Day rides
From cycling to enduro

1 Day guiding rides

    • Overview

      If you are interested in just one day of riding, we can gladly assist you.
      From easy cycling routes on rural earthed paths to adrenalizing single trails, we know some of the best routes in the north part of Romania. Our playground includes the spectacular Rodnei Mountains National Park, the wild Calimani Mountains, the idyllic Bargau Mountains, the archaic Bucovina, the rural Maramures, or the saxon medieval Transylvania.

      Price and Dates

      Prices are starting from 30 euros/person (for a group of minimum 5 persons) to 50 euros/person (for a group of 2-4 persons)
      Please contact us for availability and further details.
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      Included:

      • Guiding
      • Photos

      Not included:

      • Any kind of transportation costs to the start point
      • Meals and accommodation
      • Mountain-bikes
      • Technical assistance
      • Health and accident insurance

    • Price and Dates

      Prices are starting from 30 euros/person (for a group of minimum 5 persons) to 50 euros/person (for a group of 2-4 persons)
      Please contact us for availability and further details.
      book now

      Included:

      • Guiding
      • Photos

      Not included:

      • Any kind of transportation costs to the start point
      • Meals and accommodation
      • Mountain-bikes
      • Technical assistance
      • Health and accident insurance

    • Example of tours

      Round trip in the Green Country

      We will start the tour with an accomodating round trip in the hills that are surrounding the Lunca Ilvei village.Experiencing the traditional lifestyle of the locals and riding trough the wild forests and the pristine meadows will be the delicacies of the day.

      Distance: 30km +870/-870m

      Riding the Rodna Mountains National Park

      Our second day will take us to one of the most enjoyable mtb tours that can be done in the area. After a short warm-up climb we will descent to Şanţ village, from where we will begin a long and challenging climb, up to the ridge of the Rodna mountains. From here we will be rewarded with a long descent to the Rodna village. The returning path, back to our accommodation village will take us trough the remote cottages between the Someş and Ilva valleys.

      Distance: 55km +1600/-1600m

      From Lunca village to Colibitza Lake

      We will leave our host for the first days, heading south over the Borgo mountains to Colibitza lake. After a hard climb up to the Poiana Cătunenilor village, we will mostly spend our day at arround 1000m of altitude, before reaching in the afternoon the Colibitza lake.
      Highlights: the remote mountain villages of Poiana Cătunenilor and Ciosa with their traditional and archaic lifestyle
      Views over the Călimani and Rodna mountains.

      Sections of the ancient roman road.

      Distance: 50km +1200/-1200 m

      Into the wilderness of the Calimani Mountains

      Today we will be facing the most challenging climbs of the tour, gaining aprox. 1800 m in about 50 km. We will be entering deeply into the wilderness of the Călimani Mountains, known for one of the most great densities of the brown bear population in Europe and probably one of the last wild regions on this part of the continent, in its true sense. We will also pass trough some beautiful meadows, where we will experience the traditional lifestyle of the shepherds and from where we will admire the higher vulcanic peaks of the Călimani Mountains. The cherry of the day will be the magical place where lies the lake of the Fairies and the reward for the intense effort at the end of the day will be the refreshing swim into the Colibitza lake.

      Highlights: the wild, endless forests of the Călimani mountains

      View over the higher peaks and volcanoes of the Călimani mtns.

      The Lake of the Fairies – natural reservation area

      Views over the Colibitza Lake

      Distance: 50 km +1800/-1800 m

      Riding to Borgo Pass and taking Lunch at the Dracula’s Hotel

      For the last day of riding we will be passing through mysterious forests and places, arriving and taking lunch at the Count Dracula’s Hotel, located in a picturesque mountains pass, which connects the historical regions of Transylvania and Moldova, the place where the story from the Bram Stoker’s novel is taking place. After lunch we will be visiting the Piatra Fântânele orthodox monastery and will enjoy the great 360 degrees view from the near cross.

      Highlights: Count Dracula’s Hotel, Borcut mineral spring water, view over Borgo Pass, Bucovina and Transylvanian mountains, Piatra Fantanele monastery

      Distance: 55 km +1550/-1550 m

    • Logistics and info

      What to bring with you

      Bike:
      Mountainbike in good technical condition – front suspension hardtail or fullsuspension one with a minimum of 2.2 inch tyre

      Technical gear:
      • Small bike backpack (arround 15 litres)
      • Helmet
      • Sunglases with interchangeable lenses
      • Rain resistant biking jacket and pants
      • Suncreams if you have a sensitive skin
      • Basic firstaid kit
      • Camera

      Tools to bring
      • Multitool, tyre levers, pump,spare tubes

      Weather in Romania

      Best time of the year to ride in Romania is from May to September. Late April is also a good time to ride in the lower altitudes, to enjoy the revival of nature. October could also be a great moment to experience the colors of autumn in the Carpathians. During summer time, weather in Romania can be very warm to hot, with short periods of cold rainy days and with regularly summer storms with lightnings and thunders during afternoons. Temperatures during summer can vary from 5 degrees Celsius in the morning to as much as 35 degrees at noon (even 40 degrees in the southern part of Romania).

      Travel Insurance

      We highly recommend you to have a travel and accident insurance, for your holiday, that should cover you over the time spent in Romania.

      Romania – a short overview

      Romania, a country from the east part of Europe is a place little known for the rest of the World, but wich has a lot to offer.
      Romania’s mountains are considered to be one of the last wild places in Europe beeing home of more than half of Europe’s large carnivores like bears and wolves.

      With almost half of its population living in the countryside, Romania and its villages is the place where you can still experience the rural lifestyle, in its true sense, witnessing ancient old traditions and customs, wich are extinct in other parts of Europe. People are still working and living from the land, using their own hands and animals for this. They still use horse drawn carts for carrying stuff and colecting hay in the old ways.

      But this fragile paradise is facing extinction due to globalization, Eu regulation (Romania entered European Union in 2007) and young people migration to urban areas and to foreign countries in search for a place to work.

      Also, other danger that Romania is facing is deforestation. Tourism and income from it could be an alternative to distruction of the wild habitats. It can also add an income to the local economy, helping to preserve the fragile way of life of the local comunities.

      The best moment to visit the wild and archaic Romania was 20 years ago, the second one is NOW !!!

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