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Cultural Trails

Discover Sibiu and its surroundings, by bike!

Bike trail 1 –  Culture & Adventure. By bike.

Aventura pe biciclete

This tour includes the two traditional areas around Sibiu: the traditional Romanian region – called Marginimea Sibiului – and the traditional Saxon area  (with the villages Cristian and Cisnadioara). During our tour we’ll explore the traditional rural local life, we’ll listen to amazing stories and legends, we’ll meet local people and, of course, we’ll enjoy the picturesque landscape at the bottom of the Cindrel Mountains.

Cristian – Orlat – Sibiel – Fantanele – Gura Raului – Rasinari – back to Cristian

In Cristian we’ll visit a beautiful fortified church (here, in the Bacon Tower, we’ll taste some delicious local dishes) and we’ll learn the story of this place, the village with the biggest community of storks in Romania. In Sibiel we’ll visit the Icon Glass Museum – one of the most important icon collections in SE Europe and we’ll learn some interesting things about this craft. In Orlat we’ll climb up on the Fortress Hill and we’ll listen to some great stories about this place – more than that, this is an astonishing belvedere site, especially for photographers!

We’ll have a tour in Fantanele, too – the premium village in this area– one of the few villages that still preserves its authenticity. In Gura Raului we’ll climb up till the water dam; at noon, we’ll take a well-deserved break for a delicious traditional lunch. In the after-noon, we’ll have a panoramic view over the village of Rasinari and we’ll come back to Cristian.

Technical details
Distance:
about 55 km
Altitude difference:
about 200m
Type of trail:
partly asphalt
Category:
mountain-biking

Price: from 60 euro/ pax (grup min. 2 pax – max. 20)
The price includes:
professional tour guide, admission fees, transfer to/from Cristian, lunch in Gura Raului,  SCOTT bikes.

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Bike Trail 2 A – Transylvania Tour & Taste

Apart from our bike adventure we’ll enjoy the local gastronomy experience. Due to different influences inherited from Saxons, Landlers (another group of Autrian colonists)  and the nomad groups that, periodically, conqured these areas, today, the local cuisine is characterized by a mix of elements, a mosaic of tastes and flavours. We invite you to savour the Transylvanian gastronomy!

Degusta produse locale traditionale

Cristian – Cisnadioara – Rasinari – Fantanele – Sibiel – Orlat – Domeniul Salgo

In Cristian we’ll visit a beautiful fortified church (here, in the Bacon Tower, we’ll taste some delicious local dishes) and we’ll learn the story of this place, the village with the biggest community of storks in Romania. In Sibiel we’ll visit the Icon Glass Museum – one of the most important icon collections in SE Europe and we’ll learn some interesting things about this craft. In Orlat we’ll climb up the Fortress Hill and we’ll listen to some great stories about this place – more than that, this is an astonishing belvedere site especially for photographers!

We’ll have a tour in Fantanele, too – the premium village in this area– one of the few villages that still preserves its authenticity. In Cisnadioara we’ll climb up the Michelsberg hill for a visit of the first fortress built in these areas. In the after-noon, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner joined by a wine-tasting session at Domeniul Salgo.

Technical details
Distance:
about 68 km
Altitude difference: about 300m
Type of trail:
partly asphalt
Category:
mountain-biking

Price: from 60 euro/ pax (grup min. 2 pax – max. 20)
The price includes:
professional tour guide, admission fees, transfer to/from Cristian, lunch in Gura Raului,  SCOTT bikes.

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Bike Trail 2 B – Transylvania Tour & Taste

 Cristian – Rasinari – Gura Raului – Fantanele – Sibiel – Orlat – Domeniul Salgo

Biserica fortificata din Cristian

In Cristian we’ll visit a beautiful fortified church (here, in the Bacon Tower, we’ll taste some delicious local dishes) and we’ll learn the story of this place, the village with the biggest community of storks in Romania. In Sibiel we’ll visit the Icon Glass Museum – one of the most important icon collections in SE Europe and we’ll learn some interesting things about this craft. In Orlat we’ll climb up the Fortress Hill and we’ll listen to some great stories about this place – more than that, this is an astonishing belvedere site especially for photographers!

We’ll have a tour in Fantanele, too – the premium village in this area– one of the few villages that still preserves its authenticity. In Gura Raului we’ll climb up till the water dam and the, we’ll take a well-deserved break for a delicious traditional lunch. We’ll end our evening with a delicious dinner and a wine-tasting session at the equestrian complex, Domeniul Salgo.

Technical details
Distance:
about 55 km
Altitude difference:
about 200m
Type of trail:
partly asphalt
Category:
mountain-biking

Price: from 65 euro/ pax (grup min. 2 pax – max. 20)
The price includes:
professional tour guide, admission fees, transfer to/from Cristian, lunch in Gura Raului,  SCOTT bikes.

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Bike trail 3 – Sibiu & Surroundings

 This tour starts and ends in Sibiu. It’s a relaxing tour in which we’ll discover the area of Sibiu and its two main regions: the traditional Romanian and the Saxon one.

Cisnadioara

 Sibiu – the Sub Arini Park– Rasinari – Cisnadioara – Cisnadie – The Open Air Astra – Sibiu

This is a rather shorter and relaxing tour, at the bottom of the Cindrel Mountais. We’ll cross the Sub Arini Park (one of the biggest parks in Romania, 22 ha, 61 species of trees and 95 species of birds). We’ll continue our visit till Rasinari with a panoramic stop and stories about these places.  In Cisnadioara we’ll climb up the Michelsberg hill for a visit at the former Saxon fortress – one of the first fortresses built in Transylvania, in the 12th century.

In Cisnadie we’ll visit the fortified church and a little museum dedicated to Communism. Back to Sibiu we’ll stop for a short visit in the Open Air Museum – the biggest ethographic museum in Romania. That will be a great experience!

Technical details
Distance:
about 50 km
Altitude difference:
about 250 m
Type of trail:
partly asphalt
Category:
mountain-biking

Price: from 50 euro/ pax (grup min. 2 pax – max. 20)
The price includes:
professional tour guide, admission fees, transfer to/from Cristian, lunch in Gura Raului,  SCOTT bikes.

*optional lunch in Cisnadioara

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Bike trail 4 – Life in the countryside/ Lunch at the sheepfold

La stana, pe bicicleta!

With this tour we suggest you to (re)discover the traditional, rural life.  On our way, we’ll visit the fortress in Cisnadioara and the fortified Saxon church in Cisnadie. Then, we’ll head up to the mountains and visit a traditional sheepfold. Sheep breeding is a local tradition for centuries in these villages. It’s a unique occasion to taste some special dishes prepared by the shepherds.

Sibiu – Cisnadioara – Cisnadie – Sadu – Riu Sadului –  Sibiu

Technical details
Distance:
about 70 km
Altitude difference:
about 300 m
Type of trail:
partly asphalt
Category:
mountain-biking

Price: from 55 euro/ pax (grup min. 2 pax – max. 20)
The price includes:
professional tour guide, admission fees, transfer to/from Cristian, lunch in Gura Raului,  SCOTT bikes.

 

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Bike Trail 5 – Prince Charles and Transylvania

Promoted by Prince Charles of Great Britain for its unique flora and fauna, for its picturesque landscape, for the authenticity of the Saxon villages and for its crafts, the Hartibaciu Valley is ideal for an unforgettable day in nature. It is the perfect place to enjoy the peacefulness of nature, the delicius flavoured dishes and explore the local communities. 

Cornatel – Altana – Hosman – Nucet – Sacadate – Cornatel – back to Sibiu

Biserica fortificata din Altana

We’ll start our tour in Cornatel and our first stop is in Altana where we visit the fortified church in the company of Mrs. Muller, one of the few Saxons in the village; we’ll also visit an inter-ethnic museum built with the help of the local people in a former Saxon house. In  Hosman we’ll learn the story of the Old Mill and the cultural activities organized here anually.

We’ll have lunch in a traditional eco-friendly farm and, in the after-noon, we’ll enjoy the picturesque view of the Fagaras mountains. Afterwards, from  Cornatel we’ll take the car back to Sibiu.

Technical details
Distance:
about 65 km
Altitude difference:
about 200 m
Type of trail:
partly asphalt
Category:
mountain-biking

Price: from 65 euro/ pax (grup min. 2 pax – max. 20)
The price includes:
professional tour guide, admission fees, transfer to/from Cristian, lunch in Gura Raului,  SCOTT bikes.

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Bike Trail 6 – Culture. Nature. Gastronomy.

Sibiu – Saliste – Vale – Sibiel – Fantanele – Cristian – Orlat – Domeniul Salgo

We suggest you a day trip that combines three main elements: culture, nature and….local gastronomy.

The first part of the day is dedicated to a visit in Sibiu. In 2016 Sibiu celebrates 825 years of existence, a special occasion to explore the town and its great stories.

In the after-noon we suggest you a visit in the villages around Sibiu. Its a relaxing tour in which we’ll enjoy the landscape at the bottom of the mountains, the fresh air, the peacefulness of these places and the history of these communities.

Transilvania pe bicicleta!

Transilvania pe bicicleta!

We start from Saliste (a “cultural capital” of this area, a place that has preserved so well the traditions). We continue through Vale (a little village at the botom of the mountains). In Sibiel we’ll visit the Icon Glass Museum –  a symbol of the Romanian handicraft.

We’ll have a tour in Fantanele, too – the premium village in this area– one of the few villages that still preserves its authenticity. In Cristian we’ll learn about the Saxons in Transylvania and their influence during the centuries. We’ll end the day at the equestrian complex Domeniul Salgo with a great wine-tasting session.

Technical details
Distance:
about 27 km
Altitude difference:
about 200 m
Type of trail:
partly asphalt
Category:
mountain-biking

Price:
from 65 euro/ pax (grup min. 2 pax – max. 20)
The price includes:
professional tour guide, admission fees, transfer to/from Cristian, lunch in Gura Raului,  SCOTT bikes.

 

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Note:       

  • The prices are not final; they will be tailored according to the number of participants and the services included;
  • The tours are flexible and can be changed according to your wish;
  • These tours can also be self-guided. You will be provided a map and back-up  support for the tour.

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