7-Day Transylvania wonders on motorcycle
|Tags:||Adventure, Alba Iulia, Balea Lac, Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall, Cluj Napoca, Cumpăna Valley, Curtea de Arges, Lake Vidraru, Medias, motorcycle, Motorcycles, Ranca, Salina Turda, Sibiu, Transalpina, Turda|
You can discover Romania an two wheels also. You can combine the beautiful landscapes and real adrenaline from Transfagarasan road and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all of them in a unique 7 day wonders trip on motorcycle.
|WEAR||Please bring your motorbike gear: helmet, gloves, jacket, paints, boots|
|PRICE||615 euro/person in double room→IMPORTANT NOTE: Single Supplement 130 euro/ person|
Another trip, another adventure in Transylvania to discover the beauties of this region crossed by blue rivers, grand mountains, old forests and people very proud of their origins.
The starting point is Cluj – Napoca. From this city, we depart to Turda, where we visit the salt mine, one of the most beautiful and interesting in Europe, where we go deep within the earth to relax and see how the salt was processed. Outside, we enjoy a traditional Romanian lunch at the Sarea in Bucate restaurant.
Another point of interest in this area is the tomb of Michael the Brave, prince of Wallachia, who managed to unite Transylvania, Moldavia and Wallachia for one year.
From Turda, we go to Sighisoara. On the way, we stop in Biertan to visit the fortified church, included in UNESCO. Then, we arrive in Sighisoara, one of the last inhabited medieval citadels in Europe. From Sighisoara, we are heading to Bran Castle, located in the Bran – Rucar Pass, in the Southern Carpathians. Bran was one of the most powerful outposts, situated right at the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, a defense point in Barsa County.
Next is the city of Brasov, the biggest from Carpathians Mountains, having the largest Gothic church between Istanbul and Vienna. The way leads us from Brasov to the Transbucegi Road, where we can stop for the amazing scenery and experience the wilderness of the mountains.
We return to Brasov and then take the route to another engineering marvel in the Fagaras Mountains, the Transfagarasan Road, a communist road built in the period when Nicolae Ceausescu was the president of Romania. We stop here to explore this area, the Balea Glacier Lake and Balea Waterfall.
The next day brings us another special adventure, because the highest road in Romania is waiting for us. Transalpina winds in the Parang Mountains, with the highest point at 2145 m. Some of the stories say that Transalpina became a road under the Romans. Another legend says that in the 17th 18th century, the local people contributed to build this beautiful road.
From Transalpina, we return to Cluj – Napoca. On the way we stop in the Valley of Beauty, named by Mihail Sadoveanu, a Romanian writer, who had a cabin in this area. Our next stop is the Red Revine Natural Reservation, very close to the city of Sebes, a protected geological area.
We finished our tour in Cluj, a journey which reminds us why Romania is considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and also a country which still has many natural and virgin places.