Start/End city
Bucharest
Distance
2100 KM
Days
11/9 riding
Average km/day
240
Tour type
Street
Difficulty
Moderate

This one offers you a complete Romanian experience, as it will help you discover the most beautiful places in this country. Starting in Bucharest, we will cross the three main historical regions: Muntenia, Transylvania and Moldova, with their breathtaking views, and filled with history and traditions. We will visit places, castles and cathedrals, true Romanian landmarks, amazing caves, glaciers and waterfalls, one of Europe’s biggest salt mine and we’ll ride deep into the mountains with the steam train. On our way to discover Romania, we will cross Transalpina Pass, the highest Romanian road, situated at 2.145 meters altitude, a true rival for the Transfagarasan beauty, as well as the newly open Transrarau Pass, nicknamed the Treasure Road. To immerse further into Romanian traditions, we will taste the traditional cuisine, we will enjoy folkloric performances and we will spend the night in beautiful handpicked locations.

  • Women’s Cave – an elaborate cave system containing human fossils from 40,000-30,000 years ago
  • Constantin Brancusi’s artwork and museum – famous Romanian sculptor
  • Transalpina Pass – the highest Romanian road (2.145 meters), a true rival for the Transfagarasan beauty
  • Alba Iulia Citadel known as Alba Carolina – the largest citadel in Romania
  • Turda Salt Mine – one of the biggest salt mines in Europe, fully renovated and ready to be discovered
  • Scarisoara Glacier Cave – the second biggest underground glacier in South-Eastern Europe
  • Sapanta – a unique painted merry cemetery
  • Barsana Wooden Monastery – one of the landmarks of Maramures
  • Steam train tour – a ride through the wilderness of the Vaser Valley
  • Transrarau pass, nicknamed the Treasure Road – a road at 1.400 meters altitude that will take your breath away
  • Bicaz Gorges – Hasmas Mountain National Park – one of the most stunning and spectacular roads in the country
  • Sighisoara – one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval towns in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Rucar-Bran Pass – a spectacular view over Bucegi Mountains
  • Dracula’s Castle – home of Vlad the Impaler, known as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s titular character in the novel “Dracula”
  • Peles Castle – a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture and the Romanian Royal Family’s summer residence until 1947.
August 2020
04 – 14
OPEN

PRICES

With own motorcycle 1676 €
Including BMW F650 GS 2402 €

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Single room supplement +269 €
R 1200GS motorcycle +341 €
Pillion passenger +1676 €

Available on request (for 4+ riders)

1

Day 1

Welcome to Romania! Upon arrival in Bucharest, you will be transferred to the hotel accommodation, where you’ll meet the rest of the group.
2

Day 2

We will depart from the hotel’s entrance heading to Pitesti, where will we take a short break. Then, we will head for Baia de Fier, stopping for lunch in Ramnicu Valcea. On our way we will also visit the one of the most impressive caves in Romania, Women’s Cave.
3

Day 3

We will hit the road to Targu Jiu to see the works of Constantin Brancusi. Then, we will continue our journey to one spectacular destination: Sohodol Gorges. Hobita and Constantin Brancusi House Museum will be our next destination and then Tismana Monastery. But the day won’t be over without riding though one of the most beautiful places in the country: Jiu Defile National Park. Here we will visit Bolii Cave.
4

Day 4

Today we will take delight in one of the most amazing experiences there are, riding Transalpina. Our destination? Alba Iulia, where we will visit Alba Iulia Fortress and the Coronation Cathedral and take a well-deserved break. After lunch, we will be heading to Turda Salt Mine.

5

Day 5

We’ll start the day heading to our first destination, Poarta lui Ionele Cave and then to another cave, Ghetarul de la Scarsoara, home of the biggest glacier in Romania. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch and head to Belis-Fantanele Lake. We’ll stay the night in Huedin.
6

Day 6

Today will be traveling to Sigetul Marmatiei where we will visit the Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance in Romania. Then, we will head to the Merry Cemetery Sapanta and Sapanta Peri Monastery – world’s tallest wooden church –, and Barsana Monastery.

