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Motorcycle tours Europe - Choose an unforgettable soft enduro experience in Romania. Join us and have fun riding on roads such as Devil's Valley or Hell's Valley. Enjoy tours in unique natural places such as Ponorului Citadels and Turzii Gorges.


Motorcycle Tours Europe - Soft Enduro itinerary highlights

  • Special routes for a soft enduro guided motorcycle tour in Europe:
  • Ride on Devil's Valley
  • Enjoy riding Hell's Valley
  • Tour Ponorului Citadels and Turzii Gorges - the most important natural reservations from Transylvania
  • Huda lui Papara Cave - it is believed that Huda lui Papară communicates with that cave in Germany in which Pied Piper hid the children from Hamelin
  • Vampire Menu and traditional dishes - find out why it’s worth killing for a meal!

Motorcycle Tours Europe - Brief Itinerary

Day 1

Cluj - Turda

Welcome to Transylvania! Your English speaking guide (a motorcycle enthusiast) will connect with you at airport and escort you to your inviting accommodation, a lovely 4* hotel. Dinner will certainly relax you and offer you the first “taste” of delicious Transylvania.

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Day 2

Turda – Turzii’s Gorges- Buru –Turda

Morning ride from Turda, a small town with a lovely medieval atmosphere, founded by the Dacians, under the name Potaissa, then conquered by the Romans. The town preserves even now days the traces left behind by the Romans, in fact you’ll ride today on the old “Roman road”, between Turzii’s Gorges and Buru.

Turzii’s Gorges are one of the most important natural reservations of the Apuseni Mountains. Located in Trascau Mountains, these gorges are well known among mountain lovers for the number and diversity of their routes. The relief of the gorges is also impressive by the vertical mountain sides and the array of rocks.

Your 4* accommodation, a medieval fantasy with beds has prepared a special dinner for you, a real culinary event – you’ll delight yourself with a vampire menu!

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Day 3

Turda – Salciua – Ramet – Aiud – Valea Dracului (Devil’s Valley) – Moldovenesti – Turda

Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee in the second day of your soft enduro motorcycle tours Europe. After breakfast you’ll explore the entire Ariesului valley, Motzilor Country in all its beauty, each curve revealing stunning sceneries. Visit Huda lui Papara Cave (do you remember the history of Pied Piper, the magic flute singer? If not, this tour will remind it to you.

You’ll enjoy a delicious but most important blessed lunch in the peaceful Ramet Monastery. Quite a challenge for you after lunch, you’ll cross Carpathians, on a spectacular, wild route, mostly cut right in the mountain wall, known as the “outlaws’ road”.

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Day 4

Turda – Muntele Baisorii – Belis –Smida

A big day for you! You’ll ride to the White House today! No, you won’t meet Bill Clinton but one of his biggest fans, the mayor of Horea village. He decided that this marvelous village, located in the heart of Sunset Mountains is no less than Washington, thus the Village Town Hall was painted in white and it is known among villagers as the White House!

You’ll also try something new for lunch, a traditional Hungarian menu, served at a lovely country-inn by women dressed in traditional Hungarian Clothing. How does Goulas Flambé and ice-cream pancakes with blueberry sound? Accommodate in Smida Village, in a 4* country-inn.

 

Day 5

Smida – Cetatile Ponorului – Bears Cave – Stana de Vale

Spectacular gorges, struggling waterfalls and mysterious caves, that’s what the itinerary of this day provides you with. Discovered 20 years ago, Bears Cave got its name from the skeletons of some very old species of bear that were found here, I’m sure it will make quite an impression on you! You’ll enjoy a picnic in the wild nature, in Padis, the largest natural reserve in Romania. Accommodate in a 3* Country Inn in Stana de Vale.

 

Day 6

Stana de Vale – Valea Iadului ( Hell Valley) – Remeti – Huedin – Cluj Napoca

Get back on mountain routes today. The trail you’ll follow will enable you to admire some of the most beautiful Romanian mountain lakes Lesu and Dragan. Accommodate in Cluj Napoca, one of Transylvania’s largest and important cities, in a 4* hotel.

Day 7

Cluj Napoca

Time to say goodbye but we’re sure you’ll decide to visit us again; you’ll come as a tourist but will leave as a friend. Transfer by car to the airport for the flight back home.


Motorcycle Tours Europe - Departure dates:

on request

Price:

Rider with BMW G650GS
€ 2169

Minimum group size:

 - 2 riders

Off Road Motorcycle Tours - Soft Enduro
Optional
:

BMW R 1250 GS, BMW R 1200 GS LC, BMW F 800 GS, BMW F 750 GS &  BMW F 850 GS upgrade available at an extra cost.
Support car (SUV) to carry your luggage available at an extra cost.

Book this motorcycle tour!

