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7 Days Carpathian Mountains Guided Motorcycle Tour in Romania

Turda, Romania

Fascinating Transylvanian Motorcycle Tour Romania

Ride the most amazing motorcycle roads of Transylvania and enjoy the comfort of four-star hotels along your adventure. Choose Turda as your riding center and enjoy some of the best rides of your life. Visit Dracula's realm and enjoy a place with wonderful scenery and beautiful architecture on your two wheels!

Key information

  • Terrain: paved roads as well as sections of gravel roads
  • Bike: rental bike (BMW models)
  • Mileage: 1,730 kilometers / 1,075 miles
  • Daily rides: 40 - 425 kilometers / 24 - 265 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners

Meet the guides

Alin
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Turda
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sighisoara Medieval Citadel
  • Conquer Transfagarasan Road, the most challenging of Europe's roads
  • Ride through the spectacular Transalpina Road on the Carpathian Mountains
  • Head to Turzii’s Gorges - the most important reservation of the Sunset Mountains
  • Visit Turda salt mines - with impressive halls named after kings and queens
  • Ride to Scarisoara Glacier Cave, the biggest one in Romania
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


5 riding days
Group size: Minimum of 6 participants
Airport transfer included: Cluj-Napoca International Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be able to enjoy a stay in a four-star hotel in Turda.

Program

Day 1: Cluj Napoca - Turda (40 kilometers / 25 miles / 1 hour)

Welcome to Transylvania. Meet your English-speaking guide at the airport and transfer to Turda for dinner and accommodation in a four-star hotel.

Day 2: Turda - Cheile Turzii - Belis - Turda (205 kilometers / 128 miles / 6 hours of riding)

You will go on a ride in the mountains today starting with a visit at the Turda salt mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Turzii’s Gorges, the most important reservation of the Sunset Mountains are your next destination. Continue riding to Belis Lake, where, if you are lucky to get a dry summer season, the ruins of a 14th century church can be seen emerging out from the cold waters. Spend the evening in Turda, dinner and accommodation there.

Day 3: Turda - Bilea Lac - Turda, Transfagarasan Road (425 kilometers / 264 miles / 7 hours of riding)

Enjoy an amazing ride on Transfaragasan Road (2,034 meters altitude), the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists. The second highest road in Romania, the Transfagarasan was built between 1970 and 1974 as a military route, by communist dictator Ceausescu (after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968). The road snakes up the tallest peaks of the Carpathians. Accommodation and dinner will be in Turda.

Day 4: Turda - Medias - Sighisoara - Turda (280 kilometers / 174 miles / 5 hours of riding)

Ride to Medias to become acquainted with a unique artist, the only one in the world who uses spider webs for his paintings. The next stop of your Romania travel is Biertan, with its impressive fortified church. Drive to Sighisoara, the best preserved and still inhabited medieval citadel in Europe and a UNESCO heritage site, but probably most important for you it is Vlad Dracula's birthplace!

Tip: for your lunch, ‘Vlad Dracul’s House’ is recommended. It is the very place where Dracula was born, turned today into an exquisite restaurant wherein you can find frescoes dating back to the 14th century. Evening will be in Turda, dinner and accommodation there.

Day 5: Turda - Scarisoara - Turda, Sunset Mountains (230 kilometers / 143 miles / 4 hours and a half of riding)

Ride to Sighisoara Glacier Cave along Ariesului Valley River. The Sunset Mountains will reward you with traditional villages, winding roads, and breathtaking scenery. Visit Scarisoara Glacier Cave, the biggest cave of this kind in Romania, with a mass of ice of 75.000 mc. Return to Turda for dinner and accommodation.

Day 6: Turda - Rinca - Turda, Transalpina Road (400 kilometers / 249 miles / 7 hours of riding)

Ride to Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses. It will be an incredible ride for you. Transalpina Road is one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania. With its highest point at Urdele Pass - 2,145 meters above sea level, the road is also called The King's Road by the locals. The road was built under the rule of King Carol II of Romania and rebuilt during World War II by German troops. Accommodation and dinner will be in Turda.

Day 7: Turda - Cluj Napoca

Say goodbye to Transylvania. Transfer to Cluj Napoca Airport to catch your flight back home.

Please note that tourist attractions are presented as recommendations only and are not included in the price.

Skill level required for this tour: Intermediate

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Guides

Alin Todea

Location

This tour will take you to explore Romania. Why Romania motorcycle tours are a good idea? This is because Romania has some of the most spectacular roads to be ridden by motorcyclists: Transfagarasan, Transalpina, Transbucegi, and Transursoaia. And this tour will take you to some of these roads and more, as follow:

Transfagarasan Road

This is the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists.

Transalpina Road

This is one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2,145 meters above sea level).

Turda Salt Mines

The salt mines are with impressive halls named after kings and queens.

Sighisoara Medieval Citadel

It is one of Europe’s most beautiful and inhabited fortified cities with a UNESCO World Heritage status.

Turzii’s Gorges

This is the most important reservation of the Sunset Mountains.

Scarisoara Glacier Cave

The cave is the biggest one of its kind in Romania.

Food

During this tour, six breakfasts and six dinners will be provided. Please let Adventure Motorcycle Tours and Rentals know if you prefer vegetarian food, in most cases, they can cater to it.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Services of an English-speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast
  • 6 nights four-star hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • BMW motorcycle rental depending on the model chosen
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Airport transfer

What's not included

  • Gasoline
  • Parking fees
  • Lunches
  • Flight and airport taxes
  • Beverages
  • Others not mentioned above
  • Entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cluj-Napoca International Airport (CLJ). Transfer from and to the airport is included.

Airport: Cluj-Napoca International Airport Airport transfer included: Cluj-Napoca International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

The following package prices are also available:

  • 1 rider, BMW G750GS, BMW F850GS, BMW R1200GSLC – 2,035 Euro;
  • 1 rider, BMW F800GS – 1,739 Euro;
  • 1 pillion – 1,139 Euro;
  • Single room supplement – 149 Euro.

 

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

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