Cycle Romania

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Bucharest, Romania
  • Ends Bucharest, Romania
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cycle through ancient villages and isolated landscapes
  • Visit UNESCO citadels and fortified churches 
  • Experience mediaeval Transylvania and modern Bucharest
Start and end in Bucharest, the Cycle Romania tour is a guided bicycle trip that takes 9 days. You will travel through Biertan, Brasov, Viscri and 5 other destinations in Romania. Cycle Romania is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Transylvania is one of the most emotive place names. Much of the focus is on Bram Stoker’s creation and the bloodthirsty Prince Vlad III or Vlad the Impaler, upon whom he was loosely based. However, the region offers a fascinating mix of cultural influences, from the Saxons to the raiding Tatars and Ottomans. The natural diversity and beauty of the region is also key to capturing the imagination as castles and churches are framed by the imposing Carpathian and Faguras Mountains. The best seat from which to view all this is that of a bicycle, allowing us to soak up the tranquillity and majesty of the landscape at a pace that means we can enjoy the hidden stories and places along the way.We finish with time in Bucharest, once the seat of communist power but still with enough left to remind visitors why it was once known as ‘the Paris of the East’.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Cycle Romania
5 - Excellent
“Don’t hesitate to visit Romania and explore Transylvania by bicycle. At the moment there is little tourism there and Transylvania remains bucolic, tranquil and unspoilt, as it has done for centuries. I was impressed by the abundance of growth everywhere, the wild flowers by the roadside, nesting storks on village roofs and soaring eagles overhead, gypsies in traditional dress, the horses and carts and well cared for domestic animals. It really is like something out of “Lark Rise to Candleford” – truly idyllic farming country out of a picture book, where here and there time appears to have stood still. Go before it changes, and visit the ancient, medieval citadels and Saxon Lutheran fortified churches. And cycling is a good way to meet Romanians, eat their delicious home-cooked food and see behind the doors of the brightly painted cottages, which front each village’s main street.”
Cycling in Romania
5 - Excellent
“I have been on a number of Exodus cycling holidays but this was one of the best. The cycling was just right with a number of modest climbs but the countryside is so beautiful and unspoilt with so much to see. Mountains, wild flowers, wildlife, forests, herds of sheep and cattle. Also a lot to learn about the history of Romania which explains the fortified churches, the hilltop citadels, the extraordinary palaces, the legacy of the Soviet era. A brilliant holiday.”
Cycling in Transylvania
5 - Excellent
“This trip gives you the ability to time travel. Starting in modern Bucharest, which has architecture and a street plan that made it worthy of the nickname 'the little Paris', then blighted by a communist period but is now gradually recovering. But the time travel really begins as the cycle tour winds its way on quiet country roads through peaceful villages which have some modern conveniences but otherwise haven't changed much in a hundred years. At times it is hard to get used to the quiet, but then the silence is broken by a chorus of barking dogs in the distance and roosters crowing in the next farmyard. Much history is covered during this week, with daily sessions to explain the progression of the various peoples that have struggled over this strategically useful territory. We visited many Saxon fortified churches from the 14th century.”
Cycling, cows and churches
4 - Very Good
“A great mixture of cycling and culture, with plenty of cows and castles along the way. Visiting rural Transylvania is like going back in time to the Middle Ages - farmers still use scythes, people get around in horses and carts, and cows wander the streets. There is a fascinating history to uncover and the locals are very friendly.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Bucharest.
  • Day 2: Ride to Bucium, stopping at Ohaba flower mill en route
  • Day 3: Cycle to Carta at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains.
  • Day 4: Cycle to Biertan; visit the UNESCO church.
  • Day 5: Visit the fascinating Citadel of Sighisoara.
  • Day 6: Cycle trough quaint villages and pastures to Soars.
  • Day 7: Cycle to Viscri; explore the town and fortified church.
  • Day 8: Morning transfer to Bran Castle for a tour; transfer to Bucharest.
  • Day 9: The tour ends in Bucharest. 
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Accommodation
  • 6 nights guesthouses, 2 night hotel with en suite facilities    , All accommodation 
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
Transport
  • 6 days cycling with partial vehicle support (limited seats) 
  • (if booking flight inclusive)
Others
  • 80% tarmac roads, 20% hard pack dirt paths
  • Scenic route, some climbs to be expected 
  • Group normally 4 to 14 plus leader, min age 16 yrs
  • Cycling guide throughout 
  • Local bike hire with one pannier bag
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Bucharest are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycle Romania tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Romania tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 188 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 06 August 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Cycle Romania tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cycle Romania tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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