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.
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, Sighișoara or Brașov
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.
- Cisnădioara fortress
- Brukenthal Palace from Avrig
- The fortified church and the Old Mill in Hosman
- The Interethnic Museum of Hartibaciu Valley
- lunch in a bio farm
- 'Târnava Mare' Bike Track
- Horse drawn cart ride on request
- fully equipped bike
- 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 to Sighișoara, Brașov or Sibiu
- tickets and donations
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/pers.
4-6 pers. - €1190/pers.
Single supplement - €120
Deposit - €200
For the scheduled tours the price is €1190/pers. regardless of the number of participants.