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This Best of Romania – Motorcycle Tour is one of the must do guided motorcycle tours in Europe. Departing from the city of Cluj Napoca in Transylvania, Romania the tour includes 11 days/10 nights.


The itinerary covers 1928 km of the most important regions of Romania: Transylvania, Moldavia and Valachia.

Guided Motorcycle Tours Europe – Best of Romania
Highlights:

  • Ride on Transfagarasan Road – the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists, probably the Best in the World
  • Continue riding on Transalpina Highway. Similarly with Transfagarasan, Transalpina is one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2 145m above sea level)
  • Admire the great views on Transbucegi Road (1925m above sea level). It seeems like this road offers the Best views.
  • Take on the bends on Transrarau – third most beautiful alpine road in Romania after Transfagarasan and Transalpina
  • Enjoy a motorbike ride on Transceahlau – a narrow, sinuous road cutting through Ceahlau Natural Park
  • Besides the best roads you will get the chance to visit Bran Castle – also known as Dracula’s Castle, a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377.
  • Explore the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov with its outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe.

Brief itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Cluj Napoca Airport and transfer to the city of  Turda.
Enjoy a motorcycle ride to the Sunset mountains.
Accommodation in Turda.

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Day 2

Visit Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens.
Borgo Pass motorcycle ride. Accommodation in Dracula’s Castle, a 3* hotel.

Dracula Hotel Borgo Pass
Dracula Castle Hotel in Borgo Pass

Day 3

Cross from Transylvania to Bucovina region.
Ride Transrarau Road – also known as the Treasures Road,  Accommodation in Gura Humorului in a 3* hotel.

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Lady’s Rocks on Transrarau Road

Day 4

The route of the medieval painted monasteries of Bucovina – UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The region is also famous for its black ceramic workshops. Accommodation in a 3* hotel.

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Motorcycle riding in Bukovina

Day 5

Ride to Targu Neamt, home to Neamt Citadel.
Crossing Ceahlau National Park on Transceahlau Road is an adventure. Accommodation in a 4* hotel in Piatra Neamt.

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Transceahlau Road

Day 6

Cross Hell’s Throat in Bicazului Gorges.
Explore today Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere. Accommodation in the medieval city of Brasov in a 3* Hotel.

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Bicaz Gorges Romania

Day 7

Ride on Prahova Valey and visit Peles Palace, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe.
Transbucegi Road – crossing Bucegi Mountain the ride rewards the traveller with amazing views. Accommodation in Brasov.

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Transbucegi Road – best views

Day 8

Continue your journey to reach Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle.
Ride Transfagarasan Road – the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.

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best road in the World

Day 9

Visit Arges Monastery – find out the legend and ride to Transalpina Road.
Enjoy a motorcycle ride on Transalpina Road,  the highest mountain road in Romania.
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel on Transalpina Road

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Curtea de Arges Monastery

Day 10

Reach the town of Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses.
Enjoy lunch in the citadel’s gun powder room. Accommodation in Turda in a 4* hotel.

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lunch break in Alba Iulia

Day 11

Your Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour will end in Turda.
Transfer to the Airport to catch the flight to your next adventure.

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BMW G650GS ride in Transylvania

The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation because the region offers charming hotels and cozy country inns.

This is an overview of the tour.
For more information, including the complete itinerary, please scroll up and then use the product’s menu to navigate.

Price and Departure

Departure date

Motorbike
model
price/person based on 2 people sharing a double roomSingle room
supplement

11 days/10 nights Romania Motorcycle Tour
Departure from Cluj Napoca, 13:00 hrs (GMT+02:00)

2020 – September 13
2021 – September 12
2022 – September 11

 

Special offer for
Early Booking
available for bookings until
December 23 – 2020

 

Minimum 4 riders required

Rider with BMW G650GS

€2579
€2309

€319
€269

Rider with BMW F800GS

€2902
€2529

€319
€269

Rider with BMW F750GS

€3349
€3029

€319
€269

Rider with BMW F850GS

€3349
€3029

€319
€269

Rider with BMW R1200GS

€3099
€2719

€319
€269

Rider with BMW R1200GS LC

€3342
€3029

€319
€269

Rider with BMW R1250GS

€3452
€3183

€319
€269

Rider with own motorbike

€1819
€1649

€319
€269

Passenger

€1919
€1649

€319
€269


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Tour map

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Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour Map

 

Guided Motorcycle Tours Europe – Best of Romania
Special notes & info

  • Duration of the tour: 11 days
  • Riding days: 11 days
  • Total distance: Approximately 1928 km/ 1198 miles
  • Skill level: intermediate
  • Lodging type: good quality Hotels
  • Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
  • What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
  • How to arrive: Fly to Cluj-Napoca Airport. Our representative will wait for you at arrivals Terminal and transfer you to Turda to pick up your motorbike.

Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour

click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the center of the city or  in nature with amazing views.

Advice for Americans traveling abroad

According with U.S. government the following advice are to be followed:

Before you go

  • Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
  • Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
  • Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
  • See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
  • Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
  • Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
  • If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your US driver’s licence.
  • Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport

 

Travel insurance

Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.

Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.

 

Travel Advice for Americans visiting Romania

Safety

Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.

Drink spiking is an issue, especially in Bucharest’s Old Town. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.

Dating and marriage scams occur.

Only use ATM’s in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.

 

Local laws

Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.

By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.

It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.

It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.

Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.

 

Local contacts:

You can get full consular help from the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

This Romania Motorcycle Tour takes you on some of the best motorcycle roads in Europe. Transfagarasan Road, Transalpina Highway, Transbucegi or Transrarau will all open their roads for you in an amazing Romanian motorbike experience. The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation, traditional food and drinks as well as breath-taking views.

Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 1:00 pm

Cluj Napoca - Turda

Welcome to Romania! Our English-speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast and a 100% Transylvanian, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. Start your Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour from Cluj, and you will be transferred to Turda, a small town with an intimate atmosphere founded by the Romans under the name Potaissa. A ride to the Sunset mountains will make you an appetite for more. Accommodation in Turda.

Day 2

Time : 9:00 am

Turda – Bistrita – Piatra Fantanele

about 220 km – 4h30min riding Prepare to descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Today you'll enjoy stunning sceneries, following the footsteps of Jonathan Harker (Bram Stoker 's character from Dracula novel) to Borgo Pass. And here we are at Dracula's Castle in Borgo Pass, a 3* hotel which was built in accordance to Bram Stoker's imagination. A visit to Dracula's coffin after the sunset will waken your senses.

Day 3

Time : 9:00 am

Piatra Fantanele – Transrarau Road – Gura Humorului

about 126 km – 4h riding In the morning, if you still see your reflection in the mirror, continue your Romania Motorcycle Tour crossing from Transylvania to Bucovina region. Ride up to 1400m in altitude on Transrarau Road – also known as the Treasures Road, Transrarau will reward you with an amazing ride and kilometres of breath-taking scenery. Accommodation in Gura Humorului.

Day 4

Time : 9:00 am

Gura Humorului – Moldovita – Sucevita – Marginea – Gura Humorului

about 140 km – 3 h riding Today you will follow the route to the medieval painted monasteries of Bucovina – UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ride the motorbike up in the mountain area on a winding road to discover the jewels of Bucovina: Moldovita and Sucevita Monasteries. The region is also famous for its black ceramic workshops.

Day 5

Time : 9:00 am

Gura Humorului – Targu Neamt – Transceahlau Road – Piatra Neamt

about 196 km – 5 h riding Continue riding to Targu Neamt, home to Neamt Citadel. Dating back to 14th Century, the citadel is one of the most impressive of its kind in Romania. Transceahlau Road is your next destination. Crossing Ceahlau National Park, the road is narrow with small sections of gravel road and offers some beautiful views over Bicaz Lake and the mountain area. Accommodation in Piatra Neamt.

Day 6

Time : 9:00 am

Piatra Neamt – Red Lake – Brasov

about 243 km – 4h30min riding Today you will cross trough Hell’s Throat while riding some of the most beautiful gorges in Romania – Bicazului Gorges. Connecting Moldavia with Transylvania the spectacular gorges are guarded by 400 m rocks offering an incredible view to the traveller. Explore today Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Accommodation in the medieval city of Brasov.

Day 7

Time : 9:00 am

Brasov – Transbucegi Road – Brasov

about 220 km – 5h20min riding Start the day riding Prahova Valey and visit Peles Palace, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, home to most of Romania’s monarchs. Get on the motorbikes and continue riding Transbucegi Road – crossing Bucegi Mountain the ride rewards the traveller with amazing views. Also known as Babele Road, Transbucegi is a narrow mountain road, filled with hairpin curves taking you up to 1925 m above sea level. Accommodation in Brasov.

Day 8

Time : 9:00 am

Brasov – Rasnov – Bran – Transfagarasan

about 218 km – 5 hrs riding Continue your journey to reach Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Unrightfully called Dracula’s Castle, Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. Your next ride is on Transfagarasan Road-the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists. Built between 1970 and 1974 as a military route, by communist dictator Ceausescu it snakes up into the Carpathians offering great rides and enormous satisfaction.

Day 9

Time : 9:00 am

Transfagarasan – Horezu - Transalpina

about 200 km – 5h 40 min riding Curtea de Arges is your next destination in this Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour. With its beautiful Monastery built in Byzantine style, with Moorish arabesques. Find out the legend of the monastery and continue your journey riding up the mountains. Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania is next on your agenda. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel on Transalpina Road.

