10 Days Mountain Biking Tour in Apuseni Mountains

Tour HighlightsVisit Historic city of Oradea. Try the local cross-country trails and then adventure yourself on the high peaks of Apuseni Mountains. Reach peaks over 1500 meters altitude and trails that pass the untouched beauty of the Carpathian Mountains. On the way you will be visiting caves, glaciers rocks and waterfalls. Experience delicious Romanian food and drinks and the rich culture that surround locals.

  • Featuring: Mountain biking trails filled with adrenaline and spectacular views
  • Difficulty:Hard (40-90 kilometres and 800-1500m. climbed a day)
  • Departure dates: April 1st to November 15th – On choice
  • Group size: 3-20 people




For details call us on:
+44 7949 869 149
or email us on: hello@veloholidays.com

 Cycling: 447km. 10550m climbed and 10890m descended


Day 1: (20-30km +500m/-500m.) Land in Debrecen. Transport from airport to Oradea with complementary spa treatment. Custom fit bikes and ride on the local cross-country trails. Optional wine tasting.

Day 2: (45 km +1200m/-300m.)Transport to Pietroasa in Apuseni Mountains. Climb passed Boga and trail to the Bulbuci Waterfall and Ciungului Rocks. Further climb to 1100m altitude and visit the Lively Fire Glacier and Ponorului natural fortress. Have lunch and dinner cooked by locals over bonfire.

Day 3: (62km +1150m/ -1430m.) Traditional breakfast followed by setting off from Padis through a mountain pass to Rachitele and trek to the stunning Bridals’ Vail Waterfall. Stay overnight at traditional guesthouse in Smida.

Day 4: (47km – +1200m/ -1000m.Cycle from Smida along the Belis Lake with amazing views. Have the afternoon off for relaxing on the lake with plenty of hikes and treks to fill your day.

Day 5: (63km +1300m/ -1300m.) Cycle from Belis to Scarisoara glacier (2nd largest underground glacier in Europe) and through the ski resort of Arieseni. High-end accommodation with swimming pool and sauna included.

Day 6: (42km +1500m. / – 1400m.) From Arieseni cycle and trek to the Rusty Valley, followed by the Evantai waterfall. Cycle through rural gorges to Pietroasa and climb back to Padis

Day 7: (35km – +750m / -1200m.) From Padis cycle through mountain peaks and passes to Dragan Dam. Kayak on the lake and visit a local ethnographic museum. Accommodation in a remote guesthouse overlooking the lake.

Day 8: (51km – +1180m / -1180m.)  Depart from the guesthouse and follow the mountain ridge to Bulz, complete the day trip through Remeti and climb back to our remote guesthouse.

Day 9: (56 km +1330m / -1920m.) Depart in the morning on mountain passes to Lesu lake. After lunch, cross the mountains towards Meziad and visit the beautiful Meziad cave. Make your way to Rosia and visit a cristal cave called Farcu. Have dinner at local fish farm and spend the night in a traditional guesthouse with some amazing views.

Day 10: (26 km +440m / -660m.) Last day of the trip will include a light cycle to Suncuius area. You have the chance here to do any optional activities such as rafting, Via Ferrata routes, zip liner and many others. Transport to the airport.

Making a Booking

Making a Booking:

To make a booking you must add to basket the desire product. You have two payment options: a 50% deposit for each participant or payment in full.

In the case you would like to personalise your tour – please fill in the form on the bottom of this page and we will send you an offer on your email address within 24 hours with the price. Once, you agree with the offer presented by us, you will be sent a invoice for 50% of the amount or payment in full. Your booking is only confirmed once you have paid your deposit.

After paying your deposit, you will receive an invoice showing you any remaining balance you might have and the due date,which is usually 8 weeks before your trip. If your trip is in less than 8 weeks, a full payment would be required to secure your holiday.

If your balance is not paid on time we may have to cancel your booking and retain the relevant cancellation charges.


In the case of needing to cancel your holiday please could you will need to call or email us with the name and date of your trip and the group size.

Depending on how far in advance you cancel you will be entitled to the following refund:

· 56 days or more before the departure date: you will forfeit 25% of your holidays value

· more than 28 days and less than 56 days: a 50% refund of the holiday price will be made;

· less than 28 days before the departure date: no refund will be given;

*** All holidays are provided by Velo Vacation Limited (company number 11271422), whose registered office is at The Old Court House, Clark Street, Morecambe, Lancashire, United Kingdom, LA4 5HR


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What's included

  • All meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Traditional guesthouses or high-end accommodation for all nights
  • Personal guide throughout your tour
  • All transport included
  • Bike hire and custom fitting
  • All listed activities and entries to attractions
  • Van support
  • Videos and pictures taken by us
  • Flight advice

What's not included

  • Flights (£150 Estimated Price)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Excursions 


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About us

Velo Holidays is a Cycling holiday-maker operating in Romania. At Velo Holidays, we provide all-inclusive tours with over 7 excursions to choose from.   Find out more

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Our mission

We are pledging to bring the biggest smile on your face and give you an experience that you would never forget! 

“Experience. Exercise. Enjoy! “

Contact us

Address: The Old Court House, Clark Street, Morecambe, Lancashire, United Kingdom, LA4 5HR

Phone: +44 7949 869 149 

Email: hello@veloholidays.com

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