Best of Transylvania – Guided Motorcycle Tour in Europe
This guided Motorcycle Tour offering Best of Transylvania ventures into the heart of the Transylvania County offering amazing motorcycle rides. The tour starts from the heart of Transylvania in the city of Cluj Napoca.
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These Transylvania Motorcycle Tours venture into the heart of the Transylvania County offering amazing guided motorcycle rides. The tour starts from the heart of Transylvania in the city of Cluj-Napoca. You will spend 6 nights/7 days on the BMW motorbike of your choice (the GS range). Besides great accommodation, Transylvanian food is delicious and the price for local beer and wine will make you want to return for another Transylvania Motorcycle Tour.
Other attractions are the Transylvanian castles, palaces or medieval citadels will make for a great stop on the road.
This Best of Transylvania Motorcycle Tour will take you on narrow mountain roads with plenty of twists and turns which will certainly make it a great adventure. Join us for this incredible guided motorcycle tour in Transylvania, Romania and enjoy some of the best riding days of your life.
Guided Transylvania Motorcycle Tours
This Best of Transylvania Motorcycle Tour takes you for a ride on:
- Transfăgărășan 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.
- Visit Râșnov Peasant Citadel - is the largest peasant fortification ever built in Eastern Europe
- Peleș Palace – one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe, 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.
Itinerary in Brief:
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 riding.
Accommodate in a 4* Hotel.
Cross trough Aiudului Gorges visit 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.
Next stop is the medieval citadel of Sighisoara, Dracula’s birthplace.
Reach Bran Castle aka Dracula’s Castle that owes its fame both to its unique charm and to the myth Bram Stoker created around Dracula.
Explore today Brasov, with its Black Church, a city with an outstanding medieval atmosphere which has played a vital role in Romania’s history.
Ride in Prahova Valley and visit Peleș Palace, one of the most beautiful royal residences in Europe.
Get on the motorbikes and continue riding Transbucegi Road – the newest mountain road in Romania.
Today you’ll ride Transfăgărășan Highway – the most crooked and challenging of Europe’s roads for motorcyclists.
It snakes up into the Carpathians offering great rides and enormous satisfaction.
Accommodation in a 4* Hotel on Transfăgărășan Road.
Curtea de Argeș is your next destination with its beautiful Monastery built in Byzantine style.
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.
Reach the town of Alba Iulia Citadel, a Vauban style fortresses with seven bulwarks.
Your journey will end in Turda with a transfer to Cluj Napoca Airport.
This is an overview of the tour.
For more information, including the complete itinerary, please scroll up and then use the product’s menu to navigate.
Price and Departure:
|price/person based on 2 people sharing a double room|
7 day motorcycle tour
June 14 - 2023
July 25 - 2024
Special offer for Early Booking available for bookings until April 15 - 2023!
Rider with BMW G 650 GS
Rider with BMW F 800 GS
Rider with BMW F 750 GS
Rider with BMW F 850 GS
Rider with BMW R 1200 GS
Rider with BMW R 1250 GS
Rider with own motorbike
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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.
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.
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Red Lake – aka Killer Lake is situated near Bicaz Gorges, a peculiar landscape of a flooded fir trees forest
Extra nights can be booked at hotel in Cluj-Napoca in the last day of the tour.
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 (About 60 km/ 37 miles – 1h riding)
Welcome to Romania! Our English speaking guide, a motorcycle enthusiast and a 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. A ride to the Sunset mountains will make you an appetite for more. Accommodate in a 4* Hotel.
Turda – Aiud – Cetatea de Balta – Medias –Biertan– Sighisoara (About 210 km – 5 h riding)
Ride the natural reservation of Aiud 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.
Sighisoara – Bran – Rasnov – Brasov (About 195 km – 3.45 h riding)
Continue your journey riding Bogata 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Motorcyclist English speaking guide, general map, daily route briefing.
- road taxes
- entry fees to the mentioned tourist attractions
- lunches and dinners
- individual activities
- plane ticket
- airport fees
- photo, video tax
- other not mentioned
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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 Motorcycle 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 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, unless these are included in the tour price.
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 rate.
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 an Adventure Motorcycle Tours 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 and 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.
Certain vehicles provide for lockable storage.
Yes, Adventure Motorcycle Tours – Transylvania Live location offers 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.
Phil N.– :
Exceeded my expection
Review of: 7 Day Best of Transylvania Motorcycle Tour from Cluj
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. Beside 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.
Catrine C– :
7 day Best of Transylvania was just the best
Michael was my guide for the truly amazing 7 day best of Transylvania trip that I did back at the end of July. I must say the week was some of the most brilliant riding experiences I’ve ever done and I’ve been riding for over 25 years. The combination of great winding roads, amazing countryside, spectacular views, the mystical Romanian culture, the authentic locals and of course a brilliant guide made it a totally awesome experience I’ll never forget.