Transfăgărășan - 3 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 marvellous 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 Fagăraș 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.
We will begin the tour in the historic city of Sibiu, the perfect starting point for a trip to the Transfăgărășan. While on the first day we will cycle through the medieval Saxon villages around the city, on the second riding day we will get closer and closer to the mountains admiring their imposing peaks for a good part of the ride. Day three 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.
Day 1 - Sibiu - Cisnădioara - Cisnădie - Sadu - Tălmaciu - Avrig - Săcadate - Nucet ~56km (35 miles)
Day 2 - Nucet - Hosman - Marpod - Chirpăr - Săsăuș - Cârța - Cârțișoara ~53km (33 miles)
Day 3 - Cârțișoara - Bâlea Lake - Cârțișoara ~60km (37 miles)
First day highlights:
- Cisnădioara fortress
- Brukenthal Palace from Avrig
Second day highlights:
- The fortified church in Hosman
- The Old Mill in Hosman
- The Cistercian Abbey in Cârța
Third day highlights:
- The Transfăgărășan road
- Făgăraș mountains
- Bâlea glacial lake
- fully equipped bike
- 3 days of cycling
- 3 nights accommodation
- 3 dinners, 3 breakfast
- 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.
100 % asphalt
2-3 pers - €620/pers.
4-6 pers. - €490/pers.
Single supplement - €80
Deposit - €120