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6 Days Road Cycling highest roads in Romania

The Big Cross Road Ride

Cycling Transfagarasan - Transalpina! The Big Cross Road Ride
€1299
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  • Featuring: Crossing the two highest mountain passes in Romania, Transfagarasan Highway(2.042 m) and Transalpina Road (2145 m)
  • Difficulty: Hard to extreme (100-120 kilometers and 1500-2500m climbed)
  • Group size: Up to 15 people
  • Departure dates: We will run only private groups, so get in touch, please!
  • Accommodation in rural guesthouses
Challenging

What people say?

What should you expect from this road cycling in Romania

This is one of the most challenging tours that we have, a road cycling in Romania. And is not just a usual road, it is probably the best road in the world to quote Top Gear.

In the same time on of the most desired. We created this tour with people like you in our mind.

It’s about experiencing two of the most beautiful roads in the world Transfagarasan and Transalpina while doing a cycling tour,.

Discover the beauty of Transylvania medieval towns, eating local food, drinking nice wine. That’s beyond the cycling experience.

Look beyond Dracula’s myth, Transylvania is associated with vampire folklore and known as Dracula’s homeland. The Bram Stoker novel was inspired by Romanian leader Vlad Dracul.

Right, that’s it here about Dracula, let’s go cycling.

Be our guest! Lets cross Transalpina Transfagarasan

The Transfăgărășan

Transfagarasan is the most popular road in Romania, that popular that the guys from Top Gear called “the world’s best road?”

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 🙂 

Transalpina
It is called “The King’s Road” by the Romanians because King Carol II opened the road back in the 1930’s. There are rumours that Nicolae Ceauşescu built Transfăgărăşan Road just to surpass the Transalpina.

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!

With everything from Bucharest’s increasingly sophisticated nightlife to some of Europe’s most spectacular wildernesses, Romania lacks neither attractions nor diversity. And these two roads Transalpina highway and Transfagarasan highway are the best attractions for road cycling in Romania.

This cycling tour is crossing both spectacular roads in Romania.

Our expert local guides design the tour to bring you memorable experiences that you can brag about to your friends. Also they will look after your safetiness while you ride on the road.

Transfagarasan Road vs. Transalpina Road

Many people know that Transfagarasan Highway its a very famous road, with the help of Top Gear episode of course, “the best road in the world for driving”.

The Transfăgărășan road also known as Ceaușescu’s Folly, is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains.

It’s the second-highest road (2.042 m) in Romania after the Transalpina road, 90 kilometers (56 mi) between the highest peaks in the country, Moldoveanu and Negoiu. 

Not too far away, only 100 km away to the West, you find Transalpina Highway or “The Kings Road”, as the locals call it. It’s said that its history goes back thousands of years to the time of the Roman Empire.

Transalpina road quality is much better, the road is longer by more than 60 km and the elevation profile makes this road a lot more demanding.

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  • Accommodation
    (5 nights)
  • Full board and local drinks
  • Call UK +447427652074
  • Call RO +40726524267
  • € 1039 per person
  • Road Bikes – Merida Silex 2019
  • Van support
  • ON – Trip transport
  • English speaking-guide
  • 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 mountain biking tour, this adventure it will take you right in the middle of pastures, beautiful villages, sheepfolds and forests, 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 new dimensions.

If you are a road cycling enthusiast and you think this would be a challenge reserve your spot now.

YOUR ITINERARY

Cycling Transfagarasan – Transalpina!

The Big Cross Road Ride

Are truly amazing place to cycle, right?

So, this is your chance to cross two of the most beautiful roads cycling!

  • Day 1 Arrive in Bucharest/Sibiu. Private van transfer to Curtea de Arges. Custom bike fitting
  • Day 2 This wll be the first day of cycling starting with a delicious breakfast. You will meet the steepness of the Carpathian Mountains. Pass historical village of Horezu and climb to the start of Transalpina in Novaci where would be your second over-night stop. Medium incline of 2.9% with maximum incline of 19.8%. You have a long and winding track for today.(115 km, 1470m climbed)
  • Day 3 Cycle on the incredible Transalpina pass, reaching an altitude of 2120m. Enjoy some incredible views with an average incline of 5.3% and a maximum incline of 15.5%. Stop overnight in Sugag area. (110km, 2880m climbed)
  • Day 4 Transit day from the end of Transalpina to the start of Transfagarasanu. With a medium ramp of 2.8% and maximum altitude of 979meters, this day is all about the wonderful landscapes that the Carpathian Mountains provide! Reach Cartisoara where you stay overnight.
  • Day 5 Final day of the tour takes you on the famous Transfagarasanu road, named the best “driving road in the world” by Top Gear. Passing Balea Waterfall you climb up on the famous bends and reach the glacier Balea Lake. Beautiful descent down to Vidraru Lake with closing the loop at Curtea de Arges. Maximum incline 27% with medium incline of 7.2%. Max altitude is 2212m. Finally, now it's time for some Spa & Massage and relaxation!
  • Day 6 Transport to the historic city of Sibiu or Bucharest. Visit the Old Center and transfer to the airport.
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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 where you need to send us all the details regarding the trip.

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. 

RESERVE NOW

Fill out the form below to reserve your package with Beyond Romania. Our agency managers will call you to confirm your reservation and personalize your stay with us for an unparalleled experience.