We will start riding along the bicycle track in the Dumbrava forest and will follow it until we reach Rășinari village. Here we will stop for a visit at the Rășinari Ethnographic Museum, where you will find out about traditional crafts and occupations, typical clothing, customs and traditions, peasant houses interiors and items. The museum visit will also reveal the resin collection technique, a local occupation since ancient times; in fact the village’s name derives from the word resin.
Leaving Rășinari behind we’ll continue our ride to the Saxon village of Cisnădioara where we will pay a visit to the fortified stronghold on the rocky peak of St. Michael's Hill, an avatar of the Romanesque style in Transylvania.
After a refreshment break at the local shop in Cisnădioara, we’ll head back to Sibiu. But for those of you who feel like they haven’t sweated enough and still feel like riding, we can make an extra visit to Cisnădie, a charming Saxon little town, to visit its impressive medieval fortified church. It has been recently renovated and its lovely garden is enclosed by a protective double wall. The ride from Cisnădioara to Cisnădie and back will add another 8 km to our trip.
On all our tours we aim to find quite secondary roads, so that you’ll fully enjoy your vacation without the noise of big and busy roads. With few exceptions, we only cycle on asphalt and on this particular tour there are only 3 kilometers (2 miles) on which we’ll ride on gravel.
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