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Mountain Biking Tour in Breathtaking Transylvania

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Day 1: Airport Pickup and Transfer

Stop At: Oradea Fortress, Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100 Romania
Arrive in the desired airport. A car will pick you up from the airport and transport you to the hotel in Oradea. You will be taken on a light stroll through the city centre, visit the medieval fortress and eat in a traditional Romanian restaurant on the river-side.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Hotel Elite, a 4 star hotel.

Day 2: First Day of Cycling

Stop At: Primăria Șinteu, Șinteu 417550, Romania
Second day is our first day of cycling. After custom fitting the bikes, we will transport you to Sinteu in Ses Mountains. This scenic route is on the ridge of the mountains with splendid views over the valley below. We pass through a Slovak community, and its interesting history will be unveiled during lunch in one of the remote villages. We end our day with a splendid descent to Bucea, and our overnight accommodation location. It has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi so pack your bathing suit!

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 3: Dragan Lake and Homemade Pies

Stop At: Vlădeasa South Peak, Unnamed Road, Rogojel 407496, Romania
Start the day with a traditional breakfast. The route will take us deep into the Vladeasa mountains. After a difficult ascent, we will stop at an old lady’s house to eat traditional pies and drink home-made syrup. Our route will continue until we get to some spectacular views over the Dragan lake at over 1100 meters. End the day in a beautiful guesthouse overlooking the lake.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a guesthouse overlooking the beautiful lake.

Day 4: Kayaks & Antique Objects

Stop At: Apuseni Natural Park, Localitatea Sudrigiu 136 Comuna Rieni, 417419 Romania
Start the day with a traditional breakfast overlooking the Dragan lake. On this day, we will circle the lake with a stop at the local ethnographic museum. Our guest, the “professor”, has clothing and household objects that are over 200 years old and will charm you with the history of symbols on these objects. We will also take kayaks and boats on the lake and enjoy the shine of the water and the remote scenery. We will come back to our beautiful guesthouse that overlooks the Dragan lake and have fresh fish on barbeque and a camp fire to finish the day.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a traditional guesthouse.

Day 5: High Altitudes, Padis Village and Boga Rocks

Stop At: Apuseni Natural Park, Localitatea Sudrigiu 136 Comuna Rieni, 417419 Romania
The “King Day” regarding the scenery of this trip, this day is also the longest. Leaving Dragan valley, we will make our way to higher altitudes reaching 1800 meters. Cycling on the ridge of the mountains to the mountain village of Padis. Our lunch for the day will be a picnic at over 1700 meters with breath-taking views over the Apuseni Mountains at Boga Rocks.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 6: Calineasa Valley & Vartop Glacier

Stop At: Vartop Cave, Arieseni Romania
Living Padis in the morning, we will cycle on a gravel tracks to reach the Calineasa valley. After having lunch, we will descend to Casa de Piatra (Stone House) and visit the Vartop glacier. We will later settle in a cozy guesthouse and enjoy the spectacular scenery.



Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a traditional guesthouse.

Day 7: Largest Underground Glacier in Europe

Stop At: Scarisoara Ice Cave, 46.489722, 22.809722, Garda de Sus 827107 Romania
Our last day in the Apuseni mountains is going to show you the largest underground glacier in Europe, Scarisoara Glacier. Firstly, we will leave the Stone House village and slowly ascend through a canyon. On our way we are going to stop for another cave, called Ionele’s cave. The cherry on the cake will be seeing and feeling the glacier underneath you. A must do! Making our way to Arieseni ski resort, we will spend our last night in the Mountains.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Arieseni at a hotel.

Day 8: SPA, Shopping & Relaxing

Stop At: Oradea City Hall, Piata Unirii no. 1, Oradea 410100 Romania
On the last day of your trip, we will wake up early in the morning and make our way back to Oradea. This day is for relaxing! We will take you to the local SPA with thermal water or if you feel like just walking and shopping in the city we will do that as well!


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a hotel in Oradea.

Day 9: Airport Transfer & Goodbyes

Stop At: Oradea Fortress, Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100 Romania
We will transport you back to the desired airport.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Strada Romaniței, Oradea, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Napoca Airport, Cluj-Napoca Romania
  • Debrecen Airport, Debrecen Hungary
  • Ferihegy Airport, Budapest Hungary
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

9/13/2019 - 10/31/2020Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Duration
9 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 8x Breakfast
  • 8x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Mountain Bikes, Helmets and Gloves, All Custom Fitted
  • Personal Guide
  • Van Support
  • Videos and pictures taken by us
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • Use of bicycle
Exclusions
  • Electric Bike Hire(30 euro/day)
  • Travel Insurance (optional) & Personal alcohol consumption
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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