Self-guided Bicycle Tour in Bucovina from/to Suceava in 2022 - 8 Days
03.07.2022 – 10.07.2022
17.07.2022 – 24.07.2022
14.08.2022 – 21.08.2022
28.08.2022 – 04.09.2022
11.09.2022 – 18.09.2022
Other dates possible on request
Day 1. Arrival in Suceava
You can fly with WizzAir or Tarom to Suceava Airport (SCV).
Here you will meet the English-speaking assistant and he will transfer you to Manastirea Humorului, to a rural family pension. Check-in for 3 nights. The travel assistant will give you also the rental bikes and explain the details of your program.
Day 2. Monastery Voronet and Humor – cycle 25 km, approx. 50 m altitude (B)
After visiting the Humor Monastery, you will cycle to Voronet, where you will visit the Voronet Monastery - the so-called "Sistine Chapel of the East" because of the bright blue color in the exterior paintings, built in 1488, the first of the famous monasteries on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Note: Please keep in mind that you need appropriate clothing to visit the monastery.
Long pants for both men and women. The upper body should also be covered accordingly.
For dinner you enjoy one of the restaurants in Voronet or Humor.
Return to Manastirea Humorului.
Day 3. Humor – Cacica – Arbore – Solca - Humor – cycle 57 km, approx. 750 m altitude (B)
Today you will be able to see the plurality of Bucovina’s culture. First you cycle through the Polish village of Plesa to Cacica. In Cacica you can visit the salt mine and learn more about the Polish community in Romania. Then you cycle via Botosana to the Arbore Church - also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today you will also have a few steep sections of the road, but that makes cycling nice.
Return to Manastirea Humorului.
Day 4. Monastery Moldovita und Sucevita – cycle 82 km, approx. 650 m altitude (B)
Today you will first cycle to the Moldovita.
NB: Please note that you have to cycle 23 km on the main road; please watch out for heavy traffic!!!
Visit the Moldovita monastery, a foundation of Petru Rares; here the predominant color in the exterior frescoes is yellow, the Akathistos hymn is particularly beautiful, in the museum of the monastery there is the golden apple - a UNESCO award. Then the high “Ciumarna Pass” stands in front of you.
On a serpentine road we cross the pass to the Sucevita monastery, located in the valley of the stream of the same name, founded by the boyar Movila from the 16th century, the virtue lader is particularly well preserved in the exterior paintings. Check-in for 2 nights in the nearby guesthouse.
Day 5. Marginea – Putna – Marginea – cycle 70 km, approx. 450 m altitude (B)
After breakfast, you will cycle first to the black ceramic gilt from Marginea. From here you will cycle over the hilly roads to the Putna Monastery. In Putna you will also visit the monastery museum and the hermitage of Daniel Sihastru.
Then you cycle back to your guesthouse and end the day with a glass of wine.
Day 6. Margina – Radauti – Patrauti - Dragomirna – cycle 70 km, approx. 250 m altitude (B)
Today you will cycle to city Radauti. In the small border town, which is also the seat of the bishopric of the Orthodox Church of Moldova; you also have time for a typical market visit. In the afternoon you cycle on via Milisauti to the Patrauti Church - also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
NB: Please note that you have to cycle 8 km on the main road; please watch out for heavy traffic!!!
You cycle through the forest, on a forest road, to the Dragomirna Monastery.
Overnight near Dragomirna Monastery.
Day 7. Dragomirna – Suceava – cycle 23 km, approx. 90 m altitude
In the morning you can participate if you want at the mass in the monastery. After breakfast you will cycle to Suceava where the tour guide will show you the citadel and the city. Suceava was the center of political and economic power of the Moldovan princes in the Middle Ages and later. Today Suceava is still the capital of Bucovina.
Free time in the afternoon in Suceava.
Overnight in Suceava.
Day 8. Departure
According with your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Suceava Airport.
• For groups with more than 4 participants there is a reduction of EUR 100,00 / person
|• Rent-a-bike: egg. Winora Orinoco trekking-line||Yes||-|
|• Travel assistance||Yes||-|
|• Map with full description of the route||Yes||-|
|• Day trip with an English-speaking guide + private transport on day 11||Yes||-|
|• English-speaking city tour in Suceava||Yes||-|
|• 1 x accommodation in the monastery||Yes||-|
|• 7 x Breakfast (buffet)||Yes||-|
|• 6 x accommodation in good 3* guesthouses and hotels (double room with private bathroom)||Yes||-|
|• Bicycle transport on connecting routes||Yes||-|
|• Luggage transport between the accommodations||Yes||-|
|• All transfers according to the itinerary from/to Airport Suceava (SCV)||Yes||-|
|• Trip cancellation insurance||No||-|
|• Single supplement||No||€ 85,00/person|
|• Lunch and dinner||No||-|
|• Photo fees for visits||No||-|
|• Arrival / Departure||No||-|
|• Alcoholic beverages or other private costs (souvenirs etc.)||No||-|