Soft Enduro – Private Transylvania Motorcycle Tour
Ride on Devil’s Valley, Hell’s Valley, Ponor Citadel and Turzii Gorges, some of the most important natural reservations in Transylvania. Try a vampire menu for dinner and spend the nights in charming hotels.
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This BMW adventure tour is a private Soft Enduro Motorcycle Holiday in Transylvania. English speaking guide - an experienced motorcycle rider, 4* accommodations and BMW motorcycles are included. The tour offers rides on Devil's Valley, Hell's Valley, Ponor Citadel and Turzii Gorges the most important natural reservations in Transylvania.
You can choose to travel as a single rider escorted by our tour guide only, as a couple or in a small group. The private motorcycle tours have the advantage of you being able to choose your preferred departure date.
BMW Adventure Tour - Soft Enduro
- Special routes for a soft enduro guided motorcycle tour in Europe:
- Ride on Devil's Valley
- Enjoy riding Hell's Valley
- Tour Ponor 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!
Itinerary in Brief:
Transfer from Cluj Napoca Airport to Turda.
Dinner will certainly relax you and offer you the first “taste” of delicious Transylvania.
Ride today on the old “Roman road”, between Turzii’ s Gorges and Buru.
Your 4* accommodation, a medieval fantasy with beds has prepared a special dinner for you.
Explore the entire Arieșului Valley in all its beauty, each curve revealing a stunning scenery.
Cross Carpathians, on a spectacular, wild route, mostly cut right in the mountain wall, known as the “outlaws’ road”.
Continue riding Sunset Mountains. Accommodate in Smida Village, in a 4* country-inn.
Visit Bears Cave. I’m sure it will make quite an impression on you!
Enjoy a picnic in the wild nature, in Padiș, the largest natural reserve in Romania.
Accommodate in a 3* Country Inn in Stana de Vale.
The trail you’ll follow will enable you to admire some of the most beautiful Romanian mountain lakes Leșu and Drăgan.
Accommodate in Cluj Napoca in a 4* hotel.
Transfer by car to the airport for the flight back home.
This is an overview of the tour.
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Early Booking Special Offer available for bookings by April 15 - 2023!
Minimum group size:
- 2 riders
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.
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BMW Adventure Tour - Soft Enduro
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.
- Starting point: from Cluj-Napoca Airport, Transylvania, Romania
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.
BMW Adventure Tour - Soft Enduro
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 Romania
Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.
Drink spiking is an issue, especially in Bucharest's Old Town. 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 - 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.
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!
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”.
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 Goulash Flambé and ice-cream pancakes with blueberry sound? Accommodate in Smida Village, in a 4* country-inn.
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.
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.
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.
- services of an English speaking guide
- 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)
- motorbike rental BMW G650GS, third party liability insurance.
- comprehensive insurance against damages
- motorbike gear
- flights from your country of residence
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.
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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 Motorcycel Tours - Transylvania Live’s Terms and Conditions please visit us on line at: https://romania-motorcycle-tours.com/terms-conditions/
My work is unpredictable and I might be force to cancel my trip at some point. Can you briefly state your Cancelation Policy?
The client is at all time entitled to cancel the Travel Contract, but must pay Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvamia 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.
Our tours include the services of English-speaking guides.
German, French, Hungarian and Hebrew-speaking guide are also available, on request.
We can design an itinerary at a time that suits you, to your own comfort levels and within your own budget. Please send your request by e-mail or by fax.
Yes, most of our tours operate even if there’s only one person.
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.
Romania tourist visa is not required for citizens of Australia for a stay up to 90 days. Romania is a member of the European Union so it shares the same legal legislation – a passport is all you need.
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. Melbourne, Australia - Victoria is nine hours ahead of Bucharest. Check right now what time is in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania: https://time.is/Bucharest
What clothes should we pack? Will we be OK with jeans for the tour? How should we plan to dress for dinner? What is the dress code? Could we shop for clothes?
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.
What kind of driver's license is required to rent from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live?
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.
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.
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.