Transilvania 'Dracula' Bike Ride
a DH Downhill ride in the Carpathians / Romania

This trip is only for good riders. Every day you will be taken to a different bike park, where you can enjoy the day riding the most spectacular tracks build specially for the DH riders. Time in the afternoon to visit the famous Bran „Dracula's” Castle and the evenings will be spent in Brasov medieval town.

You need to show us a valid insurance policy and wear body protection and helmet at all times while riding the bike. The daily routes will be alternating great routes, single tracks, gravel roads, technical parts with a bit of local touch, just enough to fill your day. Groups will get confirmed for min 3 participants. For more then 6-8 people, we will provide anther guide. Max group size: 15 riders

 

Other notes:

  • the trip is specially design for DH-riders with technical parts on single tracks, fast steep slopes, jumps, switch-backs and much more.

  • The routes are on mud/rocks single tracks, through Carpathian forests, with great views from the top.

  • We will provide a bike trailer to transport the bikes / boxes between different locations – when necessary

  • A general Bike-tool-Box will be available for all group, during the trip

  • lunches can be served at local restaurant/snack bar; plenty will be available while riding.

1st day: Arrive and transfer to hotel (D)

Pick up from Bucharest Otopeni Airport and transfer up north along Prahova Valley to Busteni / Sinaia. Bike fitting and dinner.

Accommodation: Sinaia or Busteni at minihotel or pension

Distance by car: ~1h40min

 

2nd day: warmUp in Bucegi Mountians Bike Park (B)

the cableCar and gondola that are available in Bucegi mountains can take us up more times to enjoy the different rides. Some tracks are easier for warm-up rides, but from the top will give us superb views towards the top of Bucegi Mountains and to Baiului Mnts across the Prahova Valley.

Accommodation: Busteni or Sinaia at minihotel or pension

 

3rd day: the great Bunloc Bike Park (B, D)

A short transfer will take us to the Bunloc Bike Park. Here we can use the chairlift to take us to the beginning of the trail. It is a great route, built by the riders for riders. Every year the local riders are organizing the largest DH Event in Eastern Europe; in 2011 there were participants besides many local romanians , riders from Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Austria and Great Britain. The winner was Harry Heath, followed by Robert Williams, both from UK. Have fun the whole day at the BikePark.

You can take a nice city tour at the end of the day, but also spend the night out in this beautiful town – probably the best town in the world. Dinner on your own – we suggest good restaurants with traditional food.

Accommodation: Brasov guesthouse/minihotel

 

 

4th day: around medieval town of Brasov (B)

Brasov is a large mountain town, well developped also for winter sports. This is also our aim for today, to reach the highest point in the mountain (transfered up by bus / cablecar) and take several routes down the mountain. The difficult technical parts will alternate with steep slopes and quick turns through the dense pine forest. Enough routes to fill up our day. The Poiana Brasov Bike Park is a great place to spend the whole day riding.

Optional: you can serve Romanian specialties for dinner while enjoying a folk show with musicians and dancers at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: minihotel / guesthouse in Brasov

 

5th day: Dracula Castle – the Myth vs. Truth (B)

transfer in the morning to an area not too far from Brasov, passing in 30 minutes by Bran Castle – well known as Dracula's Castle. At the end of the day wee will havetime to visit the castle and buy some souvenirs at the local market. We will continue to the hills that surrounds the Bran area to ride in Moeciu Gravity Bike Park. You can break the day at the complex swimming pool and a nice lunch. Return journey will make a stop at the castle then will reach Brasov at the end of the day.

Accommodation: minihotel / guesthouse in Brasov

6th day: a DAY of Your CHOICE (B)

A day of your choice; the group can choose which bikePark they have enjoyed the most and they can go and do it again and again; the participants can choose where they want to spend the last day – for different requests, we need to have at least 6 participants for every destination to organize two different groups / guides / transfers

Accommodation: minihotel / guesthouse in Brasov

7th day: Departure (B)

Bus to Bucharest airport – if time allows we can include a city tour of Bucharest with inside visit at the second largest administrative building in the world after Pentagon – The Palace of Parliament. Optional stop on the way for a visit to the Pearl of the Caprathians – The Royal Summer Residence at Peles Palace in Sinaia.

Distance by bus: ~3 hours

Price our intention is to guarantee the trip for minimum 3/4 participants to be able to offer quality services at reasonable prices. Due to the nature of the rides, we limit the size of the group to maximum 7-8 riders, if there are more participants we will offer the second guide/rider.

 

Over 3 participants = 799 Euro / person

included services – see list above.

Other costs you should consider while on the trip:

  • 120Euro / single supplement, if you are a single traveller and we cannot find any companion traveller for you to share a twin room.

  • ~120Euro / person for snack lunches and dinner meals

  • max ~40Euro for extra daily rides for cablecar/gondola rides if you plan to go more times on every trail

 

Group departures:

  • 25 June - 1 July 2017;

  • 6 – 12 August 2017 Guaranteed To Run

  • 24 – 30 September 2017

  • special period TBA combined with one bike event in the country - *Guaranteed To Run

see note bellow for OnTheRocks or Ciucas Enduro Departure

 

The Special “OnTheRocks” or "Ciucas Enduro" departure:

Date: TBA

price for extending the normal trip with 2 nights to take part at the race = +140 Euro/person;

Single supplement for 40 euro/person;

 

This is a special trip combined with the opportunity to take part at the largest DH event in Eastern Europe – www.OnTheRocks.ro or https://optimbike.ro/ciucas-enduro/ ; The normal trip ends with transfer to airport; the extended trip will continue another 2 nights in Brasov, so you can register and compete; the race is registered with UCI. Registration tax for competition is not included. Included services: 2nts B&B accommodation; transfer to competition area and back; airport transfer on departure day.


Tour will include:
  • all accommodation with breakfast;
  • airport transfers – first and last day from / to airport
  • luggage transfers between hotels , bike transfer to the bikePark and back – where necessary.
  • daily cablecar / gondola tickets for only one run onevery available track;
  • local rider, English speaking, that knows all routes,
  • lunch meals are included only for more than 10participants
Tour will NOT include:
  • flights, insurance – you need to show us a valid insurance
  • dinner meals, drinks, gratuities
  • entrances at tourist sites
  • cablecar / gondola tickets for more rides
  • personal expenditure, visa cost if necessary

Optional:

Bucharest Extension = 60Euro/person sharing a dblRoom

You can extend your stay with another night in the town of Bucharest – the Romanian Capital. We can include, transfer to your hotel, accommodation, and you are in charge of the party time for the evening. The Bucharest Extension can start the evening before – so you can get there on Friday evening and enjoy to party nights before your return on Sunday.

Includes a panoramic city tour upon arriving in Bucharest.

Not available for departure on the 18th August 2012.

 

Optional services - RENT-a-BIKE:

  • bikes for rent: only available upon confirmation; we recommand that you bring your own bike, which you know and is the right size for you.

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