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Medieval Transylvania
Tour Location
Country:
Romania
From:
Baia Mare
To:
Baia Mare
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
Off Road, On Road, Hills, Quiet Roads
Tour Language:
English, German, French
Cost From:
€1379
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
300 Km
Riding Days:
7
Daily Average:
43 Km
Month(s):
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Tour Operator:
CarpatBike
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Medieval Transylvania

8 Days Moderate 300 KmAVG 42 Km

Transylvania’s medieval heritage is one of the most the most valuable from Romania. South Eastern Transylvania is also one of Europe’s most important natural and cultural landscapes, supporting rare habitats and fauna and flora species in Europe. The landscape is a mosaic of oak and beech forests, rich meadows and pastures. The small Transylvanian villages centered on fortified churches are still keeping the same level of civilization. We are inviting you to discover the amazing world of Transylvanian fortresses and churches, included in UNESCO World Heritage. The Saxon people defended their rich villages during the Middle Ages by building enormous fortresses around the churches. These unique historical sites are still preserved today.

This guided tour takes you along country roads and pastoral landscapes far from the crowded routes, on flat terrain, unpaved country trails, up and downhill trails enjoying the incredible Transylvanian scenery. You will experience seven or eight wonderful cycling days mixed with an extraordinary culinary and cultural experience.
You will pass historic architecture, preserved since the Middle Ages. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage fortified churches, castles, remote villages, and even the medieval city of Sibiu, named the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007. The landscape is a mosaic of oak and beech forests, rich meadows and pastures. The small Transylvanian villages centered on fortified churches are still keeping the same level of civilization.
This tour is manageable for participants of various ages and would be a fun tour for a family (minimum age 10 recommended) or first-time bike tourists.
The tour is also recommended for non-cyclists. In this case, a parallel program will be provided in the area.
We have prepared for you accommodation selected old restored castles and local traditional B&Bs with tranquility, organic food and high comfort.
A professional guide assists you with technical problems and will give you information about the area, as well as bringing you in contact with the local people.
Inclusions
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Detailed trip description and programme, GPS maps
Bike, accessories and equipment rental (helmet, locks, repair kit, water bottle, pump)
Tickets to several cultural and historical sights included in the itinerary
Energizers & water supply
Photo album at the end of the trip
Luggage transportation
Vehicle Assistance (whenever roads allow it to pass)
English
Exclusions
Airfare cost
Alcoholic and additional drinks during the programme
Tips for your cycling guide (~25 $/day) or at restaurants (5-10% of the bill)
Extra charges for laundry telephone or fax charges, room service, etc.
Transfer cost from Bucharest to Baia Mare and back
Travel Insurance for the trip (compulsory)
Options
GPS system
Cycle computer
Panniers and rack
1 day visit in Sibiu
Transfer from/to Bucharest (please inquire)

You may choose to bring your own seat, pedals, bottles and/or other accessories; we will change out seats and pedals for you.

While a helmet can be provided, we recommend that for safety and hygiene reasons you bring your own or plan to purchase one upon arrival.
Please consider also bringing your own water bottle.
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