MTB tour in the Carpathian Mountains

an epic MTB ride in the Romanian mountains
Basic / Challenging / Classic / Prahova Valley / Private & custom / Transylvania

Overview

  • ~250 Km by bike in 5 days on forest trails and mountain paths
  • Experience the forest trails in two areas of the Carpathian Mountains (Bucegi and Iezer)
  • Professional support and assistance

During this five days journey you will explore  two different areas of the Carpathian Mountains and ride some epic trails through the woods and pastures in the heart of Romania. This amazing tour is for the advanced cyclist but we can adjust the routes level according to your wish. Our dedicated group leader will be available for you to offer information, guidance and the support you need. We will arrange for you accommodation in cosy chalets and guesthouses so you can experience the local flavours.

Price:
from 543.00 €
Duration:
6 days/5 nights
Start / End:
Brasov/Bucharest
Distance:
250 km
Accommodation:
3* guesthouses or chalets
Activity level:
Challenging
Custom/Private
Dates:
02 Jul. 2017
21 May. 2017

Highlights

  • Brasov medieval resort
  • Azuga mountain resort
  • Rasnov fortress
  • Local gastronomy

Day by day

After your arrival In Bucharest, you will be transfered directly to Brasov or you can arrange for your individual arrival in Brasov. Depending on the arrival time you will have the option to have a short walk in the old city or to prepare your next days’ experience.

Overnight in a beautiful medieval guesthouse.

The first day will include up to 80 km route through the forest, passing through Azuga mountain resort. Total ascent for this route is ~2,000m. Once you are in Azuga (after 30 km), you can visit the local winery and have lunch here. Alternatively, if you don’t want to continue the route in the forest, the route back to Brasov can be done on the main road (asphalt), for another 40 km route.

Overnight at the same location in Brasov.

Today you will climb from Brasov to Poiana Brasov mountain resort on the forest trail (~15 km ) and descend on the paved road to Rasnov city for 5 more km on asphalt. From here you will start a 50 km tour with 1,250 m ascent. Back in Rasnov, you will be transferred to Campulung area, in a nice chalet at the base of the mountain.

Today’s route is a beautiful MTB marathon route near Campulung area.
Distance: 63 km
Ascent:
Overnight at the same chalet.

Today you have two options of cycling in Iezer Mountains: a more difficult route with 58 km and 3800 m climbing or a shorter route of 42 km with 1700 climbing.

After this tour you will be transfered to Bucharest, where we will have a farewell dinner.
Overnight in Bucharest.

Depending on your flight schedule, we can offer you a complementary 2 hours bike tour in Bucharest capital city.

What si included

  • 5 nights B&B accommodation (differs if optional days included)
  • “Bucharest by bike” complimentary bike tour on your last day
  • Detailed trip description and program, GPS maps
  • Energizing bars & water supply
  • Luggage transportation
  • Vehicle Assistance (whenever roads allow it to pass)
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides (Romanian, English, French or German speaking possible)
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during the trip
  • Photos at the end on the ride

Not included

  • Airfare cost
  • Alcoholic and additional drinks or other meals during the programme
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • transfer cost from Bucharest to Brasov
  • Tips for your cycling guide (from 20 EUR/day) or at restaurants (~10% of the bill)
  • Extra charges for laundry telephone or fax charges, room service, etc.
  • Individual travel Insurance for the trip (compulsory in order to be accepted for the tour)
  • Additional local guides, if required
  • Single room supplement
  • All the other conditions are presented in the “Terms and conditions” document

More information

MEETING AND DEPARTURE

HOW TO GET THERE:

We suggest that you arrive at one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Bucharest airport. Travel time between Bucharest and Brasov is approximately 3 hours. On a weekday, there are 2-3 good trains per day traveling from Bucharest to Brasov and the ticket price ranges from 15 EUR/person.
Please ask tour consultant for specific details and advance bookings and inform the tour company on your flight schedule to advise for appropriate transfer times for meeting and departure.

MEETING DAY:

On arrival, the participants will be informed on the programme and other necessary information, they will be familiarised with the local customs and will receive the travel kit (map, equipment, bike and so on). Our guides will make sure that the participants fulfil all terms and conditions.

In case one or more participants did not reach the meeting date and point as scheduled, it is the responsibility of the participant to reach the group during the trip, according to CarpatBike terms and conditions. They will receive the support of our team in finding the group as soon as possible.

Due to the long distance for the first day and the organisational matters, the first day will not include cycling or it will only include short local rides, a visit in the city and local sights.

TERRAIN

This tour includes forest roads and mountain tracks through pastoral landscapes and peaceful scenery. The terrain includes a few asphalt routes, and rolling hills and is suitable for cyclists in very good physical condition, varying from 60 to 80 km per day.
On this tour, 80% is on off-road terrain and 20 % on roads shared with some traffic.

Bike info

GT, Cannondale or Trek XC bicycles are available on this tour, and are included in the tour price.

Equipment provided at no charge:

  • Helmet
  • Locks
  • Repair kit
  • Pump
  • Water bottle

Other equipment is available at an additional charge:

  • GPS system
  • Cycle computer
  • Panniers and rack

PEDALS/SEATS:
You may choose to bring your own seat, pedals, bottles and/or other accessories; we will change out seats and pedals for you.

HELMETS:
While a helmet can be provided, we recommend that for safety and hygiene reasons you bring your own or plan to purchase one upon arrival. Please consider also bringing your own water recipient.

Dates & Prices

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book.

Also, in case you want to book a tour for a particular date we are happy to prepare a customized offer for your group. Choose any of our existing tour itineraries for your own private adventure.

Book it on your chosen dates, just for your group. Prices may vary depending on group size and availability for selected dates. For groups +10 pp. additional discount apply.

Please contact us for details at home@carpatbike.ro asap.

Dates

from 02 Jul 2017 to 07 Jul 2017 - 6 days/5 nights Book now
from 05/21/2017 to 05/26/2017 - 6 days/5 nights Book now

Prices

Price EUR/person/net price Bike rental not included Bike rental included Single room supplement
4-6 € 633 € 750 € 150
7-9 € 578 € 695 € 150
+10 € 545 € 650 € 150
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Contact us

Address
22 Bucuresti -Targoviste Road, bl. A, ap. A2 District 1, Bucharest - Romania
Phone
+40.740.166.791 / +40.723.389.833
Email
home@carpatbike.ro

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