Transylvania by bike - 8 days tour in 2021
27.06.2021 – 04.07.2021
11.07.2021 – 18.07.2021
08.08.2021 – 15.08.2021
22.08.2021 – 29.08.2021
05.09.2021 – 12.09.2021
Day 1. Arrival in Sibiu (D)
Arrival in Sibiu Airport (SBZ) or train station Sibiu.
Transfer to hotel in Sibiu, where you will be accommodated for 2 nights.
In the afternoon you will meet the guide and have the city tour of Sibiu.
Dinner at a local restaurant with the other participants of the tour.
Day 2. Surroundings of Sibiu - cycling 40 km approx. 150 m altitude (B, L)
We will cycle to Cisnadie and Cisnadioara, where we will visit the fortified church. These two villages are known for their rich fruit orchards. Then we cycle to Rasinari, a typical Romanian shepherd's village. Late lunch with a Romanian peasant local family. Then we cycle back to Sibiu.
Day 3. From Sibiu to Biertan via Hartibaciu Valley - 86 km approx. 280 m altitude (B, D)
Today the road will lead us to several fortified churches. Hosman is our first stop followed by Altana. On the way to Biertan you will often see horse-drawn carts, with beers on their way to work in the fields, since agriculture is the main occupation here. The cycle path leads to Biertan via Barghis and Pelisor. One of the most important fortified churches in this region is in Biertan. Has been a bishopric for more than 300 years. In addition, this is the place where the annual Saxon meeting takes place. Dinner and accommodation for 2 nights in Biertan.
Day 4. From Biertan to Richis and Medias - 56 km approx. 280 m altitude (B, D)
Short bike tour from Biertan to Richis. From here the bike stage continues to Mosna to the fortified church with the “Bacon Tower”. Then we will cycle to Medias, another city of the Transylvanian Saxons. From Medias we cycle back to Biertan via Dupus. Dinner in the pension.
Day 5. Sighisoara and Brasov (bike off day) (B, D)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Sighisoara. The Middle-Aged center of this town is well preserved and is registered in UNESCO as a world heritage site. A City Tour will expose the most important landmarks like the Clock Tower and the Church on the Hill. After a city tour with a city guide, we also leave Sighisoara to continue to Brasov. When you will arrive in Brasov, you can also take the city tour in order to see the most important sights of the city such as the Black Church.
Bed and breakfast for 2 nights in Bran and dinner.
Day 6. Bran Castle and Rasnov Citadel - 45 km approx. 50 m altitude (B, D)
Not far away is the well-known Dracula Castle that we can visit in the morning. From here we can cycle to the Rasnov Citadel - a "must see".
Optional we can cycle to Poiana Brasov at 1020 m, we will have a very beautiful view over Tara Barsei.
In the afternoon you will arrive back in Bran.
Day 7. Along the Southern Carpathians - 50 km approx. 460 m altitude (B,D)
Along the Carpathians, your first stop today will be in Zarnesti.
Zarnesti is very well known for the bear observation platforms. From here you can cycle from Poiana Marului to Sercaia. From here you will be transferred by bus to Sibiu. Dinner and accommodation in Sibiu.
Optional: Transfer by car on Transfagarasan Road to 2030 meters altitude; you can ride your bikes "downhill" up to 500 meters of altitude, in 30 km. (EUR 35.00 / person)
Day 8. Departure
Depending on the departure time, you will be transferred to Sibiu Airport (SBZ) or train station in Sibiu.
EUR 995,00 / person in Double/Twin room
EUR 155,00 / Single room supplement
* The tour will be operated starting with 4 participants
* Maximum number of participants is 12 people
* Other dates are possible for small groups of 4 or more participants
|Rent-a-bike: egg. Winora Orinoco trekking-line||Yes||-|
|English-speaking city tour in Sibiu, Sighisoara and Brasov||Yes||-|
|1 x lunch with a 3-course menu and water||Yes||-|
|6 x dinner with 3-course menu and water||Yes||-|
|7 x Breakfast (buffet)||Yes||-|
|7 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||-|
|English speaking Tour-guide on bike for the entire trip||Yes||-|
|All transfers according to the itinerary||from/to Airport Sibiu (SBZ)||Yes||-|
|Transportation of Baggage and Bicycle according to the program||Yes||-|
|Personal costs (souvenir, drinks, etc)||No||-|
|Single room supplement||No||€ 155,00/person|
|Other meals than stated||No||-|
|Photo fees||for visits||No||-|
|Trip cancellation insurance||No||-|
|Alcoholic drinks or other private costs (souvenirs etc.)||No||-|