The Saxon Transylvania - 7 Days Tour

This 7 days tour will take us through the Saxon Transylvania, in central Romania, a historic region which was inhabited for hundreds of years by German ethnics who settled here in the 12th century. 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.

Route

Day 1 - Sibiu - Cisnădioara - Cisnădie - Sadu - Avrig - Nucet - 56 km (35 miles)
Day 2 - Nucet - Hosman - Alțâna - Zlagna - Richiș - Biertan - 54 km (34 miles)
Day 3 - Biertan - Richiș - Moșna - Ațel - Dupoș - Biertan - 45 km (28 miles)
Day 4 - Biertan - Copșa Mare - Ruja - Veseud - 43 km (27 miles)
Day 5 - Dealu Frumos - Merghindeal - Cincu - Rodbav - Șoarș - Dacia - Viscri - 60 km (37 miles)
Day 6 - Viscri - Bunești - Criț - Meșendorf - Viscri - 36 km (22 miles)
Day 7 - Car transfer to Sibiu

The tour starts in Sibiu and soon after leaving the city you will have the feeling of stepping back in time as we will enter the Hârtibaciu Valley protected 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 working the land using the raw force of animals, just like their predecessors did.

During the 6 days of riding we will enjoy beautiful nature, cycle through green valleys and forests and on some of the days we will catch site of the imposing Fagaras Mountains, the highest ones in Romania. Each day we will combine cycling with visits to different landmarks which we'll give you the chance to better grasp this part of Transylvania and of Romania. Think of hill top fortresses, world heritage Unesco sites like the fortified churches in Biertan and Viscri, remote and crumbling fortifications with an atipic beauty or the fascinating Interethnic Museum of the Hârtibaciu Valley that brilliantly succeeds at bringing together the most relevant cultural assets of Romanian, Hungarian, Saxons and Roma ethnic groups. Add to these, chance encounters with shepherds herding their flocks of sheep and a lunch in a peasant bio farm and the experience will be complete.

HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • guide
  • fully equipped bike
  • helmet
  • 6 days of cycling
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 dinners, 6 breakfasts
  • lunch in a bio farm
  • sandwiches, fruits, nuts, snacks and water during riding
  • luggage transfer between accommodations
  • car transfer in the last day

 

Starting from Sibiu

Suitable for any weather. If it happens to rain heavily, small modifications of the route could be made.

70% asphalt - 30% gravel and off-road

2-3 pers - 1390 euro/pers.

4-6 pers. - 1190 euro/pers.

Single supplement - 120 euro

For the scheduled tours the price is 1190 euro/pers. regardless of the number of participants.

Book your trip anytime between April and October

Open tours

  • 19 - 25 May 2018
  • 9 - 15 June 2018
  • 7 - 13 July 2018
  • 25 - 31 August 2018
  • 8 - 14 September 2018

Please check our reservation calendar before booking a tour.