KING OF THE MOUNTAIN tours are shorter, four-day tours, to conquer an epic climb, pass or mountain. The Transfagarasan climb is part of an UCI pro cycling tour so you’ll be actually cycling in the shadows of pro cyclist. KOM tours will definitely test your resilience and give you an incredible sense of achievement once you reach the top of the climb.
Transfagarasan and Transalpina are among the most beautiful cycling roads in Europe and are each year are gaining in popularity. This tour is based near Sibiu, Transylvania, a area Lonely Planet described as "The hottest destination in Europe, where adventurers can meet up with free-roaming wolves and bears and become vampire hunters in Brasov. Transylvania is experiencing a renaissance", outlines Lonely Planet.
CLIMB THE TRANSFAGARASAN
You climb to the top of the Transfagarasan 2.100 meters but you also roam the surrounding picturesque hills of Transylvania.
Relax at the exclusive accommodation with the included wine tasting, massage and Spa services.
EXPERt LOCAL GUIDES
Our guides are passionate road cyclists and know the Transfagarasan and its surroundings like the back of their palm.
VAN SUPPORTED TOUR
This tour is supported by at least one expert guide as well as a support vehicle.
All hotels or guesthouses are carefully selected by our team for location, authenticity and character and are personally and constantly reviewed.
DELICIOUS LOCAL FOOD
We know how good it feels to have warm, healthy and delicious food waiting at the end of each hard day. We hand-picked the spots where will be eating to offer just that.
90 KM AV. DAILY LENGHT
1.200 M AV. DAILY ELEVATION
DAY 1 - Arrive at Bucharest International Airport in the capital city of Romania. Onward to Sibiu. Depending on your arrival time, head out for an afternoon spin.
DAY 2 - Enjoy a full day cycling in the hilly and picturesque area around Sibiu. Today we go up to Paltinis, which is one of our favorite climbs in Romania.
DAY 3 - The day you’ve been waiting for is here. Ride the famous Transfagarasan highway all the way to the top at 2.100 meters and enjoy the stunning scenery.
DAY 4 - A recovery ride is much needed after yesterday's climb, so we head out for a classical local loop. Transfer to Bucharest in the evening. Departure
ON THE ROAD
Daily support vehicle
Airport transfer (from/to Bucharest)
food & sleep
Authentic accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels and guest houses
All breakfasts & dinners based on locally sourced ingredients
Expert level local guides
A/C support car with unlimited supply of snacks, drinks and professional cycling nutrition
High quality cycling jersey
Welcome pack with goodies
*Bike hire, flights, travel insurance, alcoholic drinks are not included
We pay extra attention to choosing the appropriate places to crash at the end of a long day. All hotels or guesthouses 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.
Here you can find a selection of the most important question our clients usually have to ask us.
What's the Martin Adventures difference and why we think you should choose us for your cycling tour in Romania.