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We also accept payments by bank transfer and most noteworthy Western Union.
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Special notes and info:

  • Experience in riding the motorbike on off road sections - required
  • Please bring a textile /leather bag for your luggage to be tied on the motorbike
  • Motorcycle gear and helmet is compulsory
  • The tour is not suitable for passengers. Passengers can join the tour if travelling in a support car.

Where you’ll stay in our motorcycle tours 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 - Motorcycle Tours Europe

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

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Itineraries

Day 1

Cluj - Turda

Welcome to Transylvania! Your English speaking guide (a motorcycle enthusiast) will connect with you at airport and escort you to your inviting accommodation, a lovely 4* hotel. Dinner will certainly relax you and offer you the first “taste” of delicious Transylvania.

Day 2

Turda – Turzii’s Gorges- Buru –Turda

Morning ride from Turda, a small town with a lovely medieval atmosphere, founded by the Dacians, under the name Potaissa, then conquered by the Romans. The town preserves even now days the traces left behind by the Romans, in fact you’ll ride today on the old “Roman road”, between Turzii’s Gorges and Buru. Turzii’s Gorges are one of the most important natural reservations of the Apuseni Mountains. Located in Trascau Mountains, these gorges are well known among mountain lovers for the number and diversity of their routes. The relief of the gorges is also impressive by the vertical mountain sides and the array of rocks. Your 4* accommodation, a medieval fantasy with beds has prepared a special dinner for you, a real culinary event – you’ll delight yourself with a vampire menu!

Day 3

Turda – Salciua – Ramet – Aiud – Valea Dracului (Devil’s Valley) – Moldovenesti – Turda

Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee in the second day of your soft enduro motorcycle tour. After breakfast you’ll explore the entire Ariesului valley, Motzilor Country in all its beauty, each curve revealing stunning sceneries. Visit Huda lui Papara Cave (do you remember the history of Pied Piper, the magic flute singer? If not, this tour will remind it to you. You’ll enjoy a delicious but most important blessed lunch in the peaceful Ramet Monastery. Quite a challenge for you after lunch, you’ll cross Carpathians, on a spectacular, wild route, mostly cut right in the mountain wall, known as the “outlaws’ road”.

Day 4

Turda – Muntele Baisorii – Belis –Smida

A big day for you! You’ll ride to the White House today! No, you won’t meet Bill Clinton but one of his biggest fans, the mayor of Horea village. He decided that this marvellous village, located in the heart of Sunset Mountains is no less than Washington, thus the Village Town Hall was painted in white and it is known among villagers as the White House! You’ll also try something new for lunch, a traditional Hungarian menu, served at a lovely country-inn by women dressed in traditional Hungarian Clothing. How does Goulas Flambé and ice-cream pancakes with blueberry sound? Accommodate in Smida Village, in a 4* country-inn.

Day 5

Smida – Cetatile Ponorului – Bears Cave – Stana de Vale

Spectacular gorges, struggling waterfalls and mysterious caves, that’s what the itinerary of this day provides you with. Discovered 20 years ago, Bears Cave got its name from the skeletons of some very old species of bear that were found here, I’m sure it will make quite an impression on you! You’ll enjoy a picnic in the wild nature, in Padis, the largest natural reserve in Romania. Accommodate in a 3* Country Inn in Stana de Vale.

Day 6

Stana de Vale – Valea Iadului ( Hell Valley) – Remeti – Huedin – Cluj Napoca

Get back on mountain routes today. The trail you’ll follow will enable you to admire some of the most beautiful Romanian mountain lakes Lesu and Dragan. Accommodate in Cluj Napoca, one of Transylvania’s largest and important cities, in a 4* hotel.

Day 7

Cluj Napoca

Time to say good-by but we’re sure you’ll decide to visit us again; you’ll come as a tourist but will leave as a friend. Transfer by car to the airport for the flight back home.

Accommodation

 5 nights in 4* Hotels and 1 night in a 3* Country Inn in Stana de Vale 4* hotels, single rooms


Meals

Half Board (12 meals, out of which 4 special culinary events: vampire dinner, monastic lunch, Romanian traditional lunch and Hungarian traditional lunch)


Tour Leader

English speaking guide


Motorbike

Motorbike rental BMW G650GS, third party liability insurance.

Not Included:
- comprehensive insurance against damages
- fuel
- motorbike gear
- flights from your country of residence

OPTIONAL:
BMW R1200GSLC, BMW F800GS and BMW F850GS upgrade available at an extra cost.
Support car (SUV) to carry your luggage available at an extra cost.

  1. :

    I considered travelling to Romania for its motorbike roads but ended up falling in love with its countryside, its people and small towns. This tour was a great way of getting to know Romania off the tarmac and visit places that are out of reach for others. Definitely recommended.

  2. :

    Such a great tour. The motorbikes are amazing and handle very well the off road sections included. We followed trails to the top of the mountains on sinuous gravel roads with incredible views. Thank you for everything, I had an amazing time!

  3. :

    Excellent tour!

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