“An exclusive trip to the heart of the Carpathians designed for advanced mountain bikers who want to live an authentic enduro experience while improving their skills accompanied by Pol Tarrés, professional Trials rider, TOP 6 of the UCI world ranking and winner of the bronze medal in the 2018 European Championships. “
We are in love of these places and happy to show it, being guided by sustainable principles, respecting nature and local communities.
Itinerary North Transylvania MTB Tour & Camp enduro
We propose an adventure in the most remote areas of the Carpathians, a mountain range similar in extension to the Alps. With more than 1,600 km long it is one of the last refuge of wild nature on Europe. We will spend the first days visiting three areas in the north of Transylvania where we have selected the best enduro routes to enjoy, mixing local bike park with natural trails. In some days will also enjoy some bike shuttles..
In the mornings, before leaving on trails, we will do some technical session, selecting each day a specific topic that we will then have the chance to practice during the day.
This time we will be accompanied by Pol Tarres, professional trials rider, with a great experience in technical courses, who will explain maneuvers and technical skills designed for experienced riders who want to go up to another level.
The last three days will be spent in one of the technical bike camps organized by Carpathian Dreams every year, where we will have the opportunity to share a weekend with local riders, reinforcing the knowledge acquired. All in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Pick up at the international airport of Cluj-Napoca or at the hotel. Transfer to Bistrita, the entrance gate of the Carpathians. Included services: airport transfer, accommodation, dinner
Accommodation: 3* hotel
Today’s plan is to spend the day at the local bike park where after an introduction by Pol Tarrés to the basic concepts of enduro riding technique, we will make several fast lifts in a van so that will have all the energy preserved for the downhill runs.
Here ere we will have a lot of fun on a variation of trails with lots of flow, jumps, sharp curves … designed and shaped by local riders
This Bikepark is part of the national Enduro Cup championship and other local races.. Included services: breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, dinner, guiding, accommodation, skills sessions, van shuttle, transfer to Borsa.
Accommodation: 3* hotel with pool
We will drive up to the Prislop Pass. From here we continue by bike. An impressive panorama opens before our eyes. The Rodnei Mountains National Park is the largest and highest mountain range in the northern part of the Carpathians, with peaks that reach more than 2300 m. We will climb to more than 2000m after a bit of easy push-bike. From here we can continue close to Gargalau Peak, one of the places where the movie Path Finder (min 9:00) has been filmed.
After contemplating the view and regain forces, a long descent will take us in the valley.Included services: breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, dinner, guiding, accommodation, transfer .
Accommodation: local certified ecotourism guesthouse
We will go up by car to Pietrele Doamnei – a spectacular rock with great views over the surroundings. The descent, probably the best in this area, is a long single-track that runs through virgin forests, part of the UNESCO world heritage sites – Slatioara secular forest. We will end the day in a legendary mountain pass. You will find out why at the right time :).
Included services: breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, dinner, guiding, accommodation,transfer, shuttle.
Accommodation: local guesthouse
Today it will be a relaxed day. We will ride trough remote mountain villages, experiencing the traditional lifestyle of the locals. We will pass some of the ancient roman road and will take a traditional lunch from natural homegrown food. We will ride up and down on beautiful flowy earthed and grass roads Included services: breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, dinner, guiding, accommodation, transfer.
Accommodation: local guesthouse
After one hour of driving we will reach one of the routes of the Romanian Downhill Cup. We will take a chairlift to the top and enjoy some runs as long as we feel, ending the day with a ride on the hills close to our accommodation place.
In the afternoon we can visit Vatra Dornei to immerse ourselves in the local atmosphere of this lovely tourist town, famous for its spas.
We will stay in a rural guest house, having the opportunity to take dinner from ingredients produced in the owners traditional farm.Included services: breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, dinner, guiding, accommodation, transfer of main luggage, cable car lifts, transfer.
Accommodation: local guesthouse
We say good bye and go to the airport. You can also have the option to explore Cluj-Napoca, either before or after the trip. Cluj is an interesting multicultural city and is worth seeing it. Therefore, and also for having time to catch the flight, we recommend you spend one extra day in Cluj.
Included services: breakfast, transfer to the airport
Overview Carpathian MTB Enduro
• Duration: 7 days
• Overnights: 6
• Riding days: 6
• Fitness level: 3 of 5
• Skills level: Advanced
• Total length: 140 km
• Average per day: 28 km
• Total descent: – 7020 m
• Lowest point: 581 m
• Highest point: 2200 m
• Price: 1400 € (special prices for groups)
Highlights Carpathian MTB Enduro
• experience the archaic romanian country side, with ancient old customs and traditions
• wild and pristine forests, roaming with brown bears, wolves and linx
• Rodnei Mtns. National Park
• picturesque region of Bucovina
• Sections of the ancient Roman Road
• Colibitza Lake –sunbathing, swimming, sea kayaking possibilities
• Tihutza mountain pass with the Dracula Hotel, located in the area where the Bram Stoker’s story of Dracula is taking place
• Delicious traditional natural and homegrown food
• Slatioara secular forest – UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Dorna county – a certified ecotourism destination
• views over Bucovina and Transylvanian mountains
What’s included Carpathian MTB Enduro
• Transfer from/to Cluj-Napoca Intern. Airport
• 6 overnights in locally own guesthouses and 3* hotels
• All meals included: breakfasts, sandwiches for lunch and dinners (except for one lunch at Dracula’s Castle )
• Transfer of main luggage from one basecamp to another
• Bike shuttle by van or chairlift
• Guiding for every day of riding
• Technical assistance
• Small bike backpack (around 15 litres)
• Sportbag for transferring your stuff from one location to another
• 2 or more bike jearsey, 2 or more bike pants, underware, socks, bikeshoes, gloves
• Sunglases with interchangeable lenses
• Rain resistant biking jacket and pants
• Warm clothes for evenings (temperatures can drop as low as 5 degrees Celsius even during the summer in the evenings and mornings or on the mountains)
• Hydratation systems or botlles
• Suncreams if you have a sensitive skin
• Basic firstaid kit
During summer time weather in Romania can be very warm to hot, with short periods of cold rainy days and with regulary 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).
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 !!!
Sergi, Barcelona – It’s been such a great trip. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed a lot the experience, not only for the routes and places where we stayed, but for our guide Calin, who was a great person and always willing to help.
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Overview North Transylvania MTB Tour & Camp enduro
Price: 1400 € /person (special prices for groups) Duration: 7 days Overnights: 6 Fitness level: 3 de 5 Skills level: Advanced
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