4 or 5 Days Road Cycling - “King of Romania” challenge - highest roads in Romania: Transfagarasanu and Transalpina

Tour Highlights: Set through the highest peaks of the Carpathian Mountains, deep into the heart of Transylvania, the “King of Romania” challenge is for the road cyclist enthusiasts. With a total climbing altitude of 8000 meters  and 460 kilometres (over 4 cycling days), this tour will take you passed peaks exceeding 2000 meters altitude and on incredible roads and views. A service van will be provided to carry your bags and fix any problems you might have.

Can you be the “King of Romania”?

  • Featuring: Crossing the two highest mountain passes in Romania
  • Difficulty: Hard to extreme (100-120 kilometres and 1500-2000m. climbed a day)
  • Departure dates: June 1st to September 30th – On choice
  • Group size: 3-20 people



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

Day 1: (115 km +1470m) Land in Bucharest or Sibiu, transport from airport to Curtea de Arges. Custom bike fitting followed by the first day of cycling at the bottom of the Carpathian Mountains. Pass historical village of Horezu and climb to the start of Transalpina in Novaci where would be your first over-night stop. Medium incline of 2.9% with maximum incline of 19.8%


Day 2: (110km +2880m) Cycle on the incredible Transalpina pass, reaching an altitude of 2120m. Enjoy some incredible views with an average incline of 5.3% and a maximum incline of 15.5%. Stop overnight in Sugag area.


Day 3: (124km +1250m) Transit day from the end of Transalpina to the start of Transfagarasanu. With a medium ramp of 2.8% and maximum altitude of 979meters, this day is all about the wonderful landscapes that the Carpathian Mountains provide! Reach Cartisoara where you stay overnight.


Day 4: (118km +2390m) Final day of the tour takes you on the famous Transfagarasanu road, named the best “driving road in the world” by Top Gear. Passing Balea Waterfall you climb up on the famous bends and reach the glacier Balea Lake. Beautiful descent down to Vidraru Lake with closing the loop at Curtea de Arges. Transport back to Bucharest or Sibiu airport. Maximum incline 27% with medium incline of 7.2%. Max altitude is 2212m.

Day 5: (Optional) Depending on flights leaving and arriving time, we would recommend an extra day that could cover a Spa Day and visiting the Romanian capital Bucharest or historic city of Sibiu.

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 


To get a custom quotation please fill in the form below!

About us

Velo Holidays is a Cycling holiday-maker operating in Romania. At Velo Holidays, we provide all-inclusive tours with over 10 excursions to choose from.   Find out more

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

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday:

9:00 am – 8:00 pm 


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