Street in Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania. Photo via Flickr:Dennis Jarvis
Old woman selling flowers in Sighisoara, Romania. Photo via Flickr:andrea floris

Sighisoara, Romania, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo via Flickr:Guillaume Baviere

Legendary Transylvania

Romania Bike Tours

A cycling adventure in Romania

  • Taking a bicycle tour in Romania, specifically, Transylvania is like cycling in an undiscovered mysterious and ancient landscape straight from the pages of literature. This is the land of Dracula; rolling hills, beautiful valleys, and cool forests.

    The villages of gingerbread houses, fortified churches, and remote cultures are not easily reached by public transportation and are best explored on two wheels! The Transylvanian Saxon Heritage Trail passes through a number of small Saxon villages that still flourish the old way, with small family farms that provide sustenance and tradition. Traditional guesthouses, local food, and old world hospitality await. Bike Romania with us and discover Transylvania’s most romantic landscape - Saxonland!

    Highlights:

    • Fortified Churches (2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
    • Medias
    • Saxon Villages
    • Bethlen Castle Cris
    • Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve
    • Sighisoara (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
    • Farm visiting
    • Traditional meals with locals
    • Salina Turda salt mines

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  • 2017

    Price £ 930 $ 1,446 960 NOK 9760 kr 9009 $ 1,171

    extra options

    Extra night in Cluj Napoca:

    Double room: £ 67 $ 104 69 NOK 702 kr 648 $ 84 Single room: £ 57 $ 89 59 NOK 600 kr 554 $ 72  

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Cluj-Napoca International Airport

    Local Travel

    Transfer to city center for overnight.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit for the region are: July, 74°/56°, August, 75°/55°, September, 68°/49°, and October, 57°/40°


Where You’ll Stay

2 -3 star guesthouses or pensions

What’s Included

  • 6 nights in 2 to 3-star guesthouses or pensions
  • 6 x breakfast, 5 x lunch, 5 x dinner
  • Bike rental with helmet and pannier
  • All transfers
  • Luggage transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide and support van

What’s Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages (at some restaurants, an alcoholic beverage is included)
  • Bike protection
  • Trip insurance

Extra Stay

We recommend extending your stay to explore the beautiful area around Cluj Napoca still undiscovered by mass tourism!

TourBike
TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length7 days
From960 Rates
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Tour Dates

2018 Dates coming soon! 

Skill Level

Moderate guided and supported bike tour with average daily distances of 24 miles/38 km.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Legendary Transylvania Map

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Alma Vii
Day 2: Alma Vii – Richis, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 3: Richis – Malancrav, 23 mi. (37 km)
Day 4: Malancrav – Sighisoara, 22 mi. (36 km) cycling tours transylvania
Day 5: Sighisoara – Viscri, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Viscri – Transfer to Cluj
Day 7: Departure from Cluj

*All distances are approximate!

(If this itinerary does not suit you, just ask. We can customize!)

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Alma Vii
After a short walk in the Cluj historical center, there will be a transfer to the first Saxon village, Alma Vii.

Day 2: Alma Vii – Richis, 22 mi. (35 km)
The day starts with a climb to the church and visiting professional charcoal producers, or cărbunari. After a short climb and descent through the forest, you will arrive in Mosna to meet a local ecological farmer and eat lunch. You'll continue through Nemsa to Richis.

Day 3: Richis – Malancrav, 23 mi. (37 km)
You will start your ride with a smooth downhill to Biertan to discover the best-preserved fortified churches, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leaving Biertan and Copsa Mare, the ride continues through pleasant countryside and into a beautiful forest. The last village for today is Malancrav, whose fortified church has beautifully preserved mural paintings. The largest Saxon community in Transylvania lives here as well.

Day 4: Malancrav – Sighisoara, 22 mi. (36 km) cycling tours transylvania
First on the agenda today is the village of Floresti, from where you'll continue through the countryside to Cris, home of the Bethlen castle. This Renaissance castle is one of the most beautiful in all of Transylvania. Today, you’ll have a couple of climbs and downhills, but the surrounding beauty will carry you through. The Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve offers a spectacular ride among centuries–old trees. After a small, technical downhill, you will reach Sighisoara, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and well-preserved inhabited citadels in Europe, and another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5: Sighisoara – Viscri, 25 mi. (40 km)
Leaving Sighisoara, you will cross a long and scenic meadow at the base of a forest. Crossing the forest and the village, you continue via bike trail till Viscri. Here, you'll visit a blacksmith that supplies much of the iron and steel work for his village, as well as another UNESCO-protected fortified church.

Day 6: Viscri – Transfer to Cluj
After a transfer back to Cluj, there is an optional visit to Salina Turda, a breathtaking salt mine. If you didn’t have a chance when you arrived, take some time to explore the "unofficial" capital of Transylvania that shares both Romanian and Hungarian traditions.

Day 7: Departure from Cluj
Individual ​​​​​​departure from Cluj.

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