This season we tested extensively the papanași* as a genuine Romanian sports nutrition supplement. They worked wonders before, during and after intense mountain biking riding :). (Hey, some may argue the papanași are a very good substitute for sports itself, but we definitely wouldn’t go as far).
And what better endurance test than the Transylvanian Alps tour? Intensive climbs, technical descents, single trails riding up and down from 800 to 2500 m altitudes, through forests, pastures, deep into the mountain gorges or on the mountain crests.
Plenty of carbohydrates, sugars, lactose, proteins, minerals… you name it. They are all there, carefully dosed in a well balanced portion of papanași. The smiles you see on the faces of the mountain bikers from the Austrian club FC Donald that came to Romania this August will only testify about how efficient the papanași were.
And, we forgot to mention: how delicious they were! Almost as good as the trip itself, with nice weather, unforgettable single tracks, plenty of loughs, and great memories to share.
(*Here’s a link to the very short wikipedia entry on papanași.)