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Motorcycle Tours in Europe - Ride on amazing mountain roads such as The Transfagarasan and enjoy a unique experience. You will also ride on Transalpina and Transbucegi and visit Bran Castle, also know as Dracula's Castle and a few other important highlights mentioned below.


Motorcycle Tours in Europe - Highlights

  • This Best of Transylvania Motorcycle Tour takes you for a ride on Transfagarasan Road which is the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists; probably the Best road in the World
  • Tour Transalpina Highway, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains (2 145 m above sea level)
  • Be amazed by Transbucegi Road, it is  the newest mountain road in Romania (1925 m above sea level)
  • Have a stopover at Bran Castle. Also known as Dracula’s Castle it is a legendary Transylvanian fortress dating back to 1377. The structure itself fits the description of Dracula’s Castle in Bram Stoker’s writings: high above a valley atop a rock with a flowing river below
  • Visit Rasnov Peasant Citadel – is the largest peasant fortification ever built in Eastern Europe
  • Peles Palace – visit the unreasonably beautiful Peleș Castle, summer retreat of Romania’s first king,  home to most of Romania’s monarchs
  • Explore Brasov City  – the Medieval Saxon city of Brasov with its outstanding medieval atmosphere, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.

Motorcycle Tours in Europe Itinerary - Brief description

Day 1

Cluj – Turda (About 60 km/ 37 miles – 1h riding)

Turda Salt Mine seen in Dracula tours and motorcycle tours in europe
Turda Salt Mine seen in Dracula tours and Best of Romania tours

Welcome to Transylvania! Your guide 100% Transylvanian, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport.

From Cluj transfer to Turda, a small town with an intimate atmosphere founded by the Romans under the name Potaissa. Descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines.
Visit its impressive halls named after kings and queens. Spend some time down below to get your lungs fully functioning again because of the healthy air here, or play around with sounds in the echo room

A ride to the Sunset mountains will make you an appetite for more.
Accommodate in a 4* Hotel.

 

Day 2

Turda – Aiud – Cetatea de Balta – Medias –Biertan– Sighisoara (About 210 km – 5 h riding)

Dracula tours in Transylvania Romania-Sighisora Citadel, Dracula's birthplace, motorcycle tours in Europe
-Sighisora Citadel, Dracula's birthplace seen in Dracula tours in Transylvania Romania

Ride the natural reservation of Aiudului Gorges and cross the wine region of Jidvei to reach the charming Medias.
Enjoy a relaxing walk in the medieval town of Medias.
Head for the Saxon village Biertan to see a way of life that hasn't changed in centuries in the rural Transylvania.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Biertan is one of the finest Saxon fortified churches in Transylvania.

Next stop is the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities. History oozes out of its narrow laneways that twist upwards past brightly coloured buildings, through arches into the medieval town square and a covered stairway that leads to a Lutheran church on a hilltop.
With UNESCO European heritage site status, Sighisoara has a Dracula café, Casa Dracula within the citadel walls. This has a much-photographed plaque referring to the father of Vlad the Impaler, which reads enticingly "Vlad Dracul". That is the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel located in the heart of the medieval citadel.

 

Day 3

Sighisoara – Bran – Rasnov – Brasov (About 195 km – 3.45 h riding)

draculas-castle-Transylvania Dracula tours Romania, motorcycle tours in Europe
Dracula-castle-Transylvania Dracula tours Romania

Continue your motorcycle tours in Europe riding Bogatii Forest to reach Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle, the most famous site associated with a Vlad the Impaler Dracula.  Dracula’s Castle, Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. So you should imagine Dracula in this castle flounced above its maze of passageways and secret staircases while swishing his cape in a sinister 'prince of darkness' sort of way.

Explore today Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new.
Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.

 

Day 4

Brasov – Sinaia – Transbucegi Road – Brasov (About 220 km – 5.20 h riding)

Black Church from Brasov, motorcycle tours in Europe
Black Church from Brasov

Start the day riding Prahova Valey and visit Peles Palace, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, home to most of Romania’s monarchs.

