Bike tour in Transylvania

Be active! Discover Romanian's beauty!

Romania offers cyclists of all skills and levels something to enjoy, with a terrain that ranges from steep and challenging to gentle and pleasant. Romania's countryside will not disappoint a bike tour enthusiast. Peasant culture remains a strong force and medieval ways prevail, more so than anywhere else in Europe. 

This guided tour takes you along country roads and pastoral landscapes far from the crowded routes, on flat terrain, unpaved country trails, up and downhill trails enjoying the incredible Transylvanian scenery.
You will pass historic architecture, preserved since the Middle Ages. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage churches, castles, remote villages, and even the medieval cities.

All those will be visited by bike trips but the transport will be also by car or minivan.
You have an English speaking guide for the entire trip, as this tour is escorted, guided tour. 

Don't bring your bike, we have good ones!  

Day 1: Arrive in Bucharest, Romania.

Arrive at Bucharest Otopeni airport. Transfer to a centrally located hotel in Bucharest. 
Installation; welcome meeting; bike fitting - and orientation of our program for the week.

Day 2: Cycle to Poiana Brasov 72 km. Visit Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress.

Route:  Bucharest - Pitesti - Campulung - Rucar - Bran - Rasnov - Poiana Brasov (a total of 250 km; cycle 72 km)
Point of interest:
After breakfast, we will be transferred by vehicle to Rucar. Today we will cycle to Poiana Brasov via Castle Dracula at Bran - Rasnov - Poiana Brasov. 

Bran Village is the national center of rural tourism, highly appreciated for its natural beauty. It offers opportunities of getting closer to old customs of Romanian countryside. Here you can try homemade food, bioproducts, and natural ingredients. 
Bran Castle with its medieval atmosphere came to be connected with the legend of Dracula (with its origins in the Transylvanian Middle Ages). But the castle is more than that: it is history.

Rasnov Fortress, built on calcareous rock, is located 15 km far from Brasov on the Brasov-Bran road. It is an old peasant refuge fortress unique for its style and position. 

Poiana Brasov is well known as a permanent health and ski resort (average altitude 1030m), only 14 km from Brasov. A place for rest and relaxation, business or treatment, holiday or weekend for all categories of visitors and tourists in all seasons. 

 

Day 3: Cycle to Balvanyos 74km. Visit Brasov and Prejmer Fortified Church.

Route: Poiana Brasov - Brasov city - Prejmer Fortified Church - Intorsura Buzaului - Zagon - Covasna - Targu Secuiesc - Turia - Baile Balvanyos (a total of 110 km; cycle 74 km)Point of interest 

Brasov is a Transylvanian town lying at the foot of Carpathian (average altitude 600m) in a pleasant natural setting. It is an ancient center of crafts and trade, first mentioned in historical documents in 1235 under the name of Corona. We have time for a walking tour of the old town where we can admire the medieval part with: The Black Church that houses a priceless collection of Oriental rugs as well as a 4000-pipe organ, The Town Hall Square, The Central Park, The Black Tower, The White Tower, the Rope Street – the narrowest street in Europe and the first Romanian School in Transylvania.

Prejmer is the biggest fortified church in Southeastern Europe built in the 14th century. The fortress with double walls and dungeons makes you think to the ancient tales. Inside its walls, there is a church, but the interesting thing here is the honey-comb like an inner wall. Every family had one small room for sheltering in case the village was attacked.

Covasna became famous because of the so-called Devils Swamp, with violent emanations of alkaline carbon-gaseous waters and grey mud. It was first mentioned in documents around the 16th century. The Fairs Citadel stands testimony of its ancient existence. Nowadays, it is one of the most appreciated spas in Romania, people being able to find here cures for cardiovascular diseases, dermatological diseases, locomotion ailments (joint problems), and aliments associated to the aging process. The spa is located at 564 m altitudes, in the meeting place of the eastern side of Vrancea Mountains with the Depression of Barsa, 31 km far from Sfantu Gheorghe and 60 km far from Brasov. In the area of Baile Balvanyos, long time ago, people have discovered the curative qualities of the mineral waters in Balvanyos. They were used therapeutically against various affections; starting with 1938 it has begun the exploitation of the mineral waters, in the same year with the building of a hotel. Currently, the hotel is completely renovated and belongs to the Best Western Hotelier Chain. The spa is located at 775-800 m altitudes, on the southern side of Bodoc Mountains,67 km far from Sfantu Gheorghe.

