• Heron in the Olt river wetlands

Transfăgărășan - 2 Days Tour

This tour is all about the legendary road which crosses the highest mountains of Romania, linking Transylvania and Wallachia, two of the country’s historic provinces. Built in just 4 years, at the beginning of the seventies, as a strategic objective and as an escape route over the Făgăraș mountains in case of a Russian invasion, it is now a marvelous piece of civil and military engineering. The decision to build the road was taken by Romania’s former communist dictator, Ceaușescu, after the soviet troops invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968.

The Transfăgărășan, often considered one of the best roads in the world, will not disappoint. The amazing views of the Făgăraș Mountains offered by each hairpin turn, the glacial lake at the top of the climb and the thrills of managing every curve while descending will linger in your memory forever.

This tour is the shorter version of our 3 days Transfăgărășan tour. On the first day we will cycle almost on flat for 70KM in the foothills of the mountains, beginning from Sibiu and we will overnight at the starting point of the legendary road. Day two will be the day of an epic climb as after 25 hairpin turns and countless breathtaking views of the Transylvanian Alps as the Făgăraș are nicknamed, we will conquer the Transfăgărășan. At the top of the climb, the mountains and the road will give up their last secret, the Bâlea glacial lake located at an altitude of 2040 meters. We will catch our breath here by the side of the lake while we get ready for a well deserved descent.

Due to the heavy snowfalls during winter the road opens officially on the 30th of June each year and closes on the 1st of November. But if the weather is warm in June we can climb earlier than the 30th, especially on bikes, so keep this in mind when you are planning your trip.

Route

Day 1 - Sibiu - Cisnădioara - Cisnădie - Sadu - Tălmaciu - Avrig - Sărata - Cârțișoara ~70km (43 miles)
Day 2 - Cârțișoara - Bâlea Lake - Cârțișoara ~60km (37 miles)

First day highlights:

  • Cisnădioara fortress
  • Cisnădie
  • Brukenthal Palace from Avrig

Second day highlights:

  • The Transfăgărășan road
  • Făgăraș mountains
  • Bâlea glacial lake

WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • guide
    • fully equipped bike
    • helmet
    • 2 days of cycling
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • 2 dinners, 2 breakfast
    • sandwiches, fruits, nuts, snacks and water during riding
    • luggage transfer between accommodations (if needed)
    • car transfer in the last day to Sighișoara, Brașov or Sibiu
    • tickets and donations

 

Starting from Sibiu

Suitable for any weather.

80% asphalt - 30% gravel

2-3 pers - €430/pers.

4-6 pers. - €290/pers.

Single supplement - €40

Deposit - €120

Book your trip anytime between June and October

Please check our reservation calendar before booking a tour.