The best motorcycle roads in Romania in a 4-day self-guided motorcycle tour. Ride the finest collection of twists and turns and visit the Transylvanian castles and fortified citadels.
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Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour
Flavors of Romania
Embark on a fabulous motorcycle journey. Travel Transylvania on a motorcycle and discover its fantastic roads, castles and fortified citadels. An auto-guided motorbike adventure, having only the GPS and traffic signs to lead you to your next destination. The accommodation is pre-arranged so, travel freely, at your own pace exploring Romania's finest attractions. Be it on mountain tops (Transfăgărășan Road, Transalpina Highway) or underground (Turda Salt Mines), Transylvania will impress and fascinate. Catch a flight to the city of Cluj-Napoca in the heart of Transylvania and begin your adventure. BMW motorcycles, the GS range are available. A pre-departure booklet with a detailed itinerary and recommendations will be provided to you.
Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour - Flavors of Romania
- Transfăgărășan 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.
Day 1, Cluj Napoca – Turda
Welcome to Romania! From Cluj transfer to Turda, a small town founded by the Romans under the name Potaissa.
Visit one of the biggest salt mines in the country – Turda Salt Mines.
Accommodate in a 3* hotel.
Day 2, Turda – Alba Iulia – Sugag – Ranca
(about 200 km/ 124 miles – 5 hours of riding)
Ride to Alba Iulia, a star shaped citadel, common to Vauban fortresses.
An incredible ride for you – Transalpina Road, the highest mountain road in Romania.
Accommodation in a 3* Country Inn in Ranca.
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.
Ride Transfagarasan Highway – the most sinuous of Europe's roads for motorcyclists.
Accommodation in a 3* Hotel.
Day 4, Sibiu – Medias – Turda
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.
The itinerary is complemented with excellent accommodation because the region offers charming hotels and cozy country inns.
This is an overview of the tour.
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Price and Departure
Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour
Flavors of Romania
based on 2 people sharing a double room
4 days/3 nights Transylvania (Romania) Motorcycle Tour
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Rider with BMW G650GS
Rider with BMW F800GS
Rider with BMW F750GS
Rider with BMW F850GS
Rider with BMW R1200GS
Rider with BMW R1200GS LC
Rider with BMW R1250GS
Rider with own motorbike
We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa via fax and phone.
We also accept payments by bank transfer and most noteworthy Western Union.
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Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour
Flavors of Romania
Special notes & info
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
Extra nights can be booked for the first and last day of the tour.
- 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.
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Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour
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 center of the city or in nature with amazing views.
Advice for Australians traveling abroad
According with Australian government the following advice are to be followed:
Before you go
- Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
- Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
- Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
- See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
- Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
- Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
- If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your Australian driver’s license.
- Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport
Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.
Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.
Travel Advice for Australians visiting Europe
Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.
Drink spiking is an issue. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.
Dating and marriage scams occur.
Only use ATM’s in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.
Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.
By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.
It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.
It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.
Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.
The Australian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance.
You can get full consular help from the Australian Embassy in Athens.
Please check your itinerary below:
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
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.
Day 3, Saturday
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 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.
- Services of an English speaking guide, motorcycle enthusiast escorting you on a Transylvania Live Motorcycle, daily route briefing (all cost related with the guide are included)
- Accommodation: 3 night in 3* Hotel
- Meals: 3 breakfasts
- tour guide
- road taxes
- entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions
- lunches and dinners
- individual activities
- plane ticket
- airport fees
- photo, video tax
- other not mentioned
Reservations are required. We recommend booking early as tours are often sold out well in advance. You can make a reservations on-line. In case of making reservations by phone please call toll-free: 808 101 6781 (UK); 866 376 6183 (US).
You can also make reservations by fax - download and complete the booking form and send it by fax to: 0040-364-405641 or by e-mail!
We require an advance deposit in the amount of Euro 145/person. When you make the reservation online you will be required to pay the deposit. You will receive an automatic response with your Holiday Booking Reference. Once the advance deposit is registered with our accounts we proceed with the reservation for the requested services and issue the Confirmation Letter + Paid Invoice (once the amount is registered with our accounts).
The final payment is due 60 days prior departure. ( After the final payment is made we will issue Travel Voucher). Should the booking be made within 60 days prior to tour departure, entire tour cost is requested at the time of booking. To read Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://motorcycletours-europe.com/terms-conditions/
The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live a cancellation charge as stipulated below:
89 days or more prior to departure 90 EURO per person / per tour cancellation fee;
88–61 days, loss of deposit.
60–31 days will be subject to 50% of tour price;
30 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.
Please check with the airline company. Anyway is good to pack light, some of the hotels – historical buildings do not have elevators.
Our self-guided tours do not include guiding services.
English, German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available, on request, at an additional charge.
Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
Due to socialization reasons our special tours for couples require a minimum of five couples.
