|Duration:||9 days / 8 nights accommodation / 7 days riding|
|Tour Area:||Romanian Castles & Fortresses motorcycle tour. Probably this is the best choice for a motorcycle tour in Romania. You can discover two castles and three fortress trough the Carpathians, related to most spectacular roads in Romania, Transfagarasan and Transalpina.|
|Distance:||Average 230 km a day (longest day 300 km)|
|The distance of the tour:||>1.600 km|
|Roads:||Different types of paved roads|
|Maximum motorcycles on tour:||12|
|Minimum motorcycles on tour:||6|
|Skills:||Average and high experienced riders only|
From ancient times preserved with holiness and perhaps even inhabited the fortresses of Romania await you to discover them!
This motorcycle guided tour seeks to discover history in just seven days visiting three castles (Dracula and Corvin Castle) and three representative fortresses (Rasnov, Alba Iulia and Sighisoara), crossing 4 amazing roads in the Carpathians (Cheia, Transfagarasan, Transrarau and Transalpina).
But the motorbike tour starts with the largest civilian building in the world, Palace of the Romanian Parliament.
We spend the evenings in the most beautiful cities (Bucharest, Brasov, Sibiu) as well Sighisoara as the only medieval fortress inhabited in Romania.
What your tour includes
Tour cost includes:
- Transfer from the nearest airport
- Fully guided motorcycle tour
- 8 nights good quality accommodation
- 8 breakfasts
- 8 dinners in traditional local restaurants (you will order directly from the menu what you want to eat)
- 7 days BMW motorcycle GS series model 2017/2018 in perfect condition
- Third party liability insurance
- Top case and side cases
- Free Wi-Fi during your trip
- 24/7 technical support
- Experienced Romanian guide during the entire trip
- Assistance car for luggage and safety
Tour cost not included:
- Food other than indicated
- Security deposit for motorcycle
- Personal travel insurance
- Fuel for motorcycles
- Entrance to museum(s), castle(s), cave(s)
- All services not mentioned as included
Day 1 Bucharest
Hotel transfer from the airport.
Depend of your arrival hour, you can visit:
Palace of the Romanian Parliament has a floor area of 360,000 square meters – setting the world record for the largest building for civilian use.
Measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high, and 92 m underground. It has 1.100 rooms and is 12 stories tall, with four additional underground levels currently available and in use, with another four in different stages of completion.
New Old City a decade of refurbishment has resulted in a charming, walkable quarter with enough sights to keep you occupied for the day and enough bars and clubs to ensure you never have to sleep.
Day 2 Bucharest – Cheia – Brasov
Cheia mountain road – over 100 km of road, mostly worth turns and a spectacular view crossing the Oriental Carpathians.
Brasov City – the location of the city at the intersection of trade routes linking the Ottoman Empire and Western Europe.
Stroll around the old Town Hall Square where you can admire colourfully painted and ornately trimmed baroque structures. Take a peek inside the Black Church, the largest gothic church in Romania. Its name derives from damage caused by the Great Fire of 1689, when flames and smoke blackened its walls. The interior is impressive and well-kept and houses one of the largest organs in Eastern Europe
Day 3 Brasov – Transfagarasan – Sibiu
Rasnov Citadel – is one of the best preserved rustic citadels from Transylvania. The place called Rasnov is mentioned for the first time in documents that date from the 12th century (year 1331).
In Rasnov itself, the Saxon (Evangelical) church – the only protestant church left in the town.
Bran Castle – the mysterious land of Transylvania, where bloodthirsty vampires hide, dressed as little “dead” riding hood and ready to experience the holiday for the first time at none other than Dracula’s Castle.
Meet Transfagarasan mountain road, most amazing motorcycle road in Romania, one of the most spectacular roads out there. You will only understand why Jeremy Clarkson claimed it was the greatest driving road in the world when experiencing it yourself.
Sibiu City – was voted Cultural European Capital in 2007 and named by Forbes as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live”.
Day 4 Sibiu – Sighisoara – Lacu Rosu
Sighisoara fortress considered as one of Europe’s beauties, is a monument city protected by UNESCO since 1999 and included on the list of the world patrimony.