7

Day 7

We leave behind an amazing place and ride our motorcycles towards Viseul de Sus where Mocanita waits for us. It leaves at 9AM, traveling 21km. After an experience like that, we’ll be riding 120km to Campulung Moldovenesc. The day will end in good company and one delicious Moldavian traditional dinner.
8

Day 8

A great day for motorcycle riding is waiting for us on one of the most beautiful roads of the Carpathian Mountains: Transararu-Bicaz Gorges. This journey will make you want to come back. We’ll be heading to Lazar Castle and then to the end point of the day, the Red Lake.
9

Day 9

We continue our ride with a new destination, Sighisoara Citadel, after which we will visit Viscri, the village that enchanted Prince Charles. We’ll leave Viscri behind heading to Rupea Fortress, one of Transylvania’s iconic medieval sites.
10

Day 10

Today we will visit three of the most well-known Romanian landmarks: the infamous Bran Castle, the Rasnov Fortress and the Peles Castle, the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Leaving the mountains behind, we will return to Bucharest where we’ll stay the night.

11

Day 11

Depending on departure time, we will take a walk in the historical city center or visit a few of the most important highlights in Bucharest, then head to the airport.
INCLUSIONS
BMW motorcycle usage All accommodation with breakfast and dinner
All objectives entrance tickets Experienced motorcycle tour guide
Comprehensive vehicle insurance for motorcycle Third party insurance for motorcycle
Support vehicle with space for 2/3 passengers and luggage space One traditional show/performance
Unlimited mileage Airport transfers
24h technical support
EXCLUSIONS
All services not mentioned above Riding gear
Warranty deposit Airfare
Alcoholic drinks Fuel

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to this Tour. For all other FAQs related to payments and our company in general, please visit the General FAQ’s page!

Legal: licences, paperwork

Do I need a motorcycle license for riding in Romania?

You need to have a valid driving license. Also, drinking alcohol is completely forbidden.

What about riding experience?

The level of difficulty of this tour is intermediate, so you need to have at least two years of active motorcycle riding experience prior to booking.

What happens if I damage the motorcycle?

All motorcycles are insured with Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance. The customer must pay a safety deposit of 500 – 1000 Euro at the beginning of the motorcycle rental period. The deposit will be held until the motorcycle is returned undamaged and in good condition. The deposit will be refunded after establishing that the motorcycle was returned in good condition.

What about travel insurance?

We insist that all our riders obtain appropriate travel insurance. Be sure to double check with the insurance company that they will cover riding motorcycles (check the engine size) in the country you’re traveling, and what license they require you to have. As a minimum the insurance must cover medical evacuation and hospitalization.

Logistic: arrival, getting around & guide info

Where should I fly into/out from?

Both start and finish are in Bucharest, where there is an international airport.

Is there a support vehicle?

A support vehicle is included as standard. This will carry your luggage, spare parts, and tools. There is also space for one/two passenger(s) if needed.

Will we have a local guide?

Yes. All tours are accompanied by one local tour guide.

Will a mechanic be riding with us?

Yes. One mechanic will accompany the group.

Safety: gear, support and emergencies

What riding kit should I wear?

We don’t provide any riding gear for this trip so bringing your own is essential. As the riding is predominant road based then road/adventure style kit is the way to go. This means good helmet, protective riding jacket and trousers, ideally with protective armor on elbows, knees and shoulders.
You are going to need good leather gloves, as well, neck tube or even base layers for the days we are travelling at high altitudes in low temperature.

What happens in case of an emergency?

If you suffer a minor injury, we have a support vehicle you can travel in. In the event of a serious injury we will work together with your travel insurance company to arrange emergency transportation as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Is Romania a safe country?

As in any other European country, exercise normal safety precautions in Romania.

General: food, money and accommodation

What will the weather be like?

Riding in Romania at that time of year offers the perfect riding climate. It will mostly be warm/hot during the day, but it will get cool at night in some of the places we will stop for sleep.

Can you cater for vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies?

Although we cannot make any guarantees, we will make every effort possible to ensure that your food requirements are communicated properly to all kitchens. Please get in touch with us if you have more questions about what kind of food you should expect.

What is the accommodation like?

The accommodation on this trip is deliberately varied to offer you a wide experience of the Romanian traditions.

Tour price per rider