Get on the motorbikes and continue riding Transbucegi Road – the newest mountain road in Romania offering amazing views. Also known as Babele Road, Transbucegi is a narrow mountain road, filled with hairpin curves taking you up to 1925 m above sea level.
Accommodation in Brasov in a 3* Hotel.

 

Day 5

Brasov – Zarnesti – Transfagarasan – Capatanenii Pamantului (About 196 km – 5 h riding)

Brasov seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour and Best of Romania tours, motorcycle tours in Europe
Brasov seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour and Best of Romania tours

Ride 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 it snakes up into the Carpathians offering great rides and enormous satisfaction.
Accommodation in a 4* Hotel on Transfagarasan Road.

 

Day 6

Capatanenii Pamantului – Curtea de Arges – Transalpina – Ranca (About 170 km – 5.10 h riding)

Vidraru Lake seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour and Best of Romania tours
Vidraru Lake seen in Vampire in Transylvania Dracula tour and Best of Romania tours

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

Follow Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania.
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel on Transalpina Road.

 

Day 7

Ranca – Transalpina – Turda (About 214 km/ 124 miles – 5 h riding)

Continue exploring Transalpina Road. 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.
Reach the town of Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses.
Your journey will end in Turda, with a smile on your face and road bends to last you for a lifetime.

 

This is a brief description of the Best of Transylvania Motorcycle tours in Europe. For more information, including the complete itinerary, please scroll up and then use the product’s menu to navigate.


Price and Departure for our motorcycle tours in Europe

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price/person based on 2 people sharing a double roomSingle room
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7 day motorcycle tour
Departure from Cluj Napoca, 13:00 hrs (GMT+02:00)
 

August 10 – 2020

September 04 – 2020

June 11 – 2021

August 09 – 2021

September 03 – 2021

 

June 10 – 2022

August 08 – 2022

September 02 – 2022

 

 

Rider with BMW G650 GS€1539€189
Rider with BMW F800 GS€1.699€189
Rider with BMW F 750 GS€2.059€189
Rider with BMW F850 GS€2.059€189
Rider with BMW R1200 GS€1.819€189

Rider with BMW R1200 GS LC
€2.059€189
Rider with BMW R 1250 GS€2.129€189
Rider with own motorbike€1089€189
Passenger€1089€189

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Guided Transylvania Motorcycle Tours in Europe
Special notes & info 

  • Duration of the tour: 7 days
  • Riding days: 7 days
  • Total distance: Approximately 1375 km/ 852 miles
  • Skill level: intermediate
  • Lodging type: good quality Hotels
  • Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
  • What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
  • Starting point: you will be picked up from Cluj-Napoca Airport in Transylvania, Romania
  • In the last day of the tour we will reach Cluj Napoca at about 06:00 PM. Please book flights or additional nights accordingly.


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

 

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Itineraries

Day 1

Welcome guided motorcycle tour in Transylvania

Cluj – Turda (About 60 km/ 37 miles – 1h riding)

Welcome to Transylvania! Your 100% Transylvanian guide, collects you from Cluj Napoca Airport. From Cluj transfer to Turda, a small town with an intimate atmosphere founded by the Romans under the name Potaissa. Descend to the heart of one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines. Visit its impressive halls named after kings and queens. A ride to the Sunset mountains will make you an appetite for more. Accommodate in a 4* Hotel.

Day 2

Fortified churches and hills

Turda – Aiud – Cetatea de Balta – Medias –Biertan– Sighisoara (About 210 km – 5 h riding)

Ride the natural reservation of Aiudului Gorges and cross the wine region of Jidvei to reach the charming Medias. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the medieval town of Medias and continue riding to Biertan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Biertan is one of the finest Saxon fortified churches in Transylvania. Next stop is the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Founded by Saxons during the 12th century, Sighisoara still stands as one of Europe’s most beautiful and still inhabited fortified cities. With UNESCO European heritage site status, Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born. Accommodate in a 3* Hotel located in the heart of the medieval citadel.

