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Great motorcycle tours of Europe - Go on an amazing motorcycle itinerary. Ride on unforgettable mountain roads, such as the Transfagarasan (one of the best riding roads in the world according to Top Gear) or Transalpina. Visit amazing highlights such as the Medieval Saxon City of Sibiu or Turda Salt Mines.


Great Motorcycle Tours of Europe - Highlights

  • Transfagarasan Road - the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists
  • Transalpina Road - one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2 145m above sea level)
  • Medieval city of Sibiu - cultural capital of Europe in 2007
  • Turda Salt Mines - with impressive halls named after kings and queens
  • Alba Iulia Citadel - a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses.

Great motorcycle tours of Europe - Adventure Ride in Transylvania Short Break Itinerary

Day 1

Cluj Napoca – Turda

Welcome to Romania! Turda city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the oldest settlements in Transylvania, dating back prior to the Roman period, Cluj will surely impress you with its beautiful old architecture. To better capture the essence of the area enjoy the local cuisine, a traditional Romanian lunch is strongly recommended.

From Cluj transfer to Turda, a small town with an intimate atmosphere founded by the Romans under the name Potaissa. Prepare to descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Accommodate in a 3* hotel.

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Day 2

Turda – Alba Iulia – Sugag – Ranca (about 200 km/ 124 miles – 5 hours of riding)

Ride to Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses.
An incredible ride for you – Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania.
With its highest point at Urdele Pass – 2,145m above sea level, the road is also called The King's Road by the locals, the road was built under the rule of King Carol II of Romania and rebuilt during World War II by German troops.
Accommodation in a 3* Country Inn in Ranca.

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Day 3

Ranca – Curtea de Arges – Balea Lac – Sibiu (about 230 km/ 143 miles – 6 hours of riding)

Curtea de Arges is your next destination with its beautiful Monastery built in Byzantine style, with Moorish arabesques. Find out the legend of the monastery and continue your journey riding up to the mountains.

An incredible ride for you today – Transfagarasan Highway – the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists. Built between 1970 and 1974 as a military route, by communist dictator Ceausescu (after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968) it snakes up into the Carpathians.

Continue your great motorcycle tours of Europe with the medieval city of Sibiu. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.

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Day 4

Sibiu – Medias – Turda

You’ll then ride to the town of Medias, with its beautiful medieval center. Travel next to Turda, drop of the motorbike and be transferred to Cluj Napoca for the return flight.


Great motorcycle tours of Europe - Price and Departure

Price and Departure
Adventure Ride in Transylvania -Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Departure date

Motorbike
model
price/person

based on 2 people sharing a double room

Single room
supplement

 

4 days/3 nights Transylvania (Romania) Motorcycle Tour
Departure from Cluj Napoca

On request

 

Special offer for
Early Booking
available for bookings until
December 23 - 2020!

Rider with BMW G 650 GS

€ 719
€ 669

€ 121
€ 96

Rider with BMW F 800 GS

€ 919
€ 759

€ 121
€ 96

Rider with BMW F 750 GS

€ 998
€ 845

€ 121
€ 96

Rider with BMW F 850 GS

€ 998
€ 845

€ 121
€ 96

Rider with BMW R 1200 GS

€ 959
€ 819

€ 121
€ 96

Rider with BMW R 1200 GS LC

€ 998
€ 845

€ 121
€ 96

Rider with BMW R 1250 GS

€ 1039
€ 925

€ 121
€ 96

Rider with own motorbike

€ 399
€ 329

€ 121
€ 96

Passenger

€ 399
€ 329

€ 121
€ 96

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Special notes & info
Great motorcycle tours of Europe - Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

Best time to visit: June 15 - October 15
Duration of the tour: 4 days
Riding days: 4 full days
Skill level: intermediate
Lodging type: good quality Hotels
Rides: on paved roads as well as on small sections of gravel roads
What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet

Add-on programs
Extra nights can be booked for the first and last day of the tour.


Other mentions:

  • Once you realize the price of good beer and wine you will probably not want to return to your country.
  • Plenty of English is spoken and you will find the people are friendly and open.
  • No visa is required and you can get green card extension insurance from your insurer to cover Romania.

Media Mentions 
We're pleased to say that Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has recently garnered the attention of several publications and broadcasts
more details here

Where you’ll stay in our great motorcycle tours of Europe

click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the centre of the city or  in nature with amazing views.


Advice for European people traveling abroad

Check what travel documents you'll need to cross the border into another EU country.

Find out what documents you need for your spouse, children or other relatives if they are not EU nationals.

When travelling to or from a non-Schengen country, like Romania, you must show a valid ID or passport. Before travelling, check what documents you must have to travel outside your home country and to enter the non-Schengen country you plan to visit.

 

Documents for minors travelling in the EU

In addition to their own valid travel document (passport or ID card), if Romanian minors are travelling accompanied only by an adult other than their parents/legal guardian(s), they must have written consent to travel signed by both parents and/or legal guardian(s) and certified by a notary.

