Start/End city
Bucharest
Distance
1600 KM
Days
9/7 riding
Average km/day
230
Tour type
Street
Difficulty
Moderate

This tour will take you though one of the most picturesque historical regions in Romania – Moldova – to discover Romania’s traditional countryside! Taking “the best road in the world”, Transfagarasan Pass, we’ll get to Rucar-Bran Pass, visiting along the way the famous Dracula’s Castle. Heading North-East, we’ll cross Bicaz Gorge, a stunning natural beauty dividing Transylvania and Moldova, and visit the old Moldavian monasteries (hint: search for Voronet blue). Then we’ll take the newly open Transrarau Pass, named the Treasure Road, situated at 1.400 meters altitude, that will take your breath away. Lastly, on our way back to Bucharest, we’ll not miss the Prahova Salt Mine and Cheia Pass.

  • Sighisoara – one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval towns in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Famous Transfagarasan Pass – “the best road in the world”, as Jeremy Clarkson called it
  • 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”.
  • Bicaz Gorges-Hasmas Mountain National Park – one of the most stunning and spectacular roads in the country
  • Transrarau Pass, nicknamed the Treasure Road – a road at 1.400 meters altitude that will take your breath away
  • The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina – ones of the most picturesque treasures of Romania
  • Cheia Pass – an amazing winding scenery for more than 100 km
  • Slanic Prahova Salt Mine – biggest salt mine in Europe
  • Peles Castle – a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture and the Romanian Royal Family’s summer residence until 1947
  • The tour starts and ends in Bucharest, so book one additional day for visiting the Palace of Parliament, second largest building in the world!
June 2020
14 – 22
OPEN

PRICES

With own motorcycle 1224 €
Including BMW F650 GS 1818 €

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Single room supplement +216 €
R 1200GS motorcycle +279 €
Pillion passenger +1224 €
July 2020
15 – 23
OPEN

PRICES

With own motorcycle 1224 €
Including BMW F650 GS 1818 €

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Single room supplement +216 €
R 1200GS motorcycle +279 €
Pillion passenger +1224 €
Sept 2020
13 – 21
OPEN

PRICES

With own motorcycle 1224 €
Including BMW F650 GS 1818 €

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Single room supplement +216 €
R 1200GS motorcycle +279 €
Pillion passenger +1224 €
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 Curtea de Arges where we will go on a tour of Curtea de Arges Monastery and the burial site for the Royal Family of Romania. We’ll continue our journey to the notorious Transfagarasan, stopping on the way to spend the night.
3

Day 3

Today we’ll be traveling on a scenic route to Balea Lake, then we’ll ride for 56km to visit Brancoveanu Monastery. After that, we’ll continue our journey dropping by Fagaras Fortress and, afterwards, by the Bran Castle. The view here is simply spectacular.
4

Day 4

Leaving the myth engulfed area, we’ll be heading for Sighisoara, stopping on the way to visit Rupea Fortress. But the day isn’t over, and we have so many other sites to see. Next stop, Lazar Castle and then, the Red lake, our last destination of the day.
5

Day 5

Passing by the Red Lake, we’ll ride 30km to Bicaz. Passing through Transrarau, we will arrive in Campulung Moldovenesc, where we will spend the night in a traditional way, Moldavian style.

6

Day 6

Leaving Campulung Moldovenesc behind, we’ll ride to see the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina; first, Sucevita Monastery, then Voronet Monastery and lastly Agapia Monastery. The last part of the day will be spent riding to our end point, Piatra Neamt. You will spend the night in the middle of the city where you can enjoy a local wine and a delicious meal.
7

Day 7

Today we will visit the Neamt Fortress and then we will continue travelling though Moldova, transiting the Oituz Pass. We will stop to visit the Mausoleum of Marasesti, the memorial site which contains the remains of 5,073 Romanian soldiers and officers killed in the First World War. We’ll spend the night in the Cheia Pass area.
8

Day 8

Today we’ll be heading to Suzana Monastery, transiting Cheia Pass. Taking in all the scenic beauty, we’ll ride to Slanic Prahova Salt Mine and, afterwards, to Campina to visit Iulia Hasdeu’s Castle. Leaving the mountains behind, we will return to Bucharest where we’ll stay the night.

9

Day 9

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