Transcarpathian MTB Raid is the first mountain bike raid held in the Romanian Carpathians.
The objective is to make an epic journey of 5 days through one of the most unique and wild areas of Europe.
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Format and philosophy
Inspired by one of our tourist trips with the addition of the competitive format and the expansion of the number of participants.
The Transcarpathian MTB Raid is a test of 5 syages of resistance with a playful and tourist character that allows us to fully enjoy one of the wildest and most exotic areas of Europe.
For this, the timed sections will not exceed 25% of the total mileage.
The link sections, we will do them in groups accompanied by local guides that will offer us an immersive experience in the purest Carpathian Dreams style.
We will be 50 bikers who will live an epic adventure, which goes beyond bike tours, enjoying after the stages of cultural experiences, traditional accommodations and a rich cuisine that can only be found in the Carpathians.
We bet on a novel format where there will only be one category for all ages and sexes, the time of the winner will be calculated through a system of statistical compensation based on the differences taken from the average of different UCI tests of the 2018 season where the participants do the same route.
• Price: 1600€ Subscribe to our Newsletter and be the first to receive all the information and promotional discounts.
• Duration: 7 days
• Overnights: 6
• Riding days: 5
• Level: F: 4 of 5 S: Internediate
• Total length: 300 km
• Avarage per day: 60 km
• Total climb: >6000 m
• Lowest point: 500 m
• Highest point: 2100 m
• 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
• The Lake of the Faires – natural reservation area
• Sections of the ancient Roman Road
• Colibitza Lake –sunbathing, swimming, sea kayaking posibilities
• 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
• Transfer from/to Cluj-Napoca Intern. Airport
• 6 overnights in localy own guesthouses
• 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
• Guiding for every day of riding
• Technical assistance
• Small bike backpack (arround 15 litres)
• Sportbag for transfering 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 Celcius even during the summer in the evenings and mornings or on the mountains)
• Hydratation systems or botles
• 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 !!!