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Road Biking Romania And The Transalpina

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US$ 3,000
7 Days / 6 Nights
511 km
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Next departure
On Request
Number of Cycling Days6
Average Distance Per Day: 85
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1233
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance511 kilometres
Single SupplementN/A

About this Cycle Tour

Romania is a special country and probably one of the most underrated cycling destinations in the world. With mountains to rival the Alps, countryside to compare with the best anywhere in Europe, surprisingly good roads with very little traffic and thousands of years of history, Romania is a road biker's dream destination. Our Romania and the Transalpina by Road Bike is a genuine bucket-list trip and a fantastic introduction to road cycling in Romania. The riding is just amazing! The road surfaces are excellent, especially on the big climbing days, the traffic is light and often non-existent, the views are just jaw-dropping, day after brilliant day and coffee stops are often taken in UNESCO World Heritage-listed villages.

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Day 1

We will meet you at Bucharest Airport (for morning flight arrivals landing before 9 am) or pick you up from your hotel in Bucharest and transfer to Cincsor (total transfer time 4 hours) where we start our adventure. If you are arriving on a flight that lands after 10 am we recommend you arrive a day earlier and stay a night in Bucharest (or in Brasov which is on the way), otherwise you will need to take a private transfer and join us later. From Bucharest, we drive directly to Cincsor, where we will be staying at the Cincsor Guesthouse, a charming former Protestant Saxon School now a comfortable hotel.

Day 2

Our Romanian cycling adventure gets off to an incredible start as we get to ride the legendary Transfagarasan, which according to a recent report in Top gear magazine is the World’s best alpine road.

Day 3

We will hit the road for a superb ride to discover the Transylvanian Highlands. We will pass the lovely Cincu village with its fortified church and ride through the extraordinary landscapes of Transylvania with the Carpathian Mountains providing a spectacular backdrop.

Day 4

We ride into the Romanian countryside following secondary roads with very little traffic along the following a secondary scenic route along the Hartibaciu valley through the small town of Biertan, one of the most important Saxon villages boasting another impressive fortified church and a UNESCO World Heritage listing

Day 5

Beautiful ride to the Paltinis resort, this is a superb climb to an old mountain resort which has some challenging parts but is well worth the effort. The return will be an amazing descent right into town and the ‘Open Air Village Museum’ of Sibiu, one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe.

Day 6

Our last day riding the “Queen Stage” of our tour is the classic Carpathian Mountain climb and the main challenge of our week in Romania. The Transalpine is known locally as the King's Road and is the highest road in Romania.

Day 7

Today it is time to say goodbye. After a nice breakfast, we will provide a van transfer onwards to Bucharest or Bucharest Airport for your onward flights. Alternatively, you may enjoy an additional day in Maldaresti or Horezu

Elevation Profiles

Day 1 - Arrival day - Transfer from Bucharest Airport/Hotels to Brasov city/Cincsor village Ride 25-30km.
Day 1 - Arrival day - Transfer from Bucharest Airport/Hotels to Brasov city/Cincsor village Ride 25-30km.

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