Bike journey in Transylvania
Your journey begins at the Hungarian-Romanian border, where the guide is waiting for you. The ride begins in the Banat region and takes you to Brad. Here you have the opportunity to drive with one of the last steam trains in Romania. Your bike tour continues to Alba Iulia and Sibiu, the 2007 European Capital of Culture. Before dinning at the mountain farmers, you can also visit the Museum of Icons on Glass in Sibiel. From Sibiel you drive further to Brasov, where you visit the Black Church. After you cross Sinca Veche, Cincu and Agnita you reach Sighisoara, one of the last inhabited medieval fortresses in Europe. Your journey continues to Medias, a former German settlement. Your next goal is the city of Cluj Napoca, where you visit the St. Michael Church and the Art Museum. The final goal of your trip in Romania is Oradea, a splendid city marked by the Art Nouveau style.
You meet your guide at the Hungarian-Romanian border, with whom you spend your next week. You drive to the hotel in Arad. Dinner at the hotel.
Today starts the first stage of your bike tour in Banat. In the course of these days, you are getting closer to Transylvania. The journey takes you through small villages, along large corn fields, vineyards and along the breath-taking landscape of the Western Carpathians. You reach to Brad. Overnight in Deva.
In the morning you have the opportunity to travel with one of the last steam trains in Romania. Get in the train and enjoy the ride in the Western Carpathians. Afterwards, you cycle to Alba Iulia. There, you visit the well-known Vauban fortress, with its two wonderful cathedrals: the Orthodox and the Catholic Cathedral. Then, you travel to Sibiu, the 2007 European Capital of Culture. Dinner at a resident family from Sibiel, with local specialties. Also, you visit the second largest Museum of Icons on Glass in the world. Overnight in Sibiu.
From Sibiu you cycle towards Brasov. Discover the scenic landscapes and the small mountain villages. You arrive in Brasov, the city in the heart of Romania. In the old city center you visit the Black Church, the largest church between Vienna and Istanbul. Afterwards you visit the Old City Hall and the Orthodox Church. Overnight in Brasov
In the morning you drive to Sinca Veche, from where you ride again your bike. Further, you drive through Cincu and Agnita, where you visit one of the most beautiful Saxon fortified churches, to Sighisoara. Sighisoara is one of the last inhabited fortresses in Europe. In the old city center you visit the city’s main attractions, the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill and the House of Dracula.
The day begins with a wonderful bike tour to Medias, a former German settlement. You travel through former Saxonian villages along the Transylvanian plains. In Medias you cycle to the city center, for sightseeing. One of the important churches from Medias is the Evangelical St. Margaret Church. Drive to Cluj Napoca. Here you can relax during a city tour. In the end, you visit the St. Michael Church and the Art Museum, housed by the Banffy Palace.
Today you travel to Oradea, a splendid city shaped by the Art Nouveau style. You enjoy for few hours by visiting the old city center and the Moon Church. The Black Eagle Passage is another place that is worth to be seen. In Oradea you say “Goodbye” to Romania and to your guide.