 3 from Campulung Moldovenesc. The first 2 km are between fenced fields, summer houses, hay barns, cottages, etc. on a road accessible for cars, preferably with higher ground clearance. Get to a wide area used to load wood. From here the clear markings follow a maze of forest roads, generally along Limpedea brook. The road turns into a path and after a clearing you reach an area with debris under a steep cliff that seems to be a former limestone quarry. Here turn slightly to the left (SE), go back into the forest and get to a rock with a small waterfall and a small cave to the right. The path then climbs a rocky threshold to get out to a road along the contour line. Walk past a cold spring and after less than 500 m we leave the road to the right (S) on a path that goes up through the forest. Get out into the pasture and after a last short climb reach the Ciobanilor Saddle. From here the trail follows the road cut into the mountainside to reach Rarau Hotel in about 2 km, alongside trails 3 (red stripe), 19 (red cross), 24 (red triangle), and so on.