XC Bike Tour: Zarnesti – Magura village – Bran Castle, with detour to Zarnesti Gorge
This is an easy Cross Country pleasant ride, with great panormaic views also suitable for families. Some sections are on paved roads, but most of the tour is on dirt/gravel road. The main ascent is steeper but quite short so it is a small challenge for the younger or unexperienced riders. Once you reach the Magura village, then you will enjoy a great open view over the whole village and also towards Bucegi Mountains ahead and Piatra Craiului just behind. The last section is a long descent with a few switch backs before arriving in the main valley with the paved road that takes us down to the famous Bran Castle – well known as “Dracula’s Castle”.
Tour characteristics & altitude chart:
Altitude gain/loss: +/-550m
Estimated tour time: ~3-4h
OPTIONAL detour to cycle through the Zarnesti Gorge “Prapastiile Zarnestilor”:
Altitude gain/loss: +/-760m
Estimated tour time: ~4-5h
By Train: At the end of the tour you can return to Brasov using the train connection from Zarnesti at ~10km away from Bran Castle. The bikes can also be returned in Brasov – please check details with our office.
Private return transfer back to the starting point
- 150lei / vehicle up to 4 passengers
- 250lei / vehicle up to 8 passengers