The Saxon Transylvania - 4 days tourThis 4 days tour will take us through the Saxon Transylvania, the south part of this Romanian historic region that was inhabited for centuries by these German people. Although most of them have left a quarter of a century ago, the mark they left over the 7 centuries of inhabitance is visible all around. It includes everything from the iconic architecture of the villages to the wonderful fortified churches and the specific cuisine and traditions.
After a first day ride to Nucet, passing through the Saxon settlements around Sibiu, we will spend the next 3 days in Hârtibaciului Valley area and its rolling hills, perhaps the last intact rural medieval landscape in Europe. Villages are scattered all over this area, each with its own fortified church and people are still work the land using the raw force of animals, just like their predecessors did.
Day 1 - Sibiu - Cisnădioara - Cisnădie - Sadu - Tălmaciu - Avrig - Săcadate - Nucet ~56km (35 miles)
Day 2 - Nucet - Hosman - Nocrich - Alțâna - Zlagna - Richiș - Biertan ~53km (33 miles)
Day 3 - Biertan - Copșa Mare - Ruja - Veseud ~44km (27 miles)
Day 4 - Veseud - Apold - Daia - Sighișoara ~69km (43 miles)
First day highlights:
- Cisnădioara fortress
- Brukenthal Palace from Avrig
Second day highlights:
Third day highlights:
Fourth day highlights:
- fully equipped bike
- accommodation (3 nights), dinner, breakfast and sandwiches for the lunch
- luggage transfer (if needed)
- tickets and donations
Starting from Sibiu or Sighișoara
Suitable for any weather.
80 % asphalt - 20% gravel
2-3 pers - 590 euro/pers.
4-6 pers. - 490 euro/pers.
Single supplement - 60 euro