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From Brasov: exploring by bike the mountain villages

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70 EUR

Explore by bike three of the most beautiful mountain villages in Romania: Măgura, Peștera and Șirnea. Situated at the foothills of the Piatra Craiului mountain range, this rural landscape is perfect for a one day bike ride from Brașov.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English

Highlights

  • Visit the impressive Zărnești Gorge, with its massive cliffs and wildlife.
  • See the wonderful views over the rolling hills and mountain ranges
  • Pass through the idyllic rural scenery at Magura and Pestera village

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Description

Early in the morning, we will meet at the main train station in Brașov, from where we will take a morning train to Zărnești.
After about 40 minutes, we will arrive in Zărnești, a small town situated at the foothills of the majestic Piatra Craiului mountain range. Then, we will proceed towards a beautiful valley, from where we can visit the Zarnesti Gorge, a 2 kilometer long narrow gorge with cliffs rising up to the sky, or skip and climb directly to the picturesque village of Măgura. This will be our first climb of the day, a 3 kilometer steep and twisting road through the dense forest.
We will ride up and down on idyllic meadows scattered with sheepfolds and isolated houses until we reach the beautiful Șirnea village, where we will serve a delicious traditional lunch and have some drinks in a local household.
A nice tarmac road will then take us up to the main road, from where we'll have a fast descent to Bran, with its famous castle which inspired Bram Stoker in his work, Dracula.
From Bran, we can choose to go to Zărnești and take an afternoon train back to Brașov or we can ride our bikes all the way to Brașov.

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What’s included & not included

  • English speaking licensed guide
  • Train tickets
  • Entrance fee to Piatra Craiului National Park
  • Traditional lunch in Șirnea village and a drink / coffee
  • Bike rental 2014 Trek Superfly hardtail or equivalent
  • Other entrance fees not included in the schedule

Meeting point

At the train station (Bulevardul Gării 500148, Brașov, România)

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70 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: Outdoor Holidays