Enigmatic Transylvania Bike Tour

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The word Transylvania literally means the “place beyond the woods”, and this charming wonderland of hills, meadows, forests has long been considered one of the most mysterious and mythical places in western culture.

Which is why we’ve named this tour the Enigmatic Transylvania tour.

Come join us as we explore this land long associated with howling wolves, vampire bats, mysterious castles, and above all, Dracula.

We start our journey from the charming medieval town of Brasov, with its well-preserved Old Town and iconic Black Church, and pass through quaint Saxon villages that haven’t changed for centuries. Along the way, explore fortified churches dating back to the 12th century, stay in heritage hotels some of which are over 400 years old, and even visit Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Count Dracula.

Our adventure culminates at Sibiu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nicknamed the “town with eyes” for its enigmatic houses with eyes dating back to the 15th century. After all, everything in Transylvania is an enigma that has endured for centuries.


Bucharest | 13:00 hrs


Sibiu or Bucharest





Avg. dist. cycled


Group size

Min. 4, Max. 12


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Handpicked Heritage Hotels

Several hotels offer a historic experience. The Fronius Residence in Sighișoara, a guesthouse from 1609, is 415 years old. Daniel Castle in Talisoara, an aristocratic castle, dates back to 1674. The Villa Levoslav House in Sibiu, built in 1838, was the home of composer Jan Levoslav Bella.


Brief Itinerary

DayPlacecasual Inns or similarMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1BrasovToscana GuesthouseB,L
DAY 2TalisoaraDaniel Castle (4-star)B,L,D70km/43micycling
DAY 3ViscriTraditional GuesthouseB,L,D60km/38micycling
DAY 4StejarisuStejărișu 195 GuesthouseB,L,D64km / 40micycling
DAY 5SighisoaraFronius Residence (4-star)B,L47km/30micycling
DAY 6CartaParish HouseB,L,D75km/46micycling
DAY 7SibiuLevoslav House (4-star)B,L,D65km/40micycling
DAY 8Departure via Sibiu or BucharestB

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Brasov

Today we meet in Bucharest and transfer to Brasov, and join for a captivating city tour, exploring the most significant of the "Transylvanian Seven Fortified Cities" from the Middle Ages. During the transfer, we may also make a stop at the opulent Peles Castle, once the luxurious residence of the Royal Family. The option to visit Bran Castle is also available.

Please note, the Peles Castle and Bran Castle visits are optional.

Today we stay in the historical center of Brasov.

Meals: B,L
Accommodation: Toscana Guesthouse
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Day 2: Talisoara

Start the day with a hearty breakfast to fuel up for an unforgettable cycling adventure. Depart Brasov and journey through picturesque villages on peaceful roads. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route to the Varghis area and continue riding to Varghis area, where we stay at one of the beautifully renovated manors or historical houses that have been transformed into high-end guesthouses. Here, take a trip back in time as we discover historical sites and local artisans, including a visit to the traditional blacksmith in Talisoara who creates unique art pieces using the finest iron.

Spend the night in one of the charming historical manors, now converted into a warm hotel. Notable sites on your route include Miclosoara Manor and Museum, the "back in time" museum, the underground spa of your hotel, and much more. Get ready for an adventure that combines cycling, culture, and relaxation in the heart of Romania.

Road Surface: 100% asphalt


Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 70km/43mi
Accommodation: Daniel Castle (4-star)
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Day 3: Viscri

Today set out on an adventurous route along the Olt River. After 24 km of thrilling gravel road cycling, visit the newest volcano in Romania - Racos. Witness the remains of the volcano, the emerald lake, and the stunning basalt columns created from the lava of the volcano - a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Later in the day, we arrive at Viscri - a charming village that has successfully preserved its cultural heritage and traditions throughout history. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the village boasts a beautiful fortified church and is the proud owner of a house belonging to King Charles. Here, we have a chance to sample the delicious local cuisine and witness traditional crafts, all while surrounded by the stunning natural landscape that makes this region so special.

