Currency: Romanian Leu
Size: 91,725 square miles (237,502 square kilometers) – slightly larger than Minnesota
Border countries: Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Bulgaria
National tourist office: www.romaniatourism.com
At a glance
Romania's rich and varied history is full of triumph and tragedy, and its gorgeous natural landscapes will charm you. The Danube River and the Carpathian mountains are two of the most impressive natural landmarks of Romania. The Transylvania region, made famous by Bram Stoker's "Dracula" story, is also a popular destination.
The old-world charm of Bucharest, known as the "Paris of the East," can be witnessed in the blend of old and new – many of the buildings from the Soviet era still stand side-by-side with newer buildings. The fall of the Iron Curtain revealed to the world a victorious and vibrant country that has become a top destination in eastern Europe.
Why cyclists love it
There are many bike tours in Romania that showcase the majestic mountains and countryside. Beyond the mountains, your bike tours will also give you a chance to see the unexpected ecological diversity of this country. The swamps, prairies, lagoons, and lakes – and their wildlife – provide constantly changing scenery throughout your Romania bicycle tour.
Transylvania bike tours are a popular option. While the region is synonymous for most with Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, you won’t be thinking of vampire stories as you experience Transylvania’s historic sites and romantic beauty. The picturesque panoramas dotted with castles are a true pleasure to experience on a cycling tour in Romania.
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Cycle along the spectacular Carpathian mountains with splendid views, valleys with medieval villages, and forests teeming with wild game. Some days you’ll meet only ox-drawn carts, horses, and cows crossing your bike tour route.
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This cycling tour with a "hotel boat" meanders through the stunning beauty of the Danube Delta to mile 0, where the mighty river empties into the Black Sea. The landscape alternates between gently rolling hills and swamp and prairie land. Discover the fauna and flora of this landscape, which is also rich in history.
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