ROMANIA ESCORTED MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TOUR 

15 Days starting with a ride through the famous Grossglockner Alpine Pass, into Slovenia across the Julian Alps and into Croatia, Serbia and onto Romania to ride the Carpathian Mountains along with the utterly stunning castles and the brilliant Transfagarasen Highway. Just awesome, if we do say so ourselves!


INCLUDED:  EUROTUNNEL | 3* HOTELS | BREAKFAST | GPS ROUTES | TOUR GUIDE | ADVENTURE


Romania Motorcycle Tour 2018, the area is ringed by the Carpathian Mountains, which are popular with riders, drivers and for trekking, climbing and bathing in natural thermal spas. Ride the Transfagarasen Highway, visit the numerous castles and caves along the way and ride around the Carpathian Mountains on this feature filled motorcycle tour of Romania. Riding through Germany and Austria then onto Hungary we arrive in Romania and begin touring the vast mountain landscapes and soak up the constant and ever changing scenic routes. A great tour for seasoned riders and pillions and ideal for adventure bike riders

HIGHLIGHTS

Stunning Carpathian Mountains & Lakes
Bears Cave
Transfagarasan Highway / Mountain Pass (image above)
Corvin Castle
Pestera Ursilo Salt Mine
Salina Turda
Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle)
Peles Castle
Some of the most incredible scenery in Europe

IS IT SUITABLE FOR ME?
Romania’s roads are in places in disrepair. Whilst for the majority of the time we stick to the main routes there are some occasions where we will be riding on roads with poor surface. This is not a problem for adventure bikes and sports tourers but for sports bikes it may be a little uncomfortable

To get to Romania takes 3 – 4 days riding. We try to make this as fun and exciting as possible but using more scenic routes, such as riding through Austria and over the Grossglockner Pass. We also head through Julian Alps in Slovenia on route and Croatia, so there is lots to keep you from falling asleep at the handlebars!

The total mileage for this tour is 3,800 miles with one day of off the bikes in the middle

WHAT FOOD DO THEY EAT?
The food is mainly well cooked meat most dishes are meat platters, salads, chips, potatoes and stews, steaks, burgers etc

IS IT DANGEROUS RIDING IN ROMANIA?
Of all the countries we visit Romania traffic and drivers are fairly considerate. However, caution is always advised when riding in European countries as the drivers rarely use their indicators and can overtake on bends

DO WE CROSS THROUGH SERBIA?
Yes, we enter Croatia and ride from there through Serbia, it is perfectly safe and we are only riding through the country for a few hours on the main roads. Dealing with the border patrol will be handled by your tour guide

WE ARE MAKING CHANGES HERE… Will be updated very soon!

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DAY 1 - CALAIS TO FRANKFURT

We begin our journey in Folkestone and travel to Calais in France via the Eurotunnel. From here we head east into Germany through Brussels, and then to Frankfurt where we stop overnight. Unfortunately the next 4 days is a fair few miles of motorway riding, as is the case on our long distance tours, there are some sections of non motorway so we get a change of scenery from time to time, we need to make up some ground quickly to get to the best bits!
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DAY 2 - FRANKFURT TO CZECH REPUBLIC

Leaving Frankfurt we head for Czech Republic, which is known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history – from the Celtic and Germanic tribes of its founding to the Protestant Reformation and Communism.

Prague, the capital, is home to a 9th-century castle, preserved medieval Old Town and statue-lined Charles Bridge. Český Krumlov is a living gallery of Renaissance-era buildings housing restaurants and shops.

Again, we make a brief stopover here for the evening in our hotel before moving onto Hungary

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DAY 3 - CZECH REPUBLIC TO BUDAPEST

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube, and the 19th-century Chain Bridge connects its hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces life from Roman times onwards. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views. Another overnight stop in Budapest City

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DAY 4 - ROMANIA

Finally we arrive in Romania! Our first stop is to the town of Hunedoara, which, is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania. It is located in southwestern Transylvania near the Poiana Ruscă Mountains, and administers five villages: Boș, Groș, Hășdat, Peștișu Mare and Răcăștia. It is also home to the magnificent Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle, it is a Gothic-Renaissance castle. It is one of the largest castles in Europe and figures in a top of seven wonders of Romania.

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DAY 5 - CASTLES AND MOUNTAINS

We will visit the castle in the morning.

We head for the mountains today but before we do we stop to view the incredible Corvin Castle and spend some time looking around. We then head for The Apuseni Natural Park, which, is a protected area situated in Romania, in the administrative territory of counties Alba, Bihor and Cluj. Today is a more leisurely ride with plenty of time to spare to take in the surroundings and admire the beauty of the forests and mountains.

