The story of CarpathianDreams began in a warm summer day, when two bikers, driven by the same passion, meet for the first time on a bike tour into the wilds of Transilvania.
We are a team of experienced riders,spanish and romanian, with more than ten years of riding, with great knowledge of the places you are about to visit.
Our trips are made in some remote areas in the north side of Transylvania, at the conection with Bucovina and Maramureş, two historical regions of Romania.
We are inlove of these places and happy to show it, beeing guided by sustainable principles, respecting nature and local comunities.
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, the Carpathian Mountains 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 and young people migration to urban areas and to foreign countries in search for a place to work.
Also, another 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.