3 Days MTB Tour

3 Days MTB Tour

Deep into the wilderness of Romania lies a magical place that is wating to be explored.This Carpathian area, located at the intersection of the historical regions of Transylvania, Bucovina and Maramureş is one of the last regions in Europe where lost in time villages, with ancient traditions and customs, and wild and pristine nature is still to be found.

We are inlove of these places and happy to show it, beeing guided by sustainable principles, respecting nature and local comunities.

Itinerary

Borgo Pass or Tihuta Pass, connects from centuries the two historical Romanian regions of Transylvania and Bukowina. Its commercial and strategic role goes even deeply into history. Witness to it being the presence of the ancient roman road, with sections that are well preserved even today.
Located at 1200 m above the sea level, this legendary mountain pass offers great view over the surrounding areas – the medieval Trasylvania on the west with its hilly landscape, the archaic Bukowina to the est, the volcanic Calimani Mountains with its great and wild forests to the south, and the Rodnei Mountains to the north, with higher and alpine like ridges. The Pass is part of the lower Borgo (Bargau) mountains, which allowed humans to settle up. During summer, the locals from the valleys come up on the mountain, taking their animals with them, to take advantage of the rich meadows, for grazing or collecting hay for the winter. Some of them remained, in the past, also over the winter. The small villages of Ciosa or Poiana Catunenilor were set like this. Here you will still have the chance to observe the way of life of the locals, which, in some aspects have not changed for hundreds of years.
We will be accommodated at the Dracula’s Castle Hotel, built in the late 70s by the communist regime, with a medieval like castle look, in order to connect it with the legend of count Dracula from the Bram Stoker’s novel. The story from it is taking place in this area.

Overview

Price: The final price will depend on the total number of the participants.
Please contact us for more details and the available dates.
Duration: 4 days
Overnights: 3
Riding days: 2
Level:  F: 2-3/5,  S: Novice-Intermediate
Total length: 47 km
Average per day: 24 km
Total climb: 1020 m
Lowest point: 770 m
Highest point: 1220 m
Note: harder and longer routes are available
Highlights
• experience the archaic romanian country side, with ancient old customs and traditions
wild and pristine forests, roaming with brown bears, wolves and linx
• life at sheepfold
• Sections of the ancient Roman Road
• picturesque rolling hills
• 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
• The remote mountain villages of Ciosa and Poiana Catunenilor
The Piatra Fantanele Monastery, dating the beginning of the 20th century
• views over Bucovina and Transylvanian mountains

What’s included

• 3 overnights in Dracula Castle Hotel 3*
• Half board: breakfasts and sandwiches for lunch ( take in account aprox. 10-12 euro for a dinner)
• Guiding for every day of riding
• Technical assistance
• Photos

Note: airport transfers are available upon request. The tour can also be extended according to your wishes. Contact us for further details.

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Testimonials

Sergi, BarcelonaIt’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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Mark, MunichI had a long drive home but it was great to have the weekend to relax.Thank you to you all for making my trip so special.

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