Noroc Romania Transcarpathians MTB in 5 mountains

Description

An “in-line” trail (350km with 8500m+), created for all mountain bikers who love the idea of crossing mountains, of reaching peaks of 2500m high, even the weather is not so good, even sometimes you have to push the bicycles, even you have to overnight in a mountain hut and in that day you have to carry with you the essential things and equipment for two days! Yes, we know …is difficult, but believe us it’s worth! You will cross by bicycle five of our Southern Romanian Carpathians, some of the most picturesque. This trail is part from our project: to cross all the Romanian Carpathian Mountains, by bicycle! The style for TransCarpathians is more AM. A light-weight full suspension mountain bike would be ideal, but a hard tail would do the job just ok!

Level

difficult

only guided

 

 

 

Dates

May to late August

Tech details

350km with +8500m elevation

5% asphalt, 95% dirt roads, natural single tracks and marked paths

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Day 1

Private transfer from airport Bucharest to Cheia, Prahova county, a touristic village, situated between Ciucaș and Grohotișului mountains. The transfer will takes two hours. Accommodation in a cozy hotel. You can have a short ride or resting time, lunch and dinner, according to your arrival.

Day 2

Grohotișului mountain crossing, from east to west, which it means one long but not technical uphill, then a traversing on a ridge and a nice long, flowing downhill on the other side of the mountain until in Doftana valley. This mountain is more like a hill, the trail is through forests and meadows, you’ll ride at 1500m-1700m. Accommodation in a guesthouse, in Doftana valley. Technical details: 42km with 1400m+/-1400m

 

Day 3

Crossing Baiului mountain. You will start the day with 5km flat on a dirt road, as a warm up for the long uphill, sometimes with push-bike on the “wavy” ridge of Baiului mountains. You’ll reach the highest point 1800m. From here, the long descending could be on a wide forestry road or on a narrow, steep and technical single track to Sinaia. Visit the famous Peleș Castle. Located in a beautiful mountainous region, at the foothills of the Bucegi mountains, Sinaia is one of the oldest and most famous mountain resorts, often referred to as: “The Pearl of the Carpathians”. The beautiful region drew the attention of the Hohenzollern Royal House (Carol I – King of Romania) who built Peleș Castle, starting 1873. It becomes the summer royal residence. Prior to World War II and the abdication of the royal family, Sinaia was a summer retreat for Romania\’s aristocracy. Accommodation in a guesthouse in center of the village. Technical details: 35km with 1000m+/-1000m

 Day 4

Sinaia-Omu peak 2505m. Unusual day, only uphill, but not less interesting! A long uphill from 1000m till 2500m, first on a paved road and after you reach 1800m is a single track to the highest point of the day: Omu peak. On this uphill we find beautiful landscape, technical parts, stone-walls, abyssal traversing, Babele hut. Is the way which cross Bucegi mountain from east to west: The “Old Guardian’s way” and the word of the day is challenge. Overnight in “Omu” mountain hut at 2505m. Technical details: 35km with 1500m+

Day 5

The word of the day is downhill! Technical traverse from Omu mountain hut is in the beginning of the 5th day. You will follow a single track down to Padina hut and after a 600m+ uphill in Strunga saddle at 2000m high, even push biking. Long descent from here, flying over the rocks on a very narrow single track ,technical in the beginning, nice and flowing through pastures and forests, later on. The downhill takes you to Bran where you will visit Bran Castle, better known like Dracula’s castle but no connection with him. For many years the castle was home to Queen Marie, Queen Victoria of England’s granddaughter. A last 8km gentle uphill takes you in a mountain village Moieciu de Sus, where the most of inhabitants are living from tourism and shepherding. Overnight in a guesthouse with very good condition and traditional food. Technical details: 45 km with 600m+/-1200m

 

Day 6

A day for discovering Bran country: 65 kilometers of ascents and descents on single tracks crossing pastures or forests, on old cart roads and through canyons. Gorgeous views and nicely flowing descents, crossing small and remote mountain villages like Dâmbovicioara, Fundata, Șirnea, but also famous places like Curmătura chalet , Zărnești village or Colțul Chiliilor. Accommodation in Plaiul Foii, remote area close to Piatra Craiului mountain. Technical details: 65km, +/-1200m.

Day 7

Plaiul Foii-Vulcan. A different day, you will ride through forest, far away from civilization. Here is the country of bears, wolves, unspoiled landscapes; the word for this day is wilderness. Challenging uphills, technical and steep downhills, valley after valley. Accommodation in a house close to a fortified church. Technical details: 55km, + 1400m/-1600m

 

Day 8

Vulcan-Brașov. The last day, also different; you will take a trail to Râșnov village, where you can visit the Râșnov fortress. From here you will depart on a long uphill through the forest and meadows with single tracks till to Poiana Brașov–the most important ski resort from country. A 6 km route with 750m+ takes you to the Postăvaru peak 1800m (or you can take the cable car) and enjoy the picnic to Postăvaru chalet. After that, a long single track downhill (1200m-) to Brașov which will remain in your memory for a long time. Visit Brașov city, one of the most important and charming in România. Overnight in Old City guesthouse. Technical details: 45km with 1100m+/-1200m.
The price includes:
 -private transfer from airport and back
– guided tour
-8 days/7 nights, half board accommodation in double rooms (in 5 places)
– picnic-lunch each day on tour
-luggage transfer between days
-car assistance where is possible
-technical T-shirt
Not included:
 -flight tickets, insurance, extra transfers, cable cars, single fee, drinks, entry fee for sights, bicycles for rent

Prices 10-12 people

950

Prices 6-8 people

1150

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