Carpathian Mountains 

Journey

 Carpathian Mountains 

Journey

 

The route we have planned will criss-cross through the Southern Carpathians, going through the famous Transfagarasan Road and Transalpina Pass, both reaching altitudes of over 6.500 ft, with the assorted breathtaking sceneries.

 

The route is superb and challenging and will undoubtedly make for unforgettable memories. The route will include visits to the picturesque old cities of Sibiu and the famous castle of Dracula.

 8 DAYS

 7 NIGHTS

DISTANCE

750 MILES

Road Based Surface

FROM US $2,650

DAY 1 - Bucharest arrival 
Welcome to Bucharest! 

We prepared for you a visit to the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building in the world after Pentagon. Or you can just walk in the old center where your hotel is located, taste a Romanian wine and feel the spirit of the people and the city!

 

You will spend the night in the most beautiful hotel in Bucharest, Parliament Hotel located exactly in the heart of the Lipscani area, the historical part of the city.

 

DAY 2 
Today we will start our journey to the Carpathian Mountains! We have chosen for you a perfect motorcycle ride through the mountain with serpentines and a splendid view of Rucar - Bran Pass. Rucar-Bran Pass is one of most famous passes in Romania, also known as “A gate in the Carpathian”.

We will enjoy a Romanian traditional lunch prepared for you in the heart of the mountains, one of the most delicious traditional lunch you have ever tasted.

The day ends in Bran, but not before having a traditional Romanian barbeque. Being surrounded by the mountains, Bran is one of the most beautiful Romanian resorts.

The motorcycle of your choice. We've a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.

Expert guide who will share a wealth of knowledge about the flora, fauna, geology and history of each area.

7 nights of accommodation during the tour in comfortable, high quality resorts and hotels.

Support vehicle for luggage transport during the tour

All breakfasts and one traditional dinner are included in the tour

Airport transfers are included in the overall cost of the tour.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Flights and appropriate visas are not included in any of the pricing.

Fuel for the tour is not included in the listed price

Additional fees such as drinks on the tour and during the meals or hotel mini-bar consumption are not included in the pricing you see here.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR JOURNEY

DAY 3 
We invite you in the morning to experience the history, the myth, the intrigue and the magic of this wonderful place of Transylvania, the Bran Castle, commonly known as famous Dracula Castle.

We continue our ride towards a small citadel which has preserved in an exemplary way the features of a small medieval fortified city and it has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

 
Should you be much excited today to ride on the famous Transfagarasan Pass, the most wanted road by motorcycle riders all over the world! Transfagarasan Pass crosses the Carpathian Mountains and offers you the most spectacular view in Romania. We will spend the night at the splendid Balea Lake, located in the hearth of the mountain and admire the perfect view!

DAY 4 
We leave behind an amazing place and ride our motorcycle towards one of the most important cultural cities of Romania which was designated, in tandem with Luxembourg an European Capital of Culture for the year 2007. We will ride along Oltului Valley, a place where nature has managed to stay untouched by civilization. We spend the night exactly in the middle of the historical city, visit the highlights of the city and enjoy the most relaxing holiday atmosphere. 

DAY 5 
Rest day in Sibiu. 
Today we will spend the entire day in one of the most beautiful cities in Romania, Sibiu. Formerly the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city was ranked as "Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live" by Forbes. You may visit in Sibiu the Grand Square, the largest square of the city, and has been the center of the city since the 16th century. 142 m long and 93 m wide, it is one of the largest ones in Transylvania. Take a peak at the Brukenthal Palace, one of the most important Baroque monuments in Romania, lies on the north-western corner of the square.

DAY 6 

A great day for motorcycle riding is waiting for you on one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains. Full of serpentines, Transalpina Pass, the highest road in Romania with 2100 meters altitude offers you a splendid landscape, a place where you can ride literally above the clouds. 

We will have the chance today to spend the night in a real Manor located in the heart of one of the most beautiful wineries in Romania. Surrounded by vineyards, the 5 stars location offers you a selection of wines starting with Feteasca Regala & Pinot Gri, a unique cuvée made of 30% Fetească Regală 2010 - which was fermented and aged for 9 months in French oak barrels and 70% of Pinot Gris 2011- is the perfect balance between complexity and freshness. 
Beside the vineyard and the winery visit, we organized for you a delicious dinner along with a wine tasting of the most important local wines. 

DAY 7 
We ride our  motorcycles towards Bucharest through a perfect motorcycle road and cross villages, the well known Black Hill, a hill full of serpentines, forests and lakes. 

On the way back you can admire the traditional architecture of the houses.
 

DAY 8 - Bucharest departure

1 190 KM  

 750 MI      

BMW R1200GS

  • 1200cc Twin cylinder boxer engine

  • Seat height 90cm (35In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 195cm (78in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Dual purpose tires

  • Journey Cost w/ R1200GS $2,998

BMW F800GS 

  • 800cc Parallel twin cylinder engine

  • Seat height 88cm (34In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 193cm (76in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Dual purpose tires

  • Journey Cost w/ F800GS $2,650 

BMW F700GS 

  • 800cc (de-tuned) Parallel twin cylinder engine

  • Seat height 82cm (32In) Approx.

  • Inner Leg Curve 181cm (71in) Approx

  • Heated Hand Grips

  • BMW style accessory power socket

  • Engine protection bars

  • Bash plate

  • Duel purpose tires

  • Journey Cost w/ F800GS $2,650

Pillion / Support Vehicle US $600

Ride Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100% of this ride is on pavement; some sections of pavement can be potholed and narrow. 
On the more difficult sections pillions can travel in the support vehicle, space permitting.

Tour Start/End

Tour Start: Bucharest 

Tour End:  Bucharest 

 

Climate

Romania has a temperate-continental climate with moderate features which is characteristic for Central Europe. with hot summers, long, cold winters and very distinct seasons. Abundant snowfalls may occur throughout the country from December to mid-March, especially if you are in the mountainous areas of Romania.

 

The annual average temperature depends on latitude and ranges from 8°C in the North and 11°C in the South, with temperatures of 2.6°C in the mountains and 12°C in the plains. In general, the warmest areas are in the southern districts of Romania. Daytime temperatures vary from 0-5°C in the winter and 25-30°C in summer months. In the southern areas it can be warmer, in the northern and eastern mountainous districts of Transsilvania it can be cooler with moderate daytime temperatures and cool nights in the summer and temperatures far below zero in the winter.

 

Accommodation

  • 7 nights of accommodation.

  • Our accommodations range from small family run hotels through to 5 star hotels. 

  • A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to. 

  • All accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone we will pair you up with another solo traveler. However, if you prefer single accommodation a single supplement is available: USD $450.00

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Meals

  • On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 7 Breakfasts 

  • We include mentioned dinner

 

Important Information

  • All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience. 

  • It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition. 

  • An experienced and qualified medic will be joining us and we always carry an extensive medical kit in case of injury’s, large or small.

  • We will be utilizing a support vehicles to carry all of our luggage, equipment and other gear as well as to accommodate pillion passengers who may wish to have some time off the bike.  This means that the bikes will be traveling light without the weight of any luggage to be worried about.

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