The tour has audience targets motorcycle riders interested in riding the best motorcycle roads in the area visited. Group size can be between 4-14 people. Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live is member of the responsible travel network and we are committed to operating a travel policy that is supportive of local economies, cultures and the environment. We operate our tours with small groups in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment and allow our guests to interact more easily with the locals, facilitate the communication with the guide. The average age of group is, most of the time, between 35-60.
We do not provide individual tickets for rail, air, boat or ferry.
We only accept VISA and MASTERCARD. Please select only these two types of credit cards for the online payment.
If you pay on-line using our secure internet booking form your credit card can hold any type of currency, the amount of money to be taken will be exchanged in EURO by your bank, at their rates.
We accept RON and EURO for offline credit card payment and wire transfer.
Yes, we do offer discounts provided they travel as a group; Contact us
Yes, depending on the number of your group. Contact us
On-line bookings and payments are processed by Romcard, authorized agent for Mastercard and Visa in Romania and secured by Rapid SSL , the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority enabling secure e-commerce and communications for Web sites. As a tour operator we are governed by the consumer and financial regulations of Romania and of the European Union. Romania’s legislation compels tour operators to protect tourists in case of insolvency.
Our prices include the online secure payment commissions. However depending on your bank some commissions may occur for international money transfer. Please check with your bank!
In case we’ll have a full house situation at one of the hotels, an accommodation of an equal classification or better will be booked for you. In case of closed roads due to bad weather, working situations or dangerous weather conditions the itinerary could suffer changes.
Please follow our recommendation on How to arrive (heading found for any of our holidays at the Special notes and info section at the end of the tour page). Our guide will expect you with a Transylvania Live sign. In the unfortunate case of a flight being lost or delayed and prevent you in this way from getting to your meting point in good time, please call 0040 726 253 356.
Our tour fares are based on two in one hotel room. For occupancy by one person, the "single supplement" cost specified in each itinerary will be required.
If you travel alone you have to book the tour with a single supplement; if you wish to book a double room which you want to share with another traveller, we’ll do our best to make all arrangements, but in case this is not possible, you’ll have to pay the single supplement; however it is our strongest recommendation to book the tour with a single supplement when travelling alone.
Yes, also gluten-free, vegan. When you make the reservation of your tour please do not forget to fill in this information at Dietary Restrictions section.
To check the list of the countries that require a visa please see the web site page of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at www.mae.ro.
Romanian currency is Lei (written symbol Ron). All the places in Romania trade lei (pronunciation: lay). You can bring some euros or US dollars so you can change here the amount of money you need (advisable due to the lower exchange rate). Credit cards are accepted in large hotels, restaurants and malls. ATM machines are available at banks, airports and shopping centers all over the country. (except in remote areas or villages). Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. International airports and larger hotels also offer currency exchange services. The tour guide is also responsible for helping clients with money exchange; recommend the exchange offices which charge the lowest commission.
Local Costs in a 3* restaurant: Soft Drink: $1.3; Beer: $1.7; Bottle of Wine: $8.7 - $18, 3 course dinner: $13.28 - $18.11. In shops these products can be 50% cheaper.
ATMs are available in all the cities; near by hotels, our guide will come with good advice and recommendations.
MasterCard ATM Locater– Search by address and by airport
Visa ATM Locator– Search by airport, city and country
In Romania electric power in use is of 220 voltages, AC, usually 2 pronged.
Romania enjoys warm summers and cold winters. In summer, cool cottons are best and in the winter a warm jacket or alike is recommended. Autumn is dry and cool, with fields and trees producing beautifully colored foliage. The weather in October-November is very unpredictable, with daytime temperatures between 6°-17° Celsius (42.80 - 62.60 Fahrenheit), and night time temperatures between 3° - 10°Celsius (37.40 - 50 Fahrenheit); but it is very much possible that you will see some snowfall especially in the mountain areas.
Romanian time is EET (Eastern European Time), two hours ahead of GMT. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest
2 x trousers/long skirts such as Colombia or Kathmandu
1 x shorts
1 x set of bathers
5 x t-shirts
1 x thermal set
1 x polar fleece/jumper/windcheater
5 x socks and underwear
1 good broad rimmed hat
1 x set of thongs/sandals/flip flops
1 x light walking boots
complete motorcycle gear
Yes, every motorcycle has a safety and mechanical inspection prior to every rental. We have trained technicians on premises. All motorcycles are maintained to manufacturers' specifications and our technicians are very well acquainted with all rented bikes. Your safety is our #1 priority.
You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.
All models have power outlets built into the fairing that allow you to plug in your Global Positioning Unit.
Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.
Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers free, safe and secure storage of your excess luggage and personal items during your tour.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live can provide you with a side-car motorcycle on request. Please contact us for more details.
Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live has a good selection of helmets, gloves or rain suites for rent. Please note that the rental of these accessories depends upon availability. However we suggest you bring your own for fitment and comfort.
2-3 days – EURO 10 /day
4-6 days – EURO 8/ day
7-14 days – EURO 6/day
Over 14 days – EURO 5/day
Yes, for your own safety, and per Romanian law, both you and your passenger are required to wear a certified helmet at all times when you ride our motorcycle.