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Enjoy a motorcycle vacation in Romania. Motorbike Escape is a 3-day Self Guided motorcycle tour in Transylvania including the finest romanian motorcycle roads.

You will spend a wonderful extended weekend in Transylvania.

Motorcycle Vacation – Motorbike Escape Self Guided
Highlights

  • Transursoaia Road unfolds on 80 km of asphalt on a narrow mountain road offering you some incredible riding and spectacular views.
  • Transfagarasan Road is the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists.
  • Transalpina Road is one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2 145m above sea level)
  • Visit Turda Salt Mines – with impressive halls named after kings and queens

Brief itinerary

Day 1

09:00 AM pick up from your hotel in Cluj Napoca and transfer to Turda.  Transursoaia Road – Dark Hill and Belisului Valley.
Evening in Alba Iulia in a 3* Hotel.

Day 2

Transalpina Road – the highest mountain road in Romania (2 145m above sea level).
Evening in Horezu in a 3* country inn.

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Transalpina Highway on motorbikes

Day 3

Transfagarasan Road – the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists.
Arrive in Turda and transfer to Cluj Napoca for your flight back home.

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Transfagarasan Road Romania

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.

Motorcycle Vacation – Motorbike Escape Self Guided
Price and Departure

Departure date

Motorbike
model
price/person 

based on 2 people sharing a double room

Single room
supplement

 

3 days/2 nights Transylvania (Romania) Motorcycle Tour
Departure from Cluj Napoca

On request

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

Rider with BMW G 650 GS

€589
€549

€89
€79

Rider with BMW F 800 GS

€729
€599

€89
€79

Rider with BMW F 750 GS

€799
€729

€89
€79

Rider with BMW F 850 GS

€799
€729

€89
€79

Rider with BMW R 1200 GS

€769
€689

€89
€79

Rider with BMW R 1200 GS LC

€799
€729

€89
€79

Rider with BMW R 1250 GS

€829
€789

€89
€79

Rider with own motorbike

€329
€249

€89
€79

Passenger

€329
€249

€89
€79

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We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment formMasterCard, Visa via fax and phone.
We accept also payments by bank transfer and most noteworthy Western Union.
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Motorcycle Vacation – Motorbike Escape Self Guided
Tour map

Motorcycle short break tour map

Adventure Motorcycle Tours specializes in travel to Transylvania, Romania. We are here to offer you a personal, flexible highly efficient service and give you a superb riding experience. If you have any other queries or you would like to adapt your Romanian package in any way, we will be pleased to offer you any assistance that you may require.

Motorcycle Vacation – Motorbike Escape Self Guided
Special notes & info

  • Duration of the tour: 3 days
  • Riding days: 3 full days
  • Total distance: Approximately 795 km/ 494 miles
  • Skill level: intermediate
  • Lodging type: good quality Hotels
  • Rides: on paved roads as well as on small 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.

Please take time to arrive a day earlier and depart a day later as the tour starts early in the morning and ends in the evening. You will require 2 additional hotel nights.

Other mentions

  • Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • Cluj-Napoca is well known city for the night life opportunity.
  • Plenty of English is spoken and you will find the people are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required, and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

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 centre 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.

Please see the Day by Day itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 1:00 pm

Turda – Transursoaia – Rosia Montana – Alba Iulia

about 270 km – 5hrs riding - 09:00 AM pick up from your hotel in Cluj Napoca and transfer to Turda. Collect your motorbike and start the adventure of your life. Ride Transursoaia Road – the road snakes up to the Dark Hill and Belisului Valley to the village of Horea in Sunset Mountains. Evening in Alba Iulia in a 3* Hotel.

Day 2

Time : 9:00 am

Alba Iulia – Transalpina – Horezu

about 240 km – 4h30min riding - Continue your journey riding up the mountains. You will ride today Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania (2 145m above sea level). Evening in Horezu in a 3* country inn.

Day 3

Time : 9:00 am

Horezu – Curtea de Arges – Transfagarasan – Turda

about 285 km – 5h30min riding - 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 (after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968) it snakes up into the Carpathians offering great rides and enormous satisfaction. Arrive in Turda, return the motorbike and transfer to Cluj Napoca for your flight back home

Accommodation: very good 3* hotels
Meals: 2 breakfasts
Motorcyclist English speaking guide, general map, daily route briefing.
Transportation: bring your own bike or rent a motorcycle.

  • tour guide
  • gas
  • road taxes
  • parking
  • entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions
  • lunches and dinners
  • beverages
  • individual activities
  • plane ticket, airport fees
  • photo, video tax
  • other not mentioned
  1. :

    All the best roads concentrated in a 3 day short break. A GPS, a motorbike and the road – the perfect combination. The agency arranged all hotels for us, all he had to do was to enjoy the ride, and we did! Thanks.

  2. :

    One amazing week-end in Transylvania riding a BMW F800GS motorcycle. 3 days – 3 amazing motorbike roads. What an adventure!

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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 Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://romania-motorcycle-tours.us/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.

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

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.

If you 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.

Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some euros or US dollars to change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.

Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: USD 1.3; Beer: USD 1.7; Bottle of Wine: USD 8.7 - USD 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, Romania is seven hours ahead of Washington, DC - USA. 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.

Is there a place to store my luggage during the tour?

Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers free of charge, 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.