The only trail in the Leaota Mountains starts in Badeni and follows the road (first paved, then gravel) along Badeni Valley. After a few kilometers, leave the valley and go up the winding forest road on Mount Tancava. There is a 900 m elevation gain to Curmatura Tancava saddle. From here, follow the road that climbs gradually to Leaota Peak. The slope becomes steeper at the end and you might need to push the bike to reach the peak at an elevation of 2,133 m. After a well deserved break, go back on the same road to Curmatura Tancava Saddle. From here, do not descend back into the valley, but follow the ridge towards Romanescu Peak and Marginea Domneasca Mountain. Ride past some sheepfolds and carefully turn onto Plaiul Gargaunele to descend to Cotenesti village. From here, follow the national road for a few minutes and get back to Badeni.