Noroc Romania Transcarpathians MTB in 5 mountains
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!
May to late August
350km with +8500m elevation
5% asphalt, 95% dirt roads, natural single tracks and marked paths
Do you need a bike?
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.
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
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+
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.