We take you with us through 5 countries on an extraordinary round trip with "bite"! The arrival and return journey to Romania will take us through the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland along the "High Tatras" and Hungary.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||€1,920.00 $2,135.92 ?|
|per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room||€1,920.00 $2,135.92 ?|
|per person single room (surcharge)||€525.00 $584.04 ?|
|15x accommodation in 3, 4 and 5***** hotels of the country category for the whole trip|
|15x breakfast or breakfast buffet in the hotels|
|13x 3-course menu or evening buffet in the hotels|
|1x traditional Romanian dinner within the half board in Sibiu|
|1x 3-course half board dinner in a steakhouse in the old town of Kosice.|
|14x elaborated day tours during the trip with at least (!) 2 tour guides|
|Luggage transport in accompanying vehicle included|
|max. 8-10 motorcycles per tour guide|
|Travel security note|
|Everything that is not listed as features|
|Any tolls or parking fees that may be incurred, as well as entrance fees, are to be paid by the respective traveler.|
|Minimum number of participants: 10 persons|
|On this tour we have many hotel changes incl. luggage transport in the support vehicle from Bottrop.|
|Luggage can be sent or brought in advance|
|A good and sufficient set of tyres (enough tread for given km) is absolutely necessary!|
|Any tolls or parking fees that may be incurred, as well as entrance fees, are to be paid by the respective traveler.|
|Vignette obligation (e-Matrica) exists for motorcycles only in Hungary (approx. 4.50 EUR). This can be purchased on site if required.|
|Programme, hotel and route changes are reserved!|
|Total kilometres from/to Bottrop/Saarbrücken: approx. 5600km - 6200km. The kilometre specifications are "approximately kilometres according to our route planning", a deviation is not excluded.|
|Daily stages on the spot: approx. 210 - 390 km (except arrival and departure to CZ)|
|Road condition: Mostly well developed and asphalted roads. In Romania, the Czech Republic and Hungary, caution is advised on secondary roads, as the roads here are not in ideal condition. There are also a lot of horse-drawn carriages on the road in Romania. On some stages we also take short stretches on the highway to avoid cities. The routes through Hungary are mostly longer straights, which in turn are quick and unproblematic to drive.|
|Driving skills: The motorcycle MUST (!) be safely mastered on winding and narrow roads. You must be in good physical condition for this tour. Unfortunately not suitable for beginners and re-starters! Not necessarily recommended for supersport bikes..|
|Climate: At our travel time the daytime temperatures can be between 15° and 30°. Early in the morning and sometimes very cool on pass summits, we reach heights up to 2.132m on this tour|
|Special features: Although the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania belong to the EU, these countries do not yet have the euro as a means of payment. In Hungary, the currency is "Forint" (HUF). Hungary is only passed through and during the lunch break you can pay with Euro or card. In Romania the currency is "Leu" or "Lei" (RON). Money can be changed at the border crossings and in the hotels. Cash dispensers are also available. The Czech Republic currently also has the Czech Crown (CZK). Since we stay here also 4 days on the whole trip, it makes sense to exchange a few euros at the border or to draw in the automat in the border area (e.g. Bayerisch-Eisenstein). In the small towns in the Czech Republic, hardly anyone can give change in euros and pay for a coffee with a credit card, which is also difficult here. Food and drinks are still quite cheap here. But in our starting hotel you can pay with Euro.|
|Entry requirements and medical information: The entry and vaccination regulations for the country of destination and transit country corresponding to the citizenship of the individual travellers apply. The regulations applicable to German citizens can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.|
|Hotels: We stay in good 3*** to 5**** hotels during the whole trip. At all hotels there are parking facilities for the motorcycles (some of them with costs).|
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.|
We ride through the whole "Carpathians" with the southernmost passes Transfăgărășan (2.042m) and Transalpina (2.132m). In the east we ride through the Bicaz canyon with its up to 100m vertically rising rocks and in the north we spend the night only a few km before the border to Ukraine. Dreamy farming villages, where you feel like you are back in another century, the "Walachia" and Transylvania, the hilly landscape of Transylvania and Count Dracula are already waiting for you...
Day 1: Arrival in the area Bayerisch-Eisenstein (approx. 650km a.d. Ruhrgebiet)
Individual arrival at the first hotel near Bayerisch Eisenstein. In the evening welcome, dinner together and overnight stay (this hotel will also be our final hotel, so that an arrival is possible e.g. by car and motorcycle trailer).
Day 2: Through the Sumava National Park to Orlice-Letorhad CZ (approx. 390 km)
In the morning we ride in Bayerisch Eisenstein across the border to the Czech Republic. We continue our journey through the beautiful national park "Sumava" in northeast direction near the Polish border. Dinner and overnight stay in Orlice (near Letorhad).
Day 3: From Orlice by foot of the High Tatras to Dolný Kubín SK (approx. 350 km)
After breakfast we ride along the Eagle Mountains, which are a part of the Sudeten Mountains and are 50 kilometers long and only between three and eight kilometers wide. It forms the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. In Slovakia we roam part of the Malá Fatra National Park and spend the night in Dolný Kubín at the foot of the High Tatras. Overnight stay and dinner in Dolný Kubín.
Day 4: Through the National Park of the Slovak Carpathians to Košice (approx. 350 km)
In the morning we continue south through the National Park "Nízke Tatry" with its narrow, winding roads. This area already belongs to the foothills of the Carpathians. We continue our search to the east near the Hungarian border to Košice. Overnight stay and dinner in Košice.
