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Flat and gently rolling country roads , rivers making their way through hills, forests and mountains: a landscape always on the change. From easy tracks to steep bumpy roads for the experienced mountain biker, a great way to enjoy rural life.

 

Cycling in Saxon Transylvania (8 days)

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Cycling in saxon Transylvania
          

Sibiu - Valea Verde- Copsa Mare - Malancrav - Sighisoara - Viscri - Crit - Mesendorf - Sibiu

【Description: The Saxon villages of Tarnava Mare region are a unique cultural site in Europe. With its perfect blend between the UNESCO cultural sites, the wild natural sceneries and the warm hospitality is what makes Transylvania a one of a kind tourist destination in the European cultural landscape.

【Bicycles】: We use 2014 Merida Matts mountain bikes for this journey, given the variety of terrain. These bikes will provide grip on rough dirt paths, a comfortable, upright position and relative efficiency when we occasionally err onto tarmac. A bicycle mechanic will always be on hand to fix punctures and undertake minor repairs. Spare bikes will also be available.
 
【Highlights:
    
  • see four UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites in Biertan, Viscri, Saschiz and Sighisoara.
 
  • experience the traditional Saxon cuisine.
 
  • learn the secrets of local dishes during a cookery lesson.
 
  • visit a buffalo farm and a local brick kiln.
 
  • interact with the local ONGs and learn more about ethical tourism.

【Departures】: on request

【Price】: on request
 
【Included】:
    
  • airport transfers.
 
  • English speaking guide.
 
  • all activities and entry fees.
 
  • lunch with typical Romanian dishes.
 
  • support vehicle.
 
  • bicycle hire.
   
  
 
 Day
Location
Time
 Program
Meals
 1
  Sibiu
  Valea Verde
PM
  Arrival at Sibiu Airport. Our team will meet you at the airport. Private transfer to Valea Verde Resort in Cund village. Dinner at the pension with traditional dishes.
  Overnight: Cund | Valea Verde Resort
- - - 
2
  Valea Verde
  Biertan
  Copsa Mare
AM
  Full morning at Valea Verde for a short “team building”. Stroll in the village, then briefing through the itinerary. Lunch at the pension. In the afternoon gentle cycle to Copsa Mare via Dumbraveni, an Armenian village. Before dinner you can walk to Biertan, a UNESCO World Heritage village. Visit to Biertan Fortified Church• (UNESCO World Heritage). Return to Copsa Mare by a horse-drawn cart. Dinner at the guest house.
22km, bike
2km, walk
  Overnight: Copsa Mare| Copsa Mare Guest House
B L D
3 
  Copsa Mare
  Apos
  Altana
  Malancrav
 AM
PM
  Cycle to Apos village through Biertan and Rochis villages. Visit a traditional brick tile kiln opened in 2015 by his Excellency, the Prince of Wales. Continue to Altana village for lunch in an open barn at the home of local architect Eugen Vaida. After lunch, drive to Malancrav. Check-in at Apafi Manor, a 15th century Hungarian mansion. Dinner with folk show.
40km, bike
  Overnight: Malancrav | Apafi Manor
B L D
 4
   Malancrav
   Sighisoara
AM
PM
  In the morning visit Malancrav Fortified Church• and see some of the best preserved frescoes in Transylvania. Cycle through ancient oak forests and pastures to Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage medieval citadel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
40km, bike
  Overnight: Sighisoara | Casa Saseasca
B L D
 5
  Sighisoara
  Daia
  Saschiz
  Viscri
AM
PM
  Sighisoara sightseeing including The Clock Tower• and the Church on the Hill•, then visit a local market. Cycle from Sighisoara to Daia. Picnic lunch in a meadow. In the afternoon OPTION walk (2h) OR cycle (3h) to Saschiz for dinner at a private courtyard. Talk with Jim Turnbull, the founder of Transylvania Food Company, and several other members of Slow Food Romania. After dinner, drive to Vsicri village. Check-in at Viscri 125 pension.
 22/35km, bike
  Overnight: Viscri | Viscri 125
B L D
6
  Viscri area
AM
PM
  Cycling in the Viscri area and the neighboring villages. Lunch along the way in a meadow. In the afternoon return to Viscri and visit Viscri Fortified Church• (UNESCO World Heritage), then enjoy a cookery lesson with Gerda, a Saxon lady living in Viscri. Dinner with folk music.
40km, bike
  Overnight: Viscri | Viscri 125
B L D
7
  Viscri
  Bunesti
  Crit
  Mesendorf
AM
PM
  After breakfast, cycle to Bunesti and then to Crit village. Continue to Mesendorf for lunch in a wildflower meadow at Monica’s house, a local lady who restored her house after a course funded by Prince Charles. Visit at a local buffalo farm and mozzarella tasting. Return at Monica’s where we will arrange dinner with gypsy cooking, music and dancing. Drive back to Crit.
40km, bike
  Overnight: Crit | Casa Krauss
B L D
8
  Mesendorf
  Sibiu
AM
PM
  Transfer to the Sibiu airport and departure.
130km, 2h bus
  Overnight: - | -
B - -

 

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