Day 10

Time : 9:00 am

Transalpina – Alba Iulia – Turda

about 190 km – 4h riding Continue exploring Transalpina Road. With its highest point at Urdele Pass – 2,145m above sea level, the road is also called The King's Road by the locals, the road was built under the rule of King Carol II of Romania and rebuilt during World War II by German troops. Reach the town of Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses

Day 11

Time : 9:00 am

Turda – Cluj

Your Best of Romania Motorcycle Tour will end in Turda, with a smile on your face and road bends to last you for a lifetime. Transfer to the Airport to catch the flight to your next adventure.

Accommodation: very good 3* and 4* Hotels
Meals: 10 breakfasts
Motorcyclist English speaking guide, general map, daily route briefing.
Transportation: bring your own bike or rent a motorcycle.

Gas, road taxes, parking,
entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions,
lunches and dinners, beverages, individual activities,
plane ticket, airport fees,
photo, video tax and other not mentioned

  1. :

    The trip was amazing. They try to feel you comfortable in all the moments of the trip. Alex the guide not is only a guide. He have a lot of knowledge about the monuments, cathedrals, and sites in Romania and he is like one journalist doing goods photos of the trip. Everyday is diferent with good experiences and you can discover how is the Romania more nice.
    The bikes are BMW GS, and depends of the level you have 650, 800 and 1200. They are very organized. The first day, is for accommodation, riding with the bike, looking a nice landscapes in the mountains and tasting the typical Romanian food, and with this you’ll have experience for to ride more later y roads more difficult.
    I was in Transylvania, and my mind is other after to this trip. I discovered nice cities like Sighisoara, Brasov, Turda and others. All the cities very medieval with castles, bastions and fortifications very nice.
    The most incredible for the riders are the roads ‘Transalpina’ and ‘Transfagarasan’. Two roads essential for to do for all the rides of the words. These roads are the delicatessen in the world of the bikes.
    The hotels are very nice and the atmosphere in some hotels in like to be in the castle of Dracula.
    Undoubtedly a great experience for riders. I’ll repeat other time.

  2. :

    This trip really made me happy. I smiled so much behind my visor. Romania is incredible. The landscapes are remarkable and the mountain roads are full of bends. I recommend this adventure to anyone who wants to see more of this beautiful country.

  3. :

    11 days of pure fun on a BMW motorcycle. Our guide Alex was great, the hotels were really good, and the crew at Adventure Motorcycle Tours makes it all happen. Thank you for a great adventure.

  4. :

    I traveled with my husband on a BMW motorcycle on this 11 days adventure. Our guide Michel was very friendly and knowledgeable. He really made things easy for us. We both loved the trip.

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Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!

We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).

The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://romania-motorcycle-tours.com/terms-conditions/

The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.

Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available, on request.

We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.

Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.

The tour has audience targets motorcycle riders interested in riding the best motorcycle roads in the area visited. Group size can be between 4-14 people. Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-60.

We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry, unless these are included in the tour price.

We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.

If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rate.
We accept RON and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.

Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us

Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us

On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.

Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!

In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.

Please follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page). Our guide will expect you with an Adventure Motorcycle Tours sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 726 253 356.

Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.

If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.

Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.

Romania tourist visa is not required for citizens of U.S.A. for a stay up to 90 days. Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need.

To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: USD 1.3; Beer: USD 1.7; Bottle of Wine: USD 8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: USD 13.28 - USD 18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.

ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport
https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/get-support/find-nearest-atm.html
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country
https://www.visa.com/atmlocator/#(page:home)

In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.

Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.

Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time), two hours ahead of GMT. Bucharest is 7 hours ahead of New York. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest

2 x trousers/long skirts such as Colombia or Kathmandu
1 x shorts
1 x set of bathers
5 x t-shirts
1 x thermal set
1 x polar fleece/jumper/windcheater
5 x socks and underwear
1 good broad rimmed hat
1 x set of thongs/sandals/flip flops
1 x light walking boots
complete motorcycle gear
rain gear

Yes, every motorcycle has a safety and mechanical inspection prior to every rental. We have trained technicians on premises. All motorcycles are maintained to manufacturers' specifications and our technicians are very well acquainted with all rented bikes. Your safety is our #1 priority.

You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.

All models have power outlets built into the fairing that allow you to plug in your Global Positioning Unit.

Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.

Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers safe and secure storage of your excess luggage and personal items during your tour.

Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live can provide you with a side-car motorcycle on request. Please contact us for more details.

Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has a good selection of helmets, gloves or rain suites for rent. Please note that the rental of these accessories depends upon availability. However we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort.

Prices:
2-3 days – EURO 10 /day
4-6 days – EURO 8/ day
7-14 days – EURO 6/day
Over 14 days – EURO 5/day

Yes, for your own safety, and per Romanian law, both you and your passenger are required to wear a certified helmet at all times when you ride our motorcycle.