This consent must state:

  • the itinerary
  • the dates of the journey
  • the identification of the accompanying adult

The accompanying adult must present:

  • the above mentioned consent signed by both parents
  • an extract of their own judicial record
  • if applicable, the documents proving the quality of the person (e.g. a flight attendant) designated by the transport company

If they are travelling with one of their parents, they must show written consent (certified by a notary) from the other parent allowing them to leave the country. This consent is not necessary if the accompanying parent can prove:

  • that custody of the minor was granted by a court
  • that the other parent is deceased
  • that the other parent has been declared as missing or their parental rights have been revoked

Minors can leave Romania without presenting the declaration, even where there is no consent from either of the parents or the legal guardian, if:

  • the minor Romanian citizen moves to his / her residence to the country of destination
  • the accompanying adult justifies the need for the trip by the fact that the minor is to receive medical treatment which is not possible in Romania and without which his/her life or health would be in serious danger. This must be backed up by documentary evidence, either issued or endorsed by the Romanian medical authorities, stating the time period and state(s) where the treatment is to take place.
  • the accompanying adult justifies the need for the trip by the fact that the minor is travelling for educational purposes or to participate in an official competition. This must be backed up by documentary evidence stating the time period and the state(s) where the minor will study or compete.

Other than their own valid travel document, no particular extra official authorization is required for minors of other EU countries to enter Romania.

Package travel and linked travel arrangements

As a holidaymaker booking a package holiday and/or linked travel arrangements, you benefit from a high level of consumer protection under EU rules. If you buy a package, you have well-defined rights before and throughout the booking process, and up until your holiday ends, for example the right to pre-contractual information, the organiser's liability for the proper performance of travel services included in your package and insolvency protection. These rights apply to packages purchased online or face-to-face, from a tour operator, travel agent, or any other trader that is acting as the organiser of the package.

Package travel – different types of packages give you the same rights

When you book a package holiday, you buy a combination of two or more different types of travel services for the same trip or holiday. These services can include transport, accommodation, car hire, or under specific conditions any other tourist service. Your package may be pre-arranged – consisting of a number of services combined by a tour operator or travel agent – or you may have a more customised package by choosing the services yourself before the contract is concluded. In both cases, EU rules apply as long as your travel package was purchased in a certain way.

What is package travel?
Your travel is considered as a package when:

1. You book travel services put together by or with the help of a trader, such as a tour operator or an online or offline travel agency under a single contract

or

2. You book travel services under separate contracts with individual providers and one of the following conditions is met:

you buy services at a single point of sale (such as a travel agency, a call centre or a website) and you select the services before agreeing to pay, i.e. before you conclude the first contract. This is the case, for example, where different travel services are put into a shopping basket or are otherwise selected before a contract is concluded.

  • the services are sold to you at an inclusive or total price
  • the services were advertised/sold as a "package" or similar
  • travel services are combined after the conclusion of a contract under which you are entitled to choose from a selection of different travel services, for example a travel package gift box

Click-through package: you buy services from separate travel companies through a linked online booking process where the first company transmits your name, email address and payment details to the second company and the second contract is concluded within 24 hours of the first contract

A combination of a travel service, such as accommodation, and another tourist service, such as a guided tour, admission to a concert or sports event, or rental of sports equipment, can only be classed as a package if the other tourist service accounts for 25% or more of the overall value of the trip, or if that service is an essential feature of the trip.

Package travel – your right to clear and accurate information
Before you book a package, the point of sale (booking website or app for example) or your travel agent must give you all the standard information about the package, such as the:

  • travel destination (itinerary, dates and duration of the stay, details of any transfers, visits or excursions) and a list of services included
  • name and contact details of the organiser of the package and, where it is sold through a retailer, of the retailer
  • total price, inclusive of all taxes and where applicable all additional fees, and the payment arrangements
  • information on how to terminate the contract before the start of the package on payment of an appropriate termination fee

Information on passport and visa requirements

Information on complaint-handling procedures, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms and, where appropriate, the ADR entity, and the online dispute resolution platform
You should also receive clear information on your rights, based on an EU standardised form, explaining that you have been offered a package and outlining your rights.

 

Package travel - changes to or termination of the contract

Price increase: The organiser may increase the price of the package only if specific costs rise (for example, fuel prices). This must be clearly explained in the contract and cannot be applied any later than 20 days before the start of the package. If the price increase is more than 8% of the total price of the package, you have the right to end the package contract without a termination fee.

If you cannot travel you may:

  • Transfer the package to another person: under certain conditions, you can transfer your package to another person, although you can be charged a reasonable fee for this, up to the actual cost incurred by the organiser to transfer your package travel contract.
  • Terminate the contract: the organiser may however deduct a reasonable fee from your refund, depending, in particular, on the timing of your cancellation.

These rights are independent of any rights you may have under a cancellation insurance policy that you have taken out.

