Colourful UNESCO Towns
Transylvania’s medieval heritage is one of Europe’s deepest and most valuable. A mosaic of forests, rich meadows and pastures, Southeastern Transylvania supports the habitats of some of Europe’s rarest fauna and flora. Pedal along country roads and pastoral landscapes far from the tourist routes, all while enjoying the incredible scenery. Pass historic architecture, preserved since the Middle Ages; visit UNESCO World Heritage fortified churches, castles, remote villages, and even the medieval city of Sibiu. Revel in this stunning example of modern day adherence to traditional values.Trip designed by Travel Expert Tom Abraham
Day by Day
Set forth through picturesque forests and villages toward Biertan, one of the most important Saxon villages in Transylvania. Visit the church and town square, then return to the hotel, where a special welcome dinner awaits.
Today's bike route is extra-special. Cycle through idyllic landscapes toward the Villa Vinea winery for a tasting and a delicious picnic.
Visit the Saxon village of Malancrav and learn about the region's speciality in embroidery and traditional wickerwork. Tonight, explore the streets of UNESCO World Heritage town, Sighisoara.
Arrive in Viscri (yet another World Heritage site). Visit the community wool shop, the brickyard and the 13thC fortified church in town. This afternoon, challenge yourself with a beautiful ride to Talisoara, where we'll settle in at Daniel Castle for a couple of nights.
Cycle toward Miclosoara, where you'll stop at the medieval castle of Count Kalnoky. After lunch, there's the option of an extra loop to visit the Vargyas gorge before arriving back in Talisoara.
Enjoy breakfast at Daniel Castle and return to Bucharest, stopping in the mountain town of Sinaia to visit Peles castle along the way. Bon Voyage!VIEW MAP CLOSE
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- 7 nights deluxe accommodation
- Meals as indicated with wine, as selected by B&R
- Customized Cannondale bike and equipment
- English speaking local guide
- All special events, private tours and private experts
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for local experts, drivers and hotel service