Private and tailor-made cycling tours in Transylvania

The best things Transylvania can offer are magical nature, cultural heritage and local people that still live and work their land with traditional methods.

We strongly believe you can't have an authentic experience in a big group, that's why we focus on small ones of 2 to 6 people. We offer one day cycling trips, totally custom-made tours or self guided ones perfectly tailored to your interests.  Tourism is not developed in rural areas of Romania, and our goal is to address this matter in a way that supports local communities and help them grow in the right direction.

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!! Book the last available places for our 'The Saxon Transylvania' and 'Land of Calata' long tours in August and September !!


Transylvania Cycling one day trips


Escape the busy city for a one day bike trip through remote villages and pristine nature.

Transylvania Cycling long tours


Choose between our 4 or 7 days trip suggestions or just design your own custom holiday.

Transylvania Cycling self guided tours


Explore on your own what Transylvania has to offer fully supported by our team.


  • Our trip through Transylvania might be the most fun that I have ever had on two wheels. The rides were totally tailored to our needs in terms of distance and difficulty and the roads were really quiet. The icing on the cake for me was discovering the astounding natural beauty of the area. It really is something to see and it was a pleasure listen to Radu Mihai and Adrian who are all well informed about the local culture history and wildlife. The guys were excellent company over the weekend. It was great to cycle back in the evenings to a lovely meal in our "manor house". I am still smiling about this trip a week later. Don't hesitate to book you will love it.
    Lizzie, Abergavenny, Wales
  • My 14 year old son and I went on a two day biking trip with Mihai, around the saxon villages and fortified churches at the very end of August. The scenery was unforgettable and it was pleasure to be guided by Mihai who genuinely enjoys his chosen profession and cares about the villages and village life in Transylvania . The ride was relaxed 45 km first day and 58 km second day. It was all very easily and quickly planned after a chance encounter in Sibiu. The quaint villages with colored houses rolled away for two days as did the lush green country side with storks, sheep , horses, cows , pigs , dogs and all. Did I mention how beautiful the scenery was throughout the ride. All in all perfect.
    Ahmed, Amman, Jordan
  • My husband and I did a half day trip with Mihai, and we had a great time! We went to a couple of the villages outside of Sibiu, and it was a beautiful ride. Mihai was a terrific guide-answering all of our questions thoroughly and giving us the option to "customize" our experience by riding through the woods rather than on the road. One of the coolest parts of this tour is that Mihai tries to keep all of his tours pretty private, so it was just him and my husband and me, so the tour was very personal. We both wish we would've done a multi-day trip with Transylvania Cycling! Must-Do if you're visiting Sibiu or Cluj!
    Brittany, Arlington, Virginia, USA
  • I did the self-guided tour and it was really awesome! Mihai considered all my wishes and even invented a new route. The bike was very good, I liked to ride on it. I also got a helmet, a big saddlebag where all my things fit in and a drinking bottle. One can find water everywhere in the villages. The trip was an awesome experience and you really get to know the country and it´s people. I would do it again but for a longer period!
    Annkathrin, Berlin, Germany
  • I contacted Mihai and Radu, who responded very promptly, in a punctual way. At the airport of Cluj-Napoca Radu was waiting for me, and pick me up to Sibiu, where we met Mihai and the other two partecipants. The morning after we started our tour, that lasted 5 days. Very soon we realized to be in a Paradise! Gentle hills, not very challenging, lakes, rivers, forests, farms, sheep, cows, haystack, a bucolic landscape surrounded by a ring of beautiful mountains. Riding with Radu and Mihai was gorgeus! They offered the chance to discover the very hidden part of Transylvania, the soul of the country, that we never could have seen and catch alone. What I appreciate a lot, was the flexibility. Mihai and Radu organize a personalized trip, adapted to the requires of partecipants, small groups of people. They promote an echo-sustainable tourism, slow travelling, be aware of the importance of the environment and heritage. During this vacation I really felt to stay with friends, like in a family, having fun and laughing a lot! Free as a bird! I absolutely reccomend this amazing unforgettable experience.
    Silvia, Milano, Italy
  • 旅行中どこかでサイクリングがしたかったのでここのセルフガイドツアーを利用しました。メールで自転車の経験や行きたいところなどの希望を伝えるとそれに見合ったコースを作ってもらえます。当日待合せ場所へ行くと自転車とヘルメットなどの道具、地図が用意されていました。自転車はトレックのNekoというマウンテンバイクでした。シビウ周辺の小さな村は谷間にあったり、舗装されていなかったりするのですが、そこを走るのに何ら問題はなかったです。全く知らない道を走るのに少し不安はありましたが、作ってくれたルートで迷うことなく目的の場所へ行くことができました。交通事情も自動車の通行量が少ないので気持よくサイクリングできます。トランシルヴァニアの田舎道を小さな村を、地元の人々と挨拶を交わしながら、ときには馬車とともに走ったりのサイクリングはとても楽しい時間でした。
    Akihito, Okazaki, Japan
  • Am avut o experienta tare faina alaturi de Transylvania Cycling. Eu si sora mea ne doream de mult sa descoperim Transilvania dar in acelasi timp voiam sa ne bucuram de un weekend linistit in natura. Transylvania Cycling a fost alegerea ideala. Mihai a avut grija sa nu ne lipseasca nimic iar totul sa fie bine organizat. Atat el cat si Adrian sunt persoane foarte deschise si sociabile, care ne-au facut sa ne simtim ca si cand am fi iesit intre prieteni si nu in cadrul unui tur organizat. Ne-au pus la dispozitie tot echipamentul necesar, acesta fiind in foarte bune conditii. Traseul parcurs a fost tare frumos iar la final, desi eram franta de oboseala, imi doream sa o iau de la capat si sa simt din nou acelasi sentiment de libertate pe care ti-l da un astfel de traseu cu bicicleta in natura. Recomand cu multa caldura Transylvania Cycling. Eu cu siguranta voi mai face inca un traseu:)
