9 Days Cross-Country Motorcycle Tour in Romania

Adventure Motorcycle Tours Romania

Join this fantastic motorcycle tour to learn about Romanian traditions and culture! During this journey, you will discover the treasures and wonders that Romanian old cities hide. Riding through the Carpathian Mountains, as well as visiting old and painted monasteries, fortified churches, and the Dracula's Castle, you will experience a unique trip along with other motorcycle enthusiasts. Do not miss this opportunity to take the ride of your lifetime!

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike (BMW F750GS, BMW F850GS, BMW S1000XR, BMW R1200GS LC, or BMW R1200GS LC ADV)
  • Meals: 8 complete breakfasts and 8 dinners

Meet the guides

Cristian
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Highlights

  • 2100-kilometer mileage
  • Various BMW motorcycles rental
  • 220 to 350 kilometers per day on average
  • Explore the Carpathian Mountains, Bucharest, Brasov, and more
  • Visit monasteries, fortified churches, and Dracula's Castle
  • Daily delicious breakfast and dinner
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


7 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Henri Coandă International Airport
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Accommodation

During this motorcycle tour, you will be staying at four-star hotels and pensions, all with first-class English speaking employees who will take special and personal care of their guests. Accommodations are carefully selected with safe parking included so that you do not have to worry about your bike. Most of the hotels and pensions are located in beautiful areas, surrounded by mountains or lakes.

Program

Activities start around 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., after having breakfast. You will typically arrive at the hotel around 4 p.m. or 5 p.m., depending on the length of the tour and the tourist attractions.

Day 1: Bucharest - Welcome to Romania

Ride in Romania will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. The hotel is situated in the center of Bucharest, a city with a vibrating culture, art galleries, museums, and a busy night life. Known as Little Paris with its reputation for the high life, Bucharest is Romania's largest city and capital. It offers a historical charm, a large number of museums, art galleries, exquisite Orthodox churches, and unique architectural sites.

The visit will start with the Parliament Palace, formerly called the People's Palace. Built within Nicolae Ceausescu's vision, the Parliament Palace provides 3.76 million square feet and it is considered as the world's second largest building after the U.S. Pentagon. In the evening, you will have a welcome special dinner and discuss the details of the tour.

Day 2: Bucharest - Cheia Pass - Sighisoara

You will leave behind a beautiful city and ride the motorcycles through a spectacular mountain road to Sighisoara. You will ride on narrow streets and listen to great stories about the place where Print Vlad of the Impeller, known as Count Dracula, was born. You will also visit the ancient Sighisoara fortified citadel together with the clock tower, the torture room, and the medieval weapon collection. The group will spend the night in the ancient city listening to the famous legends of Dracula.

Day 3: Sighisoara - Bicaz Gorges - Voronet painted monastery - Frasin

Today will be time for some wild landscape and countryside roads. Bicaz Gorges and Red Lake, also called Killer Lake because of the pine trees that point out of the water, will be the first target. Then, you will continue your motorcycle tour and pass into Moldavia, a great region that represents the culture and the history of the Romanian people.

This day will be the beginning of your experience towards cultural monasteries in Moldavia, a region full of history and legends. Step inside Voronet Monastery, the most important building of Stefan the Great, Romanian great leader, with great paintings of biblical and historical characters, as well as royal pews and cloths belonging to the 16th century.

Day 4: Frasin - Tihuta Pass - Barsana wooden church - Sighet

You will step into another world and another region with different culture and stories, Maramures region. You will ride towards a gorgeous landscape, perfect for a motor ride, Tihuta Pass, a fairytale land haunted by peasants and mysteries. You will ride with your motorcycle towards the highest monastery built in 1390, Barsana Monastery.

Day 5: Sighet - Sapanta Merry Cemetery - Gutai Pass - Sibiu

You will take a walk and admire the 800 graves in the famous Sapanta Cemetery, also called the Merry Cemetery. This place is known for its bright-colored grave crosses painted with scenarios and rhymes from people's life. Coming from the Dacian period, which considers death as an important moment of life, the philosophy is based on immortality and celebrates the passing into a better life.

After, you will ride towards a gorgeous landscape, perfect for a motor ride, Gutai Pass, a fairytale land haunted by peasants and mysteries. The day will finish in Sibiu. The city was founded by the Saxon colonists and was called Hermannstadt. Voted as the European Cultural Capital along with Luxembourg in 2007, the Music City offers a great number of cultural monuments, a diversity of museums, and various artistic events.

Day 6: Sibiu - Transalpina Road - Urdele Pass - Horezu

The motorcycle tour will continue to Transalpina, the highest mountain road from the entire Carpathian Mountain chain. You will ride on fantastic roads and beautiful serpentines at 2145 meters; make pictures of the beautiful landscape of Transalpina Road. This is a perfect playground for demanding motorcyclists.