In the heart of Transylvania, a fortress built in the 12th century will captivate you like no other city in Romania. The narrow streets, the charming buildings, the symbolic towers or the medieval churches.
Lacul Roșu (Romanian: Lacul Roșu, Hungarian: Gyilkos-tó – “Killer Lake”) is the largest barrier lake, in the Eastern Carpathians chain in Harghita County, Romania. The name of “Lacul Roșu” comes from the reddish alluvia deposited in the lake by the Red Creek. It was formed in 1837, after a landslide blocked the Bicaz Valley. It is about 93 m deep and covers about 12 hectares.
Day 5 Lacul Rosu (Red Lake) – Cheile Bicazului – Transrarau – Vatra Dornei
The Bicaz Gorge (Romanian: Cheile Bicazului, Hungarian: Békás-szoros) is a gorge in Romania, located in the north-east part of the country, in Neamţ and Harghita counties. The gorge was excised by the waters of Bicaz River and it serves as a passageway between the Romanian provinces of Moldova and Transylvania.
Vatra Dornei is a well-known ski resort in the Carpathian Mountains. There are ski slopes nearby the city, attracting tourists in winter season. Vatra Dornei is surrounded by large forest areas, proper places for practicing alpine tourism. There are mineral water springs in the city limits and its surroundings, that helped the settlement to develop as a spa.
Day 6 Vatra Dornei – Cluj Napoca
Cluj-Napoca, commonly known as Cluj, is the fourth most populous city in Romania, and the seat of Cluj County in the northwestern part of the country. Geographically, it is roughly equidistant from Bucharest (324 kilometres), Budapest (351 km) and Belgrade (322 km). Located in the Someșul Mic River valley, the city is considered the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania.
Day 7 Cluj Napoca – Alba Iulia – Transalpina – Ranca
Transalpina road is the highest road in Romania. It’s one of the famous Romanian high-altitude roads. With a length of 146 km, it goes through the Carpathians, reaching a maximum altitude of 2,145m above sea level in Pasul Urdele. In 2009 it was completely paved. A quick glance at the map at its sheer drops and serpentine twists and turns, confirms that this is no hype.
A former Roman settlement, the city of Targu-Jiu lies at the foothills of the Carpathians, on the banks of the Jiu river. The Oltenia region was of strategic importance to the Romans. The area provides direct access, through one of the most spectacular passes in the Carpathians, to present-day Transylvania, the heart of the former Dacian Kingdom.
Corvin’s Castle is one of the largest castles in Europe, and an important piece of history for Romania. Corvin’s Castle is also the largest medieval castle in Transylvania, surpassing even the mysterious Bran Castle and the royal Peles Castle.
The city of Alba Iulia is one of the most important Romanian urban center, a place of monumental historical significance, associated to the Great Union of 1918 and the coronation of the kings Ferdinand I and Mary, the first monarchs of Greater Romania. Its ancient medieval center, the Alba Carolina fortress, encloses between its walls several centuries old attractions laden with history, including Saint Michael’s Cathedral.
Day 8 Ranca – Horezu – Bucharest
Horezu ceramics is a unique type of Romanian pottery that is traditionally produced by hand around the town of Horezu in northern Oltenia (Vâlcea County), close to the famous Horezu Monastery. It reflects many generations of knowledge and skills development of pottery, which is why the craftsmanship of Horezu pottery was inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists in December 2012.
Day 9 Bucharest
Hotel transfer to airport
Staying in a single room and ride:
|BMW F750GS||2.090,, -EURO|
|BMW F850GS||2.190, -EURO|
|BMW R1200GS LC||2.290, -EURO|
Sharing a double room and ride:
|BMW F750GS||1.990, -EURO|
|BMW F850GS||2.090, -EURO|
|BMW R1200GS LC||2.190, -EURO|
Deposit: 1.000 / 1.500 / 2.000 euro per motorbike depends on which model you choose
Tour runs: anytime from June to October
If you have any questions or would like to book a motorbike tour, our office is open 9am to 7pm every day or email / WhatsApp us anytime.