Accommodation in Baile Balvanyos. 

Day 4: Cycle to Lacul Rosu. 124 km. Visit Harghita County.

Route: Baile Balvanyos - Baile Tusnad - Miercurea Ciuc - Gheorgheni - Lacul Rosu (a total of 124 km; cycle 124 km)
Point of interest 
Lacu Rosu (The Red Lake) is a natural storage lake at 980 m altitudes, near Bicaz Gorges, at approximately 27 km from Gheorgheni city (Harghita County), on the national road 12/C. The lake has 10 m deep, an area of 12.7 ha. The lake was formed in the summer of 1837, when an earth and rock slide blocked the river Bicajel; in time the waters have accumulated and formed a natural storage lake. Its name Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) comes from the reddish color of the water due to in the sunset. 

Accommodation in the area.

 

Day 5: Cycle to Oglinzi via Bicaz Gorges 120 km. Visit Bicaz Gorges and Izvorul Muntelui Lake.

Route: Lacu Rosu - Bicaz - Izvorul Muresului Lake - Potoci - Hangu - Poiana Largului. Transfer by coach to Oglinzi. (a total of 120 km; cycle 120 km)

Point of interest 

Bicaz Gorges are situated in the Eastern Carpathians, on the river Bicaz, connecting two important regions from Romania: Transilvania and Moldavia. With its 8 km length, its winding road, and wild beauty attracted many tourist every year. Recently are finished a modern tunnel. Bicaz resort situated in a picturesque position, at the foot of the Ceahlau massif (at an altitude of 430 m). It can be also called "the Bicaz harbor", due to its situation on the shore of the Izvorul Muntelui Lake ("the Bicaz Sea"), and it is the starting point for the leisure cruises on the lake (little ships, motorboats, boats). The beauty of the lake and of the mountain combined with the alpine climate creates a place of major touristic attraction. Izvorul Muresului Lake, 35 km away from Piatra Neamt, dam formed on the Bistrita, behind a dam more than 120m in height, a real artificial mountain. Approximately 35 km long, it is an attractive leisure area. 

 

Day 6: Cycle to Gura Humorului/Voronet 103km. Visit Rasca Monastery and enjoy the natural beauty.

Route: Oglinzi - Brusturi - Rasca Monastery - Spataresti - Radaseni - Gura Humorului/Voronet (a total of 103 km; cycle 103 km) 

Rasca Monastery - built in 1542 by Petru Rares, here was a very important cultural center. It preserves beautiful mural paintings. A beautiful route, with spectacular views. 

 

Day 7: Painted Monastery day trip by vehicle. Cycle 0. Enjoy the tour and cultural visit.

Route: By coach transfer to the World Heritage Painted Monasteries (a total of 130 km; cycle 0 km) 
Point of interest 
Bukovina is a Romanian region situated in the northern part of Moldavia. The name of Bukovina dates back to its annexation by the Hapsburgs in 1774 and it means a land covered by beech forests. This part of Romania is especially beautiful, with a clean unspoiled nature, and a unique landscape: thick forests and imposing crests ("obcine"), branching off from the Carpathians, which allow a wonderful panorama of valleys, with houses scattered here and there, with large gardens and farm yards inviting one to lie down by the haystacks and look up at the blue sky with its marvelous hues. This is the land where the painted monasteries, which now hold a place of pride among world cultural sites, were built. They all lie in the region close to the town of Suceava, in the northern part of the country. 

We will visit the most beautiful monasteries in the area.

Voronet Monastery: 

 

Day 8: Cycle to Borsa 140 km. Maramures County - amazing land with old customs and wonderful people and nature.

