Transfagarasean and Transalpina epic climbs

Transfagarasean and Transalpina epic climbs

Experience a two days cycling adventure, crossing two times the Carpathians from South to North and from North to South and spend one night in Sibiu – the former European Capital in 2007, a medieval and bohemian city filled with history.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

• Vidraru dam

• Bâlea Lake

• Bâlea Waterfall

• Cârţișoara village

• Sibiu city

• Villages near Sibiu

• Vidra Lake

• Traditional sheppard yard near Vidra

• Rânca mountain resort

• Horezu resort – UNESCO World Heritage

 

TOUR DETAILS
Duration 2 full days days road cycling tour
Distance 365 km by bike
Difficulty challenging
Terrain The tour includes national roads with medium quality road asphalt
Accomodation local pension with organic local food and breakfast included
Group size • The programme requires a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 15 participants;
• One guide will be provided for a group of up to 8 persons and 2 guides for more than 8 participants;

 

Day 1: From Curtea de Argeș to Sibiu, over Transfăgărășan road

Your trip starts at Curtea de Argeș – former capital of Walachia, the place where Romanian kings are sleeping. You can visit here the old monastery – a true piece of art, before planning our trip in an old restored hotel.

 

During our first cycling day we will pass Făgăraș Mountains from South to North along Transfăgărășan road – one of the most spectacular roads in the world. Vidraru Dam, Bâlea Lake and Bâlea Waterfall are the main objectives on the road.

 

After 34 km slight climb from Curtea de Argeș, the next 50 km are a real experience for you. After a short stop at Bâlea Lake – highest point of the road (2,000m) – for lunch, another 35 km descending are waiting for us towards Cârţișoara village.

From Cârţișoara you can continue your route by bike to Sibiu for another 46 km or you can join our assistance van and enjoy Sibiu.

Accommodation and dinner in Sibiu.

 

 

 

 

Day 2: From Sibiu to Horezu on Transalpina road

Second day – the King’s road. Crossing again the Carphatians from North to South, along the highest road in Romania (2075m). The starting point is Sibiu, while the finishing point is Horezu. The total distance is 200 km, out of which ~70 km difficult climbing.

First 45 km will follow the hilly villages near Sibiu to Jina, up to 1 000m altitude. From Jina to Dobra the route descends to 450m altitude, before the most difficult part of the route: 50 km climb up to 1,750m altitude. A short lunch break at a sheppard house will be organized.

After 13 km of descent to Vidra Lake, a new climbing session will follow to reach the highest point of the route – 2,075m. From here, after 28 km of descent, you will finally reach Novaci village, the final point of Transalpina road. From Novaci you can continue the route by bike for another 38 km to Horezu, or you can join our assistance van.

Optionally, you can stay for one more night in a beautifully restored Old cula near Horezu before returning to Curtea de Argeș.

For groups, we recommend organizing your trip during week days, due the high traffic on both routes.

We highly recommend road bikes for your comfort.

 

 

Group size Tarif per person based on double occupancy Single room supplement
4-6 persons 370  EUR (Bike rental included) 80 EUR
7-10 persons 343  EUR (Bike rental included) 80 EUR
+11 persons 283  EUR (Bike rental included) 80 EUR

Price / person is based on double occupancy. The prices are calculated per person and in Euros. The given rates may vary slightly in 2015.

 

INCLUDED SERVICES

• Two nights accommodation

• Full board for all period - Breakfasts, Dinners and Picnic Lunches

• All tickets to sights included in the itinerary

• Luggage transportation

• Vehicle Assistance (whenever roads allow it to pass)

• Bike transport (on request)

• Energizers & refreshment drinks

• Trip plan, GPS

• Branded T-shirts

• Souvenirs

• English speaking accompanying bike guide (Note: We may organize also German or French Speaking guides, plus inquire)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Air travel
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Transfer cost to/from Curtea de Argeș
  • Individual Travel Insurance or insurance waiver form (compulsory in order to be accepted for the tour, for foreign tourists)

Note:

  • Optional activities will be charged additionally. The guide will assist you with all necessary information.
  • Depending on when you’re visiting Romania, you can take part in other local social and cultural events: weddings, traditional dancing and singing festivals, church celebrations, artisan reunions, etc.
  • The daily schedule can change according to the weather, to local social and cultural events, without any fundamental change to the program’s structure.

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