Cancellation by the organiser: Under normal conditions, if the organiser cancels the sale before the start of your package, you are entitled to a refund and compensation, where appropriate.

Cancellation in exceptional circumstances: If a natural disaster occurs or if there are serious security problems at your holiday destination that are likely to affect the package, the organiser may cancel the package. As a traveller, you are also free to cancel your package free of charge for the same reasons. In these cases, you are entitled to a full refund of any payments you've made but you are not entitled to additional compensation.

 

Package travel – liability for proper performance of travel services

The organiser is responsible for the proper performance of all travel services included in your package.

If a travel service can't be provided as agreed, for example if a provider can't carry out an agreed service or can't do so in the agreed form (such as providing transport to or from your destination, providing the agreed type of accommodation, or carrying out a guided tour that you booked), the organiser has to resolve the problem at no extra cost to you.

If it is impossible to make alternative arrangements or you reject the arrangements offered to you on valid grounds, and the package includes your transport (such as air travel), the organiser must offer to repatriate you. If the travel services do not reach the agreed standards and this cannot be resolved on the spot, you may also be entitled to compensation.

Package travel - assistance to travellers
If you get into difficulty during your package holiday, for example if you have health problems or lose your passport, the organiser has to give you assistance, such as information on health services or on consular assistance, and should help you find alternative travel arrangements if necessary.

Liability for booking errors
These rules apply to packages and LTAs.

When you book a holiday, the responsible trader (the travel agent or online travel agency) is liable if any of the following occurs during the booking process:

  • technical defects in the booking system
  • errors made by the retailer if they are responsible for arranging the booking of a package or of travel services which are part of linked travel arrangements
  • Traders are not responsible for any booking errors made by you, or problems which are deemed unavoidable or are due to extraordinary circumstances.

Protection in case of bankruptcy
These rules apply to package travel and LTAs.

If the trader you booked your holiday with goes bankrupt, you are protected by insolvency protection. This can be a fund, an insurance or any other mechanism in place in your EU country. This will refund any payments you may have made and will, if required, repatriate you if transport was included in your package

 

Learn more on the official European Union site

Please check your itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 1

Cluj Napoca – Turda

Welcome to Romania! Turda city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the oldest settlements in Transylvania, dating back prior to the Roman period, Cluj will surely impress you with its beautiful old architecture. To better capture the essence of the area enjoy the local cuisine, a traditional Romanian lunch is strongly recommended. From Cluj transfer to Turda, a small town with an intimate atmosphere founded by the Romans under the name Potaissa. Prepare to descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines, with impressive halls named after kings and queens. Accommodate in a 3* hotel.

Day 2, Friday

200 km/ 124 miles – 5 hours of riding)

Ride to Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses.
An incredible ride for you – Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania.
With its highest point at Urdele Pass – 2,145m above sea level, the road is also called The King's Road by the locals, the road was built under the rule of King Carol II of Romania and rebuilt during World War II by German troops.
Accommodation in a 3* Country Inn in Ranca.

Day 3, Saturday

230 km/ 143 miles – 6 hours of riding)

Curtea de Arges is your next destination with its beautiful Monastery built in Byzantine style, with Moorish arabesques. Find out the legend of the monastery and continue your journey riding up to the mountains.
An incredible ride for you today – Transfagarasan Highway – the most crooked and challenging of Europe's roads for motorcyclists. Built between 1970 and 1974 as a military route, by communist dictator Ceausescu (after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968) it snakes up into the Carpathians. Continue your journey with the medieval city of Sibiu. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.

Day 4, Sunday

Sibiu – Medias – Turda

You’ll then ride to the town of Medias, with its beautiful medieval center. Travel next to Turda, drop of the motorbike and be transferred to Cluj Napoca for the return flight.

Accommodation

3 night in 3* Hotel


Meals:

3 breakfasts


Tour Leader

English speaking guide, motorcycle enthusiast escorting you on a Transylvania Live Motorcycle, daily route briefing (all cost related with the guide are included)

Not included:

  • Gas
  • Road taxes
  • Parking
  • Entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Beverages
  • Individual activities
  • Plane ticket
  • Airport fees
  • Photo, video tax and other not mentioned.
  1. :

    Transfagarasan and Transalpina – 500kms in 3 days
    I had an incredible time running a 650GS through these two amazing roads.
    Thanks to Adventure Motorcycle Tours!!
    Claudia and team were very professional.
    They gave me great attention, a good bike for a fair price, and a lot of flexibility with pick up and return places.
    I really appreciated their services and I recommend to everyone.
    With regards to the roads, there are no words to describe the beauty of those landscapes and the feeling on each and every turn.
    You have to go and do it. I will do it again, for sure.

  2. :

    If you only have 3 days to spend you choose the best. Fantastic motorcycle roads and great mountain views all in this short trip. Transylvania is amazing.

  3. :

    A great way to tour Transylvania. Would recommend this tour to anyone

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