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8 Days Family Eco-Cycling Tour

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Padurea Craiului Mountains

8 Days Family Eco-tour in Padurea Craiului Mountains, Transylvania

Family Tour Ride

8 Days Relaxing & Culture Tour
€1399
1119 Offer for 14 days
  • Featuring: Experience picturesque Romania like a local!
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium (15-35 km. of cycling) and 5-10 km of trekking/day
  • Group size: 3-16 people
  • Departure dates: xxx
  • Accommodation in rural guesthouses
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About this trip

Visit the romantic city of Oradea with it’s thermal baths and it’s uniqueArt Nouveau architecture. Set in one of the most charming parts of Romania, deep into the heart of Transylvania, the Padurea Craiului Mountains are the perfect set for a relaxing and cultural holiday!

Following untouched landscapes, unique arts & crafts, cultural sites and breath-taking natural sites, these tours are meant for the relaxed travellers that want to try a bit of everything in their travels!

On the way you will be visiting centuries old wooden churches, relax in thermal baths, try delicious local gastronomy and experience the underground world in spectacular caves. All served by the kind locals who will make the experience one of a kind! Sounds good?

Be our guest!

Via Ferrata
The “Casa Zmeului” via ferrata route is near Vadu Crisului, Crisul Repede defile/gorge, in Padurea Craiului Mountains, a subunit of the Apuseni Mountains.
Try Palinka not too often!
Palinka is a local, traditional spirit, a local “whiskey” made from plums, cherries, apples, or other fruits. It’s strong and firewater-like. I like the plums one!
Traditional food

Make sure you try all the traditional food that is recommended to you, why not in the end you will probably never try again! Go for sarmale 🙂 

Oradea
Romanian’s surprising Art Nouveau capital. Oradea is also sought after for its curative thermal springs due to its proximity to the Băile Felix resort.

Cross the language barrier!

Have a go at the Romanian language, is part of the romantic languages so many of the words are similar such as “salut”, “merci” and “ciao”.

Hi/Good day! – Buna ziua! [ˌbu.nə ˈzi.wa] in Romanian

Thank you. – Mulțumesc [mult͡suˈmesk] in Romanian. You will get by with “Merci” as well.

Yes – Da in Romanian

No -Nu in Romanian

 

 

insights!

If is more interesting for you to visit off the beaten track destinations, places that have a lot less tourists and a lot more real life than you are in the right place.

 

Padurea Craiului - a destination for eco-toursim!

Padurea Craiului is a European protected area that hosts 37 species of European interest, and over 16 habitats. Thanks to the karst rocks, which reflect the sunlight, this area has several rare species of plants. The major attraction in this area is caves. They shelter major bat colonies. All the caves in Padurea Craiului shelter bat colonies. In the north-west of Apuseni Nature Park is the Padurea Craiului Mountain, which is a carstic mountain and a huge territory with peaks, valleys, caves and underground channels, carstic plateaus, waterfalls. Padurea Craiului has the largest plateau-type karst in the Apuseni Mountains developed at about 500–600 m altitude with numerous karst features as karren, dolines, ponors, springs, and caves.

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  • Accommodation
    (7 nights)
  • Full board and local drinks
  • Call UK +447427652074
  • Call RO +40726524267
  • € 1119 per passenger
  • Bike hire and custom fitting
  • Van support
  • ON – Trip transport
  • English speaking-guide
  • Locally sourced products
  • All activities and entrance fees
  • Videos
  • Photos
  • A souvenir gift
A different Cycling Experience

Experience Transylvania, Romania on two wheels!

We will take you through some of the stunning landscapes Romania has to offer, through the Carpathian Mountains, the wildest area in the country. There is no region in Romania more saturated with natural wonders than the Carpathian Mountains. 

This biking tour, this adventure it will take you right in the middle of pastures, beautiful villages, sheepfolds and forests, caves, carstic plateaus will most definitely impress you! In these environments, the presence of human settlements has not disturbed the original landscape and ecosystems. 

We bring the usual biking tour to e new dimensions. 

YOUR ITINERARY

Cycling in a eco-tourism area!

Are truly amazing place to cycle, right?

So, this is your chance to cross beautiful areas cycling!

  • Day 1 Welcome to picturesque Romania!