    Anda, București, România
  • We booked the "Hidden Villages of Călata"-day Tour on short notice, which was no problem for Radu, our guides. Cycling through the transilvanian hills was special and we had many beautifull stops and sights, especially the churches were amazing, each of them around 800 years old. By the way, he knows a lot about as well the history of romania, as also the present situation. Nice guy with good thoughts!! Radu arranged a tipical romanian lunch in one of the villages, which was excellent. At the end of the 30-miles-trip we were all both satisfied and exhausted. Absolut recommodatiom!!
    Julian, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Mihai took me on an awesome private bike tour of Rășinari and Cisnădioara. He spoke English well and was very accommodating. He went beyond the regular tour to help me buy homemade cheese and brandy from the villagers. He also translated the museum tour in Rășinari given by a nice lady, showed me the natural spring water there, explained the Basilica in Cisnădioara, and gave me snacks and water. To get from Rășinari to Cisnădioara, we took a somewhat challenging dirt path I wouldn't have known about otherwise.
    Joseph, New York City, USA
  • We had an amazing trip thanks to Mihai's effort and local knowledge! We stayed in an incredible hidden away village that we would never have found otherwise (we actually stayed in a building that was part of the walls of the village's fortified church!) and were lucky enough to meet many of the people who are instrumental in preserving and restoring much of Romania's beautiful heritage in the Saxon area around Sibiu, Sighisoara and Biertan thanks again to Mihai's extensive list of local contacts. We chose a self-guided package and everything was excellent- from the bikes to the directions (both printed out maps and a very useful iPhone app) and the transfers- Mihai even offered to come and pick us up when our tired legs couldn't quite face the final few kilometres! Overall we had a fantastic time and were blown away by the amount of effort that Mihai put into our trip. Would definitely highly recommend!! 🙂
    Mat, London, UK
  • In our opinion there is absolute no better way to see and experience Transylvania than this. My boyfriend and I did a 5 day cycling tour with Mihai and Radu - it was unreal. They were relaxed, accommodating and fun. We got to see parts of the countryside we could have never seen otherwise. They are committed to responsible rural tourism and sustainability. The guest houses we stayed are were all lovely and clean. The food was wonderful. The cycling pace was relaxed with some challenging, but doable, bits and they were well equipped with quality biking gear for all of us. We never felt rushed by them. They felt more like friends than guides. Of special note is that they even sneakily helped my boyfriend plan his proposal to me!!! Obviously this made the trip even more memorable. I can't recommend them enough. We did this tour at the beginning of a 5 week trip in Eastern Europe and are afraid nothing else will quite live up. Go cycling with them - you will be grateful you did!
    Priya, Vancouver, Canada
  • My two friends and I had a wonderful day cycling around the outskirts of Sibiu. We firstly cycled through a park and along cycle lanes to get out of the city and then went through forest, fields and villages. There were only a couple of small hills and we stopped for breaks when we felt the need, Mihai was a lovely guide and he was very informative and answered all our questions about the area and Romania in general. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would definitely recommend doing a cycling tour with Transylvania cycling!
    Catherine, London, United Kingdom
  • Mihai was a fantastic guide for our nature and tradition tour! He picked us up promptly and drove us to a small village where we began our ride. We biked approximately 55km with two stops in between. One was at an ethnographic museum and the other was in a small village where there was a traditional market occurring. We learned so much about Romanian culture and Mihai answered all of our questions with ease. We biked through villages, fields and along forest roads. Great day and fantastic ride!!
    Jon Judkins, Oakland, California
  • We met with Mihai near Sigishoara in Biertan, a beautiful village with a huge fortified church. From there we started the tour, which took us trough lovely country side to the village of Copsa Mare and then we went to Mosna a village were a local family of German(Saxon) origin invited in to see their traditional self sufficient life style. This was the best part of the tour for me - for the first time in my life I saw how a cow is milked by hand, they showed us how they make onion and garlic braids, and we also made one our self, then we had a delicious lunch made of their own home grown organic products. So although this was a cycling tour, cycling was not the main part of it, but a nice background for the other experiences.
    Rona G, Israel
  • Cycling is a good thing by itself, but in such a beautiful area as Transylvania and with a guide like Mihai it becomes truly amazing experience. I am not really a skilled cyclist, but Mihai made sure I felt great and easy - we actually hiked a part of the way, as it was more comfortable for me. Exploring two villages - Rasinari and Cisnadiora - was great, with a lot of interesting facts and stories. And the landscape around, all these mountains and forests and meadows... Just magical. In short, I definitely recommend the tour with Transylvania Cycling to anyone visiting Sibiu and it's surroundings.  
    Jūlija Astratova, Lyon, France