Day 3

Dracula's Castles and citadels

Sighisoara – Bran – Rasnov – Brasov (About 195 km – 3.45 h riding)

Continue your journey riding Bogatii Forest to reach Transylvania’s symbol, Bran Castle. Unrightfully called Dracula’s Castle, Bran owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula. A former fortress guarding a commercial road, Bran dates back to 1377. Explore today Brasov, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history, both old and new. Three quarters of the city is surrounded by mountains, and it is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.

Day 4

Transbucegi Road

Brasov – Sinaia – Transbucegi Road – Brasov (About 220 km – 5.20 h riding)

Start the day riding Prahova Valey and visit Peles Palace, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, home to most of Romania’s monarchs. Get on the motorbikes and continue riding Transbucegi Road – the newest mountain road in Romania offering amazing views. Also known as Babele Road, Transbucegi is a narrow mountain road, filled with hairpin curves taking you up to 1925 m above sea level. Accommodation in Brasov in a 3* Hotel.

Day 5

Transfagarasan Road

Brasov – Zarnesti – Transfagarasan – Capatanenii Pamantului (About 196 km – 5 h riding)

Ride 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 it snakes up into the Carpathians offering great rides and enormous satisfaction. Accommodation in a 4* Hotel on Transfagarasan Road.

Day 6

Transalpina Road.

Capatanenii Pamantului – Curtea de Arges – Transalpina – Ranca (About 170 km – 5.10 h riding)
Curtea de Arges is your next destination with its beautifull Monastery built in Byzantine style, with Moorish arabesques. Find out the legend of the monastery and continue your journey riding up the mountains. Follow Transalpina Road, one of the most spectacular roads of the Carpathian Mountains and the highest mountain road in Romania. Accommodation in a 3* Hotel on Transalpina Road.

Day 7

Back home with nice memories

Ranca – Transalpina – Turda (About 214 km/ 124 miles – 5 h riding)

Continue exploring Transalpina Road. 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. Reach the town of Alba Iulia Citadel, a fortress with seven bulwarks, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses. Your journey will end in Turda, with a smile on your face and road bends to last you for a lifetime.

Accommodation

Very good 3* and 4* Hotels


Meals

6 breakfasts


Transportation

By motorbike of your choice, third party liability insurance included


Tour leader

Motorcyclist English speaking guide, general map, daily route briefing.

Gas
Road taxes
Parking
Entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions
Lunches and dinners
Beverages
Individual activities
Plane ticket

  1. :

    Exceeded my expectation
    Came to Romania to ride the Transfagarasan because the Top Gear guy said it was the best road.
    Along the way discovered Transylvania to be a beautiful place to visit, it’s like France but a third of the price.
    Both Alex and Claudia are excellent host and doubled as tour guide.
    And the riding was fun and challenging. Besides riding the amazing Transfagarasan and Transalpina, we visited lots of castles built by German including the infamous Dracula castle.
    Crossed a fast-flowing river on a barge attached to a cable.
    Rode some dirt road on a R1200GS to our hotel.
    This bike tour exceeded my expectation.

  2. :

    I had an amazing 7-day experience (September 2019) with the company of Adventure Motorcycle Tours, in Turda, Transylvania.
    Everything is arranged and organized by Claudia up to the last detail,
    And our guide and escort “Mikel”, an amazing man,
    Strong as Grizzly Bear, very gentle and always smiling,
    Take care of everyone and reach out for help all the time,
    Thank you very much dear friend for all the help and support,
    Highly recommend this company

  3. :

    Trully recommended.
    Romania is a wonderful country, one of the best of Europe to ride a bike.
    Alex and Claudia (managers of the company) are wonderful.
    Don´t miss the opportunity to make a trip with them!

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