If you prefer cycling in Transylvania, Saxonland is a must. It's a familiar place which takes you in a second with a fantastic view. We will cycle into the magnificent canyons, rolling hills, chilly woods, villages of gingerbread houses and hidden churches. The Transylvanian Saxon Heritage trail is one of Romania’s most popular touristic attractions, where you can admire the remains of great Romania cultures. Join us for this cycling tour and discover Transylvania’s most romantic landscape - Saxonland.
Full board during the trip
Merida Matts v2014
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D1. Transfer Cluj Napoca - Medias (2 h). Medias - Mosna - Alma Vii - Richis- Biertan 35 km
After a short walk in Mediasâ€™ historical center, weâ€™ll start our ride towards Mosna. After a short climb and descent through the forest, we will arrive in Alma Vii to visit a couple who are cÄƒrbunari, professional charcoal producers. Weâ€™ll continue our way through Richis to Biertan where we can discover one of the best-preserved fortified churches, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
D2. Biertan - Copsa Mare - Agnita - Stejarisu 45 km
Leaving Biertan and Copsa Mare, our ride continues through pleasant countryside and into a beautiful forest. Weâ€™ll pass through Agnita and get to Stejarisu where we can enjoy the craftsmanship and handiwork that the Saxons developed over the centuries. Stejarisu is also where we can explore the local museum and the bacon tower â€“ the church tower where everyone stores their cured meat for the winter.
The first village today is Iacobeni from which weâ€™ll continue through a bucolic valley to Cris, home of the Bethlen castle, one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Transylvania. Our last village is Malancrav, whose fortified church has the most well-preserved mural paintings. The largest Saxon community in Transylvania lives here as well.
Today weâ€™ll have a couple of climbs and downhills, but concentrating on the beauty will carry you through. The Breite Ancient Oak Tree Reserve offers a spectacular ride among centuriesâ€“old oaks. After a small, technical downhill we get to Sighisoara, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and well-preserved inhabited citadels in Europe, and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Leaving Apold and Daia we will cross a long and scenic meadow, at the base of a forest to visit a farm that prepares the best cheese in the region. Crossing the forest and the village weâ€™ll continue our way via bike trail till Viscri. Here weâ€™ll visit a blacksmith that supplies much of the iron and steel work for his village, as well as another UNESCO-protected fortified church.
D6. Viscri - Transfer to Cluj Napoca
Transfer back to Cluj including an optional visit of Salina Turda, a breathtaking salt mine. If you didn't have a chance when you arrived, take some time to explore this unofficial capital of Transylvania that shares both Romanian and Hungarian traditions before your leave for your next destination. Your guide will be happy to advise you on the next step of your journey.