Bucharest by bike

The „little Paris“ worth unraveling by bike
Bucharest area / Classic / Cultural / Easy / Most popular

Overview

In the decades since the ’89 Revolution, Bucharest capital city has reinvented itself as a confident and cosmopolitan capital. It has developed a unique personality which has given rise to its own special way of doing things. With chatty locals, great museums, green areas or forgotten industrial places, amazing cafés and restaurants and the overwhelming People’s Palace, we prepare you for a great experience by bike.

We have seen the city is changing and progressing, from an old communist town with infrastructure and social problems to a lively European city. We know how much our tourists appreciate to discover the architectural influences, the green quiet areas, the shadows of terraces or the unique stories of this part of Europe. So we have prepared a special tour by bike to show you the old and the new, the good and the bad, the historical and the modern part of the city.

The “little Paris”, as it used to be called in the 1930s, is housing spectacular eclectic and baroque architecture. This trip will follow the most remarkable attractions. You will have the possibility to briefly learn about Bucharest’s architecture and history, reflected in splendid old and new landmarks such as the Romanian Atheneum, Royal Palace, National Theatre and many others.

Bucharest Old Town is a vibrant mix of old and new. It is filled with shopping streets, local bars with sizzling nightlife and restaurants, plus some of the city’s most beautiful Baroque architecture.

Discover the Romanian capital, a city with a history of ~600 years of both glorious but also tragical times.

Price:
from 40.00 €
Duration:
3-4 h
Start / End:
Herastrau Park
Distance:
~20 km
Accommodation:
Activity level:
Easy
Custom/Private
Dates:
03 Jan. 2019

Highlights

  • Herastrau Park and Kiseleff Street -  a place filled with gorgeous architecture and museums
  • Peasant Museum - offering a glimpse into what life was like in the past in Romania's countryside.
  • Victoriei Square and Avenue -  lined with museums, art galleries and famous-brand shops.
  • National Museum of Natural History Grigore Anita
  • National Museum of Art -  holding artworks by Constantin Brâncusi plus paintings by Monet, Rembrandt, Renoir, El Greco, Cezanne.
  • Romana & University squares - an enclave for students, artists and young professionals exhibiting a friendly, relaxed vibe.
  • Revolution Square - the nexus of 89’s revolution
  • Bucharest Athaeneum -  concert hall of astounding beauty, with a distinctive dome, neo-classical edifice.
  • The Old Theatre
  • Union Square
  • Parliament House/ People’s Palace -   city icon, a colossal building, erecting during Ceausescu's regime, from 1984 until his execution in 1989.
  • Old Bucharest city center
  • Villacrosse Passage
  • Carturesti Carusel - a heaven for bookworms!
  • Old Princely Court - remains of the Old Court of Bucharest
  • Stavropoleos Church
  • A traditional grocery

Day by day

The meeting point of the tour is in Herastrau Park, in front of Hard Rock Café.

The tour usually starts in the morning around 10.30 am and includes the following itinerary:

Herastrau Park - Kiseleff Street – Baneasa bridge – Minovici Museum – Free Press Square – Arch of Triumph - Victoriei Square – Victoriei Avenue – Revolution Square (Romanian Atheneum, Revolution’s Memorial) – University Square - Old city center - People’s Palace (if time allows it) – Victoriei Square – Aviatorilor Boulevard - Herastrau Park.

Of course the itinerary may be slightly altered at the recommendation of the group.

What si included

  • English/French/German speaking bike and cultural guide
  • water or other non alcoholic drink
  • Bicycle and helmet rental
  • Photos along the route

Not included

  • Souvenirs
  • Additional drinks or meals along the tour
  • Bicycle repair cost (in case of bike injuries)
  • Tickets to museum or other sights
  • Gratuities/tips for your local guide
  • Individual travel insurance

More information

Meeting and departure:

The meeting point of the tour is in Herastrau Park, in front of Hard Rock Cafe usually at around 10.30 am in the morning.

Families with children on tour:

This tour is also suitable for children who know how to ride bicycles according to traffic regulations.

Children younger than 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Bike info

Cannonade, Trek XC bicycles and Schwinn touring bikes are available on this tour.
While a helmet may always be provided, we recommend that for safety and hygiene reasons to bring your own if not difficult.

Please consider also bringing your own water recipient.

Dates & Prices

Our tour runs all year long but we recommend you book at least a few days in advance.

Usually a minimum of 4 persons is required to run the tour. In case the group is less than 4 people, an additional fee of 10-15 EUR/person is applied.

Dates

from 01/03/2019 to 20 Dec 2019 - Book now

Prices

Price EUR/person/net price Bike rental not included Bike rental included Single room supplement
+10 € not applicable € 40 € not applicable
7-10 € not applicable € 45 € not applicable
4-6 € not applicable € 50 € not applicable
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Contact us

Address
Intrarea Hortensiei 753, sat Ploiestiori, jud. Prahova Romania
Phone
+40.740.166.791
Email
home@carpatbike.ro

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