    Transfer from chosen airport to Suncuius; Check-in and Dinner

    Airports available: Debrecen, Cluj or Budapest

  • Day 2 Cultural day - Visiting wooden churches through 2 natural parks. In your first day of the eco-tour you will slowly but surely be introduced to the remoteness and simplicity of the Transylvanian country-side, with picturesque hills and meadows. Departing from our accommodation, our paths will pass through 2 protected areas and natural parks – Padurea Craiului mountains and Ses mountains. Passing through remote villages, we will reach a beautiful belleview point. The highlight of the day will be visiting 2 wooden churches with over 300 years of history and stories behind them.
  • Day 3 Local gastronomy and a splendid waterfall. On our second day we will continue our journey into the Padurea Craiului Eco-destination. Cycling over a few hills and gorges we will reach one of the best preserved wooden church in Romania, dating from 17th century. The church is situated in Valea Crisului village, with a surreal scenery over Padurea Craiului Mountains. This village is a snapshot from 50 years ago, giving you an understanding of how people lived back then. The unique experience will be completed by villagers who will serve local cuisine with all ingredients being locally sourced. Our day will end with a downhill cycle through Negrului Valley to the Boiului waterfall, another must do!
  • Day 4 Adventure Day – adrenaline, arts and crafts Today your experience will be enriched with the adrenaline of adventure sports! You have the choice of: Visiting the longest cave in Romania (The wind cave) with a speoturism guide White water rafting on Crisul Repede river Via Ferrata on the impressive cliffs of Crisul Repede gorge The day will also have an arts and crafts class. You will make your own pots with a skilled potter.
  • Day 5 Cycling through a unique karstic plateau. After a well-deserved break from cycling on the adventure day, today is all about the beauty of slow travelling through cycling. We will make our way through remote villages and reach peaks and views that are possible only on foot or on a bike. Our lunch will once again be prepared by locals, in Zece hotare. Reaching the village of Zece hotare, we will at once enter a unique karstic area. We will make our way through this fairytale land to reach our hotel.
  • Day 6 Romantic city tour of Oradea. After a few days spent in the remoteness of the natural parks, we will make our way to Oradea. Oradea, is a vibrant city with a one of a kind Art Nouveau architecture and a youthful feel. We will visit the fortress, the old center and eat at one of the best restaurant in town with Romanian specific cousin. Wine tasting will complete our cultural experience in this beautiful city.
  • Day 7 Relaxing day – Thermal waters and spa. In our second to last day, you have the opportunity to unwind with a treatment at the local aqua park which has thermal waters and a spa. We will further make our way to the Fisherman’s Inn – a local fish farm where we will have a delicious dinner and time to relax on the premises lake.
  • Day 8 Departure day. Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY?

GETTING HERE

We are not able to offer inclusive flights as part of our experiences.

We are more than happy to help and assist  you with finding the most suitable flight for you.

All the listed airports fly directly in and out of Bucharest with multiple different airlines to choose from. You can use Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights but double check on the company website after you find there. Sometimes are cheaper on the companies website.

Please note WizzAir are flying to most of the major city in Romania, like Cluj, Sibiu, Iasi, Timisoara. 

LONDON TO BUCHAREST
Easyjet (Gatwick)
British Airways (Heathrow)
Air Tarom (Heathrow)
Wizz Air (Luton, Gatwick, South on Sea)
Blue Air (Luton)
Ryan Air (Stanstead)

BIRMINGHAM TO BUCHAREST
Blue Air
Wizz Air

BRISTOL TO BUCHAREST
Ryanair

DONCASTER TO BUCHAREST
Wizz Air

GLASGOW TO BUCHAREST
Blue Air
LIVERPOOL TO BUCHAREST
Blue Air

HOW IT WORKS

Below is the the process of booking your memorable experience!

Booking Enquire

Now that you have choose to join us in this amazing adventure you’ll need to click on a red button and email us your interest.  

Book Your Flights

We will get back to you answering your questions. Go and book your flight, we’ll hold your places for 48h.

Booking Your Experience

Now that you’ve booked your flights we will send you a booking form

Pay For Your Experience

We know this is the hardest part. You will receive a secure link to make the deposit of 40%.

Confirmation

Now is the part where we send you the confirmation, some personalised stuff and you start to get ready. 

Anything we need to know?

If there is anything we need to know like medical or anything else please let us know.