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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 8000m  and 460 kilometers (over 4 cycling days), this tour will take you passed peaks exceeding 2000m 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”?


Difficulty level: Hard to Extreme
Departure Dates:
August – September 2018
Group Size: 4 – 20 People
Duration: 4 or 5 days
Price: From £835  p.p

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Key Information

* Specific dates for your group

* Features: crossing the highest two mountain passes in Romania (altitude over 2000m) 

* Spectacular waterfalls, peak views and glacier lakes on the way

* Challenging cycling 100-120 kilometers a day on spectacular roads

* Average of 2000m climbed every day


What's included

* All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
* Traditional guesthouses or high-end accommodation for all nights

* Personal support van throughout the tour

* Transport to and from the airport 
* Bike hire and custom fitting

* All listed activities and entries to attractions

* Baggage carrier from accommodation to accommodation

* Free spa treatment (Book until 16th July) 

* Videos and pictures taken by us

* Flights advice


What's not included

– Flights (£150 Estimated Price)
– Travel Insurance

– Optional Excursions 



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. 


Price: £835 p.p

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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 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 


Opening hours

Monday – Saturday:

9:00 am – 8:00 pm 


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