For overnight lodging, we have the opportunity to stay with residents in their cozy guesthouses. Optionally, you can visit the bricklayer and explore the fortified church before indulging in a delicious dinner in a local's yard.

Road Surface: 60% asphalt, 40% gravel


Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km/38mi
Accommodation: Traditional Guesthouse

Day 4: Stejarisu

There are multiple routes connecting Viscri to Stejarisu, with distances ranging from 62km to 70km and varying surfaces such as gravel, asphalt, dirt, or grass. Opting for an intermediate route, we traverse the undulating hills of Transylvania and pass through traditional Saxon villages. Along the journey, we make a stop at Dealu Frumos, a picturesque village renowned for years as "the geographical center of Romania."

Today's route concludes in Stejarisu, where the former Parish House has been transformed into a charming guesthouse and a culinary spot. Lunch is planned in Dealu Frumos, while dinner and overnight accommodation await in Stejarisu at the renovated Parish House. Visitors can explore the fortified church, featuring the still operational "ham tower."

Road Surface: 70% asphalt, 30% gravel


Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 64km / 40mi
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Day 5: Sighisoara

Get ready for an exciting day as we begin our cycling adventure post-breakfast, through hilly Transylvania - a picturesque region. Our ride leads us to the most well-preserved citadel among the "Seven fortified citadels" - enchanting Sighisoara. Depending on our arrival time, we may take a guided tour of the citadel and experience its charm in a fascinating new light.

Our journey is dotted with fascinating sites and experiences, including exploring the curious landscape of "100 hills," savoring dinner with locals in Movile village, and marveling at the UNESCO World Heritage citadel of Sighisoara.

Road Surface: 70% asphalt, 30% gravel


Meals: B,L
Cycling Distance: 47km/30mi
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Day 6: Carta

Experience the untamed wilderness of Transylvania with breathtaking views of the Carpathian Mountains en route to visiting a heritage conservation project in Veseud Village, concluding with a visit to the captivating ruins of the Carta Cistercian Monastery for an overnight stay and dinner at the eco-friendly Veseud Guesthouse, all while reveling in stunning views of the Fagaras Mountains panorama.

Road Surface: 90% asphalt, 10% gravel


Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 75km/46mi
Accommodation: Parish House
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Day 7: Sibiu

Say farewell to Transylvania after breakfast as we set out on the final day of our cycling holiday. Get ready for an exciting journey through enchanting sites, including the historic Old Mill in the charming village of Hosman, the former European Cultural Capital of Sibiu, and the fascinating narrow railway train in Cornatel.

Road Surface: 75% asphalt, 25% gravel


Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 65km/40mi

Day 8: Departure via Sibiu or Bucharest

Today we transfer to the airport to say our final goodbyes.

Meals: B

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Each hotel has been thoughtfully selected to ensure an exceptional and memorable experience for guests. Should the listed hotel be unavailable, we will ensure an alternative of similar quality.

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Toscana Guesthouse

Experience unparalleled comfort and breathtaking views at Pensiunea Toscana, a luxurious 4-star guesthouse nestled in the heart of Brașov, offering elegant rooms and exceptional hospitality just minutes from the city center and Poiana Brașov.

Dates and Prices

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Essential Info



All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.


Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.


A Van support follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.


Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.


Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.


Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.


E-bikes are available (subject to availability) on this trip at a surcharge.


Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.


Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.


Gratuities for your guide team are not included in the trip price.


When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Our fleet majorly consist of the below bikes as a part of this tour. However, sometimes due to height or availability constraints, we may provide a different but similar quality bike.

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Trek Fx3 or similar


Included in your trip price

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Trek-Domane AL 2 or similar


Included in your trip price

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Cube or similar


Available at a surcharge


The best time for cycling in Transylvania is generally from May to October. During this period, expect warm temperatures, clear skies, and minimal rainfall, creating ideal conditions for outdoor activities like cycling. Keep in mind that July and August can be quite hot, so if you prefer milder temperatures, consider visiting in May, June, September, or early October. Additionally, the scenery during autumn, with the changing colors of the foliage, can be particularly beautiful for a cycling tour.





























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