Route: Gura Humorului - Vama - Campulung Moldovenesc - Pojorata - Mestecanis Pass (1096m) - Iacobeni - Prislop Pass - Borsa
Point of interest
The ethnographical and folkloric fund of Suceava County emphasizes the inclination to talent and sensibility for beautiful things of this region inhabitant. There are numerous ethnographical elements in Dornele Land, where the inhabitants are still preserving the old occupations and customs, as well as authentic clothing, which are artistically made, the artistic inclination is obvious in choosing the models and colors to be used. From Prislop Defile (1416m) you can admire the highest peaks of Rodna Mountains.

Prislop Pass actually makes the connection between Moldavia and Maramures. The traditional architecture in Maramures, especially the famous gates, the popular clothes and the ornamental hand made weavings are to be found all over the area. The sun sign symbolizing life is to be found on every gate and on many others objects manufactured in the area. The wooden churches, the original customs attracted many tourists on the premises or at international festivals and shows (for example the Smithsonian Festival in the USA). Borsa is a town in the northern extremity of Romania country-region Maramures County. Close by, mineral springs can be found. In the eastern part of the town, 12 km from its centre, there is an all-season touristic resort of general importance with modern hotels, at the foot of Rodna Mountain. An important touristic objective is the wooden church dating back from the year 1700, with mural paintings from the 18thcentury.

Day 9: Cycle to Bistrita, 89 km. Passing through villages and follow Jonathan Harker in Bistrita town.

Route: Borsa - Moisei - Sacel - Setref - Cosbuc - Salva - Nasaud - Liviu Rebreanu - Dumitra - Bistrita (a total of 89 km; cycle 89 km) 

 

Day 10: Cycle to Sovata via Reghin, 96 km.

Route: Bistrita - Reghin - Eremitu - Sovata (a total of 96 km; cycle 96 km) 

Point of interest First mentioned in a 1597 document but recorded as a resort in 1850, Sovata is located at 1,600 ft. above the sea level, in the stunning forested region of Transylvania, Sovata features the heliothermal Ursu (Bear) lake – unique in Europe. Sovata have a comfortable hotel of the spa which offers modern treatment facilities combined with the efficient cure factors of the Lake. 

 

Day 11: Cycle to Sighisoara via Cristuru Secuiesc 75 km.

Route: Sovata - Praid - Corund - Cristuru Secuiesc - Sighisoara (a total of 75 km; cycle 75 km) 

Point of interest 
The name of Corund is inseparable from the folk ceramics and pot industry. Being one of the Transylvanian centers of folk pottery, Corund means the survival of the folk art by continuing our traditions and it also means the welfare of the locals at the same time. The viable community deals with many things: traditional pottery, wood processing, tinder making and trade. 

Praid is one of the most important localities from the "Salt Zone". The commune lies in the eastern part of the Transylvanian basin, at the southern feet of the Gheorgheni Mountains, in the upper valley of the Tarnava Mica River. The salt mine from Praid is one of the most important salt mines of the Transylvanian Plateau. 

Sovata (15 km away from Tg Mures) it is situated at the foot of the Gurghiu Mountains, at an altitude of 500m, it is mentioned as healing place since 1597.

Sighisoara is considered to be the most inhabited fortress in Europe and the most beautiful and complete site of medieval architecture in Romania. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century. Today visitors can admire: The Clock Tower, The Tanners' Tower (one of the oldest), The Goldsmiths Tower etc. Included in the UNESCO world heritage, Sighisoara is today a lively European medieval town whose old edifices are still functional and well preserved. 

Accommodation in Sighisoara.

 

Day 12: Cycle to Sibiu via Agnita.

Route: Sighisoara - Apold - Agnita - Nocrich - Sibiu (a total of 91 km; cycle 91 km)
Point of interest
The road across the beautiful Saxon region where you can still feel the medieval life. You can stop to admire the fortified Saxon churches (Bradeni, Agnita, Apold, Biertan).

Biertan Fortress, World Cultural Heritage site and the largest fortress church in Transilvania. This church, surrounded by three rows of fortifications was used for nearly 300 years as the residence of the Transylvanian Archbishop. Biertan locality lies in the middle of the Transylvanian plateau, in the North of Sibiu city, at an equal distance between the cities Medias and Sighisoara. Biertan is documentary testified for the first time in 1283, along with other 7 villages, inhabited in that period by the Saxons of Transylvania.
 

