Full Day Cycling Journey From Brasov.
Duration: 8 hours Advanced
Why we love this tour
You can ride a bike through the rolling hills and a typical Transylvanian village while taking in the breathtaking views.
- Cristian village with its Saxon architecture and an evangelic fortified church
- Explore village of Holbav
- Breathtaking scenery and mountains
- Taste local food on the top of the Magura Codlei hill
We'll meet at a designated location early in the morning, and you'll have the opportunity to acquaint yourself with your bike. We'll begin the tour as soon as we're ready.
The initial kilometers will be via Brașov's downtown streets, followed by a straight length of road and some offroad to Cristian, a nearby village. Once you arrive, you will stroll through the picturesque alleys and enjoy the remarkable ancient Saxon houses, the most of which date from the 1800s. We'll see the evangelic fortified church, which was erected in the 12th-13th centuries, once we've arrived at the center. It was continually changed throughout the years, especially when earthquakes caused damage.
Following a quick history lesson, we'll continue our journey on a fast length of paved road towards Vulcan, where we'll face our first climb of the day, a 4-kilometer twisting route leading to the settlement of Holbav. Feel free to take breaks along the way to take in the breathtaking scenery and mountains. We will take a short break once we arrive at Holbav, and then descend quickly to the main street. We can get some refreshments at a local shop before leaving the hamlet.
The paved road comes to an end here, and a picturesque gravel road begins. We'll ride along the river and across a beautiful valley, saluting the farmers and locals who cultivate the land. We'll begin a series of difficult climbs to the upper plateau in a few kilometers. Unless you choose an eBike, which will make your life easier, be prepared for some hard pushing. However, if you want to push yourself, you can ride up the hills on a standard bike. Your efforts will be rewarded with a cool beverage from a nearby establishment.
We'll cycle across the foothills of the Magura Codlei hill once we arrive. We'll have a well-deserved traditional meal here, overlooking the rolling hills of Holbav, at a local home. Finally, we'll return to Vulcan and conclude the tour in Brasov.
Need to know before you go
What to bring:
For hygienic reasons, we recommend bringing your own helmet. If you can't bring one, a helmet will be provided.
Bring your clipless SPD pedals if you want to use them.
A lightweight rain jacket and adequate shoes for cycling and walking on uneven terrain.
Sunglasses, sun cream, cash money and a small backpack.
Cycling gloves and gear.
This cycling tour is approximately 62 kilometers / 38 miles long and has an elevation gain of 730 meters / 2395 ft. Although some of the climbs can be easy, some may require a bit of push bike. Nevertheless, the scenery will make the effort easier.
A medium to good fitness level is required for this tour and experience in riding mountain bikes on uneven terrain.
eBikes (35 euro) and regular mountain bikes (22 euro) are available to book as extras. Please contact us before the tour in case you want to rent a bike.
In case of bad weather, the itinerary might change.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour starts
Brasov city hall
Bulevardul Eroilor, 500439 Brașov, Romania
Provided byOutdoor Holidays
Reviews for this provider
11 May 2022
This was a quite pleasing experience although it could be better and easier. the office of Neotours is not at the address given but around the corner in a completely different street. Visitors who need to contact Neotours personally will find this worrying. The bear watch itself was good. The guides cannot be faulted for the fact that the bears appeared very late when it was very dark.
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