Carpathian Gravel Grinder Weekend

Like a rolling stone, none left unturned…
Classic / Combined / gravel / Intermediate / Private & custom / Transylvania / Weekend

Overview

  • A three – days gravel journey through the wild landscapes, enchanting villages of Bran country and the amazing natural settings of the Carpathian Mountains
  • Serenity meets adventure – an invitation to adventure, excitement, pedaling through peaceful landscape or demanding off-road trails
  • Discover the gastronomy, culture and rural charm of Romanian historical regions

Our curated gravel experiences promise unparalleled beauty, creating indelible memories and offering a unique way to discover diverse regions on two wheels. If you seek a cycling adventure off the beaten path, armed with a gravel bike, you’re in for an exciting escapade. Pedal along gravel roads and trails, wind through enchanting forests, traverse charming villages that seem plucked from a storybook, and ascend to hilltops with panoramic vistas. Embrace the soothing sounds of nature – the rustle of leaves and the harmonious chorus of birdsong—as you embark on this unforgettable journey.

We invite you to embark on a 3-day gravel biking adventure with medium-difficulty routes, covering distances ranging from 25 to 55 km per day, with an elevation gain between 500 and 1300 m. The routes are suitable for gravel but also mountain bikes, depending on your riding style and bike preference.

It will be three days of relaxation, fun, and adventure in Bran area, where you’ll have the opportunity to join fellow enthusiasts like yourself. Nestled at the base of the Piatra Craiului ridge, the villages of Dâmbovicioara, Ciocanu, Sirnea, Fundata, and Pe?tera have preserved traditions unchanged for millennia, creating an ideal natural setting for hiking or biking trails.

Price:
from 469.00 €
Duration:
3 nights/3 days
Start / End:
Bran/Bran
Distance:
110 km
Accommodation:
3-4* boutique accommodation
Activity level:
Intermediate
Custom/Private
Dates:
12 Jul. 2024
21 Jun. 2024

Highlights

Day by day

Depending on your arrival plans, you can either depart from Bucharest by train and meet with our guide at our hotel or we can organize to pick you up from Brasov airport/train station and transfer directly to the mountain area. Presentation of the program for the next days.
An optional 15-20 km warm up of Sohodol or Tohanu hills.
Overnight in Bran area.
Meals: welcome drinks
Distance: 15 - 24 km, gravel hilly terrain, ascent 330/550m

Our ride heads for Zarnesti gorges, then, after the woods and meadows of Piatra Craiului National Park, we
get to the hilly area and the altitude villages of Pestera, Magura, Predelut and Sohodol.
Overnight in Bran area.
Meals: breakfast
Distance: 35 km, gravel hilly terrain, ascent 600 m

Morning gravel tour through Fundata, Fundatica, Podu Dambovitei, Dambovicioara, Sirnea villages. These are typical Romanian spread out villages, occupying the ridges and valleys at the foot of Bucegi Mountains. We will ride all day in the hilly area between Piatra Craiului National Park and Bucegi National Park, through the villages and the alpine meadows, on cart roads, single tracks, country lanes. Our itinerary takes us through orchards, hamlets and valleys, occasionally stopping to admire the open landscape, views of Bran Castle (also known as Dracula’s Castle), or to have a drink on the terrace of one of the local rural pubs. Late afternoon we return to our guesthouse.
Overnight in Bran area.
Meals: breakfast
Distance: 56 km, paved and gravel, hilly terrain, ascent 1400 m

Breakfast time and goodbye. Depending on your plans, we can support with booking transfers to airport/train station or assist you with your plans.

What si included

  • 3-4* boutique accommodation with  local and traditional breakfast included for 3 nights/4 days
  • Transportation between locations and luggage transfer
  • One welcome drink and welcome pack with complimentary CarpatBike merchandise
  • Photos and videos footage from the event
  • Cycling guide and technical assistance

Not included

  • Transfers to Brasov at the beginning and the end of the trip
  • Alcoholic drinks if not mentioned in the programme
  • Additional transport costs in case of route changes following your requirements
  • Standard MTB/XC or E-MTB bike rental, transportation and bike handling
  • Tips for your cycling guide
  • Individual travel Insurance or insurance waiver form (compulsory to be accepted for the tour, for foreign travelers)
  • Meals where not indicated

More information

Terrain:

This tour includes national, local, village, and forest roads through peaceful scenery. The terrain includes hilly routes, unpaved country trails, and rolling hills and is suitable for cyclists in good physical condition.
On this tour, 60% of the riding is on forest and off road paths, 30% is on quiet roads with little traffic, and 10 % on roads shared with traffic.

Bike info

XC bicycles, Ebikes and gravel bikes are available on this tour.

Equipment provided at no charge:

  • Helmet
  • Locks
  • Pump

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

The tour can run anytime between June and October every year and not only during weekends, so if you want to book a tour for a particular date we are happy to prepare a customized offer for your group.

Dates

from 12 Jul 2024 to 15 Jul 2024 - 3 nights/ 4 days Book now
from 21 Jun 2024 to 24 Jun 2024 - 3 nights/4 days Book now

Prices

Price EUR/person/net price Bike rental not included Bike rental included Single room supplement
4-6 pp € 489 € 589 € 90
7-10 pp € 469 € 569 € 90
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Contact us

Address
Aleea Branduselor nr. 753, sat Ploiestiori, Prahova county - Romania
Phone
+40740166791
Email
home@carpatbike.ro

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