Romania - Transylvanian Passes

Travel is deadly... for prejudice!

Mark Twain's proverb is particularly appropriate for Romania, a country with friendly people, huge potential, but far too little known and burdened with far too many prejudices.

Pricing

Price
per rider in shared/double room (the booking of a double room is only available for a booking of two people. All single travellers are asked to choose the single room surcharge or choose to share a twin room with another tour participant) €849.00 $944.48 ?
per person single room (surcharge) €219.00 $243.63 ?
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The prices are valid for the dates 2020 and will be updated for the dates 2021 approximately one year before the start of the trip.

Features

Features
German speaking tour guide, please inquire for English speaking tour guide
Morning tour briefing before departure
Daily tour accompaniment on all day tours
8 nights in a double room in good pensions or middle class hotels (shower, WC)
with breakfast
Every evening organization for the physical well-being with dinner in specially selected locations to get to know Romania also from its culinary side
Not included features
Baggage transport
meals other than breakfast
Gasoline
Oil
Toll fees
Expenditure for personal needs
Admissions
Tips
Furthermore, all services that are not expressly listed as included services.
Also not included, but strongly recommended: Travel insurance with cancellation protection.

More details

More details
If you want to arrive one day earlier: additional nights on arrival or return in the Vienna or Budapest area are possible on request!
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Optional - travel insurance:
We recommend that you take out travel insurance with Allianz Global Assistance and may offer as follows: Travel protection with "Cancellation ALL RISK MED" Highest level of travel protection. Cancellation also covered for your personal and provable reasons! Cancellation protection, travel interruption, foreign health insurance, luggage, accident insurance, extra return journey and liability.
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Travel conditions:
The special conditions for this trip of motorcycle and holiday apply. These are handed out before booking the trip.
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Minimum number of participants:
8 persons
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 3 weeks before the start of the trip.
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A frank word among bikers
On guided motorcycle tours with your own motorcycle, rider and co-rider from different countries of origin and with different motorcycles meet for a common journey. As different as the participants are, most of the time the motorcycles will be different, which makes you expect a fun and interesting trip. As with all group activities, a certain amount of team spirit and individual adaptation to the group is necessary for everyone to enjoy the trip and their motorcycle holiday.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

We invite you to discover with us the seemingly endless primeval forests of the Cape, the well-developed pass roads, the mysterious monasteries, medieval fortified churches, picturesque villages and towns in nine days on a motorcycle. Count Dracula, bears, wolves, quaint fairytale villages and breathtaking landscapes, hospitable people and delicious food. In one word: Carpathian country!

This tour is especially suitable for frequent riders who want to experience a lot in a short time. Sightseeing and cultural stops are limited here, the riding experience is clearly in the foreground and some days are a little longer.

Tour dates:

From Vienna approx. 3,400 km, medium difficulty, short paved sections without asphalt possible, with mountain passes, city trips and motorway stages. Not suitable for beginners.

Our exclusive travel program:

Day 1: Vienna - Satu Mare, 570 km

Mainly on the motorway it goes past Budapest and through the Hungarian Pusta until you reach the town of Satu Mare after the Romanian border. After a long journey you have earned some rest and can enjoy the typical Romanian food for the first time. Local beer and home-made schnapps should not be missing of course! Overnight stay in Romania in the Satu Mare area.

Day 2: Satu Mare - Moldovita, 320 km

You will spend the first part of the day in the historical province of Maramures. It is famous for its wood culture and well-kept traditions. After a visit of the "cheerful cemetery" you cross the Carpathians for the first time. The newly built pass road takes you up to 1.500 m above sea level. Over great hairpin bends you reach Bukovina, also known as the home of the Moldavian monasteries. Overnight stay in the Moldovita area.

Day 3: Moldovita - Crit, 350 km

One of the most unknown pass roads of the Carpathians is waiting for you. An old pilgrims' path, currently open only to walkers, bicycles and motorcycles, and recently extended. From the land of monasteries and pilgrim paths, you will cross the Borgo Pass, where Count Dracula is waiting for you. In fact, the plot of Bram Stockers novel takes place in this village. To what extent the legend is true, you will find out on the spot... The route continues through the Hungarian-influenced Szeklerland to Transylvania. Overnight stay in the room Crit/Deutschkreuz.

Day 4: Crit - Bran (depending on weather), 220 - 300 km

The journey continues through the hilly landscape of Transylvania to the south. Two very beautiful mountain roads lie before you. On the way you will have the opportunity to visit an interesting fortified church, where the village community used to be able to save themselves from Turkish invasions. In the afternoon you reach Bran/Törzburg and still have time to visit the "Dracula Castle". Overnight stay in the Bran / Brasov/Kronstadt area.

Day 5: Bran - Sibiu, 260 km

A day of several highlights awaits you: First you cross the Bran Pass and reach Curtea de Arges. From here your ascent begins on the most famous road in Romania: the Transfagarasan. Exciting hairpin bends, breathtaking landscapes and wild nature - you will experience all this today. You will spend the night in the geographical centre of Romania, in the Transylvanian city 
Sibiu/Sibiu. You will see: a great city, known especially for its impressive old town in old German architecture.

Day 6: Sibiu - Orsova, 330 km

Today's route takes you over the highest mountain road in Romania, the Transalpina, with countless curves up to about 2,300 m above sea level. You will pass many small villages, which are only inhabited by shepherds and foresters during the summer. In the late afternoon you will reach the Iron Gates of the Danube and thus the point where the Carpathians meet the Danube. Your accommodation is located directly on the Danube, with a fairytale view of the Serbian shore on the other side. Fish lovers can enjoy the fresh Danube zander or Danube catfish. Overnight stay in the Orsova room.

Day 7: Orsova - Hunedoara, 360 km

After a short stretch along the Danube, with Serbia in view on the other bank, you will return to the north. Passing the industrial city of Resita/Resitz, where German immigrants - the Banater Bergland Schwaben - were colonized in former times, the tour leads you to the area of Hunedoara, in German Eisenmarkt, where you spend the night.

Day 8: Hunedoara - Oradea, 340 km

It goes through one of the Ore Mountains of Europe, the Western Carpathians, and again over a recently constructed pass road. The day tour ends in Oradea/Grosswardein, where you can celebrate the end of your Romania round trip. Overnight stay in the Oradea area.

Day 9: Oradea- Vienna, 490 km

Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye to your newly won Romanian friends. With a lot of nice memories in your luggage, you are on your way home again. Up to the Romanian-Hungarian border you will be accompanied by your motorcycle guide. The rest of the route you can either ride independently or together with other travel participants in a group. End of tour.

End of tour.