CYCLING RETREATS are just perfect if you want to soak in the local culture but also want to challenge yourself with the best climbing Romania has to offer. Retreats offer more comfort to cyclists as they are based on a single luxurious location, close to Sibiu, in a natural surrounding.
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.
EXPLORE THE TRANSFAGARASAN
Daily routes take you to explore the whole area of the Transfagarasan. You climb to the top at 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 the time of your arrival, head out for a quick afternoon ride.
DAY 2 - Climb up to Paltinis and enjoy one of our favorite climbs in Transylvania.
DAY 3 - Today we head out to the famous Transfagarasan Highway. We take the Southern approach to the top at Balea Lake 2.100 meters high.
DAY 4 - A loop through the Tarnava Mare region famous for its rolling hills and Saxon fortified churches.
DAY 5 - Today’s ride takes you towards Transalpina, the highest road in Romania.
DAY 6 - Continue to explore the hills around Sibiu.
DAY 7 - 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. lunch & 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
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.