 

Day 13: Sibiu: 2017 Cultural capital and 2019 European Region of Gastronomy, Medieval town

Route: Sibiu
Point of interest:  All day at leisure in Sibiu city where we can visit the "Bruckental" Museum, and have a wonderful walking tour of the medieval old town.

Highlights of Sibiu tour: Piata Mare (The Big Square), Piata Mica (The Little Square), Piata Huet (Huet Square), Iron Bridge, Biserica Evangelica (The Evangelical Church) and Metropolia (The Orthodox Church).

Day 14: Cycle Transfagarasan Road, 90 km. Spectacular Road - one of the best road in the world!!!

Route: Sibiu - Balea - Curtea de Arges - Bucharest (a total of 300 km; cycle 90 km) 
Point of interest 
Transfer by coach to start of Transfagarasan Pass. Cycle to top of the pass - optional. 
Descend Transfagarasan Pass 60 km. Vehicle transfer to Curtea de Arges. Visit of Curtea de Arges Monastery before coach transfer to Bucharest. 
Monastery of Curtea de Arges was founded by prince Neagoe Basarab between 1514-1517, on the site of a metropolitan church, which had been raised in the 14th century and acknowledged by the Archbishopric of Constantinople in 1359. 

 

Day 15: Bucharest - departure. Back home!

Guided tour of Bucharest including a visit to the Palace of Parliament (People's House), the grandest administrative construction in Europe. It has hundreds of offices, halls for reception or for scientific, cultural, social-political reunions, dozens of conference rooms. It covers over 265.000 square meters of interior surface, being the second biggest in the world after the Pentagon building in Washington. It is the third in the world in what concerns its volume, after the Cape Canaveral building in USA (where the cosmic rockets are assembled) and after the Quetzalcoatl pyramid in Mexico. 

Transfer to the airport.

There is the possibility to add another night in Bucharest. 

Description

Romania offers cyclists of all skills and levels something to enjoy, with a terrain that ranges from steep and challenging to gentle and pleasant. Romania's countryside will not disappoint a bike tour enthusiast. Peasant culture remains a strong force and medieval ways prevail, more so than anywhere else in Europe. 

This guided tour takes you along country roads and pastoral landscapes far from the crowded routes, on flat terrain, unpaved country trails, up and downhill trails enjoying the incredible Transylvanian scenery.
You will pass historic architecture, preserved since the Middle Ages. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage churches, castles, remote villages, and even the medieval cities.

All those will be visited by bike trips but the transport will be also by car or minivan.
You have an English speaking guide for the entire trip, as this tour is escorted, guided tour. 

Don't bring your bike, we have good ones!  

Day 1: Arrive in Bucharest, Romania.

Arrive at Bucharest Otopeni airport. Transfer to a centrally located hotel in Bucharest. 
Installation; welcome meeting; bike fitting - and orientation of our program for the week.

Day 2: Cycle to Poiana Brasov 72 km. Visit Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress.

Route:  Bucharest - Pitesti - Campulung - Rucar - Bran - Rasnov - Poiana Brasov (a total of 250 km; cycle 72 km)
Point of interest:
After breakfast, we will be transferred by vehicle to Rucar. Today we will cycle to Poiana Brasov via Castle Dracula at Bran - Rasnov - Poiana Brasov. 

Bran Village is the national center of rural tourism, highly appreciated for its natural beauty. It offers opportunities of getting closer to old customs of Romanian countryside. Here you can try homemade food, bioproducts, and natural ingredients. 
Bran Castle with its medieval atmosphere came to be connected with the legend of Dracula (with its origins in the Transylvanian Middle Ages). But the castle is more than that: it is history.

Rasnov Fortress, built on calcareous rock, is located 15 km far from Brasov on the Brasov-Bran road. It is an old peasant refuge fortress unique for its style and position. 

Poiana Brasov is well known as a permanent health and ski resort (average altitude 1030m), only 14 km from Brasov. A place for rest and relaxation, business or treatment, holiday or weekend for all categories of visitors and tourists in all seasons. 

 

Day 3: Cycle to Balvanyos 74km. Visit Brasov and Prejmer Fortified Church.

