Who we are
MTB Cycle Tours is a small group of people with a passion for the outdoors, in particular off-road cycling. Originally from this neck of the woods, the founder of MTB Cycle Tours has lived and cycled in Scandinavia, Australia, Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East. Following these adventures, he decided to quit his day job and team up with a few likeminded friends in Transylvania, Romania and provide the opportunity for riders from all over the world to experience some great cycling in this beautiful and truly unique region of Eastern Europe.
At MTB Cycle Tours we will always do our utmost to satisfy the needs and expectations that you, our fellow riders and guests, might have. Furthermore, we strive to respect and preserve nature by being as eco-friendly as practicable in everything that we do.
The Core Team
Hi there, my name is Ralph! I’m a German-born Australian who loves everything cycle-related, whether it be MTB, Gravel bike, Cyclocross or Road cycling. I started riding more seriously about 11 years ago and since then I have competed in various disciplines. Whilst I love the competition side of things, heading out on a trail with a group of keen riders, enjoying nature and its surroundings, and finishing it off at the end of the day with a nice meal and perhaps a beer by the fire place is not too bad either!
Looking forward to seeing you around soon. Cheers! Ralph
My name is Szilard and I’m a local lad. About 5 years ago, I was part of starting up a mountainbike community here with a few friends and I am happy to say that it has grown fast over the years and keeps doing so! As part of that project I have spent countless hours biking across most parts of this beautiful area and have also been part of organising training camps and local bike races.
I will do my best to show you all the hidden gems of this great place! Looking forward to hopefully meeting you sometime in the future. /Szilard
Greetings! My name is Attila and I am also from these parts originally but left Romania as a young boy. Life has since then taken me around the world from Sweden, to Australia and now back to Europe, with a couple of years spent in SE Asia and the Middle East on the way. With a 20+ years background in various outdoor sports and activities, I started cycling more actively in 2014 and since then it has turned into a true passion of mine. I cannot think of anything much better than combining exercise with spending time in nature, and when you add the company of likeminded friends to that mix, well… perfect!
Our Team here at MTB Cycle Tours is looking forward to showing you a great time in Transylvania, so come and join us for a ride! All the best, Attila
Where we are
MTB Cycle Tours operates out of Odorheiu Secuiesc, a town in Harghita County in Transylvania, Romania. This beautiful area lends itself very well for offroad cycling with its rolling and sometimes steep (!) hills, vast forests and unique flora and fauna. Many things have been said and written about this mystical and stunning place with its rich cultural history and amazing nature. We believe it is the perfect place to jump on a bike and head out on an adventure! From this location we have access to many different routes with varying levels of difficulty and length.
In 2016, Lonely Planet ranked Transylvania as the number one region to visit. The below links showcase some of what this exciting destination has to offer. (See the FAQ section for more information about the country/area.)