The Saxon Transylvania - 5 days tour

This 5 days cycling 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.

After a first day ride through the Saxon settlements around Sibiu, we will spend the next 3 days in the Hârtibaciu Valley area and its rolling hills, perhaps the last intact rural medieval landscape in Europe. Charming villages are scattered all over this area, each with its own fortified church and people are still work the land using the raw force of animals, just like their predecessors did.

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 - Mediaș - Dârlos - Dupoș - Biertan - 45 km (28 miles)
Day 4 - Biertan - Pelișor - Apoș - Agnita - Veseud - 56 km (35 miles)
Day 5 - Car transfer to Sibiu or Sighișoara

First day highlights:

  • Cisnădioara fortress
  • Cisnădie
  • Brukenthal Palace from Avrig

Second day highlights:

Third day highlights:

Fourth day highlights:

  • Visit to a traditional roof tiles workshop
  • Villa Abbatis equestrian center
  • Veseud

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • guide
  • fully equipped bike
  • helmet
  • 4 days of cycling
  • accommodation (4 nights), dinner, breakfast and sandwiches for the lunch
  • luggage transfer between accommodations
  • tickets and donations

 

Distance:212km | Ascent:1650m | Descent:1600m

Starting from Sibiu

Suitable for any weather.

95% asphalt - 5% gravel

2-3 pers - €940/pers.

4-6 pers. - €790/pers.

Single supplement - €100

Deposit - €150

Book your private trip anytime between April and October.

For scheduled tours please check our 2019 tours calendar.