Route: Poiana Brasov - Brasov city - Prejmer Fortified Church - Intorsura Buzaului - Zagon - Covasna - Targu Secuiesc - Turia - Baile Balvanyos (a total of 110 km; cycle 74 km)Point of interest 

Brasov is a Transylvanian town lying at the foot of Carpathian (average altitude 600m) in a pleasant natural setting. It is an ancient center of crafts and trade, first mentioned in historical documents in 1235 under the name of Corona. We have time for a walking tour of the old town where we can admire the medieval part with: The Black Church that houses a priceless collection of Oriental rugs as well as a 4000-pipe organ, The Town Hall Square, The Central Park, The Black Tower, The White Tower, the Rope Street – the narrowest street in Europe and the first Romanian School in Transylvania.

Prejmer is the biggest fortified church in Southeastern Europe built in the 14th century. The fortress with double walls and dungeons makes you think to the ancient tales. Inside its walls, there is a church, but the interesting thing here is the honey-comb like an inner wall. Every family had one small room for sheltering in case the village was attacked.

Covasna became famous because of the so-called Devils Swamp, with violent emanations of alkaline carbon-gaseous waters and grey mud. It was first mentioned in documents around the 16th century. The Fairs Citadel stands testimony of its ancient existence. Nowadays, it is one of the most appreciated spas in Romania, people being able to find here cures for cardiovascular diseases, dermatological diseases, locomotion ailments (joint problems), and aliments associated to the aging process. The spa is located at 564 m altitudes, in the meeting place of the eastern side of Vrancea Mountains with the Depression of Barsa, 31 km far from Sfantu Gheorghe and 60 km far from Brasov. In the area of Baile Balvanyos, long time ago, people have discovered the curative qualities of the mineral waters in Balvanyos. They were used therapeutically against various affections; starting with 1938 it has begun the exploitation of the mineral waters, in the same year with the building of a hotel. Currently, the hotel is completely renovated and belongs to the Best Western Hotelier Chain. The spa is located at 775-800 m altitudes, on the southern side of Bodoc Mountains,67 km far from Sfantu Gheorghe.

Accommodation in Baile Balvanyos. 

Day 4: Cycle to Lacul Rosu. 124 km. Visit Harghita County.

Route: Baile Balvanyos - Baile Tusnad - Miercurea Ciuc - Gheorgheni - Lacul Rosu (a total of 124 km; cycle 124 km)
Point of interest 
Lacu Rosu (The Red Lake) is a natural storage lake at 980 m altitudes, near Bicaz Gorges, at approximately 27 km from Gheorgheni city (Harghita County), on the national road 12/C. The lake has 10 m deep, an area of 12.7 ha. The lake was formed in the summer of 1837, when an earth and rock slide blocked the river Bicajel; in time the waters have accumulated and formed a natural storage lake. Its name Lacu Rosu (Red Lake) comes from the reddish color of the water due to in the sunset. 

Accommodation in the area.

 

Day 5: Cycle to Oglinzi via Bicaz Gorges 120 km. Visit Bicaz Gorges and Izvorul Muntelui Lake.

Route: Lacu Rosu - Bicaz - Izvorul Muresului Lake - Potoci - Hangu - Poiana Largului. Transfer by coach to Oglinzi. (a total of 120 km; cycle 120 km)

Point of interest 

Bicaz Gorges are situated in the Eastern Carpathians, on the river Bicaz, connecting two important regions from Romania: Transilvania and Moldavia. With its 8 km length, its winding road, and wild beauty attracted many tourist every year. Recently are finished a modern tunnel. Bicaz resort situated in a picturesque position, at the foot of the Ceahlau massif (at an altitude of 430 m). It can be also called "the Bicaz harbor", due to its situation on the shore of the Izvorul Muntelui Lake ("the Bicaz Sea"), and it is the starting point for the leisure cruises on the lake (little ships, motorboats, boats). The beauty of the lake and of the mountain combined with the alpine climate creates a place of major touristic attraction. Izvorul Muresului Lake, 35 km away from Piatra Neamt, dam formed on the Bistrita, behind a dam more than 120m in height, a real artificial mountain. Approximately 35 km long, it is an attractive leisure area. 