Day 7: Horezu - Transfagarasan Road - Bran

Today, you will ride through Transfagarasan Road, 91 kilometers just perfect for motor riding. Built at a 2042-meter altitude over Fagaras Mountains, the highest mountains in Romania, Transfagarasan Road offers the most spectacular landscape in Europe. The road is open to the public only for a few months per year due to cold weather. At the end of the road, you will be able to admire the incredible Balea Lake, located in the middle of the mountains.

Day 8: Bran - Dracula's Castle - Peles Castle - Bucharest

The day will start with a visit to Dracula's Castle, the castle where the myth of Dracula was born. You will hear stories about the well-known vampire, Dracula. Known for his sadist execution methods and the number of the peoples he killed (around 100,000), Dracula was quick to gain a reputation all over the world. The next stop will be Brasov.

You will walk through the labyrinthine cobbled streets of Brasov, one of Europe’s best-preserved cities from the medieval period. The city was built in the 12th century, during the Saxon period, with Gothic architecture and an ancient style. You will then visit the Black Church, whose walls were darkened by the Great Fire of 1689, and admire its collection of oriental carpets.

Your motorcycle tour will continue over the mountains. You will visit Peles Castle, built by the King Carol I between 1866 and 1914. The castle was decorated by the famous J.D. Heymann, August Bembé, and Berhard Ludwig. The former royal residence is one of the most beautiful residences in Europe, with 160 rooms, all of them opulently decorated.

Day 9: Bucharest departure

After a wonderful motorcycle tour, it will now be time to return home.

Motorcycles available for rental

  • BMW F750GS
  • BMW F850GS
  • BMW S1000XR
  • BMW R1200GS LC
  • BMW R1200GS LC ADV

Intermediate level

  • Can ride for three to four hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents

Included excursions

  • Ride on Transalpina Road, Transfagarsan Road, and through high passes and mountains
  • Visit Dracula's Castle, monasteries, Sapanta Cemetery, Sibiu, and Transylvania
  • Tour of Moldavia, Brasov, Bucharest's city center, and Sighisoara

Guides

Cristian Dragan
Cristian has been interested in motorcycles and travel all his life, that was why he decided to open Ride in Romania agency and provide guided motorcycle tours.

Location

This motorcycle tour will take place in Romania.

Food

Daily breakfast and dinner are included in this package. Dinners include welcome and farewell dinners in traditional local restaurants with an à la carte menu. Romanian cuisine is famous for the variety of the food. Each meal, starting with breakfast, is very rich and includes a wide selection of food. The owners offer traditional food prepared from their natural supplies gathered especially in autumn season.

Each region in the tour offers a different kind of food. You can taste the traditional sarmale with polenta or the delicious traditional pancakes with natural fruit jams. You can also drink the famous, strong tuica, palinca, or the country-made wine.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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

What's included

  • 8 complete breakfasts
  • 8 dinners
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 24-hour technical support
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • Back-up motorcycle
  • Detailed route sheets and all maps for the region being toured
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle
  • Motorcycle rental with third party liability and comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Support van for luggage, souvenir purchases and 1 or 2 passengers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Beverages and meals other than those specified
  • Entrance to museums
  • Fuel for your motorcycle
  • Gratuities and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Riding gear

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Vienna

  • Follow A4 (E60) / M1 (E60 - E71) until Budapest.
  • You will continue on M5 Highway for about 27 kilometers.
  • After that, you will exit on the Exit 44 - E60 (Szolnok, Albertirsa, Dabas, Ujhartyan) Highway and continue towards Bors - Oradea - Cluj Napoca - Bucharest.
  • Keep in mind the A means Austria highway, M means Hungary highway, and E means European road.

Driving directions from Prague

  • You need to follow D1 / E55 - E65 Highway towards Brno and continue on D2 / E65 to Bratislava.
  • You then ride on the road to Budapest on D2 / E65 - M1 / E75.
  • You will continue on M5 Highway for about 27 kilometers.
  • Then, you will exit on Exit 44 - E60 (Szolnok, Albertirsa, Dabas, Ujhartyan) towards Bors - Oradea - Cluj Napoca - Bucharest.
  • Keep in mind the D means Czech Republic highway, H means Hungary highway, and E means European road.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Ride in Romania will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Henri Coandă International Airport Airport transfer included: Henri Coandă International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

Please note the additional options below. If you are interested in one of them, kindly send an inquiry.

  • Pillion - 1,440 EUR
  • Rider with BMW R1200GS LC ADV in a shared double room - 2,290 EUR and in a private single room - 2,490 EUR
  • You can also choose to stay in a shared room with another person. In this case, the price would be lower.
Sunday July 21, 2019
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