With the Bicycle in Transylvania & Bucovina from/to Sibiu in 2021 - 15 Days

With the Bicycle in Transylvania & Bucovina from/to Sibiu in 2021 - 15 Days

Start: Sibiu Finish: Sibiu

Visiting: Cisnădie, Cisnădioara, Rășinari, Sibiu, Biserica Fortificată Evanghelică CA Hosman Holzmengen, Biserica Evanghelică, Biertan, Richiș, Mediaș, Sighișoara, Brașov, Bran, Cetatea Râșnov, Zărnești, Poiana Mărului, Șercaia, Bistrița, Târgu Mureș, Humor River, Voroneț, Humor Monastery, Cacica, Arbore, Solca, Moldovita Monastery, Sucevita Monastery, Marginea, Putna Monastery Museum, Rădăuți, Pătrăuți, Dragomirna, Dragomirna Monastery, Bicaz-Chei


Duration: 14 Nights

Physical rating: High, Medium

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Special diet on request.

Tour code: XXX9

Tour operator: Carpathian Travel Center

Group size: 6 - 14

Age range: 18-99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Discover two beautiful and full of life regions of Romania — Transylvania dn Bucovina — on bike! This tour unites two best things to do: biking and exploring! You'll be always with a guide, so none of your questions will remain unanswered! You'll enjoy activity while exploring villages, cities and, of course, the beauty of nature!

Highlights

  • iconExplore two colorfull regions of Romania while on bike!
  • iconVisit unique sites that are on UNESCO World Heritage List!
  • iconLearn about myth, legends and history of Transylvania!
  • iconAdmire the beauty of painted monasteries of Bucovina!

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Arrival in Sibiu (D)

Location: Sibiu International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Arrival in Sibiu Airport (SBZ) or train station Sibiu.

Transfer to hotel in Sibiu, where you will be accommodated for 2 nights.

In the afternoon you will meet the guide and have the city tour of Sibiu.

Dinner at a local restaurant with the other participants of the tour.

icon Day 2 : Surroundings of Sibiu - cycling 40 km approx. 150 m altitude (B, L)

Location: Cisnădie, Cisnădioara, Rășinari

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We will cycle to Cisnadie and Cisnadioara, where we will visit the fortified church. These two villages are known for their rich fruit orchards. Then we cycle to Rasinari, a typical Romanian shepherd's village. Late lunch with a Romanian peasant local family. Then we cycle back to Sibiu.

icon Day 3 : From Sibiu to Biertan via Hartibaciu Valley - 86 km approx. 280 m altitude (B, D)

Location: Sibiu, Biserica Fortificată Evanghelică CA Hosman Holzmengen, Biserica Evanghelică, Biertan

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today the road will lead us to several fortified churches. Hosman is our first stop followed by Altana. On the way to Biertan you will often see horse-drawn carts, with beers on their way to work in the fields, since agriculture is the main occupation here. The cycle path leads to Biertan via Barghis and Pelisor. One of the most important fortified churches in this region is in Biertan. Has been a bishopric for more than 300 years. In addition, this is the place where the annual Saxon meeting takes place. Dinner and accommodation for 2 nights in Biertan.

icon Day 4 : From Biertan to Richis and Medias - 56 km approx. 280 m altitude (B, D)

Location: Biertan, Richiș, Mediaș

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Short bike tour from Biertan to Richis. From here the bike stage continues to Mosna to the fortified church with the “Bacon Tower”. Then we will cycle to Medias, another city of the Transylvanian Saxons. From Medias we cycle back to Biertan via Dupus. Dinner in the pension.

icon Day 5 : Sighisoara and Brasov (bike off day) (B, D)

Location: Sighișoara, Brașov

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Sighisoara. The Middle-Aged center of this town is well preserved and is registered in UNESCO as a world heritage site. A City Tour will expose the most important landmarks like the Clock Tower and the Church on the Hill. After a city tour with a city guide, we also leave Sighisoara to continue to Brasov. When you will arrive in Brasov, you can also take the city tour in order to see the most important sights of the city such as the Black Church.

Bed and breakfast for 2 nights in Bran and dinner.

icon Day 6 : Bran Castle and Rasnov Citadel - 45 km approx. 50 m altitude (B, D)

Location: Bran, Cetatea Râșnov

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Not far away is the well-known Dracula Castle that we can visit in the morning. From here we can cycle to the Rasnov Citadel - a "must see".

Optional we can cycle to Poiana Brasov at 1020 m, we will have a very beautiful view over Tara Barsei.

In the afternoon you will arrive back in Bran.

icon Day 7 : Along the Southern Carpathians - 50 km approx. 460 m altitude (B, D)

Location: Zărnești, Poiana Mărului, Șercaia, Sibiu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Along the Carpathians, your first stop today will be in Zarnesti.

Zarnesti is very well known for the bear observation platforms. From here you can cycle from Poiana Marului to Sercaia. From here you will be transferred by bus to Sibiu. Dinner and accommodation in Sibiu.

Optional: Transfer by car on Transfagarasan Road to 2030 meters altitude; you can ride your bikes "downhill" up to 500 meters of altitude, in 30 km. (EUR 35.00 / person)

icon Day 8 : Sibiu – Targu Mures – Bistrita - Humor (bike off day) (B ,D)

Location: Sibiu, Bistrița, Târgu Mureș, Humor River

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we drive to the north of Romania in the Bukovina. On the way we visit the cities of Targu Mures with the famous Palace of Culture and Bistrita with the highest tower in Transylvania.

