Occasional hard work is required to conquer the rolling Transylvanian hills, but plenty of rewards await in the form of spectacular views, exhilarating descents and unique historic sites. The varying terrain will provide the opportunity for a diverse and exciting riding experience.
We will cover a few of the beautiful areas around Odorheiu Secuiesc/Székelyudvarhely, a section of the Eastern Carpathian mountain range and spend a day riding single track through some stunning deciduous forests in the old Saxon lands.
The tour is well suited for those who have been riding for a while but are not necessarily after records or Strava QOMs/KOMs on every ride! 😉
We will push ourselves each day, but there is also room for a bit more sightseeing, picture taking, urban-myth-storytelling and so on.
Expect to be on the bike for around 4 hours in average per day of active riding in varying terrain, but we will stay clear of the ‘really gnarly stuff’ and instead set our sights on nice flowing terrain with the occasional challenge to keep it interesting.
We generally stop for a one-hour lunch break around midday each day to rest the legs and replenish some energy.
As always, we will continuously gauge the ability and status of the group along the way and adjust things accordingly to ensure you all have a great time!
We usually have a well-deserved rest day mid-way through the week. There are a number of different activities available on this day for those who want, but just chillin’ at the accommodation is also a popular option 🙂
additional tour info
We have chosen not to describe our rides in detail with information such as specific routes, distances, elevations, technical difficulty levels etc. There are many factors at play when heading into the Transylvanian nature to cycle and based on the conditions on the day we will choose the most suitable area and route. Our main goal is to ensure that you have an awesome time with us. Therefore, we might make various adjustments to the tour along the way to manage relevant risks effectively and provide you with the best experience possible.
In general, we don’t ride the same route twice during the tour. In other words, we always do our very best to ensure that you get to see and experience new places and scenery each day.
Our MTB rides are predominantly Cross Country (XC) focused, but there are several sections along the various routes that offer more trail-oriented riding. There are also some enduro-type tracks in the area and depending on the wishes of the group, we will ride more or less of these sections throughout the days.
The terrain around these parts is generally very undulating and we’re not going to lie, there is quite a bit of climbing involved. However, we believe the rewards easily outweigh the momentary struggles, with amazing views and exhilarating descents. We can almost guarantee that you will be left with great memories, better endurance and stronger legs🙂! There will be plenty of opportunities for those who want to push themselves beyond the general pace of the group. There will also be suitable options for those who want to take it a bit easy on the day, for whatever reason.
We have a maximum number of 8 participants per group on our standard tours, excluding the guide/guides. This is due to both safety and logistical reasons, as well as to the general dynamic and nature of off-road group cycling. If you are a group of more than 8 people, please contact us to discuss the organising of a private tour.