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Discover the Carpathian Mountains and Saxon villages by MTB - luxury guided version

8 days / 7 nights
Transylvania - Mountain biking - Leisure cycling - Guided leisure cycling
Guided - Families - Singles - Comfort - Luggage transfer

price from 1390 €

This 8 days long Luxury MTB Tour will show you the best MTB trails of the Carpathians, all in luxurious comfort. During this trip we will discover the South-eastern part of Transylvania. The rides in those two regions, in the middle of pastures, sheepfolds, and forests, will definitely impress you! A most comfortable adventure in the middle of a pastoral tradition in complete osmosis with a wild nature sheltering brown bears, chamois, wolves, and lynxes.

Your day by day program

1
Arrival in Bucharest & transfer Brasov

The trip starts at the airport in Bucharest. Transfer to our first stop: Brasov. We’ll spend the first night in a hotel built in a historic building dating back to 1477, formerly a German Bank. It is just a stone throw from sumptuous cafes and bakeries and Brasov's main tourist attractions.

Transfer time: ~3h
Meals included: Dinner

2
The Piatra Craiului Mountains

We will start from Brasov today, through Poiana Brasov. Our main objectives today are the Bran castel and Rasnov forstress. In Bran we visit the open-air village museum and Bran Castle, better know like "Dracula" Castle. For many years the castle was home to Queen Mary, Queen Victoria of England’s granddaughter. Night in a welcoming guesthouse in Bran.

Biking time: ~ 55 km, +800m
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

3
A fair bit of adrenalin

Today you’ll discover the area at the foot of Bucegi and Piatra Craiului, that the inhabitants are livestock breeders; therefore the village has a long time tradition in cheese preparation. We will admire traditional Romanian mountain villages with many small and ancient houses. We will also have the opportunity of exploring the South side of the Bran country, crossing the border between the old principalities of Wallachia and Transylvania. This night and the next one will be spent in a charming wooden guesthouse, located in the middle of the mountains. You’ll feel very comfortable in this cozy house.

Biking time: ~ 45 km, + m
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

4
Traditional villages

A medium-level technical mountain-biking route, initially on asphalted roads, then through forest with many ascents and descents. The later part of the route takes us through remote hilly villages into a very attractive rural landscape with steep hills and alpine pastures, on a ridge near the Piatra Craiului Mountains. Night back to our accommodation.

Biking time: ~50 km, +1300m
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5
Saxon villages

The 5th day will have us ride through the Saxon villages from Transylvania and through Fagaras region. Almost everywhere we go, we’ll get a chance to visit different fortifies churches and citadels. The most known one that we’ll pass through is Viscri with its UNESCO fortified church. The people living here understand the importance and benefits of sustainable tourism and Romanian and foreign tourists love it here due to the beautiful fortified churches, the house’s architecture, traditional way of living and unspoiled nature. We’ll spend 2 nights in a traditional Saxon home.

Biking time: ~85km, +700m
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6
In the heart of Transylvania

We’ll bike in the heart of Transylvania so more, passing through some more splendid Saxon villages, enjoying the historical immersion one last time. While riding through the forests, we might get lucky and spot herds of deers. The main villages for today will be Bunesti, Saschiz and Crit, all dating back from the 13-14th century, with their fortified churches, with paintings and objects from the Medieval times. Another chance to observe the almost unspoiled nature and the old german and Romanian mixings.

Biking time: ~50km, +700m
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7
Sighisoara citadel

Our last day of biking takes us uphill along the narrow dirt path, crossing to Mures county. We will go down along the river Tarnava Mare, deep forests and hop fields. The destination for this evening is a real treat: Sighisoara, one of the few medieval citadels in Europe that is still fully inhabited and also included on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Here we have the whole free afternoon to discover the old town with its famous clock tower, medieval streets and the house where Vlad Dracul, the father of Vlad the Impaler was born. Night in a central hotel inside the citadel.

Biking time: ~50km, +700m
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8
End of journey

In the morning, after breakfast, we say goodbye to our guide and Transylvania, and make our way back to Bucharest by private transfer. Stop at the airport (Flight must be in the afternoon or an extra night in Bucharest). End of the trip

Transfer time: ~5h
Meals included: Breakfast

Departure board

Departures for groups formed on request

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Bucharest airport
End
  • Bucharest airport
Accommodation
  • In guesthouses & hotels, double occupancy.
    - 1 night in superior rooms in a charming central hotel in Brasov
    - 1 night in a luxurious manor house in Bran
    - 2 nights in a luxurious guesthouse in Magura
    - 2 nights in a luxurious guesthouse in Viscri
    - 1 night in 5* central hotel in Sighisoara
    OR equivalent guesthouse/hotel nearby.
Number of people
  • From 8 participants
Level of difficulty
  • 6 days of biking. Requires a medium-high level.
Carrying
  • Luggage transfer from one accommodation to another. During the rides you’ll carry only the necessary things for the day with you (picnic, camera, water bottle etc. )
Options
  • Bike rental (price/pax) : 95€
  • Bike rental (price/pax) : 95€
Included
  • English speaking local Romanian guide for the 6 days of mountain biking, with a first-aid kit.
  • Private transfer on day 1 & 8
  • Luggage transfer
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 picnics and 6 dinners to our guesthouses.
  • Accommodation
Not included
  • Insurance
  • Drinks, other than water
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature
  • Entry fees into monuments.

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