Day 5: Today this will be a "3-country tour": from Slovakia (SK), through Hungary (HUN) to Oradea, Romania (ROM) (ca. 360 km)
Today we ride from Slovakia to the south through Hungary. We cross parts of the most famous Central European steppe area, the "Puszta" and the Hortobágy National Park Bükki, Hungary's largest contiguous national park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Further over the border to Romania, where 1 hour time is "taken" for us (due to the time difference). Dinner and overnight stay in Oradea (ROM).
Day 6: Through the Apuseni Mountains to Sibiu (Sibiu) (approx. 320 km)
From Oradea we ride into the Apuseni Mountains. It reaches summit heights from 1100m to 1800m and forms the northern section of the Western Romanian Carpathians. Further east on a winding road along a river to the foot of the South Carpathians. Here we reach "Transylvania" with its beautiful city of Sibiu (Sibiu), which was named European Capital of Culture in 2007. Traditional Romanian dinner in a pedestrian restaurant and overnight stay in Sibiu.
Day 7: Transalpina Pass or rest day? - You decide for yourself! (approx. 370 km)
On this day we offer you to climb with us the "Transalpina" (2.132m), the highest national road in Romania. The length of the route is a little deceptive, because we will make the approach via an expressway. Of course you can also relax or visit the beautiful old town of Sibiu. Dinner and overnight stay in Sibiu.
Day 8: Via "Transfagarasan" and Castel Bran (Trözburg) to Brasov (Kronstadt) (approx. 290 km)
After breakfast, we will take a walk through Walachia to one of the "most beautiful streets in the world", Transfăgărășan (2.042m). Afterwards further to Transylvania to the "Castel Bran", the castle in which "Prince Vlad III. Drăculea" (Dracula) is said to have lived. After their visit we continue towards the city of Brasov, which was founded in 1214 by knights of the Teutonic Order. Dinner and overnight over the roofs of Brasov.
Day 9: From Brasov through the Eastern Carpathians and the Bicaz Gorge to Piatra-Neamt (approx. 280km)
Today we turn our backs on the southern Carpathians and head northeast.
After visiting the famous "Fortified Church in Prejmer" in Transylvania, we continue through small villages of the hilly Eastern Carpathians and reach the Bicaz Gorge in the early afternoon. The deeply incised gorge offers one or the other photo motive between the partially 100m vertical rising rocks. Dinner and overnight stay in Piatra-Neamt.
Day 10: Along the Bicaz Lake to Bistritz (approx. 270 km)
After breakfast we ride west along Lake Bicaz.
Through the beautiful national park Călimani you go along small roads to Bistritz, a town in the northeast of Transylvania. The river of the same name Bistrița flows through the city. Nearby is the Bârgău mountain range, on the slopes of which there is also a wine-growing area. Dinner and overnight stay in Bistritz.
Day 11: National Park Maramureș (optional with wooden churches from Bârsana and/or the "Happy Cemetery") to Sighetu Marmatiei (approx. 330 - 390 km)
Through the beautiful national park Maramures to the north up to 2 km to the border of Ukraine will be our stage today. Depending on the time window we visit the wooden churches of Bârsana from 1720 (UNESCO World Heritage) and at the end of the day the "Happy Cemetery". It is a specially designed cemetery in the municipality of Săpânța, designed over decades by the local artist Stan Ioan Pătraș (1908-1977). He has decorated the traditional wooden graves with hand painted pictures of the deceased and with verses about their lives. Dinner and overnight stay in Sighetu Marmatiei.
Day 12: Through Hungary and the "Tokaj" wine region back to Slovakia to Košice SK (approx. 390 km)
Today we get the 1 hour time back, which was taken from us at the entry, because it means unfortunately "to say goodbye" to Romania. Continuation of the journey through Hungary with a lunch stop in the wine-growing region of the famous "Tokajer". It is one of the most important and traditional wines in the world and if you still have some space in your luggage, you should take a bottle with you. In the afternoon entry into Slovakia, dinner and overnight stay in Košice.
13th day: Circumnavigation of the "High Tatras" via Zakopane in Poland, back to northern Slovakia to Dolný Kubín (approx. 300 km)
In the early morning we ride from the south to the "High Tatras", the smallest high mountain range in the world ! It is only 340 km² large and 24 summits exceed the 2,500-meter limit. The highest peak is the "Gerlsdorfer Spitze" with 2.655 m and is at the same time the highest mountain in Slovakia. We circle the proud mountain range on the eastern side to enter Poland on the northern side. In Poland's largest winter sports resort in "Zakopane", we take a lunch break and then travel back to northern Slovakia. Dinner and overnight stay in Dolný Kubín.
Day 14: From Slovakia through the Czech Republic to Orlice-Letorhad (approx. 370 km)
Today we turn our backs on the Tatras and ride west through the Malá Fatra National Park to the Czech border. Continue via Odry and Bruntal to the north of the Czech Republic to spend the night in Orlice. Dinner and overnight stay in Orlice.
Day 15: From Orlice back to the area Bayerisch Eisenstein (approx. 380 km)
Continue via Ledec Nad Sazavou and the area around Tabor back to our starting hotel for the last overnight stay. Dinner, farewell and overnight in Hamry.
Day 16: Journey home to Germany - Bottrop or Saarbrücken
Unfortunately, after breakfast we have to say goodbye after a long, eventful journey with a heavy heart, and start our journey home individually or together in small groups.