3 Activities-trekking, mountain biking and cultural
As we planned earlier, we are now able to coordinate a tour with three activities in our area: Transylvania “Bârsa Country” and” Bran Country”, for people who want to combine mountain-biking with trekking and visiting some important cultural points. This tour includes some of the best parts from all our tours, is exciting, beautiful and you will leave with an extensive opinion about our country! Enjoy!
guided or self-guided
late April to late September
150km with +3500m elevation
15% asphalt, 50% dirt road, 35 % natural single tracks and marked trails
Do you need a bike?
Private transfer from airport (Bucharest, Sibiu or Cluj-Napoca) to Zărnești, the most important village for visiting the Piatra Craiului National Park. It is also an ideal starting point for approaches in the northern part of the massif (part of Carpathian Mountains). This village lies at a distance of 28 km from the city of Brașov, by road, bus or railway. Accommodation and dinner to a local guesthouse.
Hiking day in Piatra Craiului National Park. In the morning we’ll visit the Bear Sanctuary “Libearty” from Zărnești. A bear sanctuary is a place of shelter and protection where bears rescued from years of suffering in captivity can live out their lives in a natural forest habitat. The bears are rescued from a life of captivity in small cages where they have been kept as pets or curiosities, or from run-down zoos. Today we’ll follow a narrow path who takes us at the foothill of Piatra Craiului west side. Along the way we’ll visit an ancient monastic shrine built in a cave, a holy place for the inhabitants. Picnic-lunch here. Accommodation and dinner at a mini-hotel with very good conditions and food, in the middle of the nature, far away from civilization.15 km and 400m+.
Plaiul Foii-Cabana Curmătura-Măgura. Mountain biking with trekking, so in the first part of the day we\’ll descent 12 km by bicycle on a paved road back to Zărnești .We also visit the local headquarter of Administration of Piatra Craiului National Park, where visitors will receive explanations about the importance of environmental conservation in this unique area. Tourists will have access to extensive information about the flora, fauna, and preservation of our area. We’ll continue to ride on the road to “Fântâna lui Botorog “ where we\’ll leave the bicycles. Here is the starting point for our trekking: climbing until the “Curmătura Chalet”. Picnic and the famous apple-pie. From here we descend back to our bicycles through the “Zărnești Canyon” and after that again on our bicycles for the last uphill until “Măgura”,one of the most charming mountain villages from Bran country. Accommodation, dinner in a local guesthouse. 15 km mtb with 300m+ biking and 15 km with 750m+ trekking.
Măgura-Moieciu de Sus. A 35km and 600m+ cycling day in which you will get closer to the locals. Is an opportunity to see how they live and to catch a glimpse at some trades that are already lost in the western world. Picnic-lunch on the way. On our bicycles we\’ll traverse mountain villages with traditional ancient houses. Here, the inhabitants are livestock breeders, with a long time tradition in cheese preparing. We will cross through alpine pastures where from May to September we find shepherds and their flocks. Overnight, dinner in a local guesthouse in Moieciu de Sus.
Moieciu de Sus-Bran-Râșnov-Brașov. This day will be dedicated to a bit of everything. Cycling, hiking and visiting some of the cultural landmarks of the area. First we will descend by bicycle to Bran Castle, better known as “Dracula’s Castle”. Picnic-lunch here. For many years the castle was home to Queen Marie, Queen Victoria of England’s granddaughter. After visiting the castle we will continue by bicycle crossing a small mountain village,Sohodol, passing over hills and meadows, until we reach the Râșnov Fortress. Another uphill of 9km on a paved road to Poiana Brașov-the most important ski resort in the country, where we can use the cable car to reach the highest point of Postăvaru mountain 1800m. A long, nice flowing downhill to Brașov city center. The day will end in Brașov. Accommodation, dinner in the old city’s center. 40km with 900m+