When we have crossed the Carpathian Mountains, we will also visit the Museum of Painted Eggs in Vama, in Bucovina. In the late afternoon, after an 8 hour journey, we arrive in Manastirea Humorului to our rural family pension. Check-in for 3 nights and dinner.

icon Day 9 : Monastery Voronet and Humor – cycle 25 km, approx. 50 m altitude (B, D)

Location: Voroneț

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After visiting the Humor Monastery, we will cycle to Voronet, where we will visit the Voronet Monastery - the so-called "Sistine Chapel of the East" because of the bright blue color in the exterior paintings, built in 1488, the first of the famous monasteries on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Note: Please keep in mind that you need appropriate clothing to visit the monastery.

Long pants for both men and women. The upper body should also be covered accordingly.

Dinner will be served in our guesthouse in Manastirea Humorului.

icon Day 10 : Humor – Cacica – Arbore – Solca - Humor – cycle 57 km, approx. 750 m altitude (B,D)

Location: Humor Monastery, Cacica, Arbore, Solca

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we will be able to see the plurality of Bucovina’s culture. First we cycle through the Polish village of Plesa to Cacica. In Cacica we can visit the salt mine and learn more about the Polish community in Romania. Then we cycle via Botosana to the Arbore Church - also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today we will also have a few steep sections of the road, but that makes cycling nice.

Return to Manastirea Humorului where we will have dinner.

icon Day 11 : Monastery Moldovita und Sucevita – cycle 82 km, approx. 650 m altitude (B, D)

Location: Moldovita Monastery, Sucevita Monastery

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we will first cycle to the Moldovita.

NB: Please note that we have to cycle 23 km on the main road; please watch out for heavy traffic!!!

Visit the Moldovita monastery, a foundation of Petru Rares; here the predominant color in the exterior frescoes is yellow, the Akathistos hymn is particularly beautiful, in the museum of the monastery there is the golden apple - a UNESCO award. Then the high “Ciumarna Pass” stands in front of you.

On a serpentine road we cross the pass to the Sucevita monastery, located in the valley of the stream of the same name, founded by the boyar Movila from the 16th century, the virtue lader is particularly well preserved in the exterior paintings. Check-in for 2 nights in the nearby guesthouse and dinner.

icon Day 12 : Marginea – Putna – Marginea – cycle 70 km, approx. 450 m altitude (B, D)

Location: Marginea, Putna Monastery Museum

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we will cycle first to the black ceramic gilt from Marginea. From here we will cycle over the hilly roads to the Putna Monastery. In Putna we will also visit the monastery museum and the hermitage of Daniel Sihastru.

Then we cycle back to your guesthouse and end the day with a glass of wine and relaxing dinner.

icon Day 13 : Margina – Radauti – Patrauti - Dragomirna – cycle 70 km, approx. 250 m altitude (B, D)

Location: Rădăuți, Pătrăuți, Dragomirna

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we will cycle to city Radauti. In the small border town, which is also the seat of the bishopric of the Orthodox Church of Moldova; we also have time for a typical market visit. In the afternoon we cycle on via Milisauti to the Patrauti Church - also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

NB: Please note that you have to cycle 8 km on the main road; please watch out for heavy traffic!!!

We cycle through the forest, on a forest road, to the Dragomirna Monastery.

Overnight and dinner near Dragomirna Monastery.

icon Day 14 : Dragomirna – Suceava – Bicaz Gorge – Sibiu (bike off day) (B,D)

Location: Dragomirna Monastery, Bicaz-Chei, Sibiu

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Voluntary participation in the morning mass in the monastery. After breakfast we visit Suceava where the tour guide will show you the castle and the city. Suceava was the center of political and economic power of the Moldovan princes in the Middle Ages and later. Then we drive back to Transylvania through the spectacular Bicaz Gorge.

In the late afternoon we arrive in Sibiu, where they have free time.

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Sibiu.

icon Day 15 : Departure (B)

Location: Sibiu International Airport

Meals: Breakfast

Depending on the departure time, transfer to Sibiu Airport (SBZ) or to the train station in Sibiu.

What's Included

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    Map

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    All transfers according to the itinerary from/to Airport Sibiu (SBZ)

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    Rent-a-bike: egg. Winora Orinoco trekking-line

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    Train Tickets

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    Luggage transport between the accommodations

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    Bicycle transport on connecting routes

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    Meals – Half Board

    1 x lunch with a 3-course menu and water 13 x dinner with 3-course menu and water 14 x Breakfast (buffet)

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Fully Guided

    English speaking Tour-guide on bike for the entire trip. English-speaking city tour in Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov and Suceava.

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    Accommodation

    13 x accommodation in good 3* guesthouses and hotels (double room with private bathroom) 1 x overnight stay in the monastery (double room with private bathroom)

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    Admission to the sights, according to the itinerary.

What's Not Included

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    Flights tickets and airport taxes

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    Alcoholic beverages or other private costs (souvenirs etc.)

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    Other meals

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    Photo fees for visits

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What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

3*** hotels or gueshouses.

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes.

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

Yes.

What currencies are required for this tour?

Romanian leu (RON). You can exchange USD/EUR in exchange points in Romania.

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

No. It's adult's only tour.

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, according to the program.

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    The tour will be cancelled or postponed.

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes.

    Do I need to inform about my flights?

    Yes, because based on your arrival/departure hour we will pick you up and drop you off at the airport (SBZ).

    What is the maximum group size?

    14 participants.

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes.

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes.

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes.

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    It's a private tour.

    Is there a possibility for a special diet requests?

    Yes, but please advise on advance.

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No.

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Medium-high.

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes.

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