 

Day 6: Cycle to Gura Humorului/Voronet 103km. Visit Rasca Monastery and enjoy the natural beauty.

Route: Oglinzi - Brusturi - Rasca Monastery - Spataresti - Radaseni - Gura Humorului/Voronet (a total of 103 km; cycle 103 km) 

Rasca Monastery - built in 1542 by Petru Rares, here was a very important cultural center. It preserves beautiful mural paintings. A beautiful route, with spectacular views. 

 

Day 7: Painted Monastery day trip by vehicle. Cycle 0. Enjoy the tour and cultural visit.

Route: By coach transfer to the World Heritage Painted Monasteries (a total of 130 km; cycle 0 km) 
Point of interest 
Bukovina is a Romanian region situated in the northern part of Moldavia. The name of Bukovina dates back to its annexation by the Hapsburgs in 1774 and it means a land covered by beech forests. This part of Romania is especially beautiful, with a clean unspoiled nature, and a unique landscape: thick forests and imposing crests ("obcine"), branching off from the Carpathians, which allow a wonderful panorama of valleys, with houses scattered here and there, with large gardens and farm yards inviting one to lie down by the haystacks and look up at the blue sky with its marvelous hues. This is the land where the painted monasteries, which now hold a place of pride among world cultural sites, were built. They all lie in the region close to the town of Suceava, in the northern part of the country. 

We will visit the most beautiful monasteries in the area.

Voronet Monastery: 

 

Day 8: Cycle to Borsa 140 km. Maramures County - amazing land with old customs and wonderful people and nature.

Route: Gura Humorului - Vama - Campulung Moldovenesc - Pojorata - Mestecanis Pass (1096m) - Iacobeni - Prislop Pass - Borsa
Point of interest
The ethnographical and folkloric fund of Suceava County emphasizes the inclination to talent and sensibility for beautiful things of this region inhabitant. There are numerous ethnographical elements in Dornele Land, where the inhabitants are still preserving the old occupations and customs, as well as authentic clothing, which are artistically made, the artistic inclination is obvious in choosing the models and colors to be used. From Prislop Defile (1416m) you can admire the highest peaks of Rodna Mountains.

Prislop Pass actually makes the connection between Moldavia and Maramures. The traditional architecture in Maramures, especially the famous gates, the popular clothes and the ornamental hand made weavings are to be found all over the area. The sun sign symbolizing life is to be found on every gate and on many others objects manufactured in the area. The wooden churches, the original customs attracted many tourists on the premises or at international festivals and shows (for example the Smithsonian Festival in the USA). Borsa is a town in the northern extremity of Romania country-region Maramures County. Close by, mineral springs can be found. In the eastern part of the town, 12 km from its centre, there is an all-season touristic resort of general importance with modern hotels, at the foot of Rodna Mountain. An important touristic objective is the wooden church dating back from the year 1700, with mural paintings from the 18thcentury.

Day 9: Cycle to Bistrita, 89 km. Passing through villages and follow Jonathan Harker in Bistrita town.

Route: Borsa - Moisei - Sacel - Setref - Cosbuc - Salva - Nasaud - Liviu Rebreanu - Dumitra - Bistrita (a total of 89 km; cycle 89 km) 

 

Day 10: Cycle to Sovata via Reghin, 96 km.

Route: Bistrita - Reghin - Eremitu - Sovata (a total of 96 km; cycle 96 km) 

Point of interest First mentioned in a 1597 document but recorded as a resort in 1850, Sovata is located at 1,600 ft. above the sea level, in the stunning forested region of Transylvania, Sovata features the heliothermal Ursu (Bear) lake – unique in Europe. Sovata have a comfortable hotel of the spa which offers modern treatment facilities combined with the efficient cure factors of the Lake. 

 

Day 11: Cycle to Sighisoara via Cristuru Secuiesc 75 km.

Route: Sovata - Praid - Corund - Cristuru Secuiesc - Sighisoara (a total of 75 km; cycle 75 km) 

Point of interest 
The name of Corund is inseparable from the folk ceramics and pot industry. Being one of the Transylvanian centers of folk pottery, Corund means the survival of the folk art by continuing our traditions and it also means the welfare of the locals at the same time. The viable community deals with many things: traditional pottery, wood processing, tinder making and trade. 

