Day 1: Individual arrival in Brasov
Brasov lies approximately 106 miles/170km from Bucharest. Arrive in the afternoon to check in to your hotel. A morning transfer from Bucharest can be organized for you (for an additional fee). Once comfortably settled in, you will find your bicycle waiting for you, ready to be tested. You can also have time for a short tour in the old center of this beautiful medieval city, famous for the Black Church and other sites.
Overnight in Brasov city center, or nearby village.
Day 2: Brasov area – Talisoara village (37 miles/65 km)
After breakfast, you will leave Brasov on the north route to Bod, following a secondary route for 14 miles/23 km. You will ride through San Petru, Bod, Feldioara/Marienburg, Haghig, Belini, and Aita Mare.
From Feldioara you cycle along the Olt River to Miclosoara, where an old medieval castle of Count Kalnoky will be visited. Miclosoara (Miklósvár) is the oldest documented settlement of the region. Its castle was first mentioned in 1211 AD as border fortress between the territory donated to the Knights of the Teutonic Order and the rest of the Kingdom of Hungary.
We will continue then the route for another 10 km to reach our final destination for today, Talisoara, where you will be accommodated in an old restored castle. Provided there is time, a visit to the local blacksmith may be organized (not included in tour cost).
Overnight in Talisoara.
Day 3: Talisoara – Viscri (34 miles/55km)
After a medieval evening and a refreshing breakfast, you will continue your route along Olt River through several villages. There are 2 options to reach Viscri: one using a longer, totally paved route via Varghis village and one following the route via Racos, along Olt river, on an unpaved road (although, we recommend to have the unpaved road only on the guided version of the tour).
Once arrived in Rupea you can have a stop for a quick lunch, and then you will continue your route via Dacia to Viscri, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site. Viscri is a small settlement in the heart of Transylvania, where you can discover ageless traditions, legends, and faiths of its people while enjoying the architecture and savoring the richness of its craftsmanship and cuisine. You will have the opportunity to visit the local fortified church (UNESCO World Heritage), to visit the felt-craft workshop and discover how the felt is made by hand, or a traditional workshop producing bricks and tiles for the local community and for the historical buildings in the area.
Overnight in Viscri.
Day 4: Viscri – Cincsor village or nearby (32 miles/ 52 km)
Today you will first cycle an undulating 15 km on paved road to Jibert village before crossing a wild forest hill (8 km) to Cobor village. The uphill from Jibert to the forest is difficult (you might push your bike a bit), but also breathtaking.
From the top of the forest you will have paved road all the way to Cobor, but be careful of shepherd dogs. Once in Cobor village, you can visit a biodiversity farm (horses and cows) and have an organic local lunch. From Cobor you will continue the gravel trip for another 10 km, and then follow a paved road for the rest of the day trip. Once arrived in Cincsor – the final destination for the day, you will accommodate in the former parish house, now renovated.
Overnight in Cincsor.
Day 5: Cincsor – Sighisoara (38 miles/64 km)
Today you will have a paved route from Cincsor village to Sighisoara Middle Age fortress – a UNESCO World Heritage site. From Cincsor you head north to reach Dealu Frumos village (the Beautiful Hill) – the geographical center of Romania. Then you will pass Agnita and Sighisoara. You can have lunch in Agnita or you can have a 10km detour to Movile village to visit an old fortified church renovation project and have lunch in the village.
Once you've arrived in Sighisoara, make sure to take some time and walk the historical city center of the citadel. Sighisoara is one of the seven medieval fortified cities, the best preserved and still inhabited. The small, but bohemian citadel is hiding a lot of stories and places and it is a heaven for photographers.
Overnight in Sighisoara.
Day 6: Sighisoara – Biertan (~25 miles/ 41 km)
After breakfast, you start cycling from Sighisoara to the country roads from Malancrav. In Malancrav you can visit the local church and the Apafi manor house and enjoy a special lunch in a local traditional house. In the afternoon the trip continues with 15 km of country and forest roads with a lot of uphill. After 10 km you will reach Copsa Mare village and descend towards Biertan. You should pay a visit to Biertan fortifications, which made it the very first of Transylvania’s villages to receive UNESCO status – the imposing walls against the backdrop of the rolling hills makes for one of the country’s most beautiful fortified churches.
Overnight in Biertan.
Day 7: Biertan – Sibiu (43-49 miles/ 70-80 km cycling)
Today’s ride is solely on paved road. After a short but excellent ride in the morning, you can have a short detour and make stop in Alma Vii village, where you can even serve some light lunch or snack in a typical Saxon cellar in the town's 13th-century citadel. The last part of the road to Sibiu, though totally asphalted, can be crowded for the last 15 km.
In case you don’t want to cycle the longer distance, a car transfer can be organized for the last part of the route (not included in tour price). After reaching Sibiu, you can enjoy a walk through Sibiu (visit the Old Town, the Medieval Fortress, the Brukenthal Museum).
Overnight in Sibiu.
Day 8: Departure