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Romania’s Transylvania

  • E-Bikes
  • Romania
  • 7 Nights
  • 3* Accommodation

Our self-guided cycling holiday in Romania. Our self-guided biking vacation in Romania visits the fabulous castles and churches of Transylvania region more common to us as Count Dracula country! The scenery is superb, the castles are breathtaking and still, Romania is little explored by the tourist. Now is the time on this self-guided level 2 cycle tour to explore this wonderful country before the crowds hunt it out.\nTransylvania (the land “beyond the forest”), known through Bram Stokers ‘Dracula’ and Patrick Fermors ‘Castles of Transylvania’ is one of the great cultural landscapes of Europe still yet undiscovered. The population is an ethnic jigsaw of Romanians, Magyars, Germans and Gypsies.\nYou cycle along the spectacular Carpathian Mountains with splendid views, lowland valleys with medieval-looking villages untouched by time, forests which shelter deer, boars and even bears and wolves. On some of the days, you meet only oxen-drawn carts, horse and cows crossing your way or buffalo cooling off in the rivers. You may bump into a street wedding, German Blasmusik with Romanian texts and Gypsy tunes, and lots of Tuika (plum brandy) which is part of Transylvania as much as the garlic. You may visit some of the numerous German/Saxon church castles with beautiful Renaissance and Baroque altars and pulpits.\nClick Below if you would like to look at our\n\nWalking Holidays in Romania


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Day 1 – Arrive in Brasov.\n\nDay 2 – Bran and Rasnov castle, round trip 45 km 27 miles\nTransfer to Zarnesti where you then cycle to the Dracula castle with splendid views of the Bucegi Mountains. It served as an impressive backstage for Roman Polanskis ‘Dance of the Vampires’ and for Queen Mary of Romania, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, as salon and refuge. Cycle to Rasnov castle, where you have marvellous views of the Postavarul and Piatra Craiului mountains.\nDay 3 – Zarnesti – Fagaras 58 km 36 miles\nCycle through the Piatra Craiului National Park, which has the highest concentration of bears and wolves in Europe, along with a beautiful forest valley between two mountains. Then you cycle with spectacular views to the ‘Transylvanian Alps’ through to former Walachian territory (‘terra Vlachorum’) to Fagaras. On your way, there should be many opportunities to see rare flowers birds and butterflies. Visit the pretty, recently restored Renaissance castle (and its museum) owned by the Hungarian Voivodes who ruled Transylvania.\n\nDay 4 – Fagaras – Sighisoara 40/50 km – 25/31miles\nShort transfer to Cincu or Dealu Frumos to avoid a busy Road Cycling. Today you cycle through quite a remote area passing numerous villages and fortified churches. You may see a street wedding on your way: German Blasmusik with Romanian texts and Gypsy tunes. Very pretty is Trappold (Apoldu) castle guarded by a German artist. The town castle of Sighisoara is the biggest lived-in castle in Europe and part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage. Have a good Hungarian meal (or maybe the game) in the Casa cu Cerb, the ‘House with the Deer Antler’ where the Prince of Wales is dining sometimes when visiting Transylvania.\nDay 5 – Sighisoara – Biertan 35 km 23 miles\nCycle to the old bishopric of Biertan, one of the most impressive castles of Transylvania (UNESCO Cultural Heritage).\n\nDay 6 – Biertan – Hartibaciu (Harbach) valley around 50 km 33 miles\nToday you cycle through the remote Harbach valley with beautiful views to the Transylvanian Alps. You meet horse wagons loaded with hay, and villages in which the time seems to stand still. The farmers in the fields are still using scythes and sickles. You may have a short detour to visit the Hosman castle with its interesting Gothic sculptures. See the ‘Speckturm’ (bacon tower), maybe the custodian will climb up with you the clock tower and you may have a look at its ancient mechanism.\nDay 7: Harbach valley – Sibiu around 50 km/33 miles\nToday you will cycle to the Brukenthal summer residence and the impressive church castle of Cisnadie via Cisnadiora. You reach the ‘Young Forest’ where you can visit the peasant museum. Then you join a cycling path which will bring you traffic free through the ‘Alder Park’ straight to your hotel in Sibiu.\nDay 8 – Departure\nEarly train (06.43 h) to Bucharest – time subject to change

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  • 7 Nights Bed and Breakfast
  • 3/4 star Hotels and Guest Houses
  • Information Pack
  • Routes and Maps
  • Luggage transfers on cycle tour

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