This cycling holiday in Transylvania will unveil a largely undiscovered part of Europe, boasting some of the continent’s most beautiful countryside. It’s a land packed with atmospheric castles and unspoilt medieval villages where life has changed little in centuries.
A trip to Transylvania isn’t complete without a visit to ‘Dracula’s castle’ at Bran, but there is much more to see besides in this fascinating part of Romania. People still tend the land with oxen and scythes and in some parts you’re as likely to ride past a horse-drawn cart as you are a car.
It’s a region where Romanian, Hungarian, Saxon and Roma culture is all felt. You’ll ride through forests, open valleys and be treated to stunning views of the Carpathian Mountains on the way.
The terrain is varied, with some flat valley sections, shady forest paths as well as some more rolling countryside. There will be very little traffic almost everywhere you go.