We stay the evening in Apuseni Natural Park

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DAY 6 - BEARS CAVE

Our day begins with a ride to Peștera Urșilor, “Bears’ Cave”. Bears’ Cave is located in the western Apuseni Mountains, on the outskirts of Chişcău village, Bihor County, northwestern Romania. It was discovered in 1975 by “Speodava”, an amateur speleologist group. We then head through the The Apuseni Natural Park Mountains, climbing over 1200m to admire the scenery and enjoy the fantastic roads before heading for our hotel for the evening. You may even spot a brown bear on route! We rest for the night in Turda, Transylvania

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DAY 7 – DAY OF REST & SALT MINE

We take a welcome break today after the last few days riding to relax and enjoy the town of Turda. There are many things to do, most spectacular of them all is the Salina Turda, a salt mine located in Durgău-Valea Sărată area of Turda. Since its opening in 1992, Salina Turda has been visited by about 2 million Romanian and foreign tourists. This is optional and the tour guide will take you to the caves if you wish to spend the morning there and then the afternoon relaxing. There are other attractions to visit if you wish, including but not limited to;

  • Salt Mine of Turda
  • The Turda Gorge is an impressive natural reservation
  • Unitarian Gothic church
  • Catholic Gothic church
  • The Roman fort of Potaissa
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DAY 8 - TRANSFAGARASAN HIGHWAY

For those of you who’ve watched Top Gear you may remember the trio filming in Romania and the moment they arrived at the Transfagarasan Highway, described by many as one of the most perfect roads in all of Europe “as if every corner and every bend from every race track has been knitted together…”

As the Transfagarasen Highway is one of the main highlights of the tour we will spend a fair bit of time here and enjoy it. Cameras should be fully charged and poised at the ready! After our play, we head for the famous Bran Castle, Dracula’s Home. Due to the time and traffic we will visit the castle the following morning, it is quieter then and the tourist crowds aren’t so plentiful. It also means we don’t have to rush away from the famous mountain pass!

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DAY 9 – BRAN CASTLE & CARPATHIAN MOUNTAIN RANGE

First stop today is Bran Castle and then we head for Peles Castle with plenty of time to have a good look around both. From here we head for Bucharest for the evening. The old town is worth exploring of an evening. It’s a busy section of town but full of life

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DAY 10, 11, 12 & 14 - RETURN TO CALAIS

We spend the next few days travelling back across Eastern Europe to return to Calais. Passing back along a similar route to the one we used to arrive in Romania

Itinerary may be subject to change

DATES 2018 

The following dates are available. Please use the booking form on the right and choose the relevant date which will be highlighted in bold – please ensure you have the correct date at the checkout section as the only way we can amend it is for you to rebook and we refund for the booking with the wrong date.

  • Saturday 7th July 2018 – Saturday 21st July 2018

PRICES FOR 2018

Includes: Eurotunnel return, 14 nights Hotel Bed & Breakfast, Tour Guide 24/7, Route Maps etc (see included tab) Hassle free touring – everything is organised and you have support from a professional every step of the way!

  1. Single rider sharing a twin roomOnly £1395 (15 day tour) 
  2. Rider & Pillion sharing a double/twin – Only £2295 Total Cost (15 day tour) 
  3. Rider with single roomOnly £1999 (15 day tour)

Deposit: = 20% of the total booking fee
Balance Payment: Balance for you tour will be due 8 weeks before departure, an invoice will be sent once your booking has been received. We may not remind you when your balance is due so please make a note in your calendar. All balances due paid by credit card will incur a 2% processing fee. Bank transfers do not incur additional fees.
Documents & Files: All details for the tour will be sent out after full balance is settled or 4 -8 weeks before departure date via email. Hard copy and maps on SD Card can be posted at additional cost


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Prices may rise in April 2018 – Book Now to secure your place and guarantee the price above
if you need assistance with this tour please call us on 0330 111 0112 or email hello@guidedmotorbiketours.co.uk 

Our Romanian Motorcycle Tour includes the following:

  1. Professional experienced tour guide that has already ridden this route/tour
  2. Eurotunnel return from Folkestone to Calais
  3. 13 nights bed and breakfast in 3* hotels (or equivalent)
  4. Daily GPS route maps for your sat nav (with installation support)
  5. Full detailed itinerary for each day
  6. Full UK support
  7. Free “Born To Explore” exclusive Tshirt
  8. Free tour guide
  9. Pre Check List
  10. Insurance recommendations
  11. Border crossing assistance from your tour guide (so you don’t get ripped off!)
  12. Incredible views and roads of the Carpathian Mountains
  13. Free drink on first night
  14. All images and video taken on the tour by the tour guide
  15. A free edited 1 hour video of your tour showing the highlights
  16. and more…
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