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9 Days Mountain Bike Tour in Apuseni Mountains, Romania

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9 Days Road Cycling in Romania

9 Days Road Cycling in Romania

9 Days Mountain Bike Tour in Apuseni Mountains, Romania
€1570
1350
  • Featuring: Deep into the heart of Transylvania, the Apuseni Mountains are the perfect set for a mountain-biking tour!
  • Difficulty: Medium to Hard (30-50 kilometres and 600-1200m. climbed a day)
  • Group size: Up to 15 people
  • Departure dates: 9th of May / 13th of June / 8th of August / 26th of September
  • 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 unique Art Nouveau architecture.

Set in one of the most charming parts of Romania, deep into the heart of Transylvania, the Apuseni Mountains are the perfect set for a mountain-biking tour! Following untouched landscapes, deep forests, mountain passes, peaks and exciting descents, these tours are meant for the cycling enthusiasts that want to experience the untouched beauty of the Carpathian Mountains. On the way you will be visiting spectacular caves, underground glaciers, rocks and waterfalls.

Don’t forget about experiencing the delicious Romanian food, homemade drinks and the rich culture that surround the remote village on our way!

Be our guest!

Apuseni Mountains
Apuseni Nature Park with ancient forests and limestone caves descending into underground rivers. Keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife.
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.

 

Apuseni mountains

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  • Accommodation
    (8 nights)
  • Full board and local drinks
  • Call UK +447427652074
  • Call RO +40726524267
  • € 1350 per passenger
  • 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 e new dimensions. 

YOUR ITINERARY

Cycling deep in the heart of Apuseni Mountains!

Are truly amazing place to cycle, right?

So, this is your chance to cross untouched landscapes cycling!

  • Day 1 Arrive in the desired airport. A car will pick you up from the airport and transport you to the hotel in Oradea. You will be taken on a light stroll through the city centre, visit the medieval fortress and eat in a traditional Romanian restaurant on the river-side.
  • Day 2 Our first day of cycling. After custom fitting the bikes, we will transport you to Sinteu in Ses Mountains. This scenic route is on the ridge of the mountains with splendid views over the valley below. We pass through a Slovak community, and its interesting history will be unveiled during lunch in one of the remote villages. We end our day with a splendid descent to Bucea, and our overnight accommodation location. It has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi so pack your bathing suit!
  • Day 3 Start the day with a traditional breakfast. The route will take us deep into the Vladeasa Mountains. After a difficult ascent, we will stop at an old lady’s house to eat traditional pies and drink home-made syrup. Our route will continue until we get to some spectacular views over the Dragan Lake at over 1100 meters. End the day in a beautiful guesthouse overlooking the lake.
  • Day 4 Start the day with a traditional breakfast overlooking the Dragan Lake. On this day, we will circle the lake with a stop at the local ethnographic museum. Our guest, the “professor”, has clothing and household objects that are over 200 years old and will charm you with the history of symbols on these objects. We will also take kayaks and boats on the lake and enjoy the shine of the water and the remote scenery. We will come back to our beautiful guesthouse that overlooks the Dragan Lake and have fresh fish on barbeque and a camp fire to finish the day.
  • Day 5 The “King Day” regarding the scenery of this trip, this day is also the longest. Leaving Dragan valley, we will make our way to higher altitudes reaching 1800 meters. Cycling on the ridge of the mountains to the mountain village of Padis. Our lunch for the day will be a picnic at over 1700 meters with breath-taking views over the Apuseni Mountains at Boga Rocks.
  • Day 6 Living Padis in the morning, we will cycle on a gravel tracks to reach the Calineasa valley. After having lunch, we will descend to Casa de Piatra (Stone House) and visit the Vartop Glacier. We will later settle in a cosy guesthouse and the spectacular scenery.
  • Day 7 Our last day in the Apuseni Mountains is going to show you the largest underground glacier in Europe, Scarisoara Glacier. Firstly, we will leave the Stone House village and slowly ascend through a canyon. On our way we are going to stop for another cave, called Ionele’s cave. The cherry on the cake will be seeing and feeling the glacier underneath you. A must do! Making our way to Arieseni ski resort, we will spend our last night in the mountains.
  • Day 8 8: On the last day of your trip, we will wake up early in the morning and make our way back to Oradea. This day is for relaxing! We will take you to the local SPA with thermal water or if you feel like just walking and shopping in the city we will do that as well!
  • Day 9 We will transport you back to the desired airport.
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If you are a road cycling enthusiast and you think this would be a challenge reserve your spot now.

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.