Praid is one of the most important localities from the "Salt Zone". The commune lies in the eastern part of the Transylvanian basin, at the southern feet of the Gheorgheni Mountains, in the upper valley of the Tarnava Mica River. The salt mine from Praid is one of the most important salt mines of the Transylvanian Plateau. 

Sovata (15 km away from Tg Mures) it is situated at the foot of the Gurghiu Mountains, at an altitude of 500m, it is mentioned as healing place since 1597.

Sighisoara is considered to be the most inhabited fortress in Europe and the most beautiful and complete site of medieval architecture in Romania. It was built at the beginning of the 13th century. Today visitors can admire: The Clock Tower, The Tanners' Tower (one of the oldest), The Goldsmiths Tower etc. Included in the UNESCO world heritage, Sighisoara is today a lively European medieval town whose old edifices are still functional and well preserved. 

Accommodation in Sighisoara.

 

Day 12: Cycle to Sibiu via Agnita.

Route: Sighisoara - Apold - Agnita - Nocrich - Sibiu (a total of 91 km; cycle 91 km)
Point of interest
The road across the beautiful Saxon region where you can still feel the medieval life. You can stop to admire the fortified Saxon churches (Bradeni, Agnita, Apold, Biertan).

Biertan Fortress, World Cultural Heritage site and the largest fortress church in Transilvania. This church, surrounded by three rows of fortifications was used for nearly 300 years as the residence of the Transylvanian Archbishop. Biertan locality lies in the middle of the Transylvanian plateau, in the North of Sibiu city, at an equal distance between the cities Medias and Sighisoara. Biertan is documentary testified for the first time in 1283, along with other 7 villages, inhabited in that period by the Saxons of Transylvania.
 

 

Day 13: Sibiu: 2017 Cultural capital and 2019 European Region of Gastronomy, Medieval town

Route: Sibiu
Point of interest:  All day at leisure in Sibiu city where we can visit the "Bruckental" Museum, and have a wonderful walking tour of the medieval old town.

Highlights of Sibiu tour: Piata Mare (The Big Square), Piata Mica (The Little Square), Piata Huet (Huet Square), Iron Bridge, Biserica Evangelica (The Evangelical Church) and Metropolia (The Orthodox Church).

Day 14: Cycle Transfagarasan Road, 90 km. Spectacular Road - one of the best road in the world!!!

Route: Sibiu - Balea - Curtea de Arges - Bucharest (a total of 300 km; cycle 90 km) 
Point of interest 
Transfer by coach to start of Transfagarasan Pass. Cycle to top of the pass - optional. 
Descend Transfagarasan Pass 60 km. Vehicle transfer to Curtea de Arges. Visit of Curtea de Arges Monastery before coach transfer to Bucharest. 
Monastery of Curtea de Arges was founded by prince Neagoe Basarab between 1514-1517, on the site of a metropolitan church, which had been raised in the 14th century and acknowledged by the Archbishopric of Constantinople in 1359. 

 

Day 15: Bucharest - departure. Back home!

Guided tour of Bucharest including a visit to the Palace of Parliament (People's House), the grandest administrative construction in Europe. It has hundreds of offices, halls for reception or for scientific, cultural, social-political reunions, dozens of conference rooms. It covers over 265.000 square meters of interior surface, being the second biggest in the world after the Pentagon building in Washington. It is the third in the world in what concerns its volume, after the Cape Canaveral building in USA (where the cosmic rockets are assembled) and after the Quetzalcoatl pyramid in Mexico. 

Transfer to the airport.

There is the possibility to add another night in Bucharest. 

MAP
Tour costs

from 1150€

Included in the cost
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation (2 sharing) with breakfast
  • evening meals  
  • backup coach/minibus or car for luggage transfers, plus planned and occasional unplanned individual assistance.
  • Romanian guide for the entire tour
  • attraction visit as per itinerary

 

Not included
  • Entry fees at attractions visited 
  • Photo tax 
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Rental Bike (you can choose to come with your own bike or rent a bike)