I'm Silviu Martin and I founded Martin Cycling Adventures in 2013 as a boutique road cycling tour company based in Transylvania, Romania.
My mission is to support you with our unmatched local expertise to deliver the most authentic experience possible.
I'm a licensed travel guide by the Romanian National Travel Authority with the license number 5161 (view license).
In 2017, I have successfully finished one of the toughest ultra cycling races and definitely my biggest challenge so far, The Transcontinental Race. In 2018, I'm training to race for another epic race, this time in Ireland, The TransAtlantic Way.
WHY MARTIN ADVENTURES
1. STUNNING LOCATIONS to practice road cycling
Our local expertise is unmatched and we have selected the most epic routes, the least trafficked roads for our tours. Silviu together with his team of guides are experienced and passionate cyclists and they are always exploring, always on the lookout for those spectacular roads we all dream about.
2. AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE
Everything from the ACCOMMODATION, RESTAURANTS and extra ACTIVITIES are all hand picked so that you get to know the true spirit of each country. We pay extra attention to choosing the appropriate places to crash at the end of a long day. All hotels or guest houses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed. Most of them are at least 3* and 4* locations, some with Spa & Pool. At the end of an exhausting day we know you need some pampering.
3. Stellar support
Our guides are first class, local experts that are also fluent in English. They will lead you into these once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Balkans. All our tours are supported by van or in the case of the Transfagarasan Epic with luggage transfer so that you can fully enjoy the experience and just focus on cycling.
Main cycling guide for Romania
Andrei has been part of the Martin team since the start and has become a dear friend of ours. Cycling is not a sport for Andrei but a way to get out and explore the world. He enjoys taking long bike trips, packing light and sleeping in the most "exotic" places he can find. Our clients love him for his local knowledge, his unconditional support and sometimes, twisted, sense of humor.
You can follow Andrei on Strava.