If you are looking for a spectacular off road motorcycle touring adventure in the most picturesque locations you are in the right place. Romania is famous for beautiful unspoilt landscapes, varied relief and wild life that only still exist in very few places in Europe. And it is one of the few places where you can trail ride without restrictions! This soft enduro tour takes you through the beautiful Sunset Mountains, where the Carpathians end. It is a tour built for having a great time, relaxing while enjoying the surroundings and disconnect from the daily routine. The tour is light off road so don’t be put off if you are riding a large dual sport adventure bike.
Day 1 Arrival in Cluj Napoca
The off road motorcycle touring adventure starts in Cluj Napoca where the guide will meet and greet you and give a short briefing for the days to come. Then you head for the mountains towards the 4* hotel in the heart of the Western Carpathians. A relaxing easy first day followed by welcome dinner.
Day 2 Somes – Padis
On the second day you will ride on the warm Somes river towards the beautiful Padis Plateau for the midday break. On our way we absolutely must not miss the Cetatile Ponorului Cave. In the afternoon you will enjoy the beautiful free gravel mountain roads of Romania. A well-deserved dive in the pool back at the hotel will be the perfect relaxing end to a great day.
Day 3 Sunset Mountains peak – Scarisoara Ice Cave
Apart from the fun rides on so many mountain paths, the landscapes of the Sunset Carpathians are extremely picturesque and there is no better way to enjoy that than riding all the way to the top. You’ll reach the highest peak of the Western Carpathians at 1848m and it will be amazing! On the way back you’ll get to chill visiting the Scarisoara Ice Cave. There will be some great stories to share over dinner after such a great day!
Day 4 Aries River Valley
Today you will ride the Aries River valley, the heart of the Sunset Mountains. A reminder of the richness of these lands and times long gone when the Romans used this river to transport the gold extracted here. You will enjoy this long day with its perfect mix of gravel, wide valleys and narrow paths through wide spread mountain villages where time stands still.
Day 5 Fantanele Lake
A much needed relaxing and reloading day, on day 5 you will enjoy the beautiful Fantanele Lake by kayak or boat or just laying around by the pool.
Day 6 Mount Gaina Fair
The Girls Fair on Mount Gaina is one of the most important weekend events of the Sunset Mountains. Tradition says that towards the end of the summer all local people would gather on the peak of Mount Gaina to arrange the future of their children. Although this is no longer practiced, the fair is a very popular event among the youth. Back at the hotel you will be enjoying the last evening and dinner in the mountains.
Day 7 Back to Cluj-Napoca
On the last day you will ride towards Cluj-Napoca leaving the Sunset Mountains behind. A lively university city is exactly what’s needed after a week of memorable experiences. Here you will have the last overnight stay in the city and farewell dinner.