A BMW motorcycle tour focused on revealing the essence of Transylvania. Departing from Cluj Napoca, one of Transylvania’s largest urban centres the itinerary ventures into the heart of the county offering rides trough picturesque villages, breathtaking scenery and important cultural centres. The itinerary covers the best motorcycle roads in Romania.
Transfagarasan – the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists
Transalpina – one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2 145m above sea level)
Transbucegi Road – the newest mountain road in Romania (1925m above sea level)
Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.
Rasnov Peasant Citadel – the largest peasant fortification ever built in Eastern Europe
Peles Palace – one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, home to most of Romania’s monarchs
Brasov – explore the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov with its outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe
Sighisoara Medieval Citadel one of Europe’s most beautiful and inhabited fortified cities with a UNESCO World Heritage status.
DAY 1 Cluj – Turda
About 60 km/ 37 miles – 1h riding
Welcome to Romania! Our English speaking guide, amotorcycle enthusiast and a 100% Transylvanian, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. From Cluj transfer to Turda, a small town with an intimate atmosphere foundedby the Romans under the name Potaissa. Prepare to descend to the heart of one of the biggest saltminesinthe country – Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. A ride to the Sunset mountains will make you an apetite for more. Accommodate in a 4* hotel.
DAY 2 Turda – Aiud – Cetatea de Balta – Medias –Biertan– Sighisoara
About 210 km – 5 h riding
Ride the natural reservation of Aiudului Gorges and cross the wine region of Jidvei to reach the charming Medias. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the medieval town of Medias and continue riding to Biertan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the finest Saxon fortified churches in Transylvania. Next stop is the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities with UNESCO European heritage site status. Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. Accommodate in a 3* hotel located in the heart of the medieval citadel.
DAY 3 Sighisoara – Bran – Rasnov – Brasov
About 195 km – 3.45 h riding
Continue your journey riding Bogatii Forest to reach Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Unrightfully called Dracula’s Castle, Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. A former fortress guarding a commercial road, Bran dates back to 1377. In 1920, Queen Mary, the niece of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, turned the castle into a beautiful summer residence. Explore today Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.
Optional: For a unique experience you’re invited to enjoy a helicopter ride over Bran Castle
DAY 4 Brasov – Sinaia – Transbucegi Road – Brasov
About 220 km – 5.20 h riding
Start the day riding Prahova Valey and visit Peles Palace, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, home to most of Romania’s monarchs. Get on the motorbikes and continue riding Transbucegi Road – the newest mountain road in Romania offering amazing views. Also known as Babele Road, Transbucegi is a narrow mountain road, filled with hairpin curves taking you up to 1925 m above sea level. Accommodation in Brasov in a 3* Hotel.
DAY 5 Brasov – Zarnesti – Transfagarasan – Capatanenii Pamantului
About 196 km – 5 h riding
An incredible ride for you today – Transfagarasan Highway – the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists. Built between 1970 and 1974 as a military route, by communist dictator Ceausescu (after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968) it snakes up into the Carpathians offering great rides and enormous satisfaction.
Accommodation in a Country In on Transfagarasan Road.
DAY 6 Capatanenii Pamantului – Curtea de Arges – Transalpina – Ranca
About 170 km – 5.10 h riding
Curtea de Arges is your next destination with its beautifull Monastery built in Byzantine style, with Moorish arabesques. Find out the legend of the monastery and continue your journey riding up the mountains. Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania is next on your agenda. Accommodation in a Country Inn on Transalpina Road.
DAY 7 Ranca – Transalpina – Turda
About 214 km/ 124 miles – 5 h riding
Continue exploring Transalpina Road. With its highest point at Urdele Pass – 2,145m above sea level, the road is also called The King's Road by the locals, the road was built under the rule of King Carol II of Romaniaand rebuilt during World War II by German troops. Reach the town of Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses. Your journey will end in Turda, with a smile on your face and road bends to last you for a lifetime.
Accommodation: 1 night in a 4* hotel, 3 nights in 3* hotels and 2 nights in guest houses
Meals: 6 breakfasts
Transportation: rent amotorbike or ride your own motorcycle, third party liability insurance
Motorcyclist English speaking guide, general map, daily route briefing.
Gas, road taxes, parking, entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions, lunches and dinners, beverages, individual activities, plane ticket, airport fees, photo, video tax and other not mentioned