Sibiu is one of the most important cultural cities of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, along with the city of Luxembourg.
Formerly the center of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city of Sibiu was ranked as “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes. Since 2007, Sibiu has obviously become one of the most popular cities in Romania. The cultural life is the most valuable attraction, while the historical and architectural urban landscapes are definitely an example of well preserved Medieval architecture.
Ideal to explore by bike are the landmark buildings of great cultural interest and the places full of charm that tell us of the past history of this area and their people. Our short tour will include a mixture of history, culture and the green landscapes of this beautiful place.
Located some 215 km north-west of Bucharest, Sibiu (Hermannstadt) is one of the seven fortified cities in Transylvania, forming the Saxon fortified network “Siebenburgen” – the foundation of Saxon society. Nowadays, the old city is focusing on the cultural life, while the hilly surroundings are suitable for outdoor adventure. This mixture is a successful recipe for the local tourism.
On the other hand, its geographical position in Romania makes it one of the most important transportation hubs in Romania with important roads and railway lines passing through it.
- The Big Square and its attractions: The Catholic Church, Brukenthal Museum, the City Hall
- The Small Square
- Huet Square (including the Evangelic Cathedral)
- The Bridge of Lies
- The Tours Street, housing a few of the old defending towers and the defending Middle Age wall
- The Hunting Museum
- “Sub Arini” Park – one of the oldest urban parks in Romania (19th Century)
- Astra Ethnographic Open air Museum – optional lunch inside the Museum
Day by day
Sibiu presents itself as a true cultural capital of Romania, appealing to the tourists due to its medieval charm, its local gastronomy and traditions and to its natural landscape.
The buildings surrounding the Big Square are all historical monuments, each having its own story and specific architecture. Nowadays it is the place where the local community is organizing the most important events in the city: from the famous Christmas Market to local rally or road bike competitions, from local producers' markets to theatre festivals.
After admiring a few of the historical buildings, we will continue our route to the Small Square, Huet Square and along few of the old fortified wall towers.
Later on, we will descend in the “lower town” and we will follow a cycling path toward the green are of the city to visit one of the biggest open air museums in Europe, Astra Ethnographic Museum.
This place is hosting various original traditional houses form all over Romania, old crafts and decorations from Transylvania. The museum is also hosting two traditional restaurants, a good place for a lunch break and to have a chat with your guide about the places you just visited.
Back to the Old city center, we will end the tour near the old fountain of the citadel.
What si included
- English/French/German speaking bike guide
- water or other non alcoholic drink
- Bicycle and helmet rental on request (additional charge applies)
- Photos along the route
- 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
Meeting and departure:
The meeting point is in the middle of the Big Square, in the Old city centre, at the old fountain.
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.
XC or 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 EUR is applied.
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