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Deal Mare cycling and wine tasting

Amazing tour of two days in Urlati/Dealu Mare region, 1h from Bucharest. Very authentic feeling... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2020
Bucharest, Romania
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Wine tasting tour Dealu Mare area.

Great experience, even in interesting times. ;) Good wine, great sightseeing, local food. Outdoor... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2020
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

The cycling trip into the Buzau wilderness was a great way to experience Romania for the first time. Mircea is a great guide with a passion for History, nature and his country. Always flexible to our needs and keen to ensure that we had the best experience. It felt like a real privilege to meet some wonderful people on the way - our guide for the walk from Colti needs special mention, Gavrila Diana, her knowledge of the area's history, mythology and nature made the visit so special. Great to experience a traditonal Romanian house at Urlati and to meet Manual and Ligia who care for local children.
We invested in some good quality cycling clothes and found that the Technical fabrics worked well and meant they lasted more than one day. Padded shorts are a must. Trainers worked well as the only pair of shoes. Insect repellent is essential in some places. Good mobile coverage and Wi-Fi in most hotels/pensions.
Highly recommended

Date of experience: June 2012
4  Thank Geoff M
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

I had the best biking through the wine hills of Prahova and the nearby forest. Mircea is an excellent guide, very well organized, and a very good picture maker. Cycling Romania promotes the most beautiful parts of Romania. I hope Mircea will succeed to impress all the cycling enthusiasts that will come for a tour in Romania.
My greetings to the beautiful family from Valea Crangului.
Thanks again for the wonderful weekend.
See you at the next cycling tour.

Alina Gurau

Date of experience: May 2012
2  Thank alinag814
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Cycling through the Ploiesti and Urlati regions with Mircea was an awesome experience. You find yourself at very close quarters with real Romanian country life and as you cycle along you can observe people going on about their daily business. Mircea is an excellent guide. He even offered to pick me up from the next station along as I had missed the station I was supposed to get off at. Very knowledgeable about the local area and provides a great historical account especially of the 3 monasteries we stopped off at. We even stopped off at some wells and had the opportunity to have some cold natural spring water. The weather was great the ride was challenging but made it all the more rewarding when you got up into the hills. This whole experience was capped off with a delightful lunch with a local priest and his lovely family as all of shared our various stories.

Amazing experience, brilliant guide - would recommend it to anyone.

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank J4DYD
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

I joined Mircea for a 5-day-long tour of Macin/Dobrogea region. We had already an adventurous journey from Prague to Bucurest and then to Braila but we felt safe and had completely no problems on the trains. On the spot, Mircea turned out to be a guy for everything - a good guide, driver, companion, cook or translater! Mircea took care of completely everything and always had the right things on him (from sun cream to müsli bars :)) which we really appreciated. At the very beginning, we took a map and discussed possible routes. The Macin region offers a lot of sights and points of interest (which we included in the tours), so we decided for a different terrain and difficulty of the roads every day which made the whole trip even more variable. We had perfect weather, all the time 30 degrees, no rain. September was also a great time for the wine, it was all over, just ready to eat! All in all, we spent an amazing week in Romania - we met nice and friendly people, ate great local food and saw very nice unspoilt nature! Mircea is very reliable and makes a tailor-made tour for his cycling group. I would recommend CyclingRomania to nature-lovers, people who like active holiday, like to explore new things, are open-minded and are tired of the traditional holiday they used to do every year somewhere in Spain or Italy. We definitely plan to come again next year so maybe see you there! :)

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank Petra K
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

The biking tripes were great: beautiful locations, different tours, Mircea was adjusting the tours to our pace and physical condition. The weather in september was perfect for the biking trips(i.e. still sunny and warm, I would say that june, july and august could be even too warm for such trips).
I would like to be back and joint cycling Romania next years, possibly